Knit Diva

Me and my obsession has come a long way since last couple of years... I definitely still consider myself a beginner and always looking to improve my obsession. I think it is my "CALGON"... It takes me away from my busy life with a wonderful husband and 8yo twin boys... YIKES!!! I never understood how addicting yarn could be until I started knitting.. I have crochet for some time on and off but I never felt attached to it as I do with knitting...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A little surprise ahead!!!

Have you ever sat there finishing a project to have a light bulb go off in your head with a wonderful IDEA??? It has been done before but there are like NO PATTERN for free out there... I am ALL about a FREE pattern!!!! LOL!!!!

Anyway, I plan on finishing the first part of it today and I will give you a sneak peek of it!!!! After I am done, I will post a FREE PATTERN!!!!!

We have a challenge in our knitting group that is taking place right now...hehe It is any project done with size 50 needles!!!! Yes, that is right!!!! ~~~5~~~~0!!!! I have something in mind but the yarn I was using was just not cutting it... I didn't think it would be hard to work with those needles but when you are always working on sock needles, it becomes a challenge...>LOL!!!

Yesterday, it was soooo HOT!!!! It got up to 100 degrees but felt like 105!!!! I went down to my mom's house to vacuum her pool and almost passed out!!! I was seeing rainbow colors and had to put my head between my legs....ROFL When that didn't work, I tried to get some water and had to rush to the couch to put my legs over my head!!!! When that didn't work, I went to the bathroom and stuck my head in the VENT!!!! ROFL!!!! That HELPED!!!! So after my little fainting episode I went downstairs in the family room and watched Knitty Gritty!!!! I am too big of a A/C baby!!!!

Thank GOD it will only be 92 today!!!!! ROFL If it doesn't rain tonight we are taking the boys to the Drive-in to go see "CARS"... hehe

Everyone stay COOL and look forward to seeing a FREE PATTERN and pics!!!!


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Finally updated Pictures!!!!

My cookies and cache needed to be cleaned out I guess. I have been fighting with downloading these pictures for a week now...LOL!!!

The top is my blue bag I am knitting on and below is the sunglass case I am so in love with..

I am hoping to upload some more pics this weekend...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

OHHH the Rain!!!!

The house was silent this morning until after 9am...hehe It actually was nice to sleep in.. Hubby had to work all weekend and so the boys and I were on the go all weekend... The boys had a T-ball game yesterday afternoon and I thought I was going to die from the heat and humidity... GOTTA LOVE MIDWEST WEATHER!!!! I was drench and so were the boys... The humidity level was horrible yesterday.

After the game it looked like it was going to start raining any minute. We definitely needed the rain last night.. It is still raining, so no swimming today...LOL!!!

I have not been successful enough to knit this weekend because I had to catch up on some books that came out...LOL Poor Plumpy gets a call Tuesday morning to let her know that our MaryJanice Davidson is OUT!!!! Well of course, NO ONE had it out on TUESDAY!!!! I had to go to a Dr's visit Friday and picked it up at B&N and Plumpy picked it up the same day at Borders... She had a coupon...hehe "Little Snot"....

I hate when books are only released once a year in a series....LOL!!!! I try to hold out on reading it so soon so I won't be mad that I have to wait until next year for the next... I really get "TICKED" about the Harry Potter series.... 2 YEARS!!!! COME ON!!!! I have about 10 books on my shelf I have yet to read... Summer time is kind of my laxed time on knitting because I hate sweating and trying to knit so I READ!!!!

I have been working on another felted bag that the color is AMAZING!!!! It is one of the truest BLUES out there...LOL!!!! I just love this pattern... My poor digital camera is HATING me right now or I would have pictures.... BOOHOO!!! We have had a Canon for over 5 years and the battery is about retired.. I have been Digital Camera shopping but I just haven't been able to find the perfect one I want. I love my Elph because it is so compact and we have never went wrong with Canon. I usually watch the Tech show to see the best quality digital cameras but I have not found one that I have fell over about... If it was up to me I would have a REBEL!!!! DANG, those things are $$$$ Pricey$$$$$

So, enough of me crying about my baby...hehe I will sooner or later get me a NEW one....

I think I am going to stay with the smaller project this summer...hehe I think I will be a SOCK girl!!! I made me a sunglass holder out of the cotton yarn since I am always losing my sunglasses. It attaches by a button to your purse.... LOVE IT!!!!

Well, I loaded the pic's and NOW Blogger won't let me download them...grrrrr..


Sunglass Holder
I used size 7 needles with the Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. You can use any yarn you have laying around. I did this pattern with the "Magic Loop" method. It could be modified with DPN's or sewing up the seams. Whichever way you feel comfortable.

Cast on 28 (Place marker and join)

Knit in the round until the holder is long enough for your sunglasses. I knitted 38 rows.(Slide your sunglasses in the holder to guestimate the length.)

Flip the holder inside out and do a 3-needle bind off. 3-Needle Bind Off Instructions

You can add your handles by Picking up 3-5 stitches and knitting Stockinette stitch for the preferred length. On the other side at the end you can make a buttonhole for your closure.

Bind off and sew in seams... How EASY is that!!!!

Mine is attached to my purse so I have easy access to my sunglasses... When I can get blogger to upload my pictures, I will add the photo.

I hope you all like it!!! Have a Beautiful Sunday!!!!


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Our Knitting Group!!!!

Well, I finally had a chance to catch our knitters in motion...LOL Well, Plumpy was the photographer.. Next time I will get her in a couple of shots...hehe BEWARE!!!!! Plumpy, I am on a mission...hehe

As you can see our boys were joining us at the knitting group.. It was REAL FUN let me tell you!!!! Wendy and I were ready to pull our hair out after 2 hrs...ROFL

In the second photo, Jackie is in red and Gaye is in the white top. Jackie is the founder of our knitting group. She is a wonderful women with lots to teach... It has been over a month since she has came to knitting. She has been recovering from surgery... She was ecstatic to be there this week...

Joanie is knitting a scarf. We have to get her to break out of her shell and start knitting some socks... Wendy and I will get her to that stage one of these days... She is a hoot to hang out with... We are a little envious at times because Joanie is a taste tester for a company... Wouldn't that be fun!!!!

Us girls kind of take over the coffee shop when we are there.. LOTS of yarn that was being given away. knitting needles, darning needles, DPN, magazines, knitting totes.. YOU NAME IT!!! Jackie is infamous about bringing in Knitting supplies to give away..hehe I never pass up the opportunity for free stuff..hehe

Margaret is on the right. She retired last year as a principal in our school district... I thought retirement was to relax... She is always busy, busy, busy!!! LOL!!! Now, she subs for our schools and teaches as a professor to COLLEGE KIDS ...ROFL!!! She made a yellow shawl for her SIL that showed up a little later. It was so adorable.. We were talking that the pattern would work for a baby blanket... Hopefully, Kathy will wear it sometime in the coffee shop so I can take a better picture.

Most of the time there is more talking and chit chatting than there is really progress in our knitting but we still enjoy ourselves... With a double shot of expresso in our frozen mochas, we talk a million miles a minute...

You can see a little glimpse of me with the blonde hair...hehe I promise to get a better picture...hehe

Today it is NASTY out with RAIN!!!! I am knitting away on a bag for my AUNT!!!! I hope to God I can get it done in time before she leaves...hehe

Have a Wonderful Day!!!!