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Errata!!

It has been brought to my attention that my lovely spoiler, Daisy Clearwater, is not in Slytherin House. I should have known! She's far to generous and nice to be a Slitherin... :) She is a Hufflepuff.

I am sorry to everyone who will see this post on more than one blog.
But I just have to share.
Do not hesitate, do not pass go, do not collect $200.Go now and get this book!
If you are enough of a Harry Potter fan to participate in swaps and/or read the blogs of those of us who are obsessed you will absolutely love this book.
Even if you are a casual fan or just someone trying to understand the HP fanatic in your life READ THIS BOOK!
I am not even done with it yet and know it is one of those well written insights in to a time in our lives that will hold up through the passage of time.
It's much like the appeal of JKR's Harry.
It does not matter if you are 8, 18 or 68 you will see bits of yourself in Melissa's journey.Bravo Melissa! Bravo! Beth
http://www.harryahistory.com/

Humperdink Has Landed!

A grande old owl named Humperdink arrived today, bearing a package for me from Fiera Firenze.


Take a look at MY BLOG to see everything that I got!

Come See My Package!!


My package from my spoiler has arrived! Penelope (Daisy) Clearwater of Slytherin House did a marvelous job putting together a package that was obviously designed just for me. Daisy must have taken quite a bit of time to get just what I wanted. Thank you, Daisy! I love it. Everyone, come over to my blog and read more.

Round three of the dueling club will begin on Saturday, November 1st. Please note that the sock duelers will be getting a week off so that the semi-final and final rounds of both brackets are held at the same time. However, if you would like to practice your spells, I am going to post a “just for fun” sock pattern for you to try.

Here are the materials each of you will require:


Crochet Hat Pattern Specifications

The crocheted hat will require worsted weight yarn. You will need 1 – 2 skeins of your selected yarn. You will also be using an H (5.0 mm) hook. There is no recommended gauge but the pattern does list instructions for sizing (which you will see upon the pattern release).


Knit Hat Pattern Specifications

The knit hat can be crafted using any yarn, however worsted weight (or thicker) is recommended. You will need 1 – 2 skeins of your selected yarn. The needle sizing is a bit tricky. Basically, you may use the needle size recommended by the yarn type you are using. Depending on how you would like to style the hat, you may need to adjust to use a needle size slightly smaller than the recommended size. However, you will need DPNs, and a 24” circular needle in the size selected. Optional materials include a 16” circular needle in your selected needle size. There is no recommended gauge but the pattern does list instructions for sizing (which you will see upon the pattern release).


Special (and Optional) “Bye Week” Sock Pattern Specifications

The sock knitters will require approximately 440 yards of fingering weight sock yarn in two colors (220 yards of each). You will also be using US 1.5 (2.5 mm) double pointed needles (or size needed for gauge – set of five needles) and/or a US 1.5 (2.5 mm) circular needle, if you prefer magic loop. You will also need a yarn needle and stitch markers. The recommended gauge is 30 stitches and42 rows is equal to 4" in stockinette. Optional materials include 3 yards of a contrasting fingering weight yarn.


Reminders

Once again, you will have to contact your partner to get their address, sizing information and color preferences. I will e-mail a copy of the bracket to you shortly. Sizing is key to this round of the duel so make sure you are accurate in your measurements.

The patterns will be posted on the HSKS6 blog THIS Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 AM CST.

Slytherin Quiz




Good morning Slytherin!



This week you have two choices for a quiz:

1. Post a pic of you and/or your kids (2-legged or 4-legged) dressed up celebrating Halloween.

and/or

2. Write about your favorite Halloween story (real or imaginary).


Please post no later than Saturday at 5:00 pm Hogwarts time (clock on hsks6.blogspot.com).

Slytherin Winner


The Winner to last week's quiz is:



Queen Frysia!

Package from Emma

I have received a lovely package from my spoiler, Emma Gorodok of Slytherin. Details and photos may be found at my blog.

From Hufflepuff to Slytherin

Check out my wicked cool package. It arrived yesterday and I absolutely love it. Huge thanks go to Mona Ravenscroft of Hufflepuff. For all of the details, check out my blog.

I sent Humperdink, my grandpa's owl, which I recently inherited, off today with Antonio's package. Although old, Humperdink has a lot of energy and stamina, so he should be there hopefully by the end of the week. He can be a bit cranky after long flights though, so you might want to have a few extra owl treats lying around, Antonio. Hope you enjoy your package! :)

And the Winner is...

Victoria Pettigrew!

With honorable mention to Morag the Monster Cuddler

Both had very amusing answers to their questions and CentyB and I are suckers for a laugh!

Congratulations Victoria!

Party in the Common Room!

I got my kit...

And I hereby nominate Patonga Pinkstone as the greatest spoiler in the known UNIVERSE!!!

Here is a peek... You can see the full (VERY picture heavy) post on my blog.

The almost whole shebang


Hello fellow Hufflepuffs. This house quiz is due by Thursday at midnight.

1. Who suprises Snape with a visit?
2. Who is at Spinster’s End with Snape?
3. Name two people beside Dumbledore that die in HBP.
4. How many Horcruxes did Voldemort create?
5. Why can’t they keep a Proffessor in the DADA position?
6. Who Makes the oak-matured mead?
7. Do you trust Snape as much as Dumbledore did?
8. What year did Lupin start attending Hogwarts?
9. When does McGonagall talk about closing the school?
10. What does Malfoy use the Room of Requirement for?


Have you visited the HSKS Best Kits website yet?

Information will be added daily on how to prepare and deliver your packages.

I want to know what you need to know so I can help you get your owls out and delivered smoothly.

Most recent posts on:
  • USPS package delivery
  • Pics to spur your "owl delivery" creativity

Please be sure to email me (Bevin Rae) pics of your kits before sending them out for the end-of-term contest! Suggestions on taking pics for best effect will be posted tomorrow.

Hey Hufflepuffs!

Watch for your next Hufflepuff Herald, for news and signup instructions for the Hufflepuff Wizard Cracker Exchange. Now that you've mostly finished your handmade items, we can take a minute to spoil each other with some good wizarding fun!

At Hogwarts, crackers are a fun part of the Christmas dinner. Our term finishes much earlier than that, so we're going to have Wizard Cracker fun for all sorts of Holidays - or just because.

I've posted a "make a cracker" tutorial here. For more information on crackers:

"What are Christmas Crackers?"
Wikipedia
Englishscope

Sorry to post this part late!  Take until Tuesday night to post this part.
1. Name of a male professor at Hogwarts
2. A subject at Hogwarts
3. A prime number between 53 and 1000
4. A professor at Hogwarts (either gender)
5. A body part
6. A verb
7. Your character name
8. Your favorite Quidditch team
9. Someone (or someones) you'd find in a portrait at Hogwarts
10. A number between 1 and 7
11. 20 minus your answer for #10
12. A craft (noun)
13. A Hogwarts House other than Hufflepuff
14. Something they'd sell in Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes that makes a big mess, loud noise, lots of smoke, or general nuisance
15. The character name of another swapper in HSKS6
16. A subject at Hogwarts

Professor [1] was having a terrible morning, and it wasn't even breakfast yet.  Someone broke into the [2] classroom the night before, hid a Boggart in the closet, and set loose [3] doxies.  How did he know there were 73 doxies?  Because each one took a bite out of his [5] as he tried to capture it, and Madame Pomfrey had to [6] each wound separately.  And comment annoyingly about how Professor [4] would've had the room cleared out with 2 waves of a wand. 

It took forever to get out of the infirmary, and by then Professor [1] was in a foul mood.  Luckily, he knew how to improve it: by finding the culprits and making him, her or them pay.  [1] had overheard some students giggling in the hallways the other day about [7]'s stash of doxy eggs, so he had a good idea of who to interrogate first.  Unfortunately for him, but rather fortunately for [7], the common room password had recently been changed to [8], so [1] couldn't enter.  [9] looked up from (his/her/their) portrait and laughed at the cursing, frustrated Professor.

The old Professor [1] would have thrown a hissy fit at being taunted by a mere portrait, and blasted the thing all the way into the [10]th floor girl's bathroom.  The new Professor [1] went to [11] weeks of Anger Management classes, punched a lot of pillows, and took up [12].  And started subscribing to the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes catalogue.

Professor [1]'s first class off the day was [2] with the 3rd year Hufflepuffs and [13].  It took them 2 hours to clean up after the entire carton of [14] that went off and clung to their robes, schoolbooks, and any exposed flesh.  The students all knew that [7] was planning to do something in [2] to get Professor [1], so everyone blamed (him/her) for the prank and gave (him/her) the cold shoulder for 17 days, until [15] blew up the [16] classroom with a misplaced charm and became the new pariah-of-the-hour.

Happy Belated Birthday the wonderful and fabulous Aurora Curlycoat and Electra the Enchanting! A toast of Firewhiskey and butter beer hoping all your birthday wishes come true!



So sorry this is late, My owl is lazy...

Slytherin House Quiz

1. Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a. The Gryffindor Common Room

2. Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
b. Narcissa Malfoy

3. Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
c. They did not take his class in their 6th year

4. Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
b. Severus Snape

5. At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
d. 17

6. How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
c. 6 months

7. What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
c. You die

8. Which one of your roommates snores the loudest?
I don't know, I can sleep through anything!!

9. Which Hogwart's student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?
Wisteria

10. Describe your favorite item found in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes!
I have to choose just one!!!

Ravenclaw House Quiz


It's time for a Ravenclaw Quiz. This is an open book quiz, so grab your quills and parchment. You have until midnight on Friday, October 31 to post your answers to your blog. A wonderful prize is awaiting someone! Good luck.
  1. What security question does Mr. Weasley ask Mrs. Weasley before he enters the Burrow? What is the answer?
  2. What two names does Mrs. Cole call Dumbledore when she takes him to see Tom Riddle at the orphanage?
  3. What is the name of Ginny's Pygmy Puff?
  4. What three D's are needed for apparating?
  5. What spell did Harry perform when he was attacked by Dementors?
  6. Who did an arrow salute at Dumbledore's funeral?
  7. What did Dumbledore set on fire to prove to Tom Riddle that he was a wizard?
  8. What Christmas present did Kreacher give Harry?
  9. What is on top of the Weasleys' Christmas tree?
  10. What was the most popular item at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes?
  11. Why did Harry threaten to kick Ron off the Griffindor Quidditch team?
  12. What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
  13. Who did Hermoine go to Slughorn's party with?
  14. Who is Mrs. Weasley's favorite singer?
  15. Who are the only two people who know the full contents of the prophecy made about Harry and Lord Voldemort?

This week's Hufflepuff Quiz is Mad Libs.  First, post a list of words to your blog by 5pm Eastern on Friday in order to be eligible for the House Prize.  A little bit after 5, I will post the mad-libs story for everyone to fill in with the words from their list.  Please post that part to your blog by midnight Sunday.  You need to post both the list and the filled in story to win.  Good luck!  I can't wait to see what people come up with for the answers.

One thing, you need to use a different word for each answer on the list for the story to make sense.

1. Name of a male professor at Hogwarts
2. A subject at Hogwarts
3. A prime number between 53 and 1000
4. A professor at Hogwarts (either gender)
5. A body part
6. A verb
7. Your character name
8. Your favorite Quidditch team
9. Someone (or someones) you'd find in a portrait at Hogwarts
10. A number between 1 and 7
11. 20 minus your answer for #10
12. A craft (noun)
13. A Hogwarts House other than Hufflepuff
14. Something they'd sell in Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes that makes a big mess, loud noise, lots of smoke, or general nuisance
15. The character name of another swapper in HSKS6
16. A subject at Hogwarts

I will post a sample on my blog.


Please note, copying another student's answers for this House Quiz is not permitted!!  And will result in detention or possibly something worse.

As you may have seen in email, this is Homework assignment number 3 (not 2 - sorry). It's a little cryptogram and needs some deciphering of this quote from HBP.

"OFXMWPOZCP DLJD APZAWP QTYO TE QLC PLDTPC EZ QZCRTGP ZESPCD QZC MPTYR HCZYR ESLY MPTYR CTRSE."

SPCXTZYP RCLYRPC

Bonus 1: Who became scarred and developed a taste for raw meat in Chapter 29 of HBP?
Bonus 2: Who developed an antidote for a birthday present in Chapter 18 of HBP?

Please post the answers to your blogs by Saturday night, 12a midnight PT (Sat into Sunday).

Of course, like last time, style points may be given to students wishing to attempt them (e.g., making up an answer when you don't know it, or something which will make Ophelia or I laugh).

Good luck!
-CentyB!

Slytherin Quiz

Please post answers to this quiz by Friday night.  If you finished the quiz from last week, your name will be entered into this weeks drawing but do not forget to post for this week!


1.  Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a.  The Gryffindor Common Room
b.  The library
c.  The hallway by the painted fruit 
d.  The Quidditch Field 

2.  Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
a.  Peter Pettigrew
b.  Narcissa Malfoy
c.  Harry Potter
d.  Lily Potter

3.  Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
a.  They do not visit him anymore
b.  They got in trouble with Umbridge
c.  They did not take his class in their 6th year
d.  They did not help bury Aragog

4.  Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
a.  Lucious Malfoy
b.  Severus Snape
c.  Tom Riddle
d.  The Pepmobismal Queen Umbridge

5.  At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
a.  14
b.  15
c.  16
d.  17

6.  How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
a.  One week
b.  3 months
c.  6 months
d.  1 year

7.  What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
a.  You get detention with Umbridge for the rest of your life
b.  Your toenails turn green and fall off
c.  You die
d.  You never are allowed to eat chocolate again

8.  Which one of your roommates snores the loudest?

9.  Which Hogwart's student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?

10.  Describe your favorite item found in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes!

With the cooler temps finally on their way, I crocheted a quick little cap for our house elf, Knitsy... I tried to make it match her cute shoes. I hope she likes it!

waa hoo!

My spoilee got her box! yeah! Grandma

It's time to say


Whew! What a Quidditch match! Awesome round, ladies and gents :) Thank you, Agatha, for posting your path to the Snitch. That is always interesting to see.

This is a reminder that all prizes are mailed at the end of the swap.

Below are the House standings after our last round of Quiddicth.

1st place ~ Slytherin 120%

2nd place ~ Ravenclaw 119%

3rd place ~ Hufflepuff 102%

4th place ~ Gryffindor 95%

1. Clue one led to Stuart Cauldwell's blog

  • (A color that could be called the earth and sky = ravenclaw colors
  • A man but a woman all at once = Stuart who is female blogging as a male)
2. There is a comment on Stuart's second blog post from winnie that says:

  • "Who said that the colors in the clue had to resemble the earth and the sky on a clear blue day?"
  • (Another house with similar colors = slytherin)
3. I honestly just started clicking through Slytherin blogs (so there's probably a clue I missed). Luckily, I started from bottom to top so a comment on Winnie's blog (the first I looked at) says:

  • "The last place to look for a clue would be with the woman who has the nerve to leave the family business to make candy!!!"
  • = Minerva Kwikspell

4. There is a comment on the second post of Minee's blog that says:


  • "Whoever thought of this lovely side activity for the Ravenclaws MUST be a genius!!! Look no further than the shoppe that Kwikspell has been moonlighting with - compass found here - http://knitster1.wordpress.com/ To cinch the deal you must reveal the exact page link while also telling me of one specific item on the page."

5. A comment on the second post of that blog says:

  • "The final piece of the puzzle! Huzzah! Go here - http://www.perfectpeds.com/clubs.html"
  • The snitch is at the bottom of that page BUT Minerva Wood found and posted the link only. The second to last clue wanted an item on the page. So I posted both and "Soar Ravenclaw!"

ETA by Wisteria:

Blast a key => Agatha Vablatsky

pseudo pilose => Emma Wigworthy

All clues pointed to Ravenclaw.

Way to go!

Maybe we should have hugged the badger!!!!

Never before has HSKS seen this, but


A Ravenclaw has cinched the Snitch in Round Two!!!!

Congratulations goes to Ravenclaw and to Agatha Vlablatsky!!!!

Post here when you find the Snitch. Last one to post is a rotten egg :) Happy Snotching!!

He is always teasing sue. My coco looks like a chipmunk, so I found this line too funny. "Know what you get when you split a badger in half? Two chipmunks!" Snorted tea out my nose I did! Grandma

We're just playin'

Grandma is BORED! Just playin' waiting for this to get started!

This clue resides in a color that could be
Called the earth and sky.
To get in you have to blast a key
Consider yourself to be pseudo pilose
And lastly, a man, but a woman all at once.

Feel the love


Can't we all just get along? We could all find the snitch together and share in a school-wide celebration.

Just send it to me and I'll take care of everything. =)

Port-o 2

The same could be said of lions
Living where eagles discard their...

Ick, I'm not going there!
Ah! But you already live it!

A Snitch for Rowena!!!


Go Ravenclaws and capture the snitch for Rowena Ravenclaw-our beloved founder!!

port-o

have hyou ever figured that y'all have to live where we um wee? ; )

Wind? Hearing perhaps?

I think not Grandma dear
It must be your ears!
weak little rawrs are unheard high above!

retort

What did anybody hear anything? Sounded like the wind to me. Oh yeah it was the claws, whole bunch of wind. ; ) Grandma

ooohhh, smack talk


Grammy, watch out. We badgers like Grandmas for breakfast!

more smack

Here snakie snakie snakie!

RAVENCLAWS SOAR!!


Poor little lion
Stuck on the ground
While the eagle soars and fights from above

It's okay lions, we understand
Jealously brings it out
We'll fly above the silly scrimmage

And find the snitch!@
Without a doubt!

Baddgers! We don't need no stinkin' baddgers! ; ) Grandma

Awake and Counted for!

GRYFFINDORS UNITE!

Huzzah Hufflepuff!


Good luck puffs!!!

snack time!

Lions eat Ravens as snacks, kinda like chicken wings
Grandma

FLY RAVENCLAW FLY!

LET'S SOAR TO THE HEIGHTS OF VICTORY!
THE SNITCH IS OURS!

SOAR Ravenclaw!!


Two, Four, Six, Eight...
Who do we appreciate?
The strong, the smart...
The mighty, might Ravenclaw...

GO RAVENCLAW!!

Let's get that snitch Team!!!

The snitch will relaese in one hour, I have all the housekeeping for the Hogwarts little bit of everything swap caught up, just have to get my new WROCK in the right folder for the ipod. I've had a piece of cherry pie and have a full pitcher of tea. I desperatly trying to sneak in the fact that I am crocheting the sil's bd presents.
I'm ready! Roar Roar Gryffindor! Grandma

Okay, ladies and gents. So sorry to be so late in giving you this news. I have already promised to be much more on the ball with round 3, so you'll know 3 days in advanced the estimated time of release.

For Round Two (this round) the Snitch will be released, Saturday, October 18th, between the hours of:

6 a.m. - 8 a.m. PST

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Central

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. London

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Germany

ROAR!

Go Gryffindor!!!!

Good Luck in the up coming Quidditch Match!


Happy Birthday Hermione!!!!

Happy Birthday Hermione!!!!
We hope you have a fantastic time in Venice today!! Go for that second scoop of Gelato and bring your empty bowl back with you... maybe we can use the Refilling Charm to fill it up again and have a wee bash in the common room.

House Points

Hello, everyone!

I'm a little bit closer to finding a home for the Snitch. I will let you know as soon as I know the estimated time of release for Saturday.

House Points have been updated to reflect changes before Round Two begins. Not too much has changed.

Slytherin ~ 125%

Ravenclaw & Hufflepuff ~ 106%

Gryffindor ~ 94%

Slytherin Winner

Slytherin Quiz 3 Winner!

The winner of last week's quiz is:


Enna Kirts!

Watch the mail for your prize!


Congratulations to Belladonna Boomslang!


I'd also like to thank everyone who completed the homework we had a great turn out this round. Belladonna keep an eye out for my owl, she will be on her way with a fabulous prize. ;)

Just for the sake of being different we will skip the picture scavenger hunt this round. I will let you know the estimated time of release for the Snitch on Thursday. And, now without further adieu!

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Due to me having my weeks messed up, I think it might have to do with my nightly visits to Hog's Head, the weekly quiz has been canceled. If you have all ready done the quiz, do not fret, the quiz will be used next week.


In its place, we will have a rip roaring game of quidditch instead.


I also have my cheer leading uniform in a nice safe place so this time it will not end up at the top of the Whomping willow.


Congratulations 
Antonio Dela Weasley 
for winning Hufflepuff Quiz #4!!  
Since the Draco doesn't drink coffee I will be sending him a yarny prize for the 3rd House Quiz.  Antonio, please contact Clidonia with your Starbucks beverage preferences.  
Now step aside boys and let the ladies win some, you hear? If Rufus wins the next quiz, I think they might riot ;)

Crocheted Hat Pattern

Pretty Puffs Slouchy Hat


Knit Hat Bracket Pattern

The Frivol Hat


Knit Sock Bracket Pattern

Naïve Socks (No link so the PDF will be e-mailed to you when I finish this post)


PDF Versions of the Knit Hat and Knit Sock will be e-mailed to all of you shortly. There is no PDF version of the crocheted hat.

Best of luck everyone!


Overall Winner
The Clever Corvus Dorm Room
Bevin Rae Mooney
Waverly Trimble
Amethyst Aurag
For completeness and team spirit! Congratulations!

Touch this portkey to see the results of the photo treasure hunt:



Just a reminder fellow Huffles that the house quiz is due tomorrow. Be sure to get your answers posted.

Hello, Chickadees!!! How is your swapping going? Are you all getting along? I know there were some differences of opinion going on between Wisteria and Lav. Did that get all settled? How is the duel going, dearies? I do hope there will be no bloodshed!

House Point Update

Non posters cost each house -10 for each week that posting is missed. When everyone posts the points will remain the same as the week previous. Because there were no other oppotunities to earn points last week and EVERYONE posted (woohoo!!) the points will remain the same for week 3 of the swap. Keep up the good work and continue all the chatter!

Round two of the dueling club will begin on Friday, October 10th. Here are the materials each of you will require:


Crochet Hat Pattern Specifications

The crocheted hat will require worsted weight or bulky weight yarn (less than 200 yards total). You will also be using a J (6.0 mm) hook with worsted weight or a K hook for bulky weight. There is no recommended gauge.


Knit Hat Pattern Specifications

The knit hat will require a skein (less than 200 yards) of worsted weight yarn. You will also be using US 8 (5mm) knitting needles. Tools include a cable needle and yarn needle (for tucking in the ends). There are some optional tools for this pattern including a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook and US 10.5 (6.5 mm) knitting needles but, as you will see, these are not essential to complete the hat. The gauge is listed as 18 stitches and 24 rows is 4” in stockinette stitch (on the US 8 needles).


Sock Pattern Specifications

The sock knitters will require approximately 440 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. You will also be using US 2 double pointed needles (or size needed for gauge – set of five needles) and or a US 2 circular needle, if you prefer magic loop. You will also need a yarn needle and stitch markers. The recommended gauge is 8 sts = 1” in the specified pattern, so you will need to do a gauge swatch after receiving the pattern to be exact.


Reminders

Once again, you will have to contact your partner to get their address, sizing information and color preferences. I will e-mail a copy of the bracket to you shortly.

The patterns will be posted on the HSKS6 blog THIS Friday, October 10th at 2:00 PM CST and the dueling will begin!

And almost passed out!

Draco!

I have been drooling over the Draco colorway since before it came out.

Thank You SOOO Much Lav!!!

(Also, I am not sure if the Hedwig in the package was meant for me as well, or if the company made a mistake in shipping... there were 2 separate receipts, one said ship to me, one to you, but they were both in the same package)

(Let me know if I need to engage an owl to return the 2nd skein to you.)

How is everybody doing?

How are your kits comming along? Grandma

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS WARTBOBBLE!


In honor of our beloved Headmistress's birthday, all classes have been canceled today.
It's time to party!
Cake and pumpkin juice in the Great Hall!

Cursed Internet Situation

Dear Fellow Students

Due to a small financial misunderstanding I am cut off from the internet at the moment.

This problem should be solved in a few days, but in the meantime, I am not able to be in contact with you from home. I am writing this (very illegally, but hey, Slytherin) at work.

I will ask Eugene to keep a look out for homework and other assignments until I am back online, so if you need to tell me anything, tell him alright?

Do you think it will be ok if I use a curse on these people?

Enna Kirts - Slytherin House.

Due to the lewd and lascivious nature shown by two of our finer students, there will be a duel do the death.

The Duelers are:

Ms Lavender Ackerly of the Honorable House HufflePuff and
Ms Wisteria Lovegood of the Proud House RavenClaw.

Tune into this channel later for more information.

Here is the DUEL PATTERN:


Materials
Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn, approximately 2 oz.
US size 7 knitting needles

Finished size: approximately 9" x 9"

Stitches
K=knit
P=purl
YO=yarn over
K2tog=knit 2 stitches together
PSSO=pass slipped stitch over

Cast on 39.

Rows 1–6: Knit across.
Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27: K3, P33, K3.
Row 8: K5, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K3, K2tog, K1, * YO, K1, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K3, K2tog, K1. Repeat from * across to last 5 stitches. YO, K5.
Row 10: K6, * YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog, K1, YO, K3. Repeat from * across to last 3 stitches. K3.
Row 12: K7, YO, K1, slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, K1, * YO K5, YO, K1, slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, K1. Repeat from * across to last 7 stitches. YO, K7.
Row 14: K5, K2tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, * K1, K2tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO. Repeat from * across to last 5 stitches. K5.
Row 16: K4, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K2, YO, K3, YO, K2, * slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, K2, YO, K3, YO, K2. Repeat from * across to last 6 stitches. K2tog, K4.
Row 18: K6, * K2tog, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K3. Repeat from * across to last 3 stitches. K3.
Row 20: K5, K2tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, * K1, K2tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO. Repeat from * across to last 5 stitches. K5.
Row 22: K4, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1 * slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1. Repeat from * across to last 6 stitches. K2tog, K4.
Row 24: K6, * YO, K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog, K1, YO, K3. Repeat from * across to last 3 stitches. K3.
Row 26: K6, *YO, K2, slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, K2, YO, K3. Repeat from * across to last 3 stitches. K3.
Rows 28–47: Repeat rows 8–27.
Rows 48–53: Repeat rows 8–13.
Rows 54–59: Knit across.

Bind off knitwise.

Admire your beautiful new dishcloth and get scrubbing!


MS LAVENDER HAD ALL READY KNITTED THIS PATTERN.

This dishcloth pattern is knit diagonally and features easy cables.

Materials:
Worsted weight cotton yarn
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles
Cable needle Gauge:
Not vital. Approx 18 sts=4" Instructions Special Abbreviations:
C4B (Cable Four Back): Worked over 4 sts. Place the first 2 sts on cable needle, hold in back of work, k2, then k2 from the cable needle.
C4F (Cable Four Front): Worked over 4 sts. Place the first 2 sts on cable needle, hold in front of work, k2, then k2 from the cable needle. CO 3 sts.
Row 1: k
Row 2: k1, inc in next st, k1
Row 3: k1, inc in next st, k to end
Row 4: Rep Row 3 (6 sts)
Row 5: k2, yo, k to end
Rows 6 to 31: Rep Row 5
Row 32: k2, yo, K7, p3, k8, p3, k to end
Row 33: k2, yo, k11, p8, k to end
Row 34: k2, yo, k8, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, k to end
Row 35: k2, yo, k12, p8, k to end
Row 36: k2, yo, k9, p3, k8, p3, k to end
Row 37: k2, yo, k13, p8, k to end
Row 38: k2, yo, k10, p3, k8, p3, k to end
Row 39: k2, yo, k14, p8, k to end
Row 40: k2, yo, k11, p3, k8, p3, k to end
Row 41: k2, yo, k15, p8, k to end (43 sts)
Row 42: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k9, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, k to end
Row 43: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k13, p8, k to end
Row 44: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k8, p3, k1, P2, k2, P2, k1, p3, k to end
Row 45: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k12, P1, k2, P2, k2, P1, k to end
Row 46: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, K7, p3, k8, p3, k to end
Row 47: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k11, p8, k to end
Row 48: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k6, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, k to end
Row 49: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k10, p8, k to end
Row 50: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end
Rows 51 - 77: Rep Row 50 until there are 7 sts
Row 78: k1, k2tog, k to end
Rows 79 - 81: Rep Row 78 (3 sts at end of row 78) BO.

Thank you to

Owl Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Designed by Janelle Schlossman http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/clothowl.htm

Book Reviews

I know some of you are still looking for goodies for your spoilee's kits and some of you need christmas ideas. So here are two books I got for my birthday that might be to you liking.

"Crocheted Socks! 16 Fun_to-Stitch Patterns"

Absolutely wonderful book. Well written, well illustrated. Would be excellent for any skill level crocheter and for the knitter who wants to try crochet. - IMO

"You can crochet socks"

A waste of time and money. Only one of the patterns in made with sock weight yarn, and I've had to heavily modify it to make a sock that fits and looks good.
The rest are made with heavier and thicker yarns that make socks that remind me of the old horror crocheted socks. - IMO

Your crazy for crocheted socks, Grandma


Congratulations Ferula!

gryffindor

I'd also like to thank all our Gryffindors! We had 100% participation this week! Thank you all for making the effort!

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