Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blah. Just blah.

I have had the wonderful luck of coming down with a Muggle disease called shingles. It hurts and itches and it's driving me crazy. Madam Pomfrey said that since it isn't a magical malady, none of her cures will work, so I just have to wait it out. Luckily I was already planning to have next week off work, to paint and set up my weaving studio. Hopefully if I pace myself, I'll be able to finish, or come close, and still feel enough better to go back to work. On the plus side, if I have to spend a lot of time resting, that means a lot of knitting time.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Rhinebeck was awesome fun, but was a bit of a bust for yarn for Lizzie's kit. So I'll default to plan B, ordering it online. But I have found something so seriously awesome for Lizzie's kit, and I found it by accident. I will post it on the family blog, though :-) Ok, shortie post this week, because I worked crazy hours this week, and spent today visiting with cousins.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Week 5, matching

Instructions: Please match up the wand (wood and core have been listed) with its owner. Each wand/ name of owner will be used once. Please use the web, books, each other for answers. Post answers to your blog for this week’s activity.

1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring: i) Hermione Granger
2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring: k) Belatrix Lestrange, then Hermione who got it when Dobby rescued her and the others from Malfoy Manor
3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair m) Draco Malfoy
4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring d) Viktor Krum
5. Ash and Unicorn hair g) Cedric Diggory . Also, a) Ron Weasley’s first wand, which was a hand-me-down from his brother Charlie
6. Rosewood and Veela Hair l) Fleur Delacour
7. Elder and Thestral Hair b) Albus Dumbledor, then Tom Riddle
8. Mahogany and an unknown core j) James Potter
9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring e) Lucius Malfoy
10. Cherry and Unicorn hair c) Mary Cattermole
11. Yew and Phoenix Feather h) Tom Riddle
12. Holly and Phoenix Feather f) Harry Potter
13. Willow and Unicorn Hair a) Ron Weasley’s second wand

This one wasn't in the original list, but since it was used by 2 of the major characters, I thought I'd add it in :-) Chestnut and Dragon Heartstring: Peter Pettigrew, until Ron took it from him at Malfoy Manor.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Week 4 homework questions

1. Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward? For leaving Tonks alone while she was pregnant.
2. Who is R.A.B.? Regulus Arcturus Black, Sirius’s brother
3. According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows? The Master of Death
4. What is Ariana Dumbledore rumored to be? A squib
5. What is written on Harry’s parents’ gravestone? “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
6. Why does Krum want to fight Xenophilius Lovegood? Xenophilius was wearing the mark of the Deathly Hallows, recognized by Victor as the mark of Grindelwald, who had killed Krum’s grandfather.
7. Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand? He thinks it would make him undefeatable.
8. Where did Dumbledore’s family live? Godric’s Hollow
9. Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard? Aberforth Dumbledore
10. What item does Harry steal from Gringotts? Helga Hufflepuff’s cup
11. Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore? She gives veritaserum to Bathilda Bagshot.
12. What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry? The Resurrection Stone
13. Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator? It would guide Ron back to Harry and Hermione.
14. Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard? She grew up in a Muggle home, and it was a kids book in wizarding homes.
15. What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret? His relationship with Grindelwald
16. Whose mail did Snape open? Petunia Evans Dursley, Lily’s sister.
17. What form does Snape’s Patronus take? A doe
18. Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes? It’s goblin-made
19. What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods? Blood traitors
20. How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic? Using polyjuice potion to create disguises, they enter through the phone booth visitor’s entrance.
21. Who made Harry’s wand? Mr. Ollivander

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Week 3 - Word association

Slightly late, but here it is:

1. Pumpkin – juice
2. Owl - post
3. Leaf -fall
4. Weasley - Ron
5. Quaffle - ball
6. Hallow - Deathly
7. Mad - eye
8. Dragon - breath
9. Crystal - ball
10. Trees – Ents (Sorry, wrong books.)
11. Hermione - granger
12. Hogwarts -school
13. Burrow -Weasleys
14. Dobby –house elf
15. Horcrux – Harry
16. Ministry – of Magic
17. Magic - wand
18. Sirius -godfather
19. Apple -pie
20. Juice -orange
21. Candle -light
22. Ghost -white
23. Snake -Nagini
24. Wand -magic
25. Invisibility -cloak
26. Tent - camping
27. Spell -book
28. Umbridge -meanie
29. Dursley -cousin
30. Prophet -daily