Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Look, squishy sock yarn from TipoFilato in colors any Slytherin would love. Plus I got not one but 2 circular needles from Knit Picks long enough to practice the Magic Loop technique. Also, the instruction manual on how to work the magic. Plus other little goodies like the sheep tape measure and the knitting thimble.
Very cute stitch markers in Slytherin colors from Celtic's Concoctions.
A close up of the squishy sock yarn...
And here is a picture of the bag all by itself.
So, this is one package that will be loved for all time. Thank you Agatha!!!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This term is at long last coming to an end. The last quidditch match has been played and owls are flying all over the place bearing packages for eager students. I have had a great amount of fun in the Snake Pit among my fellow Slytherins. Then there was the unexpected meeting with the stupid, charming new boy who is also known as Edward. Girls throughout the castle were easily charmed. It took me a little longer but he was very persistent in trying to get on my good side. The cheesecake helped in that matter. I still think that the little eagle who told him about that was none other than my twin sister Avada. It doesn't help that they are both in Ravenclaw. Anyway, although we did not win the house cup this term, I had a great time anyway and look forward to another term in Slytherin. This is far from my last post this term. I still have to post about the package that is winging its way from Ravenclaw Tower. I am sure that it will be fabulous. Well, I have to go for now. Edward mentioned something about strawberry cheesecake and he knows that I can't resist that.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?
3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?
a. Emmeline Vance
b. Dorcas Meadowes
c. Amelia Susan Bones
d. Bellatrix Regulax
4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?
a. Alice Longbottom
b. Marlene McKinnon
c. Emma Fenwick
d. Dorcas Meadowes
5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
a. Terry Boot and Mandy Brocklehurst
b. Luna Lovegood and Ernie Macmillan
c. Cho Chang and Michael Corner
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil
6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
d. It is transparent
8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
a. Hannah Abott
b. Padma Patil
c. Luna Lovegood
d. Marietta Edgecombe
9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?
10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"
b. "A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions"
c. "Acheivements in Charming"
d. "Moste Potente Potions"
Picture Scavenger Hunt
Monday, July 14, 2008
It has been a great weekend. Nemesis arrived safely with all the goodies for my pal - Abigail Zinerva in Gryffindor Tower. Yeah!!! And I am thrilled to say that she loved the entire package. Plus I have received news that an owl is winging its way to me from Ravenclaw Tower. I am really looking forward to that. Also, I have gotten some work done on the Dream Swatch for the Puffballs KAL. I am knitting mine in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the Black Purl colorway. That name always reminds me of the muggle movie Pirates of the Caribbean. It's a fairly easy knit and I already have the pattern memorized. So it will definitely be done by the end of the week before the next Quidditch match. I am only gonna make it long enough to be a headband as I don't want tails hanging down my back. Well that is it for now. Next Wednesday (July 23rd), the family will be going on holiday to Pueblo, Colorado. More about that later. And I didn't even mention that stupid, charming new boy. Well, now I did. Oh well.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Andromeda found herself staring once more into the face that had girls all over Hogwarts swooning at its very sight. There were those beautiful eyes and that charming, boyish grin.
"Edward, I can't stay here all night. I do have to get some sleep."
"Okay. But first, I want to see one thing."
She looked shocked. "I am not that type of girl. That would be the Lovegood sisters."
Edward laughed. "Not that. Well, not that now." He grinned. "I just wanted to see what you looked like with your hair down."
"Oh." She blushed a deep, crimson red before removing the ponytail holder out of her hair. Her long black hair reached down to her small waist.
"Now, give me one good reason why you don't keep it down. It looks beautiful that way."
"Simple," she replied. "It gets in my face."
"Well, this should help then." He showed her a black velvet headband that had a black velvet bow on it before putting it on her head. "Now, I think you should get back before you get in to too much trouble. Take these with you. They should help with that Prefect of yours." Before they parted ways he gave her one last kiss. "I'll see you tomorrow."
Andromeda grinned before turning around and making a bee line back to the common room as quickly and quietly as she could. She was almost to the entrance to the common room when the sound of footprints made her freeze in her tracks. She quickly casted the Disillusionment Charm on herself just in time before Madame Pomfrey went walking past her muttering something about spattergroit. That was way too close for comfort. Andromeda waited quietly until the school nurse was out of her sight and she made a mad dash to the common room.
What she saw when she entered the common room was not anything she was expecting. There were several goblins looking quite miserable covered with spattergroit and the Slytherin prefect was with them looking like she had been quite busy most the evening.
Not knowing quite what to do, she placed the small bag on a table. "I was just hungry and brought back some of Esme's cookies from the kitchens. But I think I am just tired now so I will just leave these here for you if you want them."
She took one last look at the goblins before wishing Arabella a good night. Trying to look as innocent as she could, she headed toward the stairs that led up to the dorm rooms. I just hope she doesn't notice anything wrong. Stupid, charming new boy keeping me out this late at night and giving me cheesecake. Not to mention...well, that was good too.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
You take the title "mad scientist" to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab.
And you've invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician.
But while you're busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little Beaker!
"Oh, that's very naughty, Beaker! Now you eat these paper clips this minute."
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I can't believe what I did earlier this week. It has only been a few days but it seems like an eternity. What started out innocently enough turned into something else. Nothing bad. In fact it was very, very good. And also completely unexpected. I can't even write it down because I still am trying to wrap my mind around the whole thing. I haven't even told my sister because I don't want it all over Ravenclaw tower. She has never been good at keeping secrets. All I will say is that it has something to do with that stupid, charming new boy. Anyway, I have to put the final touches on my spoilee's package so that Nemesis (the family owl) can deliver it. But for now, on to yet another study session.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Andromeda looked at the note in her hand one last time. I have to talk to you. It's important. Meet me in the Room of Requirement after supper. - Edward. She wondered what could be so important that it couldn't wait until the morning. She looked around one last time before heading to the room.
She walked in the room and looked around. Oh my goddess! She looked up at the ceiling that had taken on the resemblance of a clear night sky with millions of stars and the full moon. There in the center of a meadow was a picnic setup. It was at that time that Edward had glanced up and smiled.
"I am really glad that you came Andromeda." He took her by the hand and gently guided her. "I was wondering if you were going to come or not."
"Well, you did say it was important and I was kinda curious." She glanced over at the picnic setup. Was that cheesecake? She had always loved cheesecake. There was also a bowl of chocolate covered strawberries and a pitcher of pumpkin juice. She gave him a confused look as she sat down on the large blanket.
She looked at the cheesecake and then looked at him. "But, how did you..."
"Know about your fondness for cheesecake? He grinned. "It was quite easy. A little birdie told me."
"A little birdie, eh?" More like a little eagle by the name of Avada.
"Does it really matter how I found out?" As he handed Andi a small plate with a slice of strawberry cheesecake, Edward looked at her hair with a questioning look. "Do you always keep your hair in a ponytail?"
"Usually. Except for bedtime. Don't tell me that was the something important you wanted to talk me to about."
"No. I was just curious. Actually, to be honest. I just wanted to get you away from the rest of the Slytherin girls."
She sighed. "You know, you are very lucky that this is really good cheesecake. Or else I might have had to put you on the Crucio list."
"The Crucio list? Me" He gave her a wide-eyed innocent look. Leaning closer to her, he whispered in her ear. "Would you really do that to me?"
She could feel her heart racing and his warm breathe not only on her ear but on her neck as well. Keep it together, girl. Keep it together. But it was getting harder and harder as he started to plant little soft kisses on her neck. She felt the plate being removed from her hand and she found herself staring into his eyes. And then there was the look, followed by the kiss. And then as far as Andromeda was concerned, this was heaven.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
It has been a wicked, crazy week. I am happy to say that I finally got the hand-knitted item complete for my spoilee pal, Abigail Zinerva of Gryffindor. It was completed on the first of the month. Really, I hope she likes it. But I don't see why she wouldn't. My goal is to have the package ready to go out before the 11th of July. Then I can relax the rest of the term. Well, I will still have to complete my schoolwork. But having the package complete will be one less thing to do and I won't have to stress about it toward the end of term.
Plus, there have been all those study sessions in the library with the stupid, charming new boy who is also known as Edward to his many adoring female fans here at school. Honestly, he really doesn't need any help with his studies as he is very bright. But I am thinking that maybe he wanted to study with someone who wouldn't spend the whole time staring at him dumbstruck.
So, yes, its pretty obvious that I agreed to have study sessions with him. It didn't take him long to find me as he was standing outside the door to the common room first thing in the morning waiting for me to come out for breakfast. Avada thought I was very rude making him wait so long. I told her to mind her own business. He only had to wait a few hours and he didn't seem to mind.
He also told me why he I really didn't want to go flying around late at night. He didn't want me to get in trouble and end up in detention. Plus, it was easier to ask me to have study sessions with both my feet planted firmly on the ground. Not that I wouldn't mind having detention with Professor Cornelius Lufkin. He has that dark and twisty look about him. But I don't go around chasing professors. I leave that up to the Lovegood sisters.
Anyway, that is about it for now. I have to get to the library for the next study session with Edward (stupid, charming new boy). I have never been really good at keeping this diary up but I'll try harder. Not making any promises though.