Saturday, March 28, 2009

cooking on saturday

I can not believe the week has passed so quickly and I have not done much to report.
My roommate Chrysta had to leave and go home to help stop flooding. It appears that magic can not stop floods. What a shame.

My kit for my spoilee is done and I think I will send it out next week. She has so much stuff in her kit I am guessing it will take my grey heron to carry it instead of my cute little owl.

My Malabrigo star capelet #6 is coming along swimmingly and I might just try to do a more complex lace shawl over the summer break or just do back to my love of socks.

This morning for a dorm treat I made Scotch eggs. What you do is boil eggs, peel them, roll the sausage around the egg (i use jimmy dean), then for an added flavor roll them in mustard, then into a bread crumb mixture. Mine is Panko crumbs, corn meal and bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

It does help to have an extra pair of hands to help with the rolling. So when one is forming the sausage around the egg one can roll the sausaged egg in the mustard and then into the crumb mix.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

uppermidwest meet-n-greet

neila is in blue,
i am in the middled
vanessa is in purple(waverly)

We hit three stores, had a late lunch at Brit's Pub, stopped at MOA and was back at Neila's house by 6pm where here hubby took this picture of us via my cellphone.

It was a great day and we did not hit three that were on my list of stores. That I guess will be for another day as well as dyeing of the yarn.
As soon as the weather here warms up a bit, I am going to have an afternoon get together, nothing is better than knitting in a park like setting with good friends and good food.

Friday, March 20, 2009


This week has blown by in a hurry. I missed playing quidditch this week. I was rather busy with homework, visiting my Uncle and Dean came to visit. i have not seen much of him this term his work has been keeping him busy.

I guess someone let out a sticky ball during quidditch and things became a mess. But that is nothing new, it seems at least once a term someone lets an experiment fly and things go wonky. I truely believe it is the free house elves that are doing it.

Violent is depressed because her Ravenclaw dumped her to date a Slytherin girl. Which is rather silly of him because she is/was Slytherin last term and changed houses because of him. I zapped him with a week long colour spell(yes, i have been working on this one). I would feel sorry for him changing to all of the colours of the houses when he talks to a girl but really why?

Monday, March 16, 2009

quidditch #2

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 Abreforth 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 Brother'. 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 talk 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

Sunday, March 8, 2009


# Who likes TeaPots and cat toys? Chrysta The Cursed
# Who wants Polyjuice so they can have Cullen Eyes? Cliodna Trelawney
# Who wants postcards and a hardcover book? Eladora Madley
# Who wants silky terrier? It is not a type of wool but a dog. Winifred Wartbobble
# Who would like a wicked necklace and bloody stupid johnsan hat? Felly Pinkstone
# Who never had anything made for her? Violet Starfire
# Who learned how to knit with Maya and Soren? Kaaelana
# Who is Pretty as a Peacock Pattern? Lily Clearwater
# Who does Fair Isle mittens and Tea for Toe up socks? Mafalda Grubbly-Plank
# Who likes Cinnamon flavored coffee? Antonio dela Weasley
# Who likes clever storage systems and mysteries? Mantacora Crimson
# Who wants World Peace and Wool Wash? Violent
# Whose Ancient Runes notebook holds the secret of Moonstone earrings? Mona Ravenscroft
# Whose dog is on a low protein diet? Selena Starfire
# Who does not have much of a ‘stash’ and favorite scent is Pine trees? Sian Doge
# When you go to her wish list, you find yourself surfing the net? Suzie Weasley
# Who really, REALLY misses Hawkins Cheezies, Big Turk chocolate bars? Ursula Longbottom
# Who likes pencilthings and rosewood? ME!
# Russian nesting dolls and cute stationary are on this list. Winifred Hornswaggle
# Who likes the Seven Dwarves and the Evil Stepmother? Bernadette Hobsworth

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Poor Violent has been stuck doing the worst job in the world scrubbing the bathrooms through out Hogwarts from being caught sneaking back in on Friday.

We have been working on breaking the spell Dumbledore put on her. She can only answer questions that are asked by Professors. It takes a long time for her to write out her answers long hand. She is very wordy.

I was in the infirmary on Monday. I had to leave class early because I have been struck down with the flu. It was nice that I had a private room since the flu can hit a body in many different places at once. Today I was sent back to my dorm room, I am not feeling 100% but I have been told it will take a few days to feel 'right as rain.' Whatever that means. Rain is cold and wet and I do not like being cold nor wet.

Time to take a nap, this headache is draining me.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Catch up...

Holy Cow has the time flown by this term. The first quidditch match has come and gone we tried hard to find the snitch but we did not get it. THIS TIME.

I was busted sneaking back into the dorm on Friday night and was not suppose to go to town with the rest of the girls but go to detention instead. Since Violent and I were not going to be allowed in the same room together, I decided I was going to try my astral project. Low and behold it worked. It felt great being able to fool Trewlaney but it does not take much.

Spent the rest of the afternoon teaching some of the first term students some of the drinking games we play when I go back and hang out the muggles. It was fun but Petunia was not there to do karaoke with me so I did not do any singing or howling as most people call it.

Antonio came up with a great homework project for us to do last week. I do not think I can top it even if I tried. I am going to have Violent come up with one too, makes my life a bit easier. :)

All in all things have been quiet here in Hufflepuff dorms. Kind of nice.