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, December 28, 2006

Long time No see!!!!

Well Christmas is over and the NEW YEAR is almost here!!!! LOL!!! I have been so busy lately that I haven't been able to post. I finished my Hello Kitty Dishcloth and have the pattern done... I just have to type it out to share with anyone that is as crazy as I am over that little feline....hehe

I have kind of down in the dumps with my knitting lately... I have been cranky about every pattern that I have looked at and every project that I have knitted on... I 3/4 of the way done with my 2nd sleeve with my hoodie shrug... I am just intimidated over the WHOLE seaming part that I don't want to finish it... CUZ that means that I would have to start seaming....

Plumpy thinks that I need to go YARN shopping... All of my bins that have yarn in them are not inspirational. I think I need some NEW yarn and some ideas for something that catches my eye to knit... All these patterns lately have not been interesting... I think I need something challenging. Plumpy got me some Yarn for Christmas but of course I cannot find the right needles to knit with it right now.....grrrrrr My birthday is coming up and I definitely know what I want for my BIRTHDAY!!!! That might be another reason why I am so CRANKY!!!!! The BIG 3-0 is in a couple of weeks... I am not ready to leave my 20's right now....boohoo!!!!

If anyone has any ideas to get me out of my slump, let me know... Help a Girl out!!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Can you guess what this is???

Well, I had a brainy idea that I would take a stab at making my own dishcloth pattern... Talk about some writing...LOL!!! I really don't like doing charts, so I wrote out the pattern by hand... I am almost done with the mock-up to see if it is going to work or not... I will post the pattern when I have it done... The blue cotton yarn was the only solid color I had.
I plan on trying it with a light pink... Isn't she cute!!! Wish me LUCK!!!! I am praying that she will come out!!!! I looked all over for a Hello Kitty Dishcloth pattern like this and I came up empty handed... So, what better way to get the pattern juices flowing....LOL!!!!
I am being coerced into coming up with a pattern of some sort.... I won't mention any names....hehe (PLUMPY) She knitted her fingers to the bones for the deadline to the sweater she created... That poor girl has been under some major stress... I am so happy for her and proud that she finished her OWN PATTERN!!!!! I have my own pattern that I have been dying to create but I am doubtful I could have it done in a month... Slow poke me!!!! I don't do well under stress...
Is everyone done shopping for the Holidays!!!! BAH HUM BUG!!!! to shopping!!!!! I am not remotely finished and have NO AMBITIONS for it either... I will get it done one way or another....
Take care!!!! I will have finished photos of Hello Kitty and a Pattern shortly after!!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Pictures of the Ice!!!!

Here are some pictures that I took yesterday of the Ice melting off the trees... I did take a picture of my tree that is down also.
When I get enough nerve to go outside, I will take the picture of the uprooted part... Hubby had a funny yesterday... He told me that he is going to put a sign up buy the tree saying, "NEED HELP STANDING TREE UP!!!!" ROFL!!! He said that it looks like you could plop it right back in the hole and it would be OK.

I think he is trying to get out of cutting it up... Which I don't blame him....LOL!!!!

I am so happy that Plumpy has electricity. My mom and dad and Aunt are still without... boohooo!!!! I am hoping that it will come one today or tonight some time...
I am so mad at myself... I gave my niece the hat last night and forgot to get pics. So, the next time I see her I will take some pictures...

I knitted on my hoodie for a little bit last night but no real progress...hehe

Stay Warm!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Icy Updates

Well, it has not gotten any better in the St Louis Area.... boohoo My parents are still without power. They said that it could take up to 5 days to have power restored. The National Guard is out knocking on peoples doors today. I can't remember the numbers but 14 states are coming out to help the electric company. We still have 1/2 million people without power.

Wendy's mommy got powered yesterday afternoon. My Aunt Sherry and Plumpy are still without power... God Love'm!!!

I talked to Wendy this morning and they stayed at their house the first night. Chase and her were huddled in her bed under the covers... She was knitting away on a hat...hehe I wonder why.... Last night she stayed at our aunts that had a little generator. She said that she was still cold and didn't get much sleep... Poor thing!!! She went back this morning to get some clean clothes and found that ALL of her fish were FROZEN!!!!

My parents I think have had enough of the cold and decided that tonight they are staying in a nice warm bed at my sister's house. They have a fire place but they were waking up every hour to keep wood on... They have been cooking on camping gear and I think they have left their pride at the door step. They want a warm bed. (which I don't blame them)

I will have pictures of the beautiful scenery that has turned our town upside down shortly. My batteries are waiting to be charged.

I knitted a hat for my niece today... I will have pictures of that also. I took a break from my hoodie for now because I am very close to running out of yarn. I am working on both of the sleeves. I am thinking about starting another hat for my nephew but I haven't decided what I want to do.. I have a tree to decorate also... The Tree is up but nothing is on it....ROFL!!!! I don't have any ambitions to do anything right now... I have laundry galore downstairs but it is COLD down in the basement....brrrrr!!!!

I will keep you all updated on the power situation with Plumpy... I am praying that it will come on SOON!!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

UPDATE on Last Post!!!!

Plumpy is without electricity!!!! I haven't heard from her yet but I know they are without electricity...

Winter Warning!!!!!

For Heaven sake!!!!!! I wish I had my camera to show you the unfortunate looking scenery that we have right now. We had ALL DAY /Rain/Sleet/Freezing Rain/Sleet/Freezing Rain/Snow... We have trees down everywhere. Power lines are down everywhere. My parents have been out of electricity since 11pm last night. Mind you, it is 20 degrees right now...

Last night might have been one of the scariest situations that we have went through in quite some time. Branches were so heavy from the freezing rain that they were breaking everywhere. Our electricity was flashing on and off all night. It was about midnight and we finally laid down to go to bed and heard CRACK/CRACK!!!!! I yelled my hubby's name and he said, "MOOOOVE!!!!" We ran out of our bed!!!! What a trip... We went to go look at what it hit... It was one of our big Maples that lost one of the biggest branches on our self standing garage... Whoooooahhhh!!!!!

I finally fell asleep... My hubby got up this morning to tell me that he couldn't sleep last night because he kept on hearing branches breaking everywhere!!!! I get out of bed to make some coffee and look out my kitchen window... What do I see????? One of our HUGE OAK TREES came tumbling down last night. It almost hit a truck that was parked in our yard that couldn't get up a hill... Luckily, the tree hit another tree and missed the truck. Three families up the road from us was not so lucky. 3 houses were hit by OAK TREES!!!! 500,000 people are without electricity this morning. In our town alone there is almost 8,000 people without power. It is like 20 degrees out right now.....

The NEWS said that we had 2.9 inches of accumulations of precipitation. They said that if we would have had snow, it would have been 30 inches of SNOW!!!!!! I would have taken the snow!!!! Ice is no fun!!!!

When I get my camera, I will give you all pictures of the weather...

Please pray for the Midwest and the families that are without power today!!!!