Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hogwarts trivia

Ron and Hermione in the Order of the Phoenix

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Finally Finished

I bet you thought I would never finish those anklets. If you didn't think like that I did. Here they are. I managed to mess up my knee so I have been leaving the garden early and sitting down as a result I finally got these done. The yarn is from my wonderful secret pal. It is so soft and wooly. I have to block them and put them away for those crisp fall days. I will be slow at knitting and crafting in general until the garden is up and going but I will be posting as I get things finished. Meanwhile I hope I don't bore you with garden pictures. That is my spring priority.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A special Iris

I put this in and last year when it was just ready to bloom I broke it off dragging the hose. Needless to say I have gone to a sprinkler system. I love the color and wanted to show it off.

Monday, May 21, 2007

My terrific Ravenclaw partner

I am so excited about this wonderful package from Paula. Look, just look at the tiny little socks on the bag. This will be my bag to take the socks I am knitting to work from here on out! It's wonderful. Not only that but she hand dyed the yarn just for me and the color is perfect. I am the book fan. Dare I admit that I have never managed to sit through one of the movies without falling asleep. My kids would understand. They have the movies and I have tried more than once but I guess I am a reader and not a watcher. Anyway, perfect, yes, perfect color in the stitch markers and I certainly never expected birch needles. Add a pattern that I am anxious to try and chocolate to quiet the ranging beast. I could not have asked for better. Thank-you Thank-you. ( I had to put in a picture of the bag full and then with contents. It is just so great!

Hogwarts trivia for quidditch round 2

. Who is the Fat Lady's friend?-
When the Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black and fled her portrait, who took over for her as guard of Gryffindor Tower?
sir Cadogan
3. Usually when Harry is in Dumbledore's office, what are the portraits of previous headmasters doing?-
4. Which one of the Triwizard champions did not go to the World Cup?-
Fleur Delacour
5. Who did Harry give his Triwizard winnings to?-
Fred and George Weasley
6.The next two are anagrams. Rearrange the letters to get the correct words.
Minerva Mcgonagal
7. Oliver Wood
8. What author's name appears on the book "Quidditch Through the Ages"?- - Kennilworthy Whisp
9. What does the Keeper do in a game of Quidditch?- Keeps the brooms in good working order-
Guards the goal
10. In the Goblet of Fire why did the Mad Eye Moody imposter put Harry's name in the goblet?
He wanted Harry to win the tournament
Picture Scavenger Hunt sorry but I can't get the pictures to upload and don't know how to make the links so I am in for the trivia only.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

What a haul!

Oh I am to be envied. My secret pal sent me another great package. Homemade jam, some of her favorite coffee, enough yarn to make a wonderful summer top, great pasta, a wonderful book and a fabulous vase for my flowers. I got so excited that I ran and got the camera to take a picture and promptly lost it, not the picture, the camera. As I told my Pal, I can be a fruitcake at times. Anyway, the camera was in the broom closet and I am back in business. I can't tank you enough pal and only hope you have a partner who is as good to you as you are to me. Thank-you Thank-you Oh...Oh, Just look at the spectacular color of that yarn.

Hogwarts Swap Package.

My swap partner is in college and so had to take a description from her mother as to the contents. hopefully, this picture will help. Have fun knitting. The grey heather is my way of sending silver in natural yarn.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hogwarts package is in the mail and One more picture

My weekly hogwarts posting and one more sign of Spring

tiny lilacs that will rebloom if I take the time to prune off the blossoms. My package went out a few days ago so hope my swap partner likes it.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Garden time

We finally had some nice weather yesterday and I managed to clean out the pond and get in fresh water. No knitting but that does take back stage while I am getting the gardens ready for the summer. I miss having lots of land and it is always a challenge to me to get in everything that I want to plant. I hope to get my package finished for my hogwarts swap partner this week but don't want to put a picture in so my pal will be surprised when she gets it. I still have to do a couple of things including making stitch markers so will see how it goes and let you know. Meanwhile the picture tells you what has been occupying my time. As you can see, I have lots to dig out behind the pond. Oh well, it will all get done eventually. Lucky me has a friend coming to take raspberry bushes. I hate to throw them out and they can really take things over if you have a small area.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Quidditch Trivia Answers and still no second anklet

I am still working on the second sock and the garden but meanwhile I have to get my Hogwarts Swap answers down. Here are what I think.

1. Who isn't or hasn't been a Quidditch captain? This is a bad question. Cho is a captain in the newest book. Otherwise, it's Cho.Cedric DiggoryCho ChangOliver WoodMarcus Flint

2. Who are the Gryffindor chasers? (books 1-5) Alicia, Angelina and Katie
Hermione, Dean and SeamusAlicia, Angelina and KatieFred, George and OliverParvati, Colin and Neville

3. Who are the Slytherin beaters? (books 1-4) Derrick and Bole are the beaters in the first books. Later it is Crabbe and Goyle.
Crabbe and GoyleFlint and MontagueDerrik and BolePucey and Warrington

4. What type of broom isn't made anymore? Silver Arrow
FireboltSilver ArrowNimbusComet

5. The Slytherin team all ride the same broom, what is it? Nimbus 2001
Cleansweep SevenNimbus 2000Comet 260Nimbus 2001

6. Which of these is not a Quidditch team? Tudshull Tornados (It's supposed to be Tutshill Tornados)
Pride of PortreeAppleby ArrowsTudshill TornadosCaerphilly Catapults

7. Who is Head of Hufflepuff House? Professor Sprout
Professor BinnsProfessor FlitwickProfessor SproutProfessor Sinistra

8. Which Hufflepuff student is reported to have been one of the only peple to have ever given Hufflepuff success? Cedric Diggory
Justin Finch - FletchleyCho ChangCedric DiggoryLily Evans

9. In Book 1 who was the first Hufflepuff student to be sorted? Hannah Abbot
Hannah AbbottTerry BootSusan BonesLisa Arygle
10. What is the emblem of Hufflepuff House? Badger