Monday, September 29, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz #2

1 Which is your favorite book in the series (and why)?
I love them all of course, but if I had to choose one I would say "Prisoner of Azkaban" because I loved how the timelines overlapped. I just thought it was neat.

2 If you were taking Owls, which class would you get an E in? Would you get any Ts?
I would get an E in charms..... and probably a T in History of Magic. (I tend to tune out really boring teachers)

3 Who is your favorite character (or characters) in the Harry Potter series?
Sirius Black is probably my favorite. I also have a soft spot for Hagrig and Molly Weasley.

4 If you had to pick 1 character for a roomate, who would you pick and why? Who'd be your least-favorite to have as a roomate?
Hermione would be great because she would make me do my homework (sometimes I need a kick in the pants!).... I think Ron would be really messy.

5 Hufflepuffs are a hardworking bunch, but also a bit mischevious. Which Hogwarts professor would you most like to prank, and how would you do it?
I think I would like to prank Snape but I would be way too afraid of getting caught.
It would be funny to put a spell on all the crystal balls in Professor Trelawney's class to predict wonderful things (since she's all about the doom and gloom)

6 Favorite DADA professor? (from the books, Lucius does NOT count :)
Definately Professor Lupin.

7 Favorite magical creatures? (Also, if for example you like a certain creature in general, but not how they are represented in the HP canon, feel free to elaborate :)
Unicorns are really cool.... I think garden gnomes are fun too.

8 What is your favorite food in the HP universe? Which food or foods would you like to try in real life? Do you have any recipes to share with us ;)?
I've only tried Bertie Botts Beans (some are delicious, some make you think you're going to die) but I would probably really like chocolate frogs.

9 Broom, floo powder, portkey, or magic carpet?

10 Since we're Hufflepuffs... Yellow or Black?
Yellow! So sunny and happy. :-)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quidditch - Round 1

1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?
c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Slughorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An Armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
b. Eileen Prince




Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Picture Day

Yes, I missed picture day.
I put on my best robes and headed down to the Great Hall to get my photo taken, but on the way I dipped my hand into a candy dish that was in the corridor. Well, I'm guessing somebody slipped a puking pastille in there, because I spent the entire day in the third floor bathroom.

I heard the photographer is coming back tomorrow for re-takes, so I'll get a photo up soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz

1. Do you knit and/or crochet?

Yes, and sort of yes

2. How long have you been at your craft?

I've been knitting for about four years and I learned how to crochet about 6 months ago (I made a teddy bear)

3. Do you spin? If yes do you use drop spindle or wheel.

Yes I'm also a spinner... I use a wheel but I've been wanting to try out a drop spindle.

4. What is your favorite color?

It changes fairly often, but right now I'm partial blue.

5. Do you have any other hobbies?

I like to draw.
I'm starting to experiment with photography (I just got an awesome new camera for my birthday!)

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?

Hmmmm.... I'm still learning about what I like. I mostly knit with cheap acrylic as I was learning, but I'm starting to try nicer fibers. Not sure yet what my favorites will be.

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?

I'm not a fan of novelty yarns with "bits" hanging off them.

8. Are there any yarns that you’ve been eyeing and wanting to try?

Everything? ;-)

9. What are you currently working on?

Trying to finish my Invisibility Shawl.... then a sweater for my house elf.
Oh, and I always have a pair of socks on the go.

10. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Pictures are welcome.)

A men's cabled aran sweater (but I don't have pictures yet)
I also really like the little Weasley Sweater I made.

11. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?

I'm not afraid to try new techniques so I've tried a bit of everything. (cables, colourwork, felting, lace, etc) I've never tried intarsia.

12. What is you favorite type of book or movie?

I like pretty much all books and movies. I'm on a science fiction/fantasy kick right now.

13. Who is your favorite person at Hogwarts?

Headmistress Wartbobble of course! (okay, is that sucking up a bit too much?)

Hagrid is also cool.

14. Favorite class and/or subject at Hogwarts?

I really like Charms and Transfiguration.

15. How many family members do you have?

My immediate family consists of myself, my husband, and our daughter.

I'm also really close to my Mom and Dad (and brother and sister)

16. What is your favorite Fall activity?

Taking my house elf to the park. Her happiness is contageous!

17. How many projects do you have on your needles/hook?

Do I have to answer this question? (at least 5)

18. What is your favorite type of footwear?

Running shoes? (I don't really own much else)

19. What is your favorite beverage of choice?

Rootbeer! Mmmmmmmm.

20. What is your favorite part of Half-blood Prince?

When Ron eats the love potion! Hahahahaha!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Potter Name: Cassandra Grubbly-Plank

Rav ID: kristo

I am allergic to: Watermelon flavoured candy. It makes me sweat under my eyes.... yes, I know that's weird.

Pets that I have: No pets. But I have a house elf! (18 months)

My favorite yarn: I'm not sure... I'm still learning about what I like.

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? n/a

My favorite flavor: Grape! mmmmm, yummy. (I also like apple and berry flavours, not a huge fan of citrus, but orange is okay....generally, I just really like candy!)

My favorite holiday: Christmas!!!

I would like to receive a: Sock Kit

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I really like Knit Picks circulars because of the nice flexible cord. Size 2-2.5mm

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: I don't know much about other brands, but I like trying new things.

I've participated in HSKS: This is my third year.

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? Nope.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Post link to sidebar.... check!

Well, whadya know? I actually completed my first homework assignment before it was even handed out! That's gotta be a first! (for me anyway)
I had one heck of a time with it though.... This is my third year at Hogwarts and I've struggled with that sidebar link every year. Don't ask me how I eventually got it to work, because I seriously have no idea. Muggle Technologies Class was not my best subject last year. I wish I could just cast a charm or something, I'm actually okay at that.......
Whoops!!! Maybe not such a good idea!

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Term, New House

I just received my supply list for my 3rd year at Hogwarts. I'm making a trip to Diagon Alley this weekend to get all my stuff. I'm so excited!!!
Not only do I need to purchase the new textbooks for this year, but I also need to pick up a new set of robes. My old robes from last year still fit okay, but they're Gryffindor robes. Yes, that's right, I decided to accept an "Inter-House Scholarship" this year and have transfered over to Hufflepuff! The students who transferred houses last year seemed to have so much fun and met so many new friends.... I really hope it'll be like that for me too.
When I was originally sorted in my first year, the sorting hat said that I was a true Gryffindor but that I would fit in and be welcome in Hufflepuff as well. So, that's where I decided to go this year. Yay Hufflepuff!!!