Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Loony about my kit!

Yesterday's, Athena the Owl brought a fascinating box:

Do you think there's anything for dogs inside?

Could there be something for me? It's my package from Perenelle!

She based my package on Luna Lovegood, so she sent this beautiful Ravenclaw bag. I often think I'm more Ravenclaw than Hufflepuff, and I'm a little surprised the Sorting Hat has never moved me. So now I can acknowledge my Ravenclaw side, and maybe using this bag will make me smarter.

The rest of the package was great - I'm sure Luna would love it, and the VeryBadDogs loved part of it. she sent a teleidoscope, to help see the world through Luna's eyes. There's a pattern for Luna socks, some Sunshine yarn (infested with Nargles, I fear, but still lovely), and some short needles, which I'm eager to try. She sent two other bags - a strawberry shaped one for collecting gurdyroots, and a cute yellow one to go with Luna's dress robes. She also sent a dishtowel from her Muggle home, and some treats for my Fantastic Beasts. There's tea, and a pretty tin, and a special issue of the Quibbler - such a great package!

Thank you, Perenelle! And the dogs say thank you, too!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Almost Over

Wow, it's hard to believe the term is almost over.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, so I haven't had much time to get things done. But Tuesday was my birthday, and that was great! We had cake at my knitting night, and my husband got me a fabulous present - a Spinning Wheel! It needs a little help to get it up and running, but pretty soon I'll be spinning like magic.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tempus Fugit

It's not a spell, just a statement. This term seems to have flown by!

I seem to be way behind in my work, but I'm sure I'll catch up. This week I taught several friends to knit, so now I have some encouragement.

The good part is that it looks like summer is finally here - lots of time to sit outside and knit. Lots of distractions, too - I have rhubarb-apple crumble in the oven right now. Summer is a tasty season!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Quidditch recap

Quidditch last week was a disappointment. A lot of fun, but a disappointment. We lost to the Slytherins, 50-180. I scored two goals, and was seconds away from a third when one of the Slytherins found the Snitch.

I still have the goal-scoring balls, and the spare. I'm not sure what to do with them, but they've been fun to play with. They're stuffed with scraps from the big Transfiguration project I've been working on, which I need to write about sometime.

It was a nice evening for a game. As luck would have it, I had a last-minute work assignment (I secretly investigate Muggle businesses to make sure they're doing everything right), so I had a quick dinner and then settled down outside to knit. It was a beautiful night, and the sunlight held out through the entire match - although I might have started to worry if it hadn't ended when it did. The VeryBadDogs were by my side, acting as mascots.Our captain was great, and really kept everyone together in the game. We were short a Beater so my friend from the fall Quidditch league, Gryphon the Great, came over to help us out. It was great to get to play with him, and he was an amazing Beater!

I don't know if I'll get to play in the next match or not, but I hope we win this time!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Hufflepuff's second Quidditch match is coming up this weekend, and I'm playing Chaser for the very first time! I'm so nervous. I've been trying to rest and get ready for the match, and tomorrow I'll check all my equipment to make sure it's in order. I really hope I manage to score some goals for the team.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Something Funny

Apparently this is the week for jokes in our common room - even our Head Girl is encouraging us to come up with something funny. I've been sick all week, so I'm not nearly as good at funny as I might normally be. But here's the best I have:
How big is my Wingspan? As big as an Owl, apparently, but not as big as a goose. I'm glad I have a broom, and don't have to depend on my arms to fly!

Or how about this? Which witch is best to have around when you're hungry? A SAND-wich!

Saturday, May 8, 2010