Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Savenger Hunt

Quidditch Round 1

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
c. Malfoy attacked Harry when Harry's back was turned

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff?

5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
d. 77

7. Amos Diggory works for?
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Originally uploaded by megdoula
This is one of our newest additions to the family. She was living in a utility shed at my niece's school. We brought her home, named her Bellatrix and she likes to help me knit. She luckily isn't pure evil like her namesake but does have definite naught streak.


Originally uploaded by megdoula
So, we have been living in this house for about 2 1/2 years now. All of the bathrooms have bad wallpaper in them but the one in the master bath I've never minded as much. It always just looked like like a woven basket, natural fibery pattern or something. The other day while in the shower I realized what it was. It's knitting! K2 P1 K2 P1 K2 then cable (I don't know the abbreviation for cabling). How did I not notice this before?! I didn't even start knitting until after we moved here. It must have seeped into my subconscious from the wallpaper and that is why I'm so obsessed!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ravenclaw quiz #2

1. RWIDZTAIR UANONETRMT: Triwizard Tournament

2. NRNAGIHAU RAHNIOTL: Hungarian Horntail

3. AEEMDY ONYOME: Madeye (I think it is supposed to Moody) but according to this is Mooney?

4. ARTI KEESTRE: Rita Skeeter

5. ELSAUAEPBNKS: Unspeakables

6. ULSFENFS: Snuffles

7. NEPSVEIE: Pensieve

8. RMUEIIPS: Imperius

9. TREUEEBTBR: Butterbeer

10. ROFELIBT: Firebolt

Monday, January 14, 2008

malabrigo swap package

malabrigo swap package
Originally uploaded by megdoula
Darcy was my secret pal for this Malabrigo swap and she is awesome. She sent me some beautiful worsted Malabrigo in jewel tones which I love and then filled the package with little things she knew I needed or would like. Size 3 circular needles, a row counter, a tape measure (my kids are always stealing mine) and some great patterns to try. She also included some organic coffee that I can't wait to try and some chocolate covered cashews which are already half gone and a cute fairy magnet. Oh and she included Feb. Knit 'n' Style and highlighted part of an article that talks about the Yarn Harlot being a doula! How sweet was that. Darcy, thank you for putting so much thought into this package. It made my day!

Close up of Arreciffe 115

malabrigo swap 1/08
Originally uploaded by megdoula
She picked this yarn for me because she knew I liked jewel tones. It is really pretty and I think it will look great knitted into the Quant pattern she sent me from knitty. I haven't tried an entrelac pattern before so it should be fun! Thanks again Darcy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Who's your Patronus?

I took a little quiz now that I'm back in Harry Potter swapping mode. It is determine what your patronus would be. It can be found at this link.
Mine is the phoenix and this is what it said:

The Phoenix, the phoenix is a creature that symbolizes prophetic wisdom, death, and rebirth. This Majestic patronus soars onto the field blanketing your foes in fire and causing devastation to all that oppose it. You should be honored to receive this magical creature as your patronus!


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Addicted to Swaps

OK, so I'm not a very faithful blogger. Basically because I doubt there is anyone out there dying to read what I have to say. But I am addicted to swaps and I know that swap partners like to know what is going on with their partner so I here I go. I didn't let myself do any swapping during the holidays, but now I'm back on the swapping wagon (Even though I really shouldn't be doing as many as I am)
So far I'm doing a Marie Antoinette Swap, A Malabrigo Swap (both through ravelry) and I just signed up for round 4 of The Harry Potter sock kit swap. I can't resist Harry Potter and I did sit out a few rounds so I figure it's time. The button looks like I screwed it up again but it links to the page so who cares!