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.