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...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The day in the life of MOTHERHOOD!!!!

Do you ever feel like taking an indefinite VACATION to an undisclosed location???? I have felt like that for WEEKS!!!!! ROFL

The boys started school over a week ago and that has been nice but it seems like my body and mind need to get its act together. I have been run ragged with my husband starting his NEW business and working long hours. Taking care of the house, store during the day, cleaning on the side and so much more that it is depressing to even type about....hehe

The only thing that has calmed my nerves lately is KNITTING!!! Who would have thunk!!!ROFL!!! I finished my green socks. I finished another DK sock and almost finished with the 2nd sock. I started on a SWEATER!!!!! Can you believe it!!!! PLUMPY finally talked me into doing the front and back in the round instead of doing it in pieces. My brain has been so fried that I casted on this sweater about 5 times to rip it out because it did not add up right for the ribbing... NEEDLESS to say, I counted, recounted, and counted again and it was my COUNTING that was WRONG.... ROFL!!! Please laugh at my own expense....hehe

Anyway, I would have pictures for you by now but my hubby hijacked my camera and I have not gotten it back.... GRRRRRR!!!

The sweater is PINK of course... Gosh, I need to find another color of obsession....ROFL!!!!

I have started thinking out my bag for the BAG ME KAL!!!! It will be a color chart of HELLO KITTY!!!! I will see if I can find something easy since colorwork is not my forte. We will see though...

Sorry if I am "Debbie Downer" today...hehe (just thinking about her makes me laugh!!!!) I am hoping I will have some pics to show you and some progress of my sweater... I promised myself this year that I would finish my first sweater...It will get done if this is the only thing I work on.

Have a GREAT Evening!!!


Wednesday, August 16, 2006


OK, so I finally broke down and figured out this digital camera... ROFL!!! It has been an eventful last couple of weeks before school starts... ROFL!!! TOMORROW!!! My VACATION BEGINS!!!! LOL The boys are ready and so am I. I know I haven't posted lately... I have been so busy but that has not stopped me from KNITTING... (My only sanity in my life!!!!)

I finally picked up one of my WIP's socks and now I am on the second one... I swear I am going to finish this pair...hehe I love how the colors came out in the yarn... Of course, I live on the WILD side and will not have two matching socks... YIPEEE!!!! LOL!!! I see more socks in my future though... I forgot how fun it is to make socks... BUT, shhhhh I have like 4 pairs started but no finished ones... LOOKS like I will be catching up on some WIP's first...hehe

The next on my list of FO's is the Garterlac Dishcloth... I will say that this little puppy had me stumped a few times...LOL!!! I frogged the whole thing 5 times... I didn't think I was doing it right and I frogged it...LOL!!!! I guess it gave me some practice for next time I do this pattern. I think you definitely have to do a variegated cotton yarn with this pattern to show the squares... LOVE IT!!!

LAST but not LEAST!!!! (I think my favorite...hehe) I love this PATTERN!!!!! I got PLUMPY to try out the pattern...hehe I am such a BAD influence... HAHAHA

So that has been just about it for me lately!!! I started the OH BAG ME KAL this month to find out that I did the pattern WRONG!!!!! GRRRRRR.. I might have to wait to do this pattern some other time.... I NEED quick and simple knits for now...

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week... I will be enjoying my quiet time tomorrow when the bus leaves my driveway.....ROFL!!!

Night ALL!!!!! Ü

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Still NO PICS!!!!

OK, so I am such a terrible blogger lately!!!! NO PICS!!! I am disappointed in myself...LOL I am working on the BAG KAL for August but I have not gotten too far on that monstrous BAG!!! It will take me forever to get that one done. I have eyed that pattern for a long time but haven't had the motivation to knit it up. I thought since it is a challenge for the KAL, I would try it out...hehe

I don't know about you all but I am FED UP with this 100 degree weather here in the Midwest!!!! It really BITES!!!! It is my twins Birthday today!!!! YEAH!!! LUCKY (7) I can't believe they are getting soooo BIG!!!! It makes me feel my age!!!! ROFL!!! I can remember going into the hospital on July 30th 7 years ago... My water broke 2 1/2 months early... It was a very SCARY situation!!!! Today, 7 years ago I had my boys... 2lbs 10oz and 2lbs 8ozs. It was a very emotional time in our lives!!!! I think many people take for granted a healthy baby... I am sooooo HAPPY that they were fighters and fought through a lot of obstacles. NOW, they are HEALTHY boys with minor effects of being that EARLY. They are TRULY miracles in my book and I thank GOD every day that they are in my life. Ü OK before I am bawling on the keyboard, I will stop...hehe

I don't know if it is the weather or what but I am already looking into doing projects that are for the cooler weather.... ROFL!!!! I am thinking NOW until the end of the year I will be doing socks and some hats and maybe a sweater in my future.

But, for now, I have only been doing that tote and washcloths....LOL