Mad mad stories!  

Posted by Heather Schott in , , , ,

Wow! Reading through all the Mad Libs stories has made my stomach ache from laughing so hard! Rather than point out one or two, we've given some highlights and links to all of them! If I've missed yours, please let me know ASAP!! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the hilarity!
(And by the way, this may have been Ravenclaw homework, but you'll see that other houses participated in and added to, the often unexpected, but seriously amusing accounts!!)
Who can forget Fleur Sweeting's tale of Rowena serenading the stitch markers?! Rowena Bladvak however tells the tale differently! Maybe it was the extra cheese on Fleur's hot fudge sundae that caused her to run towards the stitch markers herself!?
Madame Hooch had a run in with a cream-filled hot dog... I saw it myself with my own two eyes! Eeewww, that sounds rather gross to me. At least Patonga Pinkstone and Waverly Trimble enjoyed hot fudge sundaes and stormy socks!!
Emma Gorodok's Diagon Alley adventure with Hermione brought an unexpected new fact out about Slytherin's Head of House, Professor Snape and a certain type of clothing he chooses to wear in his off hours. Megaera Black also witnessed Snape’s unusual clothing choices and is still trying to figure out how Lizzie Wychwood (who has her own wee ones at home) managed to get bitten by a baby with a bean burrito!!
Do you know that Centy B. really really likes Curry flavored ice cream?!! She must really really really love it have walked so far for it! Unusual ice cream tastes must be common in Gryffindor. Penelope of Flitwick likes mustard on her hot fudge sundaes... and toaster cozy patterns too. At least, that's according to Prendolyn the Weirds' tale!
Fresh gossip about the DADA and his drinking habits! I can understand why Professor Solum likes firewhiskey floats after reading Olive Bumblebirch's tale! But did you also know Helena Lovegoods spied Professor Hot Pants (for that is what Fervens Solum means) having a Baybreeze float as well... something about a fat turkey and Solum's underwear I hear...
Rare flora and fauna seem to be in abundance at Gringott's! Casandara Crimsonchin found out about Thalia Tinkywych's rare purple hydrangea bush... and Andromache Tonks solves the Victoria Pettigrew mystery of the adequate kitten... adequate at what I wonder?? Fiera Firenze had fun at the giraffe store and heard about Quinn's frozen custard hit while protecting Antonio's crunchy candy at Gringotts as well... and, I mean really!?! What is it with mother goblins and their food choices for their offspring?! Amethyst Aurag heard all about Buttercup Goblinshimmer Dumbledore's run in with a baby goblin and Pinot Grigio?! So that's how they keep them calm!!
Wisteria Lovegood and Megaera Black (who... ssshh... wears a chastity belt but don't tell her I told you!) had a near collision with a sparkling oyster! They survived, but poor Hexy Elfshimmer had a run in with a tuna-noodle casserole and was photographed with ruined robes. Hexy should have went with Hermione and Olive instead! Hermione's description of chocolate ice cream and butterbeer floats has made me hungry! I can’t believe she missed Professor Flitwick’s lecture on Hippogryphs! I guess, smooth crochet hooks truly are hard to come by!
The Fleurs... Dolohov and Sweeting had excellent fun on their trip to Diagon Alley. After an incident in the mashed potato shoppe, the Fleurs found solace in strawberry ice cream and chocolaty chocolate sundaes. The most impressive trek for sweets has to be Cassie Goode! She walked 555 blocks for it and still managed to make it to Yrsa's Yarn Shoppe to purchase flowing socks.

Best Kits Blog... is yours missing?  

Posted by Heather Schott in

All the listings for kits have been updated on the Best Kits blog.
Is yours missing? Have you already sent to your spoilee but you do not have a link on the Best Kits blog?
Please email me or post a comment on this blog with a link to your kit.
Thank you!
Bevin Rae

Owl sighting!  

Posted by Kristen Jancuk

Rowena Weasley's charming owl dropped a package off for me last week--check out all the goodies on my blog. A million thanks, Rowena!!!

Owl arrived!  

Posted by Penelope Caerphilly in

Woo!! Violette Black sent me the most awesome kit! Check it out here at my blog for more pictures!


Swap Wrap-Up & HSKS 8  

Posted by Winnie in ,

Hello, students!!!

I know that every house has a flurry of activities going on as we all pack and clean our rooms before summer arrives. Though this was a rather rocky term I hope that you all had a fabulous time! This term marked the first time when we scheduled school wide meet ups and judging from the blog postings the meetups went well. I know that it's always nice to put a face to a name.

As we close up the school year, please be extra dilligent in communicating with your Head Girls and letting them know when you will be sending your kits if you have not done so already. Please also remember that Delivery Confirmation is required. We haven't had any lost packages yet this term, but this is the only way for us to make sure that you sent your package. No delivery confirmation and no received package will result in not being allowed to participate in future swaps.

As of right now these are the standings on sent packages per House:

Gryffindor - 63%
Hufflepuff - 65%
Ravenclaw - 76%
Slytherin - 80%

As some of you are aware - HSKS 8 will be themed Summer Camp and promises to be rather different than our regular terms. There will be no Quidditch (though we may come up with a comparable substitute), no Dueling Club, and there will be no S.P.E.W. There will be meetups for the Half-Blood Prince viewing. There will be ROAK, and there will be one optional swap long competition that includes a traveling box of items. There will also be assigned mixed housing cabin mates. A lower kit minimum and maximum. Other plans are in the works and the HSKS8 blog will be updated as ideas come to fruition.

For those of you on Facebook, there is also a link to the Facebook HSKS group. This is just another way for us to communicate and interact in a fun way. The membership is closed, so if you would like to join the group you have to send a request to do so. I believe there should be a link to the right of the page. Let me know if you have problems.

I hope to see many of you at Summer Camp!!

Owl Post from Megaera Black!  

Posted by Lizzie Wychwood

A tired little owl arrived at Wychwood House today, read all about it over here.

A Package For Me!  

Posted by Kaitie

I got a great package from Lily of Flitwick earlier this week and this is the first that I have had time to post. There are pictures on my blog. Thanks Lily!

Ravenclaw Mad Libs Part 2  

Posted by Heather Schott in ,

Okay, here's the story and instructions. (link back to the list to make)

Replace each number with the corresponding word you wrote on your blog/homework earlier this week and post this story as a blog... and hey, if you do it Sunday instead of today, you'll have posted a blog for the last week of the term! :-) Woo Hoo! I'll be looking at all the stories and will post the top two or three after our Head Girl Wisty and fellow Prefect Hermione and I all vote on them.
If you can, please post a comment here that you've put your story up. :-) Thank you!
I have to tell you about the 1 time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend 2 and I decided that we really needed some new 3 and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. 2 put on their 4 because it was 5 and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my 6 and we headed to the trains.

While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with 7 and 8 who were planning to visit Gringott’s. 8 did not want to go alone because he/she was collecting a 9 and that was very 10 and brought 7 along for their excellence in protecting spells.

The train arrived and off we went. Our seats were very comfortable and the train sped along towards Diagon Alley and we were there in a flash! Before heading to the Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe, we went into a 11 that sells the 12 13(s)!!! As we neared the 11, we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The 11 owner had set the 13-making machine and it had gotten stuck! 13 (s) were 14 everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled 13 came 14 right at me and it 15 into 16Professor ___ ’s 17 just as they walked through the door! A 18 13 did a nose dive and splattered all over the 19 most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a 13 frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!

Since we were still 20, we walked the 21 blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with 22 ice cream and 2 got the hot fudge sundae with extra 23 (s)! Yummy! 16Professor had made their way over here as well after the incident at the 13 shoppe and had chosen a 24 float.

After that, we passed Gringott’s and headed to Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe! I tried not to look at the beautiful skeins of silk and bamboo and wool and instead, headed toward the 3 while 2 stopped to 25 the stitch markers. I found a 26 3 made out of steel and made my purchase. 2 kept hedging between the 3 she came for and a pattern for a 27. She chose the 27 pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.

After sitting down, we noticed 7 and 8 were on the train as well. 8 looked quite 28 to have the 9 with them. 7 however did not look 28 ed at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy, had 29 on 7 getting 30 all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, 7 ’s protecting spells don’t work well against 30!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor 31 ’s lecture on the valuable ways 32 (s) are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable 33 (s)!

Package from Helena  

Posted by Patonga Pinkstone

I came home today to find a lovely package from Helen Lovegood. Pictures posted here.

Many thanks from Patonga!

Angel Kit Reminder (one more time!)  

Posted by Violette Black

HSKS7 is unfortunately coming to an end (only 9 days). This term has been, without a doubt, the best yet at Hogwarts. I hope everyone has had fun and will be coming back for HSKS8 (Summer Camp! Swimming, fishing, charms - does it get any better? Maybe with S'mores).

I'd like to remind everyone of the continuing need for contributions to angel kits. Of course, we aren't anticipating actually needing angel kits, right? Right?

If you are able to help out with items for angel kits, I would appreciate receiving your contributions by the end of April. We are in need of all of the elements of an swap kit plus other fun goodies. A suggestion was made that a yarn and pattern could be substituted for an actual knit item. Please PM or email me for the address where to send the items, or if you have any questions about what is still needed. All contributions will be appreciated, particularly by those who will receive them.

And special thanks to everyone who has already offered to help. I know who you are!

Violette Black at gmail dot com or knitknot on Ravelry

Ravenclaw Homework Reminder  

Posted by Heather Schott in ,

Just a quick reminder about this weeks Ravenclaw Homework

Link back to the original homework post

We'll post the top two or three "stories" on HSKS so that everyone can partake in the laughter!


Posted by YogaKnot

Hexy is an awesome spoiler! Thank you so much for everything, I love it!!!!!! Check out my blog for more pics/details. :)

Violet Starfire is AWESOME!!!  

Posted by Queen Frysia

Violet's owl landed today, and I had to send him to the infirmary--the package he was carrying was so heavy, it almost killed the poor bird! Please come visit my royal castle to see the amazing kit she bestowed upon me! Thank you Violet--you're awesome!

a very tired owl arrived  

Posted by Emma Gorodok

Today a very tired owl brought me a package from the US to Germany. Have a look at my blog to see what the wonderful Pandora Phelps sent me

I am sooo spoiled!!!  

Posted by Juney

I received a spectacular box of goodies yesterday! Thank you, thank you, Olive! I will post pictures soon!


Owl Has Landed  

Posted by Mafalda Grubbly-Plank

The owl has landed with my kit from Andromeda Finch-Flechley yesterday. Awsome package and a great spoiler. Check out my blog for pictures and details.

Ella's Hootie Has Arrived!  

Posted by Clara Clovenhoof

Head to my blog to see all the wonderful items.

- Clara Clovenhoof

Suzie Weasley Rocks!  

Posted by Olivia

I received my swap package today from Suzie Weasley, and it is so awesome!  Thank you so much, especially for my little Hedwig.  She is adorable!

More Photos on my blog.

I got my kit from CentyB  

Posted by Fleur Sweeting

I think that this was one of the best packages that I have ever opened. I love it! (And Rocky loves it too!)

For more pictures, and to find out why my little "rock-monster" was so interested in my kit see my blog. :)


Posted by JulieAnn


Olivia Gaunt's owl left me a fantastic package today!!
You can see it here!


Gryffindor Homework .... and Winners!  

Posted by CentyB in ,

Greetings! We Gryffindors are long-overdue in announcing some homework winners. They are:

Arithmancy sudoku - Minerva Lovegood
Ravenclaw quiz - Lydia Figg
Who and Why - Clara Clearwater (Tonks)'s this week's assignment: Predict the winning Hogwarts house for HSKS7 and the total points for each house. Post your response to your blogs by Saturday at 12 midnight ET.

An owl from Waverly!  

Posted by naginata

Hop on over to my blog to see what lovely gifts arrived for me today!

Ravenclaw Homework, Part 1  

Posted by Heather Schott in ,

Similar to the very funny Hufflepuff homework from HSKS6!

Here is what you do:
Write a blog this week with your own list of these words by Friday, April 24th. On Saturday, I will post the story for you to add your answers in and then you can publish your unique tale on your blog. The sillier the better of course! Each number should be a different answer. I will post my own answers shortly as an example.

1- An adjective
2- A fellow Ravenclaw
3- A knitting or crocheting item
4- A clothing accessory
5- An adjective
6- Something you always have with you
7- A HSKS student1
8- A HSKS student2
9- A noun
10- An adjective
11- A noun
12- An adjective
13- A food
14- An adjective ending in “ing”
15- An adjective ending in “ed”
16- A Professor at Hogwarts
17- An article of clothing
18- A food flavor
19- A part of a room
20- An adjective
21- A number
22- A food flavor
23- A food topping
24- A drink
25- A verb
26- An adjective
27- Something you can knit or crochet
28- An adjective
29- A past tense verb
30- A food or drink
31- A Professor at Hogwarts
32- A magical creature in Harry Potter’s world
33- A noun

When done, you can go to the story blog (linked here now) to fill in your answers!

Welcome Kenzie!  

Posted by Cassandra Grubbly-Plank

For anybody who has been wondering.... Yes, I had my baby!!! My little girl was born on Friday, April 10th. Although "little" doesn't really fit as she weighed in at a whopping 9lbs 12oz!!!


Posted by n_selah_d

An Owl arrived from Fiera Firenze this week! Thank you so much for the wonderful package, check it out on my blog :D

Package from Lily May Clearwater  

Posted by Emma Wigworthy

My swap package from Lily has arrived! Go check out my blog for news and pictures of all the loveliness!

I recieved an owl from Lyddia Figg!  

Posted by Fleur Dolohov

Thank you Lyddia for an excellent package! Come to my blog to check it out!


Posted by Winnie

Congratulations goes to Adromache Tonks of Ravenclaw!!!

Awesome, awesome game :) I had one complication at the end because the image would not load!!!! Ugh!!! The path was inspired by Bevin, but the clues were laid by an intense spell created by me. I've never had so many windows open at once!!! And never have we had one house win all 3 Quidditch matches. Well done, Ravenclaws!!!

And, I must say Bevin did not know the full path, but inspired the flow and created some of the rhymes. She wanted to make sure that it was better than last time and lasted longer than last time.

First Clue  

Posted by Winnie in

Good Morning!!!

Post Your Snitch Findings Here  

Posted by Winnie in

Have fun on the hunt, but remember the final steps!!!
After you find the Snitch you must post here the link to the page where it's been found and one more clue. Be sure to have them before you return.

Good luck!!


Posted by SapphireGypsy

We'll fly so fast, we'll fly so high,
We'll snatch that Snitch out of the sky.

You think we're mean, you think you're tough?
Just wait until we rough you up.

Our Beater's big, our Seeker's fast,
So close your eyes, we'll make it fast!

Roar, ROAR G R Y F F I N D O R ! !  

Posted by CentyB

Onward to Victory, Ravenclaws!  

Posted by Wisteria Lovegood

Our uniforms are clean and pressed, our brooms are in prime working order, and our spirits are high!
Victory is only a snitch away, Ravenclaws!

Ready For The Hunt!  

Posted by Antonio dela Weasley

Team Hufflepuff is ready to hunt that Golden Snitch!
PUFFS for the win!

Kit in the air  

Posted by Mafalda Grubbly-Plank

Ginny Crookshanks, watch for the owl, it is on it's way to you.


What To Expect When You Are Expecting a . . . Snitch!!  

Posted by Winnie in

NOTE: The above image is NOT the Snitch you are looking for.

Alas, students, we've come to the final round. And this one will prove to be the most exciting yet, I can promise you. There will be
  • Approximately 8 to 11 clues left in various places.
  • Clues that are more elusive weaved with intricate rhymes.
  • At least 2 of those clues will be left on sites outside of the normal HSKS influence
And finally, the page where the Snitch will be found will ask you one question that you must answer along with the direct page link (not image link) to where the Snitch resides.

This round will include the magic of many tiled windows on my screen and complicated spells that will be cast all at once - but don't worry! The difficulty of the spells will be such that no one will decipher them quickly. The search, however, should last no longer than 30 to 45 minutes. Though I am a powerful witch, I must give credit to my assistant, Bevin, for her creativity and willingness to make the hunt great.

So, be prepared, my students!!! Make sure that your robes are pressed (trivia posted) and you get a good rest tonight. For tomorrow . . . WE HUNT!!!

And more for the daunting musical accompaniment then the mention of a brother and a green snitch (those are NOT clues :)

Dueling Club GRAND FINALE!  

Posted by Agatha Vablatsky in

I selected the patterns for the final round of the dueling club in hopes that the patterns can be worn in the warm spring and summer months. They're more lighter weight and lacy and hopefully will keep you slightly warm in the chilly spring evenings.

Knit Hat Bracket Pattern
Lacecap, Ravelry Link

Knit Mittens/Gloves Bracket Pattern
Nereid Fingerless Gloves
Nereid Fingerless Gloves, Ravelry Link

The knit Mittens/Gloves Bracket will also need this pattern for additional charts for their gloves.

Best of luck everyone!

watch the skies  

Posted by M. Shioda

Hootie has left for Clara Clovenhoof of Slytherin.

The ultimate spoil!  

Posted by Rocky Moreno in

I was spoiled by Minerva Wood....

HSK7 Swap Package from Minerva Wood a.k.a. Yogaknot

Everything in the package is great! This was truly a great package.

HSK7 Swap Package from Minerva Wood a.k.a. Yogaknot

HSK7 Swap Package from Minerva Wood a.k.a. Yogaknot

HSK7 Swap Package from Minerva Wood a.k.a. Yogaknot

HSK7 Swap Package from Minerva Wood a.k.a. Yogaknot

I can't express enough gratitude to Minerva for being the most excellent swapper.

~Lady Arabella Carmichael of Gryffindor

Goldfish again.  

Posted by Vic-trolla

I posted about the wonderful package I got and forgot to post it here. From Ms. Beanswallow

Felly is an awesome Spoiler!!!  

Posted by SapphireGypsy

My it from Felly came today, I'm so in love with the little owl. :D

Thank you SO much Felly. I'm planning on having a cup of tea after dinner and soaking in the tub with it. :D

Check out my blog for the pictures/scoop.

Wisteria is Awesome  

Posted by Cassandra Grubbly-Plank

My kit arrived today from Wisteria Lovegoods..... She is awesome!

Come see the photos on my blog!

My Kit Has Arrived  

Posted by Wisteria Lovegood

Thank you SO much, Clara Clearwater, for spoiling me! You did a wonderful job. I love it all. Check it out on my blog


Posted by Winnie in

Ladies and Gents!
The end of the week marks the last week that we will drop anyone from the swap for non-participation or no contact. If you have not blogged two weeks prior to this week you will be receiving an email notifying you that you have been dropped from the swap.

If your spoilee has not blogged two weeks prior to this week, please do not send their package!!! We will be notifying you no later than this Thursday who you will be mailing your package to, so that if you wanted to send your package off before the early bonus deadline you could still do that.

IF you will be receiving a package from your spoilers spoiler, please understand that the kit you receive might not be in your house colors.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email or your head girl. Thank you!!

Quidditch - Round Three  

Posted by Winnie in

The Snitch will be released on Saturday between

9 a.m. and 10 a.m. PST
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mountain
11 a.m. and Noon CST
Noon and 1 p.m. EST
5 p.m. and 6 p.m. London

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
a. Black
b. Lupin
c. Pucey
d. Finnigan

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
a. Evans
b. Malfoy
c. McGonagall
d. Flitwick

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
a. Theodore
b. Cedric
c. Viktor
d. Vincent

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
a. Creevey
b. Patil
c. Zabini
d. Vane

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak
b. Chris Van Allsberg
c. Ezra Jack Keats
d. John Steptoe

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
a. The Flagrante Curse
b. The Thieves’ Downfall
c. Anti-summoning Enchantments
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
a. Another Death Eater’s back
b. George’s wand hand
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand
d. George’s face

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
a. James was older
b. 6 months
c. 1 month
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
a. Grimp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
c. Gamp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration
d. Grimp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt
Where the Wild Things Are

I've been Spoiled!  

Posted by Jen in

I have gotten really spoiled by Penelope Caerphilly!
Here is my loot! She has really out done herself!
The yarn is sinfully soft! ; )
I LOVE it Pene! Thanks so much girl!

Fleur is FABULOUS  

Posted by CentyB

Many thanks to my spoiler, Ravenclaw Fleur Dolohov!

Head over to my blog and take a look at the awesome.

Happy Birthday!  

Posted by Quinn in

Happy Birthday Lily of Flitwick!

We will have some birthday Chocolate Mousse waiting for you at the Slytherin chat tonight

Everybody, Come See What Cassandra Puddlemere Sent!  

Posted by Chrysta the Cursed

This has been a tough term for me. Not because of the professors or the schoolwork, but because of the flood threatening my muggle town, Fargo ND. For ten solid days the entire town mobilized to fill sandbags and build dikes. All schools and most businesses closed so the students and employees could work at flood prevention. For us, jeans coated with sand from the knee down was a fashion statement. Aching backs and sore arms were a badge of honor. We lost a tiny bit of our town in the first crest, and are now waiting for the second crest to hit in a few days. For this week, at least, the water restrictions have been lifted. That means I can take a long hot bath and relax.
Which is a good thing, because my spoiler, the wonderful Cassandra Puddlemere, sent me a box jam packed with wonderful stress-busting things like scented bath salts, organic herbal teas, jordan almonds and lots of wonderful knitting supplies. Take a look at it on my blog while I go soak in a tub and relax.

Angel Kit Reminder  

Posted by Violette Black

HSKS7 is unfortunately coming to an end. This term has been, without a doubt, the best yet at Hogwarts. I hope everyone has had fun and will be coming back for HSKS8 (rumor has it there will be another term - yay!).

I'd like to remind everyone of the continuing need for contributions to angel kits. Of course, we aren't anticipating actually needing angel kits, right? Right?

If you are able to help out with items for angel kits, I would appreciate receiving your contributions by the end of April. We are in need of all of the elements of an swap kit plus other fun goodies. A suggestion was made that a yarn and pattern could be substituted for an actual knit item. Please PM or email me for the address where to send the items, or if you have any questions about what is still needed. All contributions will be appreciated, particularly by those who will receive them.

Violette Black at gmail dot com

Deadline Update  

Posted by Winnie in

Hello, students!

Early Bonus Deadline
I'm excited to see the wonderful kits that have been flying through the air! I just wanted to write this little note to remind you all that the bonus for sending your kit early expires on Friday, April 17th. Kits must be in the mail with the Delivery Confirmation emailed to your Head Girl and Bevin in order to receive the 50 pt. bonus for your House. ALSO, if you would like your kit to be included in the Best Kit contest you MUST take a picture of the kit yourself and email that to Bevin. She'll keep the photo safe until your pal receives it, so there will be no spoilers.

Almost to the End!
This swap is nearing it's end! Only Three more weeks before ALL kits must be mailed. If you are ordering items to go in the kit, I beg of you!!!!!!! PLEASE do not wait until April 24th to order your items. I can almost guarantee that your spoilee will NOT receive his or her kit on time and you will be in jeopardy of not being allowed to swap with us again. You MUST have your kit in the mail by May 1st. If you suspect that you will not be able to meet that deadline you MUST email your Head Girl immediately.

Package Arrival!!  

Posted by Cassandra Puddlemere

Come check out the fantastic Package that Elanor Cadagon of HUfflepuff put together for me!!

Thank you so much Elle! I love it!

Dueling Club Finals, Specs  

Posted by Agatha Vablatsky in

Hello Duelers! Is everyone excited for this year's dueling club final?!?!? Here are the specifications for the final round of the duel.

Knit Hat
The knit hat will require a skein (less than 120 yards) of fingering weight yarn. You will also be using US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs. The gauge is 30 sts / 36 rows is 4" in stockinette stitch.

Knit Mittens / Gloves
The knit mittens/gloves will require approximately 200 yards of fingering weight yarn. You will also be using US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs. The gauge is 28 - 30 stitches is 4” in K1 P1 ribbing

The pattern will be released this Sunday, April 12th at 11:30 AM CST.

Owl from Cassandra C.!!!  

Posted by Pandora

My Ravenclaw pal, Cassandra Crimsonchin's owl came today!  Check out everything on my blog.  Look for two post!  Thank you so much Cassandra!  You are fantastic!

Ravenclaw Homework  

Posted by Bevin Rae Mooney in

My deepest apologies 'Claws for not getting this up sooner!
BONUS prize will be awarded to one lucky Ravenclaw with the most correct answers!

The winner of last week will be announced once I get my wee-wizards off to bed!

Ravenclaw Homework:
Please post the answers on your blog by Saturday, noon PST.

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet?
2- What is a Squib?
3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House?
4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names?
5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm?
6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on their tombstone?
7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school?
8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit?
9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of?
10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts?
11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room?
12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is.

I've been spoiled  

Posted by Stash knitter

Thank you Ophelia Crookshanks for your package! I love everything, especially my golden snitch bag. Here's two pictures and I'll post more in a couple of days.


St. Patrick's Treasure Hunt Results  

Posted by Sarah in ,

The winner of the St. Patrick's Treasure Hunt
with early finish, completed list, and the cutest models ever seen is...

Violet Starfire!

You win a set of stitch markers from Bumblebirch, made just for you!
Check out Violet's photos!

Arbitrary Honorable Mentions go to:

Mantacora Crimson for the most delicious pint of brew!
Helena Lovegood for Delta Turtle creativity!
Felula Pinkstone for the cutest helper, Floyd!
Wisteria Lovegoods for the sexiest framed picture!

Your participation badges are on their way! Thank you for playing!

Completely spoiled!  

Posted by Ursula Longbottom

My owl post arrived today and I'm bowled over by the thoughtfulness and kindness of Ginny Crookshanks! Thank you!

Tea w/Headmistresses!  

Posted by Winnie in

Please join us for tea Thursday, April 9th!
It has been hot here, but I hear that rain is headed our way, so a nice piping cup of tea sounds delish!!

First Tea

10 a.m. PST
11 a.m. MST
Noon Central
1 p.m. EST
6 p.m. London

Second Tea

5 p.m. PST
6 p.m. MST
7 p.m. Central
8 p.m. EST
1 a.m. London

WOW! That's a tierd Owl!  

Posted by Mantacora Crimson

My Kit just arrived! Wow! No really, WOW. Point to Lav DD for packing so much in a small space! I've posted Pics on my page, but here is a preview! The bag alone has some great workmanship in it. Check out the whole kit, it's fantastic!



Posted by Jen

ok so here is the pic of my wonderful RAOK from the great Penelope C. She sent me a teaser as to what she's going to be spoiling me.
The little blue yarn is 60.5 yards of the first yarn she spun on her new wheel! Isn't that so sweet! She personally designed the recipe cards for me in hopes that I would get an interest in baking. I save the best for last, the beaded row counter! it is so pretty!! I just love the colors!! The red is so cherry you could eat them! lol Now to learn how to use it... ; )
Thanks again Pene I just love it all and am so geeked about getting spoiled by you!!

Happy Birthday to Lizzie and Emma  

Posted by CentyB in , ,

Lizzie of Gryffindor and Emma of Slytherin ...

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful day!!

Thank You Esme!  

Posted by Erika

I received a RAOK today from Esme Beanswallow. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! Details are on my blog.


Posted by dogwithbooks

Head on over to my blog and take a look-see at what the fantabulous Patonga Pinkstone sent yours truly!! 


Posted by silly sarahs

I got a package today from Mona I had to run to work so i havent even opened it.
I will post pics once I see what is inside
Madam Ferula

St.Patrick Day Scavenger Hunt Winner??  

Posted by LoverofallEmo

hey is there gonna be a winner for the st. patrick day scavenger hunt?? i think there was only 5 of us that actually did it but i was just wondering if there was gonna be one or not:D

thanks Emma for a wonderful trip & swap!!  

Posted by M. Shioda in , ,

ann (emma) and me
I posted what Emma Wigglesworth got me over at the blog.