Saturday, November 15, 2008


I have not been a very good student this term at Hogwarts. Too much other stuff going on in my muggle life, unfortunately. But I have mostly kept up with my homework... Here's the answers for the last Quidditch match of the term.

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus? Wrackspurt

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost? 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name? Galatea

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of? Gobstones Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office? Dirk Crestwell

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara? Aunt Muriel

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire? 70

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dagworth-Granger found? The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law? The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separte components

Sunday, November 9, 2008

RavenClaw Secret Quiz

Well, the RavenClaws are *determined* to win the House Cup. And, of course, we're a very frinedly bunch. We want to know our fellow Hogwarts students. So... Here's the answers to the quiz. (I had to swipe a couple of these ansers...)
1. Astrid Cloverleaf
2. Cassandra Grubbly-Plank
3. Enna Kirts--my spoiler from last term!
4. Selena Starfire
5. Henry Longstaff
6. Cecily Fortescue
7. Mona Ravenscroft
8. Argentia Pascal
9. Prendolyn Wilcox
10. Lizzie Wychwood
11. Ursula Longbottom
12. Rowena Weasley
13. Aurora Curlyfur
14. Lily May Clearwater
15. Megaera Black

Bonus 1: smileynetta

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hand Painting Yarn

I got together with some Muggle friends this weekend and we practiced the muggle art of turning plain white yarn into rainbows. It wasn't magic, of course, but I must admit the muggles have a certain je ne sais quoi ... Perhaps it is a way of coming close to magic. First we had to wind the yarn into skeins, then soak the fiber for an hour to thoroughly wet it.
Then we mixed up the dye in little bottles. Professor Snape would have had a fit, I'm sure, to see Muggles mixing a potion. We removed the fiber from the tubs they had soaked in and laid them out flat on plastic to protect the tables. Then we went mad squirting and brushing the dye on the yarn in wild and disharmonic color combinations that nonetheless turned out beautiful. We had to hang the yarn to dry.
Now we have beautiful hand painted yarn to knit with!