Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz

House Quiz

What potion has the strange side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking?
Elixir to Induce Euphoria

What ingredient can be used to counteract the effect of the above side effects?

How much can you get for Acromantula venom?
100 galleons/pint

What is the most powerful love potion in the world?

What antidote does Harry use to help Ron when he is poisoned by Madam Rosmerta's finest mead?

How does Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes' Owl Order Service get their potions past the security at Hogwarts to their customers?
places them in perfume bottles and other harmless items

What did Draco Malfoy make in Potions class when Professor Slughorn assigned them to make something amusing?
hiccoughing elixir

What spells will not work in an area affected by Instant Darkness Powder?
Any light type of spell

What are the ingredients for the Draught of Living Death?
Wormwood, Valerian Roots, Sophorous Bean, asphodel

How much will unicorn tail hair fetch?
10 galleons/hair

Extra Credit
Answering the following questions are extra credit and will earn you an additional ticket in the drawing for the prize.

Do you prefer to knit or crochet? Knitting, but when I want something quick I crochet

What is your favorite weight yarn to knit/crochet with? sock or worsted

What fiber contents do you most like to knit/crochet with? What fiber contents do you dislike knitting/crocheting with? Wool. I hate cotton

How many complete pair of socks have you knit/crochet? 30 to 40 I haven't kept count

What is your favorite item to knit/crochet? Duh, socks

What is your favorite treat? cheesecake

Do you drink coffee, tea, or both? Just tea

Do you have an online wish list? If so, where? No

How many Ravelry groups are you in? seven

Is there any special item you have been really wanting, but can't find in your local area? no

Friday, September 26, 2008

The 10th year

Hi everyone. My husband, Kevin and I have been married now 10 years. A decade. For our anniversary we decided to do abosolutely, positively nothing. We felt that we made it to the decade mark and damn it we need a day to do nothing. We didn't want to dress up or go out. We stayed home and just enjoyed spending the day together in each other's company. It was a good day.
Today is National Steenland Holiday.
So Happy Steenland to everyone.

The socks

Death came in an innocent enough package.

But she sent me poisoned socks resulting in my demise with warm cozy feet.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quidditch Round one

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?
c. Emmeline Vance

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

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation

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

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
d. Pomona

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

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
b. Eileen Prince

Post pictures to your blogs or link to the pictures from your blog post.




Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

From beyond the grave

Yes I'm writing from beyond the grave. Since I was killed in a tragic sock making spell thanks to Minerva Woods. She is the fastest sock maker in the east. The picture doesn't really show the colors to best effect. I used 2 strands of Heart & Sole colorway spring stripe. The pattern used is Campfire Socks. They are a quick and easy knit. The pattern was easily remembered. Check out the socks Minerva made for me over at her blog Yogaknot.

I'm Dead

I lost to my dueling partner, Minerva Wood. What I lost I gained a pair of socks that I did not have to knit for myself. Bonus!! Here's a picture of the socks I have made for her. Or just the one sock. The other is still on the needles. I'm halfway on the foot, but I have ran out of yarn.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Picture Day

It's picture day. I always hated picture day. I somehow always messed up my clothes or hair playing. I'm working on my dueling sock. The sock is helping me bust my stash. (So more yarn purchases) I hope to finish both socks by Wednesday

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another damn hobby to feed.

So today while out getting my HSKS spoilee part of her package. I decided I was going to pick up some beads while I wa s there. No one should really let me go to Joann's or Micheal's without adequate supervision. And I do mean extreme supervision like having to go through 3 people reviewing my purchase choices. So this is what resulted from only having Husband supervision who will say yes to anything just to get out of the store.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Questions, Questions

Potter Name: Molly Crookshanks

Rav ID: danniellesteen30

I am allergic to: nothing

Pets that I have: Three cats nermal 8, catdog 7, and avian 2

My favorite yarn: any sock yarn that is not cotton

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? I prefer the book colors just because I love the books.

My favorite flavor: tamarind

My favorite holiday: None

I would like to receive a: Sock kit, Sock kit

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: Anything but bamboo. I knit socks on two circulars

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?:No, not really

I've participated in HSKS: no, this my first swap of anykind

Do you have a birthday during this swap? No

Well I got my email about my spoiler and spoiler. So I need to get my stuff together.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ravenclaw's newest resident

We have a new house elf so everyone knows we should be kind to her so we don't have S.P.E.W. on our butts. I like the name Reena is means peaceful. And you know we will need that with all of our studies going on.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


You ever had that project no matter what you can't get anywhere. I have been working on a blanket for a coworker's upcoming baby. I had finished one for Judith, but the one for Joy...I just couldn't complete it. So taking inspiration from SmileyNetta I have made baby toys.
I have also finished two crochet bookmarks, and I am still working on Kevin's socks .

Great news my fellow Ravenclaw HSKS's we made 100% on getting our logo up. That's why we are Ravenclaws. "wit beyond measure..."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Books to Read

Let’s see how many you have read from this list.
This is what you do:
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own Blog

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

Believe me I have read many more.

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Monday, September 8, 2008


I'm in Ravenclaw. I joined the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. This is my first swap.

I have a blog that I have been using since December at Yahoo 360, but it's just not cutting mustard so I switching over.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

More of Kevin's socks

I'm moving here from yahoo 360. I finished one of Kevin's on your toes socks. Pattern from Ann Budd. I'm working on the next pair of socks for Kevin. These are toe down, two at a time. No more SSS. I also completed two pair of earrings and bracelet. All crochet