Friday, September 26, 2008


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?
a. Hestia Jones
b. Elphais Doge
c. Emmeline Vance
d. Dedalus Diggle

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

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
a. Midnight
b. 11 p.m.
c. Noon
d. 11 a.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair
b. A bed
c. A table
d. A wardrobe

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation
b. P – Poor
c. O – Outstanding
d. A – Acceptable

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

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
a. Pimmy
b. Pomony
c. Pommy
d. Pomona

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

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
a. Bertie
b. Damocles
c. Tiberius
d. Savage

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
a. Helana Prince
b. Eileen Prince
c. Lily Prince
d. Elizabeth Prine

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Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Everything you always wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask.

Potter Name: Belladonna Boomslang

Rav ID: Gryffinitter

I am allergic to:

Nuffin. You got nuffin to worry about. We are non smokers, but if you do smoke, I'll just air it out.

Pets that I have:

Currently, none. We are contemplating a goldfish and a service dog, but right now - only the dust bunnies.

My favorite yarn:

On which day? No, make that what Time on which day?

Generally, I like solid color yarns for knitting with. I do some fancy colorwork and I do cables and neither works out as well with hand-dyed yarn - but the very subtle hand-dyes that are really like one color, mottled? Those I would love to try. However, they are expensive - solid is fine.

HAS To be superwash. Because I live with a guy we call Feltdemort. 'nuff said...

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

I am a Gryffindor with a liberal mind on how to interpret "Scarlet and Gold"

My favorite flavor:

You're kidding, right? Chocolate. Dark Chocolate. The kind that could ward off the Emperor of Dementors and his Evil Thugs... Cinnamon is also ok. And Ginger.

My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas

SSSHH - I know this is not very witchly of me, but I have come to despise Halloween. I really like Thanksgiving and I really like Christmas. Either is good. As far as Christmas goes, I have no argument with Santa, but I do believe in Christ, so if something actually included some reference to Jesus I really would not get my knickers in a knot. Santa OK, Jesus OK, my husband is Jewish so if you feel like throwing in a Hannukah card, hey, that's not necessary, but totally ok.

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit)

A sock kit, please.

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length:

My favorite brand of double points are Boye. They are a little hard to find because they are not expensive - and Hershner's have them. I need size zero and size one.

Except that I will soon be getting a package from Megaera of Slytherin for the HSS4, so you might want to ask if she already got them.

I wouldn't mind a set of the Knitpicks Nickel needles in size 2.25 mm (The smaller size ones.)

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?:

One kind I have seen that I am interested in trying are square ones in the new Patternworks catalog, size zero. But they are a little more expensive - just a warning.

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?)

This is my second HSKS swap.

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

Nope - had mine during the last swap.

Other notes:

Between swap partners and knitting pals in general, I am set for quite a while with hand creams, bath oils, and the like.

I promise to appreciate every single minute you spent thinking about, planning, executing and possibly worrying over whatever you make me. I think the questionaire was supposed to ask what we wanted? If I have a choice, I would prefer a bag.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm drowning in Java, I think.

I should not mess with Muggle Machines, I should not mess with Muggle Machines, I should not...I need Dolores's quill to etch it into my hand and my permanent consciousness!

I went to Meez. They said they had detected that I needed to download Java. well, What do they know? So I tried to make a Meez, but nothing stuck - not even the cute little nose that looked almost like mine would if I spent a lot of money having it reshaped. So then I DID download Java, but there were multiple machines having a run-time error and it sounded a little indecent... and I still could not make a Meez.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Bella Buckles up for the ride...

Belladonna Boomslang here, tired of sharing my blogspace with that very nice Muggle.

This is my second year in the Hogwarts kit swap. Time to get a Meez, you think?