Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Evil's Cheat Sheet, supplemental

Just a day left and this week the Badgers have been showing off all their hard work. We're coming in second this week, but still posting a lot of homework. Don't forget to submit partials!

Overall we're only about 15 homework posts behind the Griffs, so it's still anybody's game. The excitement is outrageous!

Go Noble Slytherins Go!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Final Stretch

I am still not sure where November went, but here we are the last week of the Fall Term. The last Tri-Wizard Task is still going on and right now Slytherin is fighting to be in 3rd place. The scores so far are:

Hufflepuff 25
Ravenclaw 16
Slytherin 12
Gryffindor 12

Keep going! You have until tomorrow to turn in your tasks.

On a more personal note...I can not say how truely proud I am of my fellow Slytherins. No we are not winning the task but you have worked so hard and have made my time as Keeper so much fun. THANK YOU! Now I hate to make this short but I got an OWL to finish and some correspondance to write up by tomorrow. Much love!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Mix

Just a little bit of Slytherin Awesome from this last week. 

Alyanome created this for the Librarian's Challenge...

and also this, for Charms homework, just to prove that Awesome doesn't need to be Massive

This awesomeness by Eurekas is just a small fraction of her massive NEWT

as this is just a piece of Joseybug's OWL
 Knitsquid whipped this up for the Order of the Phoenix

and Rockinsticks is awesome for even considering an OWL in black lace, yet she also completed it.

Doom Goat socks ran through the BROOM thread, thanks to Rubyyarn

and Seashelly overcame injury to produce this piece of Awe for her OWL (:thwack:)

As for Shelvicious, not only was her OWL mindbending, but her love and concern for her friends is awesome, too. LOL!

And that's all from Australia this evening! Thanks for having me this term :) If we are still blogging through the holiday, I'll tune in then to, erm... show you all the socks I'm planning to darn... hehe.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Evil’s Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, The End

Wow, the Lions have put forth a tremendous effort this week and overall in November. The actual numbers are a bit depressing, but we are indeed a firm second, in fact, overall for this term we’re not that far behind them. We can still pull it out, so don’t forget to post even partial projects for points.


Now is the time to finish all the things and turn them in. You can do it noble Slytherins. We are crafty, we are ambitious, and we will do whatever it takes to keep the cup. Go snakes, go!

Most favored class by the Slytherins this week was a four way tie between Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology and Potions. The rest of the school also favored Potions, but not by a large margin. Least favorite by the rest of the school was Defense Against the Dark Arts.

Just remember, once a Snake, always a snake. So next term whether you find yourself a Slytherin, SOS or sorted elsewhere, please come and chat in our common room and feel free to cheer us on in Quidditch. We’re all family here. Also, drop me a line or comment on what you liked, didn’t like, want more of or want less of so I can focus on what keeps all of you motivated for next term.

We can do it crafty and gorgeous Slytherins! The cruise will be docking soon, so turn in your homework, pack up your hotties and gather in the bar for one last farewell toast until next term…or at least until the end of year party, followed by the House Cup Winner party, followed by the-yeah, we don’t really need a reason.

Cheers to you all!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cage Match!

It turns out there was an irregularity in the hottie contest this week.

Viggo Mortensen was nominated and looked to be the winner, but it was revealed that his nomination picture was photo-shopped by unknown perpetrators. The original photo was of Gerard Butler!

Once challenged, Viggo wasn't about to back down, and Gerard wasn't being discounted from the hottie crown quite so easily! "Foul" was called and a cage match broke out between the two martial artists in question.

Not wanting to be left out, both Jet Li and Mark Decascos joined in! It looked to be absolute chaos, with no champion emerging, but suddenly, out of nowhere ...

CHUCK NORRIS (apparently taking a break from World of Warcraft) leaped into the fray and gained the advantage with the use of his extra "beard-fist."

While no clear hottie winner will be announced this week, I think this cage match will not soon be forgotten.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bat Your Eyelashes

Ever since I saw knitreaver's Phoenix Tears scarf in Detention, I've become a little obsessed with fluffy novelty yarns.

I mean, just look at this gorgeous thing!

And it looks like I'm not the only one who's caught the bug, if GothKnitty's Yule Ball finery is anything to go by.

I'm a little worried that a novelty-yarn epidemic might break out, so I popped in to the Potions classroom to see if anyone might have a cure - and look who greeted me when I walked in the door. Slothmuffin's Get-Better Owl, Pepper!

(Now, this might be a good time to admit I've got one skein of black eyelash yarn in my stash, and one of black and silver. And they're calling to me... calling... my... name...)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Dance is Over

Yule Ball is over and done. Time to rest your feet after all that dancing around. The Yule Ball went well. The snakes made a good last minute push but sadly we just could not catch up. The scares are:

Hufflepuff 51
Gryffindor 35
Slytherin 30
Ravenclaw 20

The Slytherins still did very well! You should all be very proud of yourselves. I would like to highlight one snake in particular, Disaelfr! She was our little overachiever for this event! Her lovely hat was a whapping 340 yards!! Our largest turn in of the Yule Ball!

Currently Going On:
The Tri-Wizard Tournament is still going on! All eligible participants have until Nov 30th to turn in! So far the standings are:
Hufflepuff 10
Ravenclaw 6
Slytherin 5
Gryffindor 4
Good luck Snakes! You can do it! Have fun!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mix

Today it occurred to me that there is only a week or so left of the term. I've been so caught up in trying to  plan how to finish All The Things, that I forgot ...a holiday is around the corner.

In December, the pace will slow, the games will begin, and we will lay back in our Dungeon armchairs in front of the fire for a bit of well-earned R&R. Threads will close and open. Various spreadsheets will cover every table. Crazed older students will jump onto the NEWT train. The Sorting Hat is dusted off.

Crafting becomes fun again, for those of us who have begun to feel the chore of it under pressure. Project pages are straightened up. Yarn turns up under Christmas trees all over the place.  The knitwear of the last months gets put into family circulation (and beyond).

Ten more days, Snakeys, and we can put down the sticks. Then have a strong drink.

Then pick up the sticks again. For fun. (Remember, we LOVE this crafty stuff!)


Ten more days. Enjoy it, because December is going to be long! :)

*Alrischa scurries back to work on her order mission*

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Evil's Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, Week 3 of November

This was a bad week for Slytherin homework. We came in dead last. Yay to the Puffs who had the most posts this week. Right, moving onward and upward then.

Charms class continues to be favored above all others and Defense Against the Dark Arts is still looking pretty empty. Two weeks until end of term people! Time to GET IT ALL DONE. Please be kind and try to post early so professors are not so overwhelmed the last few days. Post now and post often.

We can do this Snakes!

Unacceptable homework excuse for the week: I ate a floating cupcake and the person who stole my identity didn’t turn in my homework.

Crank up the ambition, put on your silver and green and let’s go Slytherin! Craft, my pretties, craft!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's getting hot in this kitchen!

After all of the drool-worthy celebrity chef hottie nominations, it is my great gustatorial pleasure to bring you the winner this week:  Alton Brown!

Does the vegetable by his lapel remind you of any time-travelling celebrities, perhaps?

This manly-man's chef also uses power tools:

And rides a motorcycle!

For this week's contest, a theme close to my heart -- nominate your hottest kung fu and martial arts stars!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Task #3 or is it Tasks #3?

Both the Tri-Wizard Tournament Task #3 and Yule Ball Event #3 are going on in the Cup. Honestly things seem very quiet in both events. Not sure if it is people trying to get their OWLs, NEWTS, and Brooms done or what... but it has been kind of quiet.

Here are the scores as of this am.

TWT Task #3
Hufflepuff 5
Slytherin 2
Ravenclaw 1
Gryffindor 1

The Snakes that scored were Maigret with a lovely gilly-coat

and MiaParanioa with a hat for protection and a hat for mental prowess

Good work ladies!

YB Event #3
Hufflepuff 19
Slytherin 11
Gryffindor 9
Ravenclaw 0

It is still anyone game. Remember for the Yule Ball event only have until Monday, Nov 21st to turn in your projects. The Tri-Wizard Task you have until the end of the month. Good luck everyone and have fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Monday Mix

I was feeling reluctant to blog today. Mainly because I've been knitting with silk for the first time. Not only is it 100% silk, but it is silver. And not only am I knitting with silver silk, but I'm knitting the Cuteness that is "Tiny Shoes"... Sometimes knitting is such a treat that you don't even need hotties to rub your shoulders while you work! Sometimes. At other times, like earlier this week, it is eight thousand stitches of stocking stitch, and then you start Sleeve #2.

How are you going, Snakeys? Slogging through or floating through? Or doing the roller coaster that is "Knit All the Things at the Same Time"? Whatever your style, awesome work is being done, stitch by stitch.

Now, last week I highlighted the projects from October that scored the most bonus points in Arithmancy, Transfiguration, Care of Magical Creatures and Charms. This week we have a few more.

SoftnShiny earned 51 points (that's 36 bonus points) for her 700 yards of DADA spinning (and a story that fit the class prompt so well, no doubt.)

 Ah, SSHG. What can I say? Those plies look good together ;)

Bewilderbeast (again) with a bonus 15 for her Potions homework.

Funfairiegirl, who got 29 bonus points for her Muggle Studies lanesplitter. Awesome for its style and colors, and I do love a knitted skirt.

Is that all for October? Let me know if I've missed one... my mind is on the silk...


Oh! Just a reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday the 15th) is the first day you are allowed to present your completed Order of the Phoenix Missions. You have until the end of the month, of course, but get in early if you can. These Missions are worth 100 points, and according to the House Cup Blog we're about 900 behind. (How updated is that tally, I wonder?) Anyway, I can't wait to start reading all the awesome stories of clever heroics and cunning plots that our brilliant Snakes have been working on these last 6 weeks.

And speaking of plots... the Plotting Thread for OWLs and advanced study in 2012 is up! Hehehehe.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Evil's Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, first full week of November

Wow, look at all the Red and Gold everywhere this week. Everyone must be getting ready for Christmas early this year...wait a sec...those are Gryffindor colors. All the classes have been packed with Lions this week. Amazing job this week by the Gryffs - they more than doubled homework from anyone else; that's us in second, by the way. Slytherins must be working hard on their OWLs. Right? Am I right? Please say I'm right.

Defense Against the Dark Arts was running a bit empty this week and it was Charms that was the favorite class of the Snakes and the whole school. Hey, we do know the cool places to hang, or maybe they're just cool because we're there.

Nobody panic yet, because the overall term totals are super close. So far the Gryffs have it, but there are only single digits between us.

Unacceptable homework excuse of the week: I'm moving to Wisconsin. Wait, that only works for Girly (good luck with your move HOH)! For the rest of you - keep those fingers moving.

We can do this Slytherins! Crank up your ambition and someone put a permanent sticking charm on the cup. Go Snakes go!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sports hotties!

For this week's Sports hotties, the winner was none other than David Beckham of overwhelming football/soccer (depending on your side of the pond) fame! Here are a couple pictures to show off his ... ahem ... athletic prowess.

And some more of his ... tattoos.

The contest was pretty close, so I thought I should give an honorable mention to our HoH's favorite hottie, who came in second, Jeff Burton!

For this next week, nominate your favorite hot TV chefs! Let's see them in the kitchen, whipping up nom-noms for the Slytherins!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Here's to Mrs. Figg

This month's special Detention badge is named in honor of Arabella Figg, the "crazy cat lady" who watched over Harry Potter and protected him, without him knowing, for years. Described as a batty old lady with frizzy grey hair peeking out from her hairnet, Mrs. Figg was one of the unlikeliest heroes of the Second Wizarding War. This week's post is dedicated to her.

Bye Bye Horrid Yarn

It was GothKnitty's tribute to Mrs. Figg, a newly refurbished wig to cover and contain her wild grey tangles.


In the depths of a Little Whinging winter, though, a Squib needs something more than a wig to keep her noggin toasty. Something, maybe, like Warm All Winter, xsangel100's Potions homework.

Cupcake Hat

Even more than her ineffectual hairnets and embarrassing carpet slippers, though, Harry Potter knew Mrs. Figg for her love of cats. And I like to think that if Mrs. Figg ever sat down to knit, she would have knitted cupcake hats just like this one, created for Potions by kimanneberly, for her beloved part-kneazle companions.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last Events

The last events for both the Yule Ball and Tri-Wizard are going on now! It seems most cuppers are concentrating on finishing their OWLs, NEWTs or playing with the new classes... because quidditch has been quiet this past week.

So far the Task #3 for the Tri-Wizard Tournament there have been NO scores from anyone. Remember you have until Nov 30th to complete the task. All the information you need for this event can be found on the last quidditch Blog here.

The Yule Ball has been a little bit more exciting. The cuppers are showing up to the ball with some lovely accessories. The score so far:

Slytherins 4
Hufflepuff 4
Gryffindor 3
Ravenclaw 0

The first Snake to show off her accessory for the Ball was Maigret! She made a stunning bag.

Keep up the great work everyone!!! You have until Nov 21st to turn in projects for the Yule Ball.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monday Mix

Here come some points!

I love this time of month! You know that all your completed classes earned 15 points each, but bonus points are such an unknown! Here are some of the top earners posted so far.

HolyCuteness with her glacier-inspired cardigan for Arithmancy : 42 points (27 bonus points)

Sandralice' Python-inspired cardigan, representing her animagus in Transfiguration: 44 points (29 bonus points)

PlainSimpleGarak made bacon! In scarf form to trick the zombies in CoMC : 37 points (22 bonus points)

Bewilderbeast made Hermione a lace shawl for Charms  : 52 points (37 bonus points) (and six awesome snakes scored in the 40's!)


Yule Ball. So far we are on a score of one. (Let us not speak of the badgers right now.) Of course, Slytherins are a crafty bunch of crafters, and we know to put our OWL's and our Order Missions first. Then we will dance.

Task 3. The remaining taskers are on 300 yards this month, and it does take a while to knit and crochet 300 yards of awesome. More to come... watch this space :)

Evil’s Cheat Sheet of Total Domination, Oct end and Week 1 Nov

Cunning Slytherins flooded professors’ desks with last minute homework, dominating not only the last few days of October classes, but pulled ahead of the Griffs by almost 20 posts for October. I’m so proud of you all!

The Griffs took over the first few days of November doubling the posts of any other house, which only amounted to 16, so nobody panic. On to OWL fever: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

Defense Against the Dark Arts and Muggle studies have gotten slow starts, while Divination and Herbology are already looking to be popular classes.

Unacceptable homework excuse for the week: I have my homework right here in my pants; what do you mean I’m not wearing pants?

Seriously, there are a lot of great classes this month Snakes. It will be hard to choose only six. We have such awesome professors! Let’s wrap it up and keep the cup so we can dump gallons of Gatorade on Girly’s head in her new house this December. Of course the cup will hold gallons – what do you think we have wands for anyway?

We can do it snakes!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Slytherin Silver Fox

I'm sure the results of this Hottie of the Week contest were no surprise to anyone. One of the perennial favorites in the Dungeon, the actor who brought our very own Prof. Snape to life on the big screen, Alan Rickman! Bask in his hotness, snakes:

Doesn't that last picture look like he's wearing a Slytherin Quidditch sweater?

Which brings me to this next week's theme . . . nominate your favorite Sports Hotties in the Bring Forth the Hotties thread. Make sure they are wearing their sports gear and/or engaged in their sport in the photo.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breaking Out of Detention

It got lonely in Detention last month, y'all. So this month, we're trying something new. (And by we, I mean me.)

Each week, I will start in Detention, then roam the halls at will. I will try to stick to a theme, though - and this week, the theme is "first!"

This week, then, we begin with freply's Knitted Lacy Round Cloth, which was meant for last month's Potions assignment. No matter. It was the first Slytherin project posted in Detention this month!

Next up, crafterix with the very first belladonna-inspired project turned in for November's Herbology class.

For the Yule Ball, we have maigret's Holiday Reticule. Just the right size for a bottle of belladonna, I mean perfume.

SnapeLovinKnitter brings us a very special Rainbow Fish for the Headmistress ~ Librarian Challenge.

And finally, ElizabethsMommy is the first Slytherin to explore the dangerously fluffy bludger Charm.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Last Month, Last Tasks!

First up! Yule Ball Event 2: Dance Steps. The Snakes really stepped up for this event. The end results were so close I had to do a recount. Here the finial results

Gryffindor 98 dances complete
Slytherin 97 dances!!! So clooosee!
Hufflepuff 95 dances
Ravenclaw 59 dances
NQFY/SOS 12 dances

Great job everyone. I will be announcing the winner of our drawing later today.

Whats Next?
Tri-Wizard Task #3!!!
Task 3 starts TODAY. The prompts for this task is here. To be eligible to participate in Task #3 you need to have completed both Task #1 and #2. The complete list of snakes eligible can be found here. Important things to note about task #3
1. You will have until Nov 30th to complete this task
2. Minimal of 300 yards
3. This Task is worth 35 points!
4. No Spinning or Dyeing allowed this time.
5. Our tags are SEarth3QF11, SAir3QF11, SFire3QF11, SWater3QF11

Yule Ball Event #3: The Yule Ball!!!
Yule Ball also starts today. Information on this event can be found here. Everyone can participate in this event! Important things to know about this task.
1. You will have until Nov 21st NOT the 30th!!
2. Minimal of 25 yards
3. These items must be wearables/accessories or mini versions of wearables/accessories!
4. Each student can only turn in ONE item
5. This Event is worth 15 points
6. Our tag for this event is YBSlyQF11