Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Coming Down the Home Stretch

My owl Misty is preparing for her trip this weekend. She will be winging her way towards Poppy Plout. She and I both know that it will be a long trip so I'm packing all of her favorite treats. I'm off the barn now to check on her.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


I love this time of year. All of the shopping, planning and sneaking presents into the house just makes me so happy. There is nothing like finding the perfect present and watching their face light up with joy when they open it. I have a couple of sewing projects to start and finish and two knitting projects for xmas. I really need to get busy tonight!

Friday, November 27, 2009

B-Ball Weekend

I had a great Thanksgiving. My mother and I cooked a wonderful meal. We faced Black Friday with great exuberance and a plan. We got everything we were looking for and then some. Tomorrow we are heading to Cleveland, Ohio to see a basketball game. I'm not a Cleveland fan(Go Lakers) but I do enjoy a good game and I look forward to seeing King James and crew.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Arriana rides again!!

After a freak accident that broke my broom in half I'm finally back in the air with a new Nimbus 8500. It is a really smooth ride and very response to the slightest touch. Hopefully all of my teammates will get one so that we can pound the competition into the pavement. Well I'm off to practice.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Sample Story

Sometimes a story just enters my mind begging to be written so here goes.

"You really should have been wearing a vest Storm," my doctor and best friend Mira fussed as she removed what had to be the fifteenth bullet from my chest. It's a good thing that I'm immortal.
"I was but the bullets went straight through it and caused the damn thing to start burning on my skin. I removed it on the drive over," I told her though clenched teeth. "Are you almost done yet?"
"I'm on the last one stop being such a baby."
I laughed and immediately regretted it as pain shot through my chest. Sure, I was almost impossible to kill but did he have to empty his whole clip into me. I was the lucky one, the rest of my team not so much. The bullets that these men used were demon killers and powerful enough that one shot took out most of the people with me. The only reason I was still alive was probably because I wasn't all demon. I was half-vampire and half vampire slayer. I had all of their strengths and none of their weaknesses.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Whew, I just made it in time for practice. Our Capt Clara and her asst Rowan run a pretty tight ship. I can't wait for out first match. We are going to crush them under our axes! I've narrowed down what I want to make of my spoilee but I'm going to keep it close to my chest just in case she's checking out my page. Well practice is getting ready to start I'll be back later.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Hello From the Muggle World

Over the past month I've been bogged down with muggle affairs. Just when I think the fire is out another on pops up in the opposite corner. This weekend we are having a meeting with the board of my muggle organization to hammer out the details of our conference next year. I hope that things go well but I'm preparing for the worst. After this is done there will still be work to do but we'll know what direction to head in.


Now I'm heading off to Quidditch practice!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Homework For HSKS 9

1. Someone with the same craft as you. Penelope of Flitwick
2. Someone who was born in the same month. Andromeda Finch-Fletchley
3. Someone from a different country. Emma Wigworthy
4. A new HSKS Quidditch Player. Stellwa Quinn
5. A player who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps. Minerva Lovegood
6. A player who has a bigger stash than you! Cassandra Crimsonchin
7. A player who both knits and crochets. Victoria Pettigrew
8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you. Madam Ferula McGonagall

I had a lot of fun checking out my team mates and the competition. Emma is a wonderful designer of knee high socks and I seriously want to make a few of them. Andromeda has the most wonderful Pisces mittens on her project page that speak to the Pisces in me. Pisces Rock! I had the hardest time finding someone who likes red. Madam Ferula McGonagall was one of the few to have it in the list of colors that she likes. Victoria has mastered the one craft that I could never do well- Crochet. I swear that it hates me. Well my memory spell has failed me. Now I off to the closet to pull out my Nimbus and check out how its flying. Must get to practice. See Ya!

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Are you going to any fiber fests this autumn? If so which ones and why?"

I've already gone to my favorite wool festival. The Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, OH. This year I bought all fiber and a few knitting knick knacks(for my secret pals). I got 4oz of undyed merino roving, 1oz of dyed in the locks wool, 4oz of super soft gray/brown merino roving, a handmade dark wood wraps per inch tool, and 16oz of a steel blue merino roving. I'm in fiber heaven now I just need to make some time to spin. I may also go to an Alpaca Festival that is taking place in a couple of weeks. I love getting alpaca samples from these festivals.

Friday, September 18, 2009

My First Package

I feel so spoiled. This is my first package from my Recession Swap partner. I got two different sock yarns some Koigu and Mama Llama. Lace weight from The Unique sheep. A cool book filled with all kinds of mittens and gloves. A pretty suede pink journal with gel pens to write in it with and a cool shopping bag to use as I see fit.
See just spoiled!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"If I won the lottery what would I do?"

After I have taken care of my family and quit my job, I would buy an alpaca farm and a yarn shop. Then I would devote myself to spinning and knitting for the rest of my life.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Care For Mystical Creatures Kit

I'm a little behind between muggle computer problems and just plain old foggy brain. I forgot to post my wonderful kit that I received from Miverna Lovegood.

Cute little owl pattern
The yarn for my owl

Goodies for me, some yarn soak, a pretty little journal and a cute bag to carry everything in.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swap Questionaire

Do you knit or crochet, or both? How long have you been at the craft? Knit. Close to 10 years
Do you spin? Yes but not very well. I'm getting better all the time though.
What yarns/fibers are your favorites? malabrigo, misti alpaca and cascade. Fibers: wool and alpaca
What yarns/fibers do you not like? acrylic and cotton
What yarns/fibers would you like to try but haven’t? bamboo
What are your favorite colors? Colors that you don’t like? reds, blues, purples, and pinks. I dislike Green
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? sweaters, vest, hats, mittens and shawls
What are you currently working on? I have a lot on my needles. Currently trying to finish my cabled hoodie, the tangled yolk cardigan, a hemlock and my shoalwater shawl
What is your favorite FO? (Please post a picture if you have one.) My tilted duster
Are there any techniques that you want to learn? double knitting
Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? yes I have both
How do you store your needles/hooks? some are in a case, some are just in a pocket of my knitting bag. I need a new one bad.
Do you collect anything? Journals and cool pens
Do you like sweets? chocolate and troll gummie candy
What are your favorite scents? vanilla and cinnamon
Are you having a birthday during this swap? not this time
Do you have any online wish lists? (Amazon, Loopy Ewe, etc.) Please include a link for your pal. No but I'll get one.
What is your living situation (Are you married? Do you have kids, pets, or both?) Single with a cat and a dog
Are you allergic to anything? no
Is there anything else that you would like your pal to know? I don't like acrylic in any of my yarn or fiber.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Back from the Muggle World

Hello I'm back. I have a really interesting time in the muggle world. New Orleans was very hot and muggy. The air there just sat on you. The muggles covention was very interesting and it kept me hopping everyday. Then we flew by plane instead of broom to San Jose, CA. It was hot there but it is a dry heat. We drove up the coast to Monterey and boy was it pretty. I saw seals in there natural habitat and I was glad not to see any sharks. From what people tell me they love seals. Glad that they were absent. Well I've got to go and see what my cabin mates have been up to.

Arriana Stylos

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Muggle World Here I come

Right now I'm going though my WIP's and trying to figure out what projects that I'm taking with me on my two week trip. New Orleans is first on the list and I don't expect to have a lot of knitting time. In San Francisco I 'll have plenty of knitting time. At all day volleyball tournaments I get hours of uninterrupted time. Some I'm going to take one of my shawls, two of my sweaters and some socks. Of course I hope to get a chance to check out a couple of the local yarns shops. I can't wait.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In Muggle News

In two weeks I'll be casting off my robes for some Muggle clothes and heading to New Orleans and then San Francisco. I'm so excited that I can hardly contain myself. While I'm in the muggle world I'll collect some muggles things to bring back to camp and share with my roommates! I'll even take plenty of muggle pictures although they will be boring and won't move around like ours I still believe that we'll enjoy looking at them.

Arriana Stylos

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Betelgeuse(Alpha Orionis)- is also known as the red supergiant. This star is so big that it's diameter can be easily measured but it is the surface area that is tricky to measure. This star is surrounded by a huge pattern of nested dust and gas shells which are a direct result of aeons mass loss. It is around 1o million years old. This star can be found on the right shoulder of my favorite constellation Orion the hunter. He was a friend of Athena, who was killed by her by accident when her brother turned him into a boar. She placed him in the stars so that she could always see him.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Summer Games #3

Spiders is my biggest fear! I just can't help it. Using the ridikulas spell a spider not has shoes on all of his legs with a top hat and a cane dancing all around!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Summer Games Part 2

When in doubt go to the library. - Hermoine Granger.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good Luck and Have Fun!!
Let the anagram solving begin!
In the second volume of the HP books by JK Rowling, The (#1)Chamber of Secrets, we continue to learn the incredible adventures of Hogwarts student (#2) Harry Potter and his friends (#3) Ron Weasley and (#4) Hermoine Granger. Belonging to the house of (#5) Griffindor, they attend Defense Against the (#6) Dark Arts taught by Wizarding celebrity (#7) Gilderoy Lockhart, a none-too-bright fellow who cannot even handle pixies!
In The (#8) Chamber of Secrets, we also meet Dobby a (#9)House Elf for the first time. Determined Dobby seeks to sabotage the return of (#10) Harry Potterto Hogwarts and is pretty persistent but is unsuccessful. After a few weeks at school, the deceased Ravenclaw student who haunts the girls lavatory, also known as (#11) Moaning Mytle, shows (#12) Harry Potter and (#13) Ron Weasley an old empty diary that dropped through her ghostly form out of thin air!
Many nifty things continue to happen for the next several months… we won’t go into all the juicy details right now… however, the ending is prime reading indeed!! (#14) Harry Potter finally kills Tom Riddle’s (a.k.a #15 Voldemort) sneaky diary (which we now know is a #16 Horcrux) and saves the sister of (#17) Ron Weasley, (#18) Ginny Weasley!!!
Oh! Of course, we must mention that the thickheaded (#19) Gilderoy Lockhart unintentionally erased his own memory, so he won’t be back for book three, The (#20) Prisoner of Azkaban

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Whew! What a week!

I'm glad that this week is coming to an end. Earlier this week I got a package from my Death By Socks assassin. They are the prettiest lavender socks(pictured below). There is just one problem though. They don't fit me at all.
I have decided that I'm going to take them apart and reknit them in the same pattern of course. I also finished my purse(pictured below) for the Great Purse Swap. I'm going to make one for myself soon. I can't say next because I already have two purses on the needles and both of them will be felted.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Three Truths and a Lie

1. I love muggles sports especially basketball(Go Lakers)
2. I learned how to spin about a year ago but have yet to spin enough to knit a project
3. I learned to knit from my Grandmother when I was five.
4. I love knitting X-mas gifts for my family.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Misty Is Preparing For Take Off

I'm fighting with the lining of my bag and will have to make some adjustments when I get home tonight. Sewing the muggle way just is absolutely no fun. I refuse to let it defeat me! I went in the aviary to see my owl Misty and bring her a treat. She is so ready for her trip to see Victoria Pettigrew. I stayed a little while with her before making my way back in to the house. Tomorrow is the big day.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

HSKS7 Owl Received

Here are my goodies:

A crocheted project bag stuffed with goodie, a fingerless mitt pattern and some every flavor jelly beans.

Some Size 9 harmony dpns, matching cable needles, a kaleidoscope, and knits picks yarn in Ravenclaw bronze and blue

And last but not least a Ravenclaw pin, mini notebook and stitch markers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ravenclaw homework

1. best

2. Bevin Rae Monney

3. size 5 dpns

4. belt

5. worst

6. my knitting bag

7. Victoria Pettigrew

8. Clara Clearwater

9. wool

10. bluest

11. chair

12. extensive

13. beans

14. bellowing
15. abandoned
16. Snape
17. sweater
18. strawberry
19. corner
20. magical
21. Eleven
22. Orange
23. rainbow sprinkles
24. sloe gin fizz
25. run
26. tender
27. hat
28. excellent
29. went
30. steak
31. Professor Sprout
32. Unicorn
33. book

Friday, April 17, 2009


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?

a. Black

b. Lupin

c. Pucey

d. Finnigan

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?

a. Evans

b. Malfoy

c. McGonagall

d. Flitwick

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? Nicholas 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?

a. Theodore

b. Cedric

c. Viktor

d. Vincent

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

a. Creevey

b. Patil

c. Zabini

d. Vane

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

b. Chris Van Allsberg

c. Ezra Jack Keats

d. John Steptoe

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

a. The Flagrante Curse

b. The Thieves’ Downfall

c. Anti-summoning Enchantments

d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?

a. Another Death Eater’s back

b. George’s wand hand

c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

d. George’s face

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

a. James was older

b. 6 months

c. 1 month

d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?

a. Grimp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

c. Gamp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration

d. Grimp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt



Minerva McGonagall


Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Fever!!!!!!!!

It is so pretty with the sun glinting off of Hogwarts. I'm sitting under a big tree trying to understand my homework from potions which is easily my worst class. I absolutely refuse to let it defeat me though and that's why I'm spending such a pretty spring day with my books instead of my dreamy boyfriend. He's at quidditch pratice right now but he would have skipped it to spend a few moments with me.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Almost Here

I've never been so happy or anticipated the end of Lent so much. I gave up all bad snacks for Lent and let me tell you that I've been suffering. The first two weeks everytime I made a sandwich I thought about how good some chips would be with my sandwich of course it didn't help that there was a huge bag of chips on the kitchen table. I was okay for the next couple of weeks and then cakes and cookies started calling my name. This last week has been rough but I only have two days to go. Whoo hoo!

Friday, April 03, 2009


The words:
Bonus words:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Enchanted Chalise

"Have you drank from the chalise yet?" Arriana inquired as she plucked the beautiful gold cup from his hand.
"No. According to the legend one must be worthy of a sip from this chalise or death comes on swift wings. I'm not quite ready to go just yet," Artis replied as he stood to put on his robe. " We really must be getting back to Hogswart before they notice that we are gone. Do you still have some floo powder?"
"Yes, are you sure it's still safe for us? What are you going to do with the chalise?"
"I'm going to hide in the forbidden forest when we get back to school," Artis told her as he took some of her floo powder. Seeing the worry on her face he assured her that it was for the best. No one would think to look there.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Knitting Bag

I've decided that I need a new knitting bag. My current one has seen its better days and is starting to tear in the front. It's really not the bags fault though. I'm hard on bags. I like to carry everything that I think I might need. So I've been looking at the Namaste Laguna Bag and the Jordana Paige bags. I'm leaning really hard towards the Laguna Bag. It looks nice and roomy but I'm wondering if it can hold up over time. Like I said I'm hard on bags.

Monday, March 16, 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, people 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. Grindewald

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. 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 were tired of their old home.

c. The father went to Azkaban

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 Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

a. Why the Dumbledore family moved to Godric's Hollow

b. That Dumbledore was friends with 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 Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard 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 ressrection 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 did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

b. They though he would come to her rescue

c. She was a muggleborn

d. Her father failed as a Death Eater

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of 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 takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

a. She didn't remember because she had been dead for so long.

b. Rowena Ravenclaw.

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

d. A girl who was put in ravenclaw 800 years previously

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

a. Rose

b. Hugo

c. James

d. Victoria
Picture Scavenger HuntThese pictures must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.


RonHarry Potter the Order Phoenix, Ron Weasley  Wallpapers

SnapeSeverus Snape - severus-snape photo


Evanna Lynch has been chosen to play Luna Lovegood in the new Harry Potter film.
Godric's Hollow

Friday, March 13, 2009

News Around HSKS7
- a brief highlight of what your classmates are up to.

Sian a bright first year in Hufflepuff has thrown herself into her homework with such relish that all of her teachers love her. Many are confused why the young lady seems to have been targeted by dementors so lately. The ministry is investigating the matter as we speak.

Prendolyn of Griffindor was called out of town to attend a state Quiddich championship with her family. Her team came close to winning but lost when the seeker of the other team caught the snitch with his mouth. It was an exciting match to say the least.

Emma of Slytherin has been busying teaching the youngest member of her family how to knit the muggle way due to underage wizard restrictions. She finds it very relaxing to do it that way also, but don't tell her that I told you.

From HSKS7 News
Arriana Stylos

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

From the frying pan to the fire!

Arriana having planned for just this kind of betrayal took a step back right onto the portkey that she had made out of an ordinary garden hoe. Landing on the street behind Diagon alley, Arriana carefully made her way to her hotel room. Once upstairs she remove her cloak, the extra padding she had added to her clothes and her wig.
"That was a close one," she told her brother as he removed the cuffs.
"I'm glad that you took a fake with you. I couldn't imagine what would have happened if this had fallen in the wrong hands," he told her as he held up the enchanted chalise that gave the drinker eternal life according to legend.
The ministry had been after it for months since Voldermont had taken over.

Friday, March 06, 2009

New Homework

The shadows lengthened as the lonely witch waited in the graveyard to make her connection. Where was he? He couldn't have forgotten about her, could he? The shiver of cold slithered down her back and her heart jumped to her throat as she spotted someone in the distance. Was that him? She had never met him before, but hoped it was her contact. If she were to be caught by Ministry officials with this in her possession, it could mean real trouble for her whole family! Impatient and fearful, the stranger approached too fast, but too slow all at once. "How did I get myself into this?" she muttered under her breath. The faces flitted though her mind of those that coerced her into submission. Assuring her that this was the only way for all of them to be safe.
"Do you have it?" asked the stranger in a gravelly voice that didn't match his youthful face. Nodding she reached into the inner pocket of her cloak, extracted a small black velvet pouch and dropped it into his out stretched hand. As soon as the bag touch his hand magically cuffs appeared on her wrists. "Miss Stylos you are under arrest and will be sent to Azkaban to await trial." Stay turned more to come.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bi-weekly Question #5

What knitting/crochet pattern have you worked that you could see yourself making over and over and never get tired of? I don't know of any pattern that I could make over and over again to be honest. I love to knit hats and a few of them I have knit twice but no more than that. I like trying a lot of different patterns and challenging myself to top the last thing that I made. I also like to make things that are constructed differently. One sweater and one vest that I recently made, I'm thinking of making them again in different colors of course but that is about as far as it goes.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hogsmeade Weekend

I'm just now getting over my butterbeer hangover enough to make it to my computer to record the events of this weekend. My roommates and I made our way to the candy store and I bought as many chocolate frogs as my pocket could hold. I hate running out of those. Then I went to the Post Office and placed a package in the mail for my Mom. No real reason just cause. Then we made our way to the pub and played drinking games until I was under the table. I'm really not that go at them. Even when I went to Muggle schools.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


On my way to potions class I tripped over Knitsy our house elf and slid one way while my books and quills went the other. She felt horrible thinking that it was her fault but I assured her that it was mine. I should have been watching where I was going but Snape was on my mind. I'm horrible at potions and that man never lets me forget it. I'd already spent one detention with him and seeing as how I'm running late right now I'm positive that I'll be spending another evening with him instead of practicing with my Quidditch team. Quickly picking up my things I raced off in a mad dash once again. With barely a minute to spare I landed gratefully in my seat. Snape glared at me but I didn't get detention. Yah!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quidditch Round One

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?

a. The start of the new school year

b. The Dursleys kicking him out

c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban

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?

a. Mundungus

b. Snape

c. Yaxley

d. Shacklebolt

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

b. Nymp0hadora Tonks

c. Hagrid

d. George Weasley

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

a. Kingley Shaclebolt

b. Minerva McGonalgall

c. Arthur Weasley

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

b. An otter

c. A doe

d. A stag

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?

a. The Leaky Cauldron

b. Sirius Black’s house

c. The Dursley’s house

d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’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?

a. By giving him clothes and his freedom

b. They didn’t win him over!

c. By giving him something to eat

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

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

a. Severus Snape

b. Lucius Malfoy

c. Lord Voldemort

d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbridge’s office?

a. Moody’s magical eye

b. Nymphadora’s purple hair

c. Hedwig’s head

d. George Weasley’s ear

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?

a. To Godric’s Hollow

b. To the Forbidden Forest

c. Back to the Burrow

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt

The pictures must be posted on your blog or at least linked to from your blog. Make sure that the links work or you will not get credit.
Alastor Moody, copyright Makani

Mad-eye Moody

Nymphadora Tonks

Image of Fred and George Weasley George Weasley

The Durley's House


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


1. What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you? A tiger. It symbolizes a deadly beauty, while tigers are beautiful they are just as deadly. I love them.
2. Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name? I brought a cat. His name is Baby.
3. What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts? Charms
4. What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught? Hogsmeade. I had a blast the last time I went.
5. What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out of your nose? Knitting with my girlfriends at a cafe. We were swapping stories and I've never laughed so much.
6. What yarn do you covet?
7. What is your favorite flavor...the one that you could simply not live without? Is brand important? Chocolate. No.
8. How many HSKS terms have you participated in? One
9. Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? My birthday is March 11th
10. Spoiled wool loving yarn snob

Thursday, February 05, 2009


For my humdrum mittens I've already thought up a theme for the package(vernal equinox) and brought some Lambs Pride in a wonderful color. It's so pretty I would share it with you but you never know who is stalking your blog. The mittens I picked out are so marvelous that I may have to make a pair for myself.
In other swap news- I'm in two others I've decided what hat I'm making for my spoilee. For my HSKS7 swap I'm waiting to hear if we are supposed to be making bags for our spoilees. Until then I'll try to come up with a theme for her package.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Back Again for HSKS7

Hi all this is Arriana Stylos back again for the second time. I've got my new spoilee Victoria Pettigrew of Gryffindor that I just can't wait to spoil. Right now I'm stalking her blog and her Ravelry page. I'm filled with bubbling excitement as we start our new term.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Warm Ewe Up Swap

After a hard day of work, I came home and found a huge box waiting for me on the kitchen table. Seeing that it was from my secret pal I opened it with glee. Inside I found everything wrapped like this.

 When I unwrapped it I fell in love with everything. I have three lovely skeins of yarn, some exotic red tea, a Spin-off magazine, some dark chocolate every girls dream, a beautiful red mirror, an exquisite pale pink mug, and a wonderful smelling yankee candle. Can we say spoiled! I love everything! 

Monday, January 26, 2009

No More Humdrum Mittens

I just got my match for the next round of this secret mitten swap. I've been checking out my partner's blog and her Ravelry page trying to pick up on her style. I already sent her a message to see if she is looking for a special type of mitten or if I can just go hog wild and surprise her. Naturally I'm hoping for the latter. I've been looking at mitten patterns all day in anticipation of her answer. I'm just so ready to go!
Warm Ewe Up Question #3

What is your favorite way to keep warm when it's snowing outside?
I love to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a mug of hot tea, my latest knitting project and watch TV.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?  I've been knitting for almost ten years now. I took a class at my local LYS.
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate
What are your favorite colors? red, black, blue, purple, pink and yellow
Any you dislike? green
Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns? I like how Latvian patterns look but I've yet to try any so I don't have a favorite yet.
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child? Me of course
What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger? 7.5 inches
What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point? 6.75 inches
What other things do you enjoy knitting? I enjoy knitting sweater, shawls, vests and socks.
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with?(addi turbo circulars and wooden double points that are not bamboo)
What's the one project that you've not yet tried but are dying to make? Colorwork gloves like the ones in the book Color Style
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook? I spin and sew but I'm a major beginner at both.
Besides yarn, do you collect anything? journals
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? I love chocolate, gummy worms, hard candy like butterscotch and jolly ranchers. 
Anything you hate or are allergic to? I hate black licorice and acrylic yarn.
What is your least favorite part of Winter? Black Ice

Monday, January 12, 2009

Warm Ewe Up Swap

Question #2
If you could only knit or crochet with one brand of yarn for the rest of the year, what would it be and why?
I would knit with Malabrigo. It comes in a variety of weights and colorways. I absolutely love how it knits up and how soft it is.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Hello Students

Hi it's Professor Stylos here and I'm just flying in from a quick trip to the city. I'm glad to see all of you working so hard on your Quiz. That's a great way to start off the year. I love looking at all of your finished cup cozies. I can't wait to see what you all do next.