Sunday, December 27, 2009

The last box clue

ok, i am so confused. NO ideas :( sigh. i will guess kinda randomly.... um... It is in Parlament, in London... yeah.

Monday, December 21, 2009

OMG my kit!!! It arrived!!!

Today i came home to a very snow-covered owl. IT was from Andromeda Finch-Fletchley! And inside was simply amazing stuff!

i opened the box and inside was a lovely letter and a bunch of black and white packages!

Buthteni unwrapped the goodies and was simply shocked! Ther ewas a lovely Magpie bag and purple yarn. A tiny crocheted snitch, and some stitch markers, and a purple shiny notebook! There is tea and chocolate and lovely patterns. But! There is also a glorious beret with a bow and fingerless mitts which are cabled all over and simply beutiful!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

where is winnie game

ok so i am bad at anagrams. really bad. really. but it looks like there was a weird mixup with the letters?

i think the box has the Stolen Quidditch World Cup Trophy. but i could be wrong cause usually folks check the letters, right?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

where is winnie?

i think... she is going to Denmark? This totally non-christian girl has NO idea where Christmas began... Shouldn't it be like Rome or something where Saturnelia was replaced by 4th century christians? But it is not cold in Rome... ah well.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Whereis winnie?

Winie went to rome, home of italian food and thus garlick. though more authentic holy water would be from JErusalem :)

she then went to Transilvania in Romania, home of Vlad Tepes...

Saturday, November 28, 2009


ok, the hand-knit items are done. now to do the assembling of everything. i have this vain hope of sending tomorrow. we shall see, but i think really it is more likely that i will not get a chance to until next friday... ah well. :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

i am thankful...

i am having much ick in my life pertaining to my car right now (exhaust system fell off. then transmission had to be rebuilt a day later) but lets try

i am thankful for:
-relatives going through surgeries well
-cheap knitpicks yarn
-my friends
-car is metal, no one was hurt in it breaking
-my health
-my friends, have i said that enough?
-my job, both its existance and also that i like it
-knitting and the joy it gives me
-my brother getting into collge


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where is Winnie this time?

First she went to Dubai, they hav ea public library shaped like a book. Then she went to the pyramids at Giza.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

where is winnie?

well clearly she went to Mexico for day of the dead. And Mexico city is the city that was built on a lake that is no more. but for the life of me i can't figure out where the other two places are...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

still delinquent...

i have not knit anything since the 17th! In fact, i have not unpacked nay of my yarn or needles or anything since i moved o nthe 17th. GAH. but, after this coming weekend, ther eiwll be massive unpacking and there will be knitting, oh yes!

Also, winnie is in Appleby Village i think... home of the Arrows...

Friday, October 23, 2009


I cna't believe it! I have been insanely delinquent in my writing in here. I have moved houses. So now, there are many many boxes. i have not had time to knit or to do anything crafty because aside from moving, and buying a new house, i am preparing to cook for 100+ on the 31st. Medieval food at that. lots of pre-cooking happening all around...

but here is a brief note. and in November there shall be more free time, oh yes.

Monday, August 10, 2009

i got spoiled!

wow, i got home from a week of camping (and held mail) and what do i see? a package!!!

here are pics:

first was a nice letter and two shawl patterns!

then came the many wrapped things :)

and here they all are laid out!

look at all the loot! pretty yarn and a book and a notebook and soap and candy and needles and crochet hooks and stitchmarkers and a really spiffy yarn-holder bowl!

here is the bowl. that is just TOO AWESOME!

and now for a mystery. ther eis alos this nifty looking thing... what is it?

Thank you Patonga!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

summer game 6

so i can play only through thursday i think... as i am leaving for a week of camping. Not only is it muggle-style camping, but it is medieval muggle camping (look here)

But here are my guesses:

Draught of Peace

Wednesday, July 22, 2009



A / AL / AN / BID / BLE / BOW / CA / CHER / CREE / DAI / DE / DEN / DEN / EAR / EAR / ED /
EST / ET / EX / FOR / FOR / GOL / GUS / HIGH / I / IN / ISH / LE / LY / MA / PROPH /

1. Man or mouse? (4) Animagus

2. Start spreading the news (4) daily prophet

3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) bowtruckle

4. Telescoping eavesdropper (5) extendable ear

5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) raddish earings

6. Prohibited Ggowth of trees (5) forbidden forest

7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) golden cherub

8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) thestral

9. Lofty philosopher (5) high inquisitor

10. Instructive Order (7) educational decree


Part II is a Summer Camp Photo Scavenger Hunt. You can either find photos on the Internet of each of the answers found in Part I or you can use your imagination and take photos yourself. If you take photos, you must put something in each photo (i.e., a horcrux) that will indentify it as your photo. Your cabin will receive ONE (1) point for each photo you post to your blog from the Internet. However, if you chose to be creative and imaginative, your cabin will receive TWO (2) points for photos you take yourself and post to your blog.











Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Week 3 HW

My big fear that the Grim will take is a giant Spider. But, i am going to Ridiculous it. What will happen is that i will see a giant, Charlie Cahplin-like mustache appear on the spider, and it will get a little hat and cane and start dancing. And i am going to double over with laughter :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

week 2 stuffs

1 chamber of secrets
2 harry potter
3 ron weasley
4 hermione granger
5 griffindor
6 dark arts
7 gilderoy lockeheart
8 chamber of secrets
9 house elf
10 harry potter
11 moaning myrtle
12 harry potter
13 ron weasley
14 harry potter
15 voldemort
16 horcrux
17 ron weasley
18 ginny weasley
19 gilderoy lockheart
20 prisoner of azkeban

Saturday, June 27, 2009

SO busy!

i have been oh my god so busy here at summer camp. there is just too much to do. I have been running around and knitting various vegetables. And... i think there is a boy back home who likes me! he keeps writing me letters!

Monday, June 15, 2009

3 Truths and a lie

-i have red hair

-i love baby bunnies

-i watch Junkyard Wars on TV

-i have never been away from internet for more then 1 day since getting online for the firs time

Monday, May 11, 2009

An Owl has landed!!

Today i got home to find an Owl waiting for me!!

there was a letter there, and many awesome packages

then i opened them all up.  i thought i as going to carefully unwrap them, but no, i totally ripped the paper :)

the chocolate frog is already in my tummy :)  there was also there a Dove bar, some awesome tea, Bertie Botts ice cream themed beans, awesome brittny birch needles, a stitch holder and an adorable mini stitch holder (no more using safety pins for me yay!) and needle ends.  Also a gorgeous bag and yarnd lef over form it, glorious yarn to make Ravenclaw socks and some wicked cool thin lace yarn.  And best of all, a binder with patterns and space for MORE patterns!!

wow, awesome!!  Thank you Phelicia!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

End of term

I can't believe the term is over! I will be going home for a few weeks, but then i will be back for summer camp! This place is too awesome to be away from for the whole summer! Hope to see lots of you then!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ravenclaw homework part 2

I have to tell you about the PURPLE time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend Bevin Rae and I decided that we really needed some new socks and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. Bevin Rae put on their bra because it was sparkly and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my inhaler and we headed to the trains.

While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with Olive and Emily who were planning to visit Gringott’s. Emily did not want to go alone because he/she was collecting a phone and that was very blue and brought Olive along for their excellence in protecting spells.

The train arrived and off we went. Our seats were very comfortable and the train sped along towards Diagon Alley and we were there in a flash! Before heading to the Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe, we went into a needle that sells the loud Matzah(s)!!! As we neared the Needle, we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The Needle owner had set the Matzah-making machine and it had gotten stuck! Matzah (s) were springing everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled Matzha came springing right at me and it wicked into Professor Snape’s pants just as they walked through the door! A salty Matzah did a nose dive and splattered all over the corner most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a Matzah frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!

Since we were still dusty, we walked the 555 blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with acidic ice cream and Bevin Rae got the hot fudge sundae with extra shallots (s)! Yummy! Professor Snape had made their way over here as well after the incident at the Matzah shoppe and had chosen a Fresca float.

After that, we passed Gringott’s and headed to Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe! I tried not to look at the beautiful skeins of silk and bamboo and wool and instead, headed toward the socks while Bevin Rae stopped to write the stitch markers. I found flowing socks made out of steel and made my purchase. Bevin Rae kept hedging between the socks she came for and a pattern for a hat. She chose the small pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.

After sitting down, we noticed Olive and Emily were on the train as well. Emily looked quite small to have the phone with them. Olive however did not look smalled at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy, had burned on Olive getting pie all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, Olive ’s protecting spells don’t work well against pie!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor Sprout ’s lecture on the valuable ways mandrakes (s) are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable couch (s)!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RAvenclaw Homework part 1

1- An adjective - Purple
2- A fellow Ravenclaw - Bevin Rae
3- A knitting or crocheting item - socks
4- A clothing accessory - bra
5- An adjective - sparkly
6- Something you always have with you - inhaler
7- A HSKS student1 - olive
8- A HSKS student2 - Emily
9- A noun - Phone
10- An adjective - blue
11- A noun - needle
12- An adjective - loud
13- A food - matzah
14- An adjective ending in “ing” - springing
15- An adjective ending in “ed” - wicked
16- A Professor at Hogwarts - Snape
17- An article of clothing - pants
18- A food flavor - salty
19- A part of a room - corner
20- An adjective - dusty
21- A number - 555
22- A food flavor - acidic
23- A food topping - shallots
24- A drink - fresca
25- A verb - write
26- An adjective - flowing
27- Something you can knit or crochet - hat
28- An adjective - small
29- A past tense verb - burned
30- A food or drink - pie
31- A Professor at Hogwarts - Sprout
32- A magical creature in Harry Potter’s world - mandrake
33- A noun - couch

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

quidditch questions 3

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 Roman equivalent of the Greed 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?


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?

d. The Geminio Curse

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

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Ravenclaw Homework:

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet?
Elphias Doge
2- What is a Squib?
a witch-born person who cannot do magic
3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House?
4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names?
Aberforth and Ariana
5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm?
under chicken coup
6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on their tombstone?
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school?
experimenting with dark magic
8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit?
down by the river
9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of?
elder tree form the river bank near where the brothers met death
10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts?
on a dragon
11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room?
hollyhead harpies
12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is
spell placed on any object to make the internal space larger than the external object appears - i.e. make it into a Tardis :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


After coming home today from giving blood (am type O so i give a few times a year) and startlingly not passing out(it happens) i finally found an owl!  It was the duel hat!  OMG, it is the best most awesome purple EVER!  will post pics once i locate the camera.  OMG :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

RAvenclaw homework









(but not venal, boo)













valance (no r though but i really like it)





























Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dueling semi-finals!

i have finished my hat and it is about to fly to Fleur. As much as i dislike hexing my own housemate, but ah well, all's fair in duels yes?

since i dislike twilight (i know, don’t hate me) i decided this was my Phoenix hat. hence the color progression, to sorta look like flames

Monday, March 23, 2009

Meeting plans

There are plans in the works for students from the East Coast to meet up in April.  It is all so very very exciting.  

I am almost done assempbling my kit.  I just need to get needles and actuallyassmeble it all.  Andi think it needs more chocolate :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quidditch Homework

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
c. Saturday

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?
b. Death Eaters

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?
b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
c. The father went to Azkaban

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?
b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

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?
b. The cloak

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

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?
c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

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?
c. Helena Ravenclaw.

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

Picture Scavenger Hunt

for extra fun, luna is in russian above
Godric's Hollow

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Exploring other houses - homework

I have been looking aroudnteh castle, meeting other students.  It seems like Helena Lovegood met a famous Roman.  Iam nto sure who he really is, but there is a picture in her blog!

It looks like Antonio dela Weasley got his homework done late!  Opps, that never happens in this house :)

Meanwhile, Cassandra Puddlemere seems to dislike snow in march.  not that i blame her much

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Duel hats and gifts

I just recieved my dueling hat, and it is cuuute :)

I also got my RAvenclaw Homework gift, a pretty pretty bookmark!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Duelling again

well, Apollo is on his way again, with a stun spell.  He seemed to indicate that it will arrive today at its destination.  Here's hoping, i want to move onto round 3.  I ahve to say that last hat was quite fun to make, i will probably be making more...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ravenclaw Homework

Spell Creation: Come up with an incantation for the following situations.
1- A fellow classmate never lets you speak in a conversation. What incantation do you mutter under your breath? What happens to your classmate when you say the incantation?

Instant Chewing gun - gum magically appears in my classmate's mouth forcing htem to chew and thus be quiet

2- You’ve just entered a Muggle city in complete wizard clothing and a restroom cannot be found to change out of your outfit. What charm or spell do you say to change what you are wearing?

Muggulum transforum

3- You are riding a bicycle along on a country road and suddenly notice your tire is flat and needs air. What spell do you perform to give your tire air?

Fuffus pisceasum - creates a puffer fish that breathes air into the tire

4- You are reading a valuable and one-of-a-kind book, and, quite unusually, you’ve left your quills and parchment in the dorm. You only have your wand for assistance. Create a spell for highlighting or remembering the important pieces of text without harming the book.

Standoutus illuminatus - highlights with glowing light and the lines follow me back to my room where i can move them onto a piece of parchment

Muggle Studies: Write a small paragraph about the following objects. What are they used for? Do you have any personal experience with them?

the first item appears to be a small upside down boat of some sort. I have never really seen anythign like that. The second item is i believe a small automobile, for young muggles to learn to drive. I think the bag attached to it is for carrying parcels around. The third item is clearly an implement of tourchure, for cutting off fingers, i would guess of theves. It must be very old as i did not think muggles did this anymore. The last times looks like a plucked broom, but i know ti to be a baseball bat. Even wizards in America play that game. Though the only reason i know of this is from when i researched my famouth american relative.

Magical Clubs and Associations: Use your creativity to tell us what the following clubs/associations are based on their acronyms. Is the club/association open to all? Members only? Requirements to belong? Have some creative and clever fun with this. Elaborate as you wish!
1- The HAGS association - humans against giant slugs
2- The club of SQUEALers - Southern Quidditch under Early Antler Losers
3- The THE club - Time Hackers Elite
4- The association of FIRE and ICE - Free Irridescent Ring Eaters and International Circus Elks

Monday, February 23, 2009


I missed going on the Hogsmeade trip. There was simply too much studying to do, i could nto get away from the library. I hear folks had fun, and there was a bit of shopping and a lot of knitting. I am sorry i missed it. I will go next time, yes? :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Oh my! There were two owls waiting for me tonight. First was the lovely hat from Helena, my dueling partner, and the other was from Bevin Rae! That was unexpected. I got a lovely house-colors knitted bag and my favorite chocolate! and totally adorable little tags to go with my hand-knit items. So AWESOME!! THanks ladies!

ETA:  ok, so Bevin's was SSV.  And i didnt'get stunned by my hat!  Helena got totally stunned a few hours prior by mine!  But her hat is still wicked awesome.

Quidditch quiz 1

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

Extra Credit:

Mad-Eye Moody -

Nymphadora Tonks -

George Weasley -

The Dursley's House -

Kreacher -

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Owls and Duels

Well, i participated in my first duel. It is all up to my Owl now, he left Friday evening, we shall see how logn it takes him. I do believe Monday is some sort of owl holiday though so i am hopeing for Tuesday arrival...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I joined the dueling club. We start end of this week, yes! It was also just announced that this year, first-years can go to Hogsmeade! i am so excited, oh my goodness. And Quidditch starts next week as well. Very exciting. I can't wait.

I participated in the Valentine's day swap. I hope the recipient likes the stuff i sent!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Week 2 Homework

Ravenclaw Week 2 Assignment
1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?
My Patronus is a lynx.  lithe, powerful but still cute.

2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?
I brought an owl, Apollo with me.  

3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?
So far, i think it is DADA :)

4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?
Helping a friend.

5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?
Well, there was that one time that I was sittign there minding my own business, and this little kid comes up his mum and says "Mum, what's a muggle?"  really loudly. His mum was SO embarassed, and it was waaay funny

6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...

7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?
Hmm... mushroom cream sauce.  Homemade

8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in?
This is my first one

9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.
My birthday is in March (the 9th) :)

10- You in 5 words.
Hmm... Clever, loyal, competent, oppinionated, hopeful

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Finally i am here!  I am very excited to finally be at Hogwarts.  I'e always liked school, of course, but this is ever so exciting.  I have read stories of magic and magical beings all my life, but to find out i can do these things?  Incredible!  Once they got over their shock, my parents admitted that they secretly believed in magic all along.  It was a bit of a shock.

I think perhaps it is all the history.  Mom never misses a chance to remind me that we are descendant of Sarah Goode.  Ugh.  Like i need that hanging over my head.  Ah well.

Anyway classes have started, and i am so excited about all the homework.  I am workingon two long-term projects right now, and a few short term ones.  Exciting!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


omg, i can't wait.  The new term at Hogwarts is about to start, and i simply cna't wait!!  Soon, soon.  I am all packed and everything.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

First Post

Having never used this software, this is a test