Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Kreacher (PowerPuffed)

The Dursley's House

George Weasley (I think, might be Fred)

Nymphadora Tonks

Triva Quiz

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Letter 2

Dear Granny F,

Sounds like you had a blast in NYC. Say Hi to your fellow red helmetters for me.

School has been uber uber busy. Thank goodness i'm in hufflepuff otherwise I'd be sooooooo lost. I heard that the Gryffindors and Slytherin first years are expected to find their own way around the castle!

So far my favorite class is charms. I can't wait to try some of the stuff I read in Dad's charm's books. Mom was right about Potions, it is all about the prep.

The fat friar is really nice. He let me draw him and said he'd ask the house elves if I can draw them.

Got to get back to work, I have two essays due this week. Have fun in Rhode Island and Newport.

Love Felly.

Monday, February 9, 2009

HUfflepuff Quiz the second

1. Do you knit or crochet?
Knit, though I want to learn to crochet.

1a. How long have you been at your craft? Mmm 3 years or so.

2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? Just started spinning this summer, I use a simple drop spindle.

3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? Lets see beading, photography, painting, multimedia art, some sewing, digital art and some ceramic painting.

4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? Silk, Bamboo, microfiber

5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? Anything itchy or rough.

6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? Not really, I hunt down whichever yarn interests me at the time.

7. What are you currently working on? In the past 24 hrs, I finished the knitting the base of my current abstract, started on the next part, created the body of a felted critter, finished a first attempt of knitting to my own pattern, and am ¾ of the way though a dishcloth. I tend to have a few things going at one time so I can switch depending on my mood.

8. Are there any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? I want to learn to make amigurumi and crochet.

9. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? nope

10. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? Needles and hooks are in a folding needle bag and most of my looms are hanging on the wall.

11. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? LOL yes, mint, mint chocolate, lavender and rose shortbread, Vanilla cake (NOT white cake)

12. Are you having a birthday during this swap? Checks dates. Nope mine is in early June.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hufflepuff Quiz

First homework assignment!

1) When did you first learn to knit - who taught you, how did you learn, what was your first project?

My Mom taught me back when I was a girl scout. I didn’t do it for long. I never really got past the swatch stage. My brother though, went on to make all his hats for when he was competitive cross-country skier.

Years later a friend introduced me to the Knifty Knitter Loom and I was pulled back into knitting. Now I have close to a dozen looms and several different types of needles and crochet hooks. I’m learning to spin with a drop spindle as well. I mainly loom knit as it is easier on my wrists and arms but will try anything fiber wise at least once.

2) What is your favorite knitting project and why? Was it the yarn your chose? Shaping? What drew you to it?

Mmm Tough question. Uh whatever one I’m currently working on? If I have to pick one I would say my Swedish Throw, which can be found in my Ravelry projects. I learned a lot on that one and it lead to me the abstract wall hangings I’m currently working on. I enjoyed using multiple types of yarn to create different textures and colors. It was also my first big project.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

First Day

Dear Granny F,

Well I'm here at "the school" ;p safe and sound. I've been sorted into Hufflepuff! The dorm is just like Mum and Da said it would be.

The train ride was long though, couldn't wait for it to be over. I'll bet it will be better next time when I know more people. I've added a picture Mum took at the station.

Really tired after the long trip, I'll write again.

Love Felly

PS. How is New York?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Facts about Felly (and me)

Favorite Colors : Purple, Teal Blues, Reds and Jewel Tones

Hated colors: anything that could come out of a baby's diaper.

Allergies: Food wise I'm allergic to mushrooms, paprika and MSG.
Fiber wise I'm allergic sheep wool. I can knit and spin with it but I can't wear it at all. I also have Fibromyalgia which (in this case) means all the clothes I wear need to be soft

bit about Felly:

Felly is a second generation witch. Both her parents still have contact with their muggle families though they keep this quiet. They also were Puffs and are happy to see Felly following in their footsteps.

Her name was shortened to Felly as her grandmother Felula is still alive, kicking, purple haired and red hatted. Felly's favorite gift ever is the teal lipstick she got from Granny Felula.

Felly is often caught singing under her breath and sketching in her moleskin.