Saturday, April 24, 2010

Schoolwork & Sacramento

Lots and lots of homework these days!! My coursework includes economics, which I hate!!

The exciting thing for this upcoming week, however is my trip to Sacramento!! I get to attend the muggle Parents & Teachers Association State Convention!! I will be going with someone else from my local PTA, so I'm not sure that I'll be able to stop at any knitting shops. If I do get a chance it would be Rumplestiltskin in Sacramento. Has anyone ever been to that shop?

Sacramento Tower Bridge

Anywhoo, I have not started on my spoilees package just yet, BUT I have plans and already have ideas in the works. Next week my budget will allow some purchases to be made and the kit will begin to come together, so WATCH OUT, Celestina!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Homework Week 3

Part One: Please Describe and Explain 5 items that you would use for the care of Magical Creatures.


niffler, (c) 2002 Phénix et de Lord Voldemort

Ordinary item: Cage. Honestly, I'm not sure what good these creatures have except terrorizing those who are wearing shiny objects. They are friendly, but more then likely their home would be a cage.



Ordinary Item: Ear plugs. Need I say more?

Fire Crab

Firecrab © by Vic Xntric

Ordinary Item: Fire Extinguisher



Ordinary Item: Potato Sack. Mooncalfs have a silvery dung that, if collected before the sun comes up, makes an excellent fertilizer.


snidget (c) 2003 Cassie Songer

Ordinary Item: Bird Cage. I would also have to invest in some kind of drape, however, because snidgets come with a high penalty if someone happen to find one at my house.

Part Two: Complete the following quiz about House Elves. 5 points for each correct answer.

1. Please describe the physical app
earance of a house elf.
From The Harry Potter Wiki -

House elves are between two to three feet tall, with spindly arms and legs and over-sized heads and eyes. They have pointed, bat-like ears and high, squeaky voices. Rather than conventional clothing, house-elves wear discarded items like pillowcases and tea-towels. Though when they are freed, and when they are able to pay for proper clothing, they seem to not know how to wear it. For example, Dobby wore a single different styled sock on each foot.

2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Black Family

3. What is Hermione Granger making for t
he house elves?
Hats and scarves

4. How do you free a house elf?
By giving him his/her very own clothing to wear

5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare OR Society for the Production of Excellent Wearables

Part Three: Bonus/Extra Credit assignment. For a bonus assignment, knit or crochet a SPEW project that will be sent to our lovely Ms. Mooney as part of this year's S.P.E.W project. You will receive 25 points for your completed project.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Homework Week 2

I had great intentions this week. Unfortunately, I must settle for the short cuts - charms used liberally!



Golden Snitch

Hagrid's Rock Cakes

Decoy Detonator

Nose-Biting Teacup


Time Turner

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spoke Too Soon!

I just realized that I will be out of town for the first Slytherin Quidditch match. I won't be able to participate until the next game. Boo!! I am definitely bummed! So, for now I shall practice being a Chaser for the next game.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I am a Beater

So excited! We got our Quidditch jerseys today.
One of my favorite colors, too!!

Beater Description
Those that uphold this title should be well versed in the Potter lexicon and trivia. You will be using trivia to stump the opposing team and send a bludger in the direction of one of their players. The opposite team will likewise be trying to stump us, so quick and accurate internet searches for information is key. There are TWO Beater positions.

Game Schedule
April 24th: Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff
May 1st: Ravenclaw vs. Slytherin
May 8th-9th: "bye week" (Happy Mother's Day!)
May 16th: Ravenclaw vs. Gryffindor
May 23rd: Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin
May 29th-30th: "bye week"
June 5th: Hufflepuff vs. Ravenclaw
June 12th: Gryffindor vs. Slytherin