Thursday, April 30, 2009

End of Term

So this is the last week of term.  My bags are packed and "I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready eady eady eady" sang in true spongebob style.  I am arriving in Memphis, TN tomorrow (in the US) for the Memphis in May, Beale Street Music Festival.  You can see it here at

There are going to be lots of muggle artists there and I can't wait to go!
Happy Summer Everyone!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Not only did I get my swap package today, but I also got my RAOK From KnottieKnitter!
She sent me so many wonderful things.  Two hand sewn drawstring bags, an adorable notebook with a sheep (already in my purse for jotting down pattern ideas), 
But Twilight sweethearts, 2 "exploding frogs" bath fizzies, cherry scented, a cute little bobblehead pen with spiky hair, and, oh the yarn...


It is Malabrigo Silk Blend, 2 hanks of the most gorgeous green colorway you have ever seen!  it is so soft and silky, and i just want to love it and pet it all day long!  Last but certainly not least, she sent me some awesome stitch markers (twilight themed of course!) that have really cool charms and beautiful beads.  There is even a Twilight zipper pull! (which is great because i broke my green one i had bought)

Melissa, you are so amazing, thank you for the wonderful act of kindness.  It will be reciprocated, and it is more appreciated than you can possible know!

Love you!

Where do I start?
Suzie Weasley sent me the most awesome swap package ever!  Not just one, but 6 sock patterns! 2 hanks of sock yarn, one of them is YARN LOVE.  The name says it all.  Colorway is Summer Sangria, and is awesome! The photo doesn't do it justice.  I got to meet the yarn love and 'Three Irish Girls' girls at Stitches East and they were go great.  The colors are so saturated, and Suzie, you couldn't have picked a better colorway for me!

Then there is the Chamber of Secrets UK (book cover matched) yarn, it is awesome blues and purples.  LOVE it too.  

The Sock Stix, wow.  Those alone would have been an awesome swap package.  The Lovely green drawstring bag is perfect to put a sock project in and carry it in my larger bag.  You had to know I am a JP addict and carry her bags with little bags in them, it was kismet :)

The bag held the sock stix and Stitch markers, which are awesome.  They are a wizard, mouse, cat, owl, skull and frog.  perfet hp charms!

Then, if that weren't enough, HEDWIG!!
She actually got me the stuff Hedwig I have been dying to get since I first saw her online.  Oh Suzie, If I weren't 28 years old she would so be sleeping with me in the bed tonight.  She is so soft and wonderful to cuddle.  

You have been the sweetest swap partner and so much fun to email back and forth.  From what I hear from Kims IRL you are pretty awesome too. ;)

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.  I love it more than I could have ever imagined.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

The Patil Twins



1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Latin equivalent of the Greek Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicolas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
b. The Thieves’ Downfall

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Saturday, April 11, 2009


It's springtime at Hogwarts. The flowers are blooming and the trees are budding...and I am sick :(

I have spent the last three days fighting a sore throat and I think today I have completely lost the battle.

I am stating confined to the infirmary while I recover so stop byto see me if you get a chance.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

so posting is never easy towards the end of the term so i will post about my new hats i am making.  you can find the pattern here at

I designed this for the children's hospital here in arkansas (see previous post).

Yes, Quinn, you are supposed to be knitting this one. ;)

Monday, March 23, 2009


just seeing if you are reading...

Sunday, March 22, 2009


i can't remember the last thing i posted so here goes:

my two sweaters are still in the works.  i am trying to design a new hat for the arkansas' children's hospital booklet they put out for the knitting for noggins campaign.  i am on hat #2 and am not all that happy with it.  

any suggestions? please pm me on ravelry!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quidditch Round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
a. Tuesday
b. Sunday
c. Saturday
d. The day

 of his 17th birthday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, pe

ople still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the

 uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?
a. Voldemort
b. Death Eaters
c. Scrimgeour
d. Grin


3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different p

laces. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles 

Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?
a. Yes
b. No
4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
a. The reason is unknown
b. They we

re tired of their old home.
c. The father went to Azkaba

d. It was a better place for their children to grow up

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus D

umbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same s

tory, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on abo

ut Dumbdore's past?
a. Why the Dumbledore family moved to Godric's Hollow
b. That Dumbledore was friends wit

h Grindelwald for a while.
c. Why nobody outside the family noticed Ariana much.
d. The reason

 for Dumbledore's father's imprisonment in Azkaban.

6. When H

arry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyar

d to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "

The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?
a. The re

ssrection stone
b. The cloak
c. The wand
d. The sword

7. The Trio

 finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why di

d they kidnap Luna?
a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore
b. They though he would come to her 

c. She was a muggleborn
d. Her father failed as a Death Eater

8. After Voldem

ort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some o

f his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?a. Dumbldore telling Snape that at some point Snape had to kill him.
b. Snape

 telling Lily she was a witch
c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class
d. Snape talking to Dumbledore

 on a hilltop

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to talk to the 

Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?
a. She didn't remember because s

he had been dead for so long.
b. Rowena Ravenclaw.
c. Helena Ravenclaw.
d. A girl who was put in ravenclaw 800 years previ


10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

b. Hugo
c. J

d. Victoria

Picture Scavenger Hunt
These pictures 
must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.

Disclaimer: I have no idea on the questions, I can't remember anything. I am going to do research so don't freak out that these questions may quite possibly be wrong. ;)

Friday, March 6, 2009


So it sucks to be boring. I don't have anything to write about. Right
now I am sitting at the yarn store in Hogsmeade Village. I am
attempting the tubular cast on for my diminishing rub cardigan.


Saturday, February 28, 2009


I m finished with my swap partner's bag. It is cute! I also got the
yarn, pattern and needle for her kit. I just have to fill it with
goodies and we will be good to go!!

Now to email a photo to Quinn for my bonus house points.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bags bags and more bags!

So I ha e been trying to figurexout what kind of bag to make for Sian. I have thought of little bags, big bags, felted bags, market bags...but when it all comes down to it...I'll never tell!

The bag is in progress. So you'll have to wait to find out what it is!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

George Weasley
No. 4 Privet Dr.
Nymphadora TonksMad Eye Moody

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?

d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?

b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?

d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?

b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?

d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lazy Sunday Afternoons

I love the serene Sunday afternoons that include naps and knitting and spending time with my sweetie. I am about 12" into the back of my slytherin sweater and so excited to be done with it so I can wear it to the chilly quidditch matches. It is in moss stitch so 109 stitches on size 7 needles in seed stitch, as you can imagine, is torture!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Slytherin House Quiz #2

1) Which housemate has an 11 ½ inch holly wand with a Dragon Heartstring core? Bathilda Boomslang
2) Which housemate creates rockin' sock patterns? Emma Wigworthy
3) Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez? Cassandra Puddlemere - which I still don't understand!
4) Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes? S.Quinn - She has broken this habit since she was put on the crucio list by Cass.
5) Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog? Madam Ferula Finnigan
6) Which housemate makes kicka* * cookies IRL? Esmerelda Beanswallow - Mmmm Pink Poodles!
7) Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means? Callisto Verity
8) Which housemate wants Plymouth to make her feet happy? Belladonna Boomslang
9) Which housemate is a knitting addict? (Ok, all of us, but one in particular.) Lily of Flitwick
10) Which housemate loves to sing? Diana Lockhart
11) Which housemate has issues with muggle devices? Ginny Crookshanks
12) Which housemate likes Darth HelloKitty? Ceciley Fortescue (Love your Ravatar BTW)
13) Which housemate has a member of the family with his own fan club? Queen Frysia - Prince Corey! Love that Boy!
14) Which housemate has never-ending PMS? ME - ? ? ? WTH?? I take offense that that Queenie! ;0)
15) Which housemate originally comes from South New Joisey? Penelope Caerphilly
16) Which housemate "adores" European chocolates? Clara Clovenhoof
17) Which housemate has a roommate who seriously put a crimp in her communication abilities? Rowena Weasley
18) Which housemate was fortunate enough to lose her HP husband? Lavender Diggory Dolohov
19) Which housemate likes some Nascar dude? Andi Finch-Fletchley
20) Which housemate needs a new time-turner? Ophelia Crookshanks - Don't we all! :)

New sweater!

I got yarn yesterday to make my new sweater! At stitch n bitch on Thursday I saw a sweater a friend of mine had been working on. It was the minimalist sweater from Interweave knits. The issue with the tilted duster on the cover ... You know the one! I made the swatch last night and got about 7" into the back of it. I am so excited! It is in the wonderful slytherin green that I love so much and makes my pale skin look so much better! ;) Here is a picture of my swatch (above).

Thursday, February 5, 2009

  • What are your three most favorite colors?

  • What are you three least favorite colors?

  • Your favorite candy is _________________.
    anything sugar free, chocolate rocks

  • Draco, Lucius, or Snape?

  • Do you knit, crochet, or both?

  • What type of kit did you ask for?
    I don't know! :( Sock maybe?

  • Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
    BURNED i
    n the street.  Along with the people who make it?

  • Wh
    o is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?

  • Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit.
    ome Sunneshine stitch 
    slytherin colored anything
    row counter
    Danny Gokey ;)

  • What are your three most favorite scents?
    Vanilla Lavender (bath & body works)

  • Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
    either (low carb)

  • Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?

  • Do you really need more stitch markers?
    Uh huh, I lose them frequently.

  • Dpns, circular, or straight?

  • What yarn makes you squee?
    (can't say it with just one m)

  • Favorite HP Movie?
    PoA (even though it is my least favorite book)

  • Favorite HP character?
    Fred & George
    And Cedric, but only as Edward

  • Who was your first choice for DADA professor?
    Chris Evans, Lee Pace or John "Jim" Krasinski...swoon!
    (Cass, don't laugh! Yes, Cousin John)

  • What is the Slytherin Common Room called?

  • What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
    My Middle name alone says it all...MOODY
    That and my undying love for Lucious (yes misspelled on purpose), Draco & Snape!
  • Sunday, February 1, 2009


    This has been the longest week.  I had classes all 5 days this week from 7 am to 5:30 pm.  the teachers are really working us over getting us ready for the NEWTS.  I am stressing more this year over potions than I ever have (and having more fun).  Professor Snape is even sexier than I remember him from last term!  I am excited about my friends all being back for the last term of our education here at Hogwarts.  

    I am currently knitting the Lace Argyle hat from "Boutique Knits" and LOVING it!  I am making it for a friend of mine who attends Beauxbatons Academy.  Her birthday was in December and this is what she picked.  

    Hope everyone is doing well, and leave me a note!

    Sunday, January 25, 2009

    Petition for DADA teacher

    This is my suggestion for the new DADA teacher.  Chris Evans, AKA the Human Torch.

    Enjoy the blog fellow Ssssslytherins!

    Thursday, January 22, 2009

    In the beginning...

    I am the only living heir to the house of Gaunt.  My parents were carried off by a mob and never seen again.  This is my story...