Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quidditch Round One (Go Ravenclaw!!!)

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?
a. Tibbles

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?
a. Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

b. 23

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?
b. Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?
a. Angelina Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

b. A hydrangea bush

7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head pub?

b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.

8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine's Day?

c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?
a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Fred and George Weasley (Together)

Hog’s Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My First Sock

I was looking around my room, wondering what I could possibly write about for Emma Gorodok's contest for the bag pattern, when I saw the first sock I ever knitted perched upon my fireplace mantle. Why is it there, you may be wondering? Because you'll notice I'm not talking about my first PAIR of socks. I've placed the sock upon the mantle until I finish it's mate :) It's a constant reminder that I must get over my "second sock syndrome" and actually complete them because they are so pretty!

The pattern was super-basic. A simple 2 x 2 ribbing followed by straight knitting for the rest. But the yarn is my favorite part! Its Sockotta Sock Yarn by Plymouth and its self-striping in a beautiful fair isle pattern. I got the yarn and the pattern for Christmas ... in 2006 :( I am planning on finishing them someday!

Here's a picture of my sock in its current storage space :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ravenclaw Homework

I solved the cryptogram!

It reads:

"Can you keep a secret? The headquarters for the order of the phoenix is at no. 12 Grimmauld Place."

According to the cryptogram, secret is spelled secrit but I'm hoping that's just an error in the puzzle.
After a long weekend of sleeping in the infirmary, I feel a little bit of relief. I think most of my allergies must be to trees near my dormitory, which is terrible! I barely got to meet my two roommates for this term, Olive Bladvak and Emma Lovegoods. They are both great girls and I have a feeling this is going to be a great term with such wonderful roommates! However, I fear that someone may have cast a sleeping spell on Olive. She seemed to be exhausted all weekend! I'm going to research it while I'm under the weather to see if there's anything I can do to remove the spell.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A trip to Madame Pomfrey

I'm afraid a trip to Madame Pomfrey is in order :( I have been suffering with allergies to the trees on the Hogwarts grounds ever since the beginning of the term and muggle medicines have been no help at all :(

I've lost so much sleep that I'm falling asleep in my classes and I just can't get any further behind! Hopefully, she will be able to put together some sort of anti allergy potion so that I can finally get some rest!