Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Truly Slytherin Prize...

An owl swooped in yesterday with a fat little package for me. I was so excited when I saw it was from our Prefect, Megeara Black. Inside was the prize I won for the first Slytherin House Quiz. Check it out...

Inside was some beautiful yarn from Sunshine Yarns in the colorway Chinese Fireball Dragon. Oh it SO reminds me of Viktor Krum. I simply can't wait to start knitting it up. Along with that was a set of owl stitch markers from Crazy4Dyeing - SO cute - and a very Slytherin card. I love it all!! I was so excited.

In other news, I did get that detention with Snape. Two of them actually. *le sigh* About they only thing better than playing in the Snake Pit is detention with Snape!

I heard from Allitrya, my pal as well. She's working up some slinky Slytherin socks and had a question or two. I bet she is doing great. Did I mention this is her first pair of sock. I'm so excited to see how they turn out for her. It's a curse though...once you start knitting sock, you just can't stop!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to Class...

So, it was a great weekend! Got to get away from the castle for an extended R&R mission. I was able to visit with some family. Minee was there so there was someone to pick on!

Now...it's back to classes for me. I didn't finish my Potions homework on purpose. I love detention with Snape!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Weekend Pass...

I got a weekend pass to head off the grounds! I have no classes on Monday so I'll be back to the dorm on Monday night. Now...what mischeif can a 2nd year Slytherin get into in just a few days?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Nearly there...

I'm nearly finished with Allitrya's socks. I'm not going to post pics so I don't spoil anything for her, but I can't wait for her to get them. I hope she likes them!! I have plenty of other things to get to fill up her kit and there are 2 other items I plan to make for her as well, aside from her stitch markers. On my last trip to Hogsmeade I started collecting goodies for her package too. I hope she will feel completely spoiled when she gets the whole thing!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

House Quiz #1

Our dear Prefect has posted some homework for us. I've been so busy with Potions that I'm thinking I better get it out of the way now before I fall into my cauldron and I miss doing it!

Sachrissa Tugwood is the expert of making what type of potions? Tugwood is famous for her expertise in brewing beautifying potions. She also discovered the pimple-curing properties of Bubotuber Pus.

Name the ingredients in a Shrinking solution. Ingredients include: Chopped Daisy Roots, Skinned Shrivelfig, Sliced Caterpillar, One Rat Spleen, and a Dash of Leech Juice

What are the some side effects of an Euphoria Elixir and where would you find the brewing instructions for this elixir? Side effects include excessive singing and nose-tweaking. The brewing instructions can be found in Advanced Potion Making.

Name the ingredients to make Polyjuice Potion. The ingredients are: lacewing flies stewed for 21 days, leeches, powdered bicorn horn, knotgrass, fluxweed picked at full moon, shredded boomslang skin, and a bit of who one wants to turn into.

If you needed to think more clearly what potion would you use and what ingredients would you need? Use a wit-sharpening potion to think more clearly. You will need ground scarab beetle, cut up ginger root, and armadillo bile in order to brew it properly.

What is murlap essence and it's use? Murlap Essence is a solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles. It is most useful in healing cuts and other wounds.

Deflating Draught is an antidote for what? Deflating Draught is an antidote to Swelling Solution.

Who invented the Wolfbane Potion? Damocles Belby invented the Wolfbane Potion.

What is aconite and what other names does it go by? Aconite is an extremely poisonous plant which is also known as Wolfbane or Monkshood.

Picture Hunt

Sunday, August 10, 2008

And Away We Go...

What a great week! I got my partner and have had some great communication with her already. Her name is Allitrya, she's a Gryffindor in her first year, and she is very nice. I've been enjoying getting to know her. As I settle into classes this term, I've decided to do a little extra Potions work on the side, and have put some bamboo sock yarn into the cauldron for Allitrya's socks.

I love the way it came out. It's self-striping and has a great sheen to it. I could hardly wait to knit it up so I started right away!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Oooooooo.....The fun things you!

Set off to Hogsmeade today and found some cute little items for my pal's package. How FUN!