Thursday, June 26, 2008


I have noticed that our Prefect tends to collect weird professors like I collect yarn to dye.

Monday, June 23, 2008


what a nice pleasant day.

It was so nice that I played hooky from class.

I wonder if anyone noticed.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

today was a perfect day for doing nothing. and that is what i did.

there was little knitting done and what was done had to be ripped out because i had started on the wrong needle...sigh..

after doing that, i needed a nap. after that a friend came over and we went out exploring the grounds for the rest of the afternoon.

for eats we had chilled cucumber bisque soup. it was ok, not on the do again list unless i tinker with it.

i wrapped up all of my items for Ceciley's swap kit. Thanks Minee for giving me such a great box to reuse. Still no wine in there...;(

my duel socks are on flickr and on ravelry that Lily made for me. they are pretty and a lovely shade of garnet

Friday, June 20, 2008


Really,it has been too long since I have chattered about everything that is going here in dormland.

I blame it on homework overload and dueling. Dueling has taken over my world and I have lost this round to Lily. To add to the frustration of losing, I ran out of yarn for the toe and had to use a matching shade of blue to finish. &*&%^*$%

I have also been busy getting my kit ready for Ceciley which I think is ready to go. I am going to have to triple check it because I am that way.

Chrysta and I have been stinking up the dorm again. Yesterday, I made two different colours and I hope the one that I made looks better caked than what it does as a skein. I am my worst enemy sometimes.

I hear Chrysta coming in and I am going to talk her into getting some coffee with me.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

ROund #2

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?Answer: b. Professor Umbridge
2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?Answer: c. Magnolia Crescent
3. Tonks' mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?Answer: c. Narcissa and Bellatrix
4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall's class when Umbridge is doing her inspection?Answer: d. The Vanishing Spell
5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore's Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?Answer: Dobby
6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely's house during the summer before his fifth year?Answer: c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Emphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones
7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.Answer: Yes
8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?Answer: d. All of these
9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?Answer: 16
10. How many of the original Order members were killed?Answer: b. 8

Friday, June 13, 2008

Honeydukes SweetshopMadam Puddifoot'sScrivenshaft's Quill ShopThese are the places that I will be visiting during my trip.I am in need of chocolate, more tea since we seem to drink quite a lot of it. Plus, due to all of the writing that I have been doing, a new quill.Perhaps they will have a Redtail Hawk quill. If not that, then Blue Heron quill. I love those birds.

As, I noted before going to town, these were the places that I wanted to visit. I did and I bought everything that I wanted and needed. It was hard to choose between the two quills but I bought the Redtail Hawk quill instead of the Blue Heron quill. It just felt better in the hand when I was test writing.

Chrysta wanted to get her hair trimmed while we were there but something spooked her and she left even before sitting in the chair. Rather odd, but then again maybe not.

I have not felt like writing much these past few days so I will make up for it next week.


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. Rubeus Hagrid
2. Dumbledore's Army was about doing something real. Or was that all just words to you? Neville Longbottom
3. Dementors in Little Winging? Whatever next? The whole world's going topsy-turvy. Mrs. Arabella Figg
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. Severus Snape
5. Face it, Petunia. Our boy has gone lumpy. Vernon Dursley
6. You're a fool, Harry Potter, and you will lose everything. Lord Voldemort
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? Harry Potter
8. I WILL have order! "Professor Delores Umbridge
9. When are you going to get it into your head? We're in this together. Hermione Granger
10. When all this is over we'll be a proper family, you'll see. Sirius Black
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. Luna Lovegood
12. You may not like him, Minister, but you can't deny: Dumbledore's got style. Kingsley Shacklebolt
13. Who wants to watch me take off Snivelly's trousers? Young James Potter
14. One person can't feel all that, they'd explode! Ron Weasley
15. They're very clean, these Muggles. It's unnatural. Nymphadora Tonks
16. How dare you speak his name! YOU FILTHY HALF BLOOD! Bellatrix LeStrange
17. Just because you can use magic now does not mean you have to whip your wands out for everything. Mrs. Weasley
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. Lucius Malfoy
19. You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. Ginny Weasley
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. Albus Dumbledore

Friday, June 6, 2008

a quick escape from school work

Honeydukes Sweetshop
Madam Puddifoot's

Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop

These are the places that I will be visiting during my trip.

I am in need of chocolate, more tea since we seem to drink quite a lot of it. Plus, due to all of the writing that Ihave been doing, a new quill.

Perhaps they will have a Redtail Hawk quill. If not that, then Blue Heron quill. I love those birds.


1. Which Ravenclaw does not like games?
Miranda Moonstone
2. Who is taking a course in Remedial Magical Symphony?
Miz Kettleburn
3. Who got 3 puncture wounds in the bottom of her foot by stepping on a hair brush?
Ophelia Hopkirk
4. Who was formerly employed by the Ministry of Magic?
Emma Diggory was… in the US. Now all she does is study..we never, ever see her.
5. Who has been enrolled in a Magic Fibres Class in order to learn to knit?
Stuart Cauldwell -
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?
Elanor Cadogan, Emma Diggory, and Chrysta the Cursed - aaahhh- the sweet smell of ____in the morning :)

9. What Ravenclaws spent time in the infirmary for allergies?
Wisteria Lovegoods - Chrysta is on her way there now.
10. Whose wand is made of holly with a kelpie feather?
Hydrangea MacDuff!
11. Whose mother was a Ravenclaw and father was a Hufflepuff when they met at Hogwarts?
Olive Bladvak
12. Whose silencing potion backfired?
Emma Scrimgeour, Andromache Tonks, and Patonga Pinkstone’s group effort
13. Who has purple hair?
Andromache Tonks!
14. Whose son attends Hogwarts?
Emma Diggory’s son Grmpton


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Here are my socks from Madam Ferula Finnegan. They are pretty.

slow soggy friday morning

It was pleasant to spend the first part of the morning chatting away while drinking coffee and sharing tips and tricks on dyeing and weather and life.

I really enjoyed the impromptu get together. As of now though, our dorms smells a bit musty since a bunch of us had the urge to play with potions. I had to open a window to let the breeze in a clear the funk even the orderbegone charm is not working.

Emma D. has disappeared once again and I do not know about Chryta but I feel a bit bad that we keep stinking her out.

I hope everyone shows what they created today.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The stress of dueling wars is not a good thing. The panic to finish has never been greater and a feeling that I am not use to. More or less I amble through my days doing what I like at a pace I like. Knitting as if my life depended on it and it does is not how I like to knit.

Tonight, since I am done with them, I have a ton of things I need to catch up on. But, I feel defiant and I am going to do some Potion work. I wonder if I can get Minee to come over and play with me.

I should post the pictures of G'sBlackEye yarn that I made for her. It is lacking in purple but the colour is close to what it looked like last week.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

This week has been one that has had its ups and downs.
All of my homework was done which was good. I did not get to do the Claws gone-wild when Wisteria was away. I was called away on a family matter. How convenient.;)

Saturday I was not able to play Quidditch with the team because I was outside working the gate and that is an all day job. You have to make sure everyone has their membership card, and if they do not then they have to fill out waiver forms..(you would not believe the excuses people come up with for not having theirs). If you do not have your card you have to pay the $3.00 nonmember charge. PERIOD. I do not care who you are or your title. Needless to say, I did not make any friends Saturday.

After gate was close it was time to count the money and to an official head count. Rule #2: make sure the person you have counting the money after you can count past three (3).

I did not make it back to the dorm until 4pm and then I needed a short nap. Evening meal was at 6 that lasted until 10 due to our celebration of doing so dang great.

Saturday was a non-knitting day and I am behind in dueling...grr...
So, off I go to do more knitting. wish me luck ladies and Stuart