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...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Cropped Hoodie Shrug

I have been working like a horse on this thing...hehe It will definitely need to be blocked... I am loving this yarn and how the tweed looks with this pattern... I will finish the front and start on the sleeves... The only thing else left will be the hoodie... YEAH!!!! My gauge was right on the money but it looks a little small... I will be royally ticked if this thing does not fit.....ROFL!!! My sister has been eyeing it up for a week now... I guess if it doesn't become a staple in my closet then I guess it could be a GREAT Christmas present....LOL!!!

This is the first time I have done anything that had a Raglan pattern to it... It has been a little challenging but nothing I could not figure out... I have so many other things I would love to start but I promised myself that I would finish this one...LOL!!!!

We went out on Black Friday and EVERYTHING went smooth... The deals were really not there this year unless you were buying BIG TICKET items (Big Screen TV's or Computers) My son almost got a BRIGHT PINK Razor Scooter for Christmas... I am so thankful that I looked in the box... I exchanged it at Target and bought another one. I didn't buy much... I am not an impulse buyer when it comes to Christmas buying!!! Can you believe that!!!! I really had to think if I needed that present RIGHT NOW!!! Now YARN is definitely a weakness with impulse buying but don't tell anyone!!! SHhhhhhh!!!!

I hope everyone had a very nice Holiday!!!!


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Do YOU ever see yourself trying to explain to NON-knitters!!!!

It is so funny to see myself knitting.... A couple of years ago, I would have NEVER imagined myself being in a life-long craft that has been around for centuries!!!!

It seems like I am always trying to explain myself to others that don't knit....ROFL!!!!

The BIGGEST question is: "Why knit a pair of socks when it is more convenient to go buy a pair????""" WHAT!!!!! Sometimes I tell them, " YOU just don't get it!!!!" Yes, I can buy a pair of those white pair of socks at the Local store for A LOT cheaper than knitting up a pair.... BUT, your tootsies don't look as cute as these....ROFL!!!!! It is kind of like a PEDICURE!!!! Your feet and tootsies look so much sexier with Polish...hehe Our feet take the BRUNT of everything we do... Why not take care of them and surround them by GOODNESS!!!! Yes, my feet have the right to sport around some hand-crafted, high dollar, yummy threads!!! They deserve it since I put them through A LOT!!!

DON'T misinterpret what your feet really want.. Women can be frugal with somethings but there are other things you have to splurge...hehe I can be frugal when it comes to clothes shopping but shoes, purses, and my hair are my things I splurge on... There is nothing like shoe shopping or paying a little extra for a purse that is going to last... Of course, my HAIR!!!! I am soooo picky and the only person that can deal with me is my FAMILY!!!! ROFL!!!!

Anyway, since the weather is changing to "DOWN RIGHT CHILLY"!!!!! I can't go around bare foot so my feet have to sport my hand-crafted sockies...hehe

I haven't had much time to knit on my socks lately because I have been knitting my Cropped Hoodie shrug.... YUMMY!!!! I will finish my opal socks soon... We have a couple of days off and so that might be a perfect time to get them finished...hehe

Pictures coming Soon!!!!

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Scarf Season is Here!!!!

Ok, the scarf season is here to stay. Only the memories of nice warm weather is in the back of my mind.... I should be upset (which in a way I am)... But, I have found a new love for this Bow Knot Scarf...hehe The pattern is SUPER EASY!!! I finished this real pale pink scarf that is scrumptious. It is SUPER SOFT!!!! I wanted to make a hat with it but decided to do a panta... The Winter does not like my hair and the static is horrendous... I usually keep it in a pony tail when I have a bad hair day... A hat really won't cut it... I can't wait for the Panta to be done... It will be a cute pair... I plan on making some more of these scarves but with some suede yarn or a nice super soft wool... ( I haven't decided yet...hehe)

I have been knitting on my Pepto Pink sweater that is quite LARGE... I gauged and everything but when I started this I was about 20lbs heavier too... The stockinette stitch is sooooo boring and so I have to do a little here and there.... I am up to the arms... I might get some done on it this weekend...

We are having a KNIT OUT for beginners this weekend at my mom's house!!!! We have about 10 girlies that want to learn to knit... How exciting is that!!!! Knitting is sooooo addicting... Especially when you see all the GREAT things you can knit up... Can't wait!!! We have 4 girls that know how to knit... Plumpy will be helping me!!! We are going to have our hands FULL!!!!



Saturday, November 11, 2006

I am in a GOOFY Mood today!!!!

It might be the weather!!!! They are saying that we might get some flurries today.... WHAT THE HECK!!!! The last couple of days have been in the 70's and now it is like 37 degrees today.... PLEASE Mother Nature, MAKE UP YOUR DARN MIND!!!!!

I had to work today and I am totally bored cuz no one wants to get out today in this COLD weather....hehe!!! Hubby and boys took a road trip to Kansas today and I was stuck holding down the fort... YEEEHAAAA!!!!!

Anyway I took some pictures while I had NOTHING TO DO!!!!! I am knitting up another pair of socks with some OPAL yarn... The pattern is DK Gentlemen... I just love this pattern!!!! I love how the Opal is looking with this pattern...hehe can't wait to wear these puppies!!!!

I also took some recent pictures of me since the picture on my profile is like 2 years old... GAWD, I look so young in that picture!!!! SHHHHHH!!!! MY 30th birthday is coming up very soon... I am not adjusting very well to thinking that my 20's are at an end.... WHERE the Heck does time go when you blink your eyes... My boys turned 7 this year and I am turning.... WELL you know... I am not ready to admit that I am going to be that number... I hope that it will be a great decade for me......

Anyway, I am going to update my profile with my mug... My hair is getting so LOOOONNNGGG!!!! My Auntie wants it to grow out to my behind.... My hubby and my aunt have schemed up this plan together... Hubby said that he has divorce papers waiting for me if I cut my hair... What the heck is that about....ROFL!!! My aunt refuses to take the scissors to it unless it is for a trim... Which is maybe 1/2 inch to an inch every 12 weeks... Can I hold out???? I don't know!!! It is hard waking up to having sweaty arm pits because your hair is nessled under your arms looking OHHHH SO LOVELY!!!! I scare away the Gremlins from the foot of the bed... I scare myself waking up and seeing that sight.... ROFL!!!! It is to the point now that my hair is put up on top of my head looking OHHH SO SEXY!!!! hehe Oh Well!!! I guess I can live...

(Just a tip: If you want your hair to grow fast or your nails..... TAKE BIOTIN!!!!) It is a miracle vitamin that will make your hair grow and keep it healthy and strong. It also does the same for your nails..

My son has lost his 2nd front tooth!!!! Is he adorable or what!!! I have been teasing him the past couple of days and making him say.... "SLIPPERY SLOPE".... ROFL!!! I am soooo MEAN!!!!

Do you see a resemblance of a facial body part???? The poor kid got his MOTHER's NOSE!!!! Poor baby!!! We can drown in the rain together I guess!!!! ROFL!!!

Everyone, stay WARM!!!! And if you are having 70-80 degree weather today... I hate you!!!!! hehe


Monday, November 06, 2006

Scarf is Finished and Conv Mitts are on NEEDLES

Have you ever knitted so much that your fingers and thumbs hurt??? I am having that problem right now...LOL

I finished my bow tie style scarf this weekend!!!! I wasn't for sure about it at first because it is really not my type of scarf but after putting it on, it is really cute!!!!! I hate having to go dig my scarf out of my coat to stay warm...hehe I will definitely be making some more of these...

I am making some Convertible Mittens that are hand warmers and the mitten goes on top... LOVE them!!! I am a little intimidated by the pattern but I am going to trudge on and see if I can do it... I am doing 2 at a time on seperate needles so I won't get bored with doing another one while a mitten is sitting there with no hand in it...hehe

My hubby just laughed at my scarf last night and told me I was a fruit-ball... I was in my pj's and walking around the house with my ribbed hat and scarf on....hehe "You Gotta Love Me"...LOL

I have another hat and scarf I am looking at starting after my mittens are done... I think I am going to switch it up and do some browns and teals together... I LOVE that COMBO!!!

It is rainy and yucky here today.. Perfect day to knit...hehe

Have a GREAT Day!!!!


Thursday, November 02, 2006

It is TOTALLY scarf and Hat Weather!!!!

The weather has put me in the knitting hat and scarf mood lately... My poor ears are sick of being COLD!!!!

I know, I know, I know... It is PINK!!! I just can't help it... One of these days I will get out of the pink stage...

My hair is getting so long that most of the time it is up in a pony tail and so my little ears get nippy.. I can't wait to wear my hat with my hair down...hehe The scarf is just a ribbed scarf that will go with it... I will be making convertible mittens to go with... The yarn is the cheapy Red Heart called Candy Prints... I just love these colors..

My sockies have been on the back burner since my head has been cold...LOL!!!!! I have found TONS of hats I want to knit up...

I hope you all are staying warm!!!!