Thursday, June 26, 2008
Besides Quidditch, our Hogwarts classes have been going on as usual. Perhaps I'm spending too much time knitting rather than studying, for my grades are slipping a bit. I'm also exhausted from Astronomy class...us first years were up till dawn last night charting the locations of the planets in our solar system. Exams are coming up fairly soon, after our next and final Quidditch game of the term, so I better start studying! I have to put down my knitting and crack open the books.
Well, I'm going to go have a little nap, and after that start studying. Or knitting--whichever comes first!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
c. Magnolia Crescent
4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?
Answer: Dobby (five letters)
7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.
Answer: 16 (Number)
Picture Scavenger Hunt
Friday, June 13, 2008
1. It's changing out there. Just like last time. There's a storm coming, Harry. And we all best be ready when she comes.
2. Dumbledore's Army was about doing something real. Or was that all just words to you?
Pretty sure it's Neville.
3. Dementors in Little Winging? Whatever next? The whole world's going topsy-turvy.
4. The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.
5. Face it, Petunia. Our boy has gone lumpy.
6. You're a fool, Harry Potter, and you will lose everything.
7. Practicing is good, but there's something else that's even more important: believing in yourself. Look at it this way: every wizard in history has started out as nothing more than we are now -- students. If they can do it, why not us?
8. I WILL have order!
9. When are you going to get it into your head? We're in this together.
10. When all this is over we'll be a proper family, you'll see.
I don't remember this one at all...Sirius, I think.
11. That's right. Anyway, my mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. If not always in the way we expect.
12. You may not like him, Minister, but you can't deny: Dumbledore's got style.
13. Who wants to watch me take off Snivelly's trousers?
James Potter (jerk...)
14. One person can't feel all that, they'd explode!
15. They're very clean, these Muggles. It's unnatural.
16. How dare you speak his name! YOU FILTHY HALF BLOOD!
17. Just because you can use magic now does not mean you have to whip your wands out for everything.
18. Did you actually believe, or are you truly naive enough to think that children stood a chance against us? I'll make this simple, Potter. Give me the prophecy now, or watch your friends die.
19. You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
This one was hard too. I think it's Ginny, though.
20. Ah, I thought we might hit this little snag. You seem to be laboring under the delusion that I am going to -- what is the phrase? -- come quietly.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
It came with a pattern to make these tiny little socks as well, and it looks like a great way to use up my stash yarn. Thank you so much Clidonia! Sorry it took so long to post.
What else? Oh, yes, Hogsmeade was last weekend. You wouldn't imagine how much fun it was! I got all my homework done Friday night and woke up bright and early Saturday morning so I could be the first one in line for the trip! I overheard some other students chatting about secret ways to get into Hogsmeade, like underground tunnels and such, but I didn't feel like being daring and walked to Hogsmeade the normal way with all of the other students. Maybe next time I'll try the passageways ;)
When I got there I went straight to the candy shop, where I ended up purchasing a whole sack of sweets! I can't help it--Mum would never let me eat wizarding candy. I wanted to try some! I also sent Mum and my sister a letter from one of the owls at the Post Shop (giving my own owl a day off) and a new set of ink and quills at the shop down the street. Then, after popping my head in all the other shops, I met up with a few other students and sipped Butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks.
All in all, it was a wonderful visit. I only wish someone would open up a knitting shop in Hogsmeade--I miss the knitting shop back at home! But, perhaps it is a good thing. If a knitting shop did open up in Hogsmeade, I would probably spend the whole day inside it and miss out on all the other fun!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
1. Which Ravenclaw does not like games?
2. Who is taking a course in Remedical Magical Symphony?
3. Who got 3 puncture wounds in the bottom of her foot by stepping on a hair brush?
4. Who was formerly employed by the Ministry of Magic?
5. Who has been enrolled in a Magic Fibres Class in order to learn to knit?
6. Whose mother is a squib?
7. Whose father is an auror?
Chrysta the Cursed
8. Whose room smells like wet wool most of the time?
9. What Ravenclaws spent time in the infirmary for allergies?
10. Whose wand is made of holly with a kelpie feather?
11. Whose mother was a Ravenclaw and father was a Hufflepuff when they met at Hogwarts?
12. Whose silencing potion backfired?
13. Who has purple hair?
14. Whose son attends Hogwarts?
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I've also been studying like mad. Cassandra was right...Professor Lufkin has grown on me. I'm not as scared of him as much as I was before, but still not infatuated with him. Professor Black, however...;)
And I can't forget my knitting! I've been working at it every night, sometimes knitting by myself, sometimes with the Ravenclaws. I even snuck into the Slytherin common room one night and joined their knitting group! Shhhhhh...don't tell my prefect! I was supposed to be in bed.
I also won Griffindor student Emma Gorodok's contest and got a copy of her awesome bag pattern! Now I have so many things on my list to knit...and so little time!