Mantacora's Knitting

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Week 8 work

1. SPARSE VENUES Severus Snape
2. GO UNLOAD LOVE Luna Lovegood
3. A MOTH SEDAN Dean Thomas
4. FLUSH CIGAR Argus Filch
5. SLICK AIRBUS Sirius Black
6. DUMB ANALOG Ludo Bagman
7. A DRY MOO-CALF Draco Malfoy
8. UNSNAP THE SKI Stan Shunpike
9. PIT-A-PAT RIVAL Pavati Patil
10. AN OLD JEER Lee Jordan

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Let's try that again


I hate homework.....but oddly enough, they had the homework here readily at hand if we could open our eyes and see what was in front of us:

All the Horcruxes:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

HOMEWORK!!!! Week 4 - that is *SO* unfair!

OK, pop quiz:
1. Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward? Because Remus wants to abandon his child, For leaving Tonks alone while she was preganant.
2. Who is R.A.B.? Sirius Black’s brother, Regulus Arcturus Black, Sirius's younger brother
3. According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows? 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? Because Lovegood wears Grindelwald’s mark, Over a necklace that Lovegood was wearing. Krum thought it was Gellert Grindlewald's mark
7. Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand? To defeat Harry in a duel
8. Where did Dumbledore’s family live? Godric’s Hollow
9. Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard? Dumbledore
10. What item does Harry steal from Gringotts? The Hufflepuff Cup
11. Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore? From Bathilda Bagshot, From Bathilda Bagshot after she gave her Veritaserum.
12. What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry? The Resurrection Stone
13. Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator? To lead him back to Harry
14. Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard? She was raised by Muggles
15. What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret? Helping Gellert Grindelwald
16. Whose mail did Snape open? Harry’s Aunt Petunia’s
17. What form does Snape’s Patronus take? Silver doe
18. Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes? It is impregnated with basilisk venom
19. What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods? Blood traitor
20. How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic? Through toilets
21. Who made Harry’s wand? Ollivander

Well, like duh……I mean really, he got older right? And changed and stuff.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dueling round 1

Whoo Hooo! First one to post a finished knit hat for the Duel! It should be perfect for a friend who is always asking for a hat from me!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week Three Assignment

1. Pumpkin - Carving
2. Owl - Athena
3. Leaf - Fall
4. Weasley - Red Hair
5. Quaffle - Bat
6. Hallow - Sleepy
7. Mad - As a hatter
8. Dragon - Midrealm
9. Crystal - Malberry Tree (don't ask)
10. Trees - Fall
11. Hermione - Books
12. Hogwarts - School
13. Burrow - Neighborhood
14. Dobby - Snarky
15. Horcrux - Bad Magic
16. Ministry - Rules
17. Magic - Science
18. Sirius - Black
19. Apple - Juice
20. Juice - Orange
21. Candle - Beeswax
22. Ghost - Gobblins
23. Snake - Parslemouth
24. Wand - Tool
25. Invisibility - Cloak
26. Tent - Camping
27. Spell - Charm
28. Umbridge - Pink
29. Dursely - England
30. Prophet - All the news that's fit to print.

Oh dear.....The Ministry of Magic

Oh, Dear, the Ministry of Magic apperated four, yes four children to our door and said they could not find their parents.....please take care of them.....what do you do with four muggle children? Way, Way younger than I ever said I'd take care of......???

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This book is killing me!

OK, I *SO* can't wait to get this thing published......because I'm using so many before and after pictures, people keep shrinking on me before I can get the book up. I suppose that is good because it is showing how successful the weight loss is....but man, hard to keep up. It is in editing now.....just need to add a few more things and we are ready for the publishing part!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What won't I leave home without?

OK, so I travel alot, and there are of course the obvious things I won't leave home without, like clothes and a toothbrush I think the question was asking about the 'other' stuff......things I won't leave home without include:

1) a knitting project or three......because, well......hello! How can you not have something to work on.

2) My kindle....I must have 40-50 books on there at any time. It has a three week battery when reading and I can hop from one type of book to another anytime, and can even send myself knitting patters to refrence on there. On top of that, the text to speach feature lets the thing read a book to me while I about multi-tasking!

3) Phone....ugh, also known as an electronic leash......If I don't stay connected, or at least have the illusion of being able to be reached in an emergency, I honestly can't relax.

4) A laptop/netbook and a way to connect. so much of my life is online at this point I've found ways to watch movies, read, write, and otherwise keep my mind and fingers occupied just about anywhere. In there I almost always have games and logic puzzles.

5) Some way to exercise. Sometimes it is as simple as a pair of shoes, sometimes a p90x DVD. no matter what, I almost always need to take some form of ability to exercise with me.

Now if you read the above, you will find one underlying theam - things that keep the mind occupied. It is a constant struggle with me to keep enough going on to keep all parts of my brain entertained at the same time, but it makes the world more fun.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weeks Assignment

OK, so I updated all my bonifides on the blog, and then went looking around the houses.....I tried to fill my list with folks from the same family, but had to go outside to find a new member and the largest stash. We have some very talented people out there. I also found how to organize friends in Ravelry and organized the whole swap into groups and another for the swap (ok, not quite done with that yet, but I'm getting there). Lots of fun learning and sending notes to people.

1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).
*****Poppy Pluot – Knit (ok, scrapbooks too, and jewelry making)
2. Someone who was born in the same month as you.
*****Bella Shacklebolt - June
3. Someone from a different country.
*****Wisteria Lovegood
4. A new HSKS Family member.
*****Nicky Lovely
5. Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps.
*****Cassandra Goode - 6
6. Someone who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!
*****Rowena Bladvak – 166 items
7. Someone who both knits and crochets.
*****Emma Diggory
8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you.
*****Celestine Pettigrew - Red
9. Someone who has the same favorite season/holiday as you.
*****Meladiastar Starseeker - Haloween
10. Someone who has the same favorite fiber as you.
*****Delantrophy Griey – Malabrigo!

Just ported back in the country

OK, just came back, and already I'm behind in my work! Sheeeesh! I'll have to catch up on the homework today, and I could really use a time turner!!!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weight Loss Magic is on the Way!

Book is almost done!

I found a weight loss program that works almost as if it were magic, no exercise, no hunger, good food, no long term anything to do after the loss.....and it never comes back.....I've coached 50 people into losing over 2,000 pounds since March and we decided to write up the how to process. How could I not share something that is this fantastic, that works the way it is suppose to.....I'm so excited to be nearly done! Talk about Magic!

I've been claimed by a house!

Whoo Hooo, term starts tommorow and I've been claimed by a house - Harry's Horcrux Hunters! Great because I love the colors! Unfortunately, I'm traveling for the next two days, so getting to the family gathering is likely to be difficult at first, but I'll get there, never fear!

I'm working on a mystery sock for Sock Knitter's Anonymous, and I must say, while it is is probably one of the most difficult one's I've ever done......Woof! Can't wait to finish it.....and finish another xmas present sock, and then write up the 'winter' pattern, and then the Bobbie sock pattern.....and.....oh dear, I need to schedule stuff better. It will all work, I have faith. I may need to go talk to Harminie about that time turner.........

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Term!

Just registered for the new term.....Can't wait to see if I got in!