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...

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Purple People Eater Sock!!!

I have put down my shrug hoodie again to start on something else... I just wish I didn't have Attention Deficit Knit Disorder (AKA "ADKD") I am almost done with the darn hood and I just get bored...
So, I started on this sock!!! I am really liking the sock.. It is thicker than what I have knitted with in the past but it is definitely WARM!!!! The cold weather that we are about to feel this weekend in the Midwest will definitely push me to finish the second one FAST!!!!
I have been dreaming about SOCK YARN!!!! Does that mean I am obsessed???? I bought some Lisa Souza Yarn this week!!!! It is the Little Devil!!! I think it will be wonderful to knit with next month for Valentine's Day!!!!
I already have my eyes set on some other's I want... I want some Socks that Rock yarn too!!!! OHHHH!!! I can't get started on talking about socks...hehe I will talk all day..
No other knitting news besides the socks!!! I guess there will be more socks to come in the future. No other patterns have really stood out to me... I usually have tons of patterns that I am dying to knit... I am hoping that some wonderful Spring patterns come out in the next month or so... I am gonna keep my fingers crossed..
Have a GREAT weekend!!!


Friday, January 19, 2007


I truly have been working on my knitting projects!!!! I have, really!!!! I finished a Brea Bag from Berroco and it came out adorable... It is on the small size but still very cute!!! I did it in the Charcoal Tweed from Bernat... The yarn is very hard to photograph...

I also finish seaming my hoodie shrug and have been working on the hoodie part. I am hoping I will finish the hood and then do the 8 rows of ribbing and be DONE!!!!! I will say this, Raglan was not my friend in all of this but I did get the hang of seaming the arms and sides up... If I do another sweater project I know it will not be Raglan... I might tackle that again some other time...

I have seen so many eye candy sock yarn lately that my mouth is just drooling thinking about it... I have a couple of skeins of yarn that I will be ordering VERY SOON!!!! It was my Birthday Wednesday and Hubby said that I could order my Knit Picks Option needles.... YEAH!!!! He asked me if that is REALLY what I wanted.... LIKE, DUH!!!! So anyway, I will be ordering them as well!!!! I guess some socks are in my future...

I cannot wait to start on something else... I will be happy when the shrug is off the needles!!!!

It looks like we will be getting some accumulation this weekend... The meteorologists don't even want to say what we will be getting....LOL!!!! I guess with all the ice we just got last week... I hope we get SNOW!!!!! We WANT SNOW!!!! Not ICE!!!! Whatever it is I will be cuddled up under a blanket with some needles!!!

Have a Great Weekend and Stay Warm!!!! And for those of you that have warm weather all year.... I am so jealous!!!!


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Monday, January 08, 2007

Hello Kitty Dishcloth Pattern


I used a size 8 needle with Peaches n’ Cream cotton yarn. A solid color will definitely show the pattern better. If there are mistakes in the written pattern, please let me know and I will be sure to update the pattern.

CO 46
Knit 2 rows of garter stitch. K3 at the beginning and end of rows.

R1:K10, P6, K2, P2, K10, K10
R2:P10, P1, K6, P2, K1, P2, K2, P6, K1, K9
R3:K8, P1, K1, K6, P1, K4, P2, K6, P1, K10
R4:P9, K1, P6, K1, P7, K1, P6, K1, P8
R5:K8, P1, K1, K4, P1, K9, P1, K5, P1, K9
R6:P9, K1, P4, K1, P11, K1, P3, K1, P9
R7:K10, P1, K1, P1, K13, P1, K2, P1, K10
R8:P10, P1, K2, P15, K1, P1, P10
R9:K10, P1, K17, P1, K1, K10
R10:P10, K1, P19, K1, P9
R11:K8, P1, K21, P1, K9
R12:P9, K1, P22, K1, P7
R13:K7, P1, K2, K21, P1, K8
R14:P8, K1, P1, P22, K1, P7
R15:K7, P1, K2, K21, P1, K8
R16:P8, K1, P1, K2, P17, K2, P1, K1, P7
R17:K8, P1, K2, P1, K7, P1, K6, P2, K2, P1, K9
R18:P8, K1, P1, P3, K2, P4, K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P4, K1, P7
R19:K7, P1, K2, K3, P1, K2, P2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K9
R20:P9, K1, P4, K4, P2, P4, K3, P4, K1, P8
R21:K7, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K7, K6, P5, K9
R22:P8, K1, P1, P10, K2, P6, K2, P3, K3, P4
R23:K6, P1, K3, K7, P1, K2, P1, K10, P4, K5
R24:P7, K1, P2, P10, K2, P4, K2, P4, K5, P3
R25:K5, P1, K6, P2, K12, P2, K4, P5, K3
R26:P6, K1, P3, P2, K2, P20, K1, P5
R27:K2, P5, K3, K23, P1, K6
R28:P6, K1, P3, P24, K1, P5
R29:K5, P1, K4, K23, P1, K6
R30:P6, K1, P3, P24, K1, P5
R31:K6, P1, K3, K23, P1, K6
R32:P7, K1, P2, P19, K4, P7
R33:K7, P1, K3, P1, K20, P1, K7
R34:P8, K1, P1, P15, K4, P1, K1, P2, K1, P6
Please remember that this is a pattern for FREE distribution.


Saturday, January 06, 2007

My Hoodie Shrug is knitted up!!!!

I am finished with the knitting of the Hoodie Shrug but it has to be seamed.... OH NO!!!! This girl has never seamed a sweater before... Plumpy said that she would help me get it done... I haven't decided if I want to do the hood or do a long ribbing around the front and around the neck and be done with it.... LOL!!! All I can say is that even though I am a week shy of finishing my sweater for 2006 it is still a wonderful feeling.. WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!! I am so proud of myself right now... I just don't want to get down about the seaming... I hate not knowing how to do something....

To take my mind of the shrug, I started knitting the BREA BAG.... Now, I am almost done with the Front and Back pieces but I still have to make the gusset... I have to say that the picture of this bag is deceiving....LOL!!!! It looks a lot bigger in the picture.. I read the pattern last night and I am right about the correct gauge and the measurements are accurate but the picture makes the bag look so much bigger... OH WELL!!! It will be my first FO of the year!!!! I did it in the charcoal tweed from Patons... It is kind of hard to see the pattern but I wanted to be able to use this bag anytime...hehe (Yes, this bag is going to be for me!!!) I would take pictures of it but my camera is not at home... boohoo.... I promise that I will take pictures of it Monday...

I plan on going to JoAnn's Monday and picking up a leather strap for it...hehe

I have forgotten how fun it is to make bags.... I think more will be in my future...hehe

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...


Wednesday, January 03, 2007


I hope everyone stayed safe in their adventures of bringing in the the NEW YEAR!!!! We had a very nice time at my sister's house with family and friends. For the past 2 years, I have been able to celebrate the New Year with Hubby... He usually works on New Year's Eve night!!!! It has been nice to be able to spend it with him... We watched Jackass 2!!!! OK, usually I cannot stand stupid movies like that but it was really funny... (I truly feel sorry for their parents!!!! ROFL) They are way TOO EXTREME for my taste and I hope and pray that my rambunctious boys do not do stupid stuff like that!!!! LOL

New Year's Resolutions are not for me besides with "KNITTING"... I don't make goals that can potentially be broken and then I feel like a Failure. Knitting is a different story when it comes to goals... In 2006, I promised myself I would do my first sweater... WELL, I did not finish my hoodie shrug yet but it is almost finished... I feel like it will be a TRUE accomplishment when it is finished..

For this YEAR:
Designing my own patterns is really a passion for me!!!! Since I started knitting, I have drawn many pictures of some designs that have not hit the needles... I am hoping this year that I can maybe knit up a few.

HATS and SWEATERS in my own designs.

My second challenge will be learning how to become great at color work... I have been wanted to do some color work for a very long time... The Norwegian designs for hats and mittens intrigue me. I will definitely be doing this in the VERY NEAR FUTURE!!!!

This year will be granted to "GIFTING"!!!!! I will not say ALL because I have to make a few items for myself (hehe) but the MAJORITY of the items that I knit will be for others. I plan on making a list of items that I will knit for the month or quarter. (Depending on what the projects are going to be.) I might even throw in some charity knitting...

BLOGGER!!! I plan on making the experience on my blog more ENJOYABLE!!!! ROFL!!!! I am really not that boring in life....hehe MORE PICTURES, ILLUSTRATIONS, SITES that have wonderful tutorials and patterns. More posts that have substance.....LOL!!!! AND, maybe some FREE patterns in the mix of it all!!!! I have 3 or 4 patterns that I have done but have not posted...

And Last but not Least: Knitting is a PASSION and I hope to share my passion with others that are willing and wanting to learn.. I love teaching others how to knit. It brings me so much joy to see others feel the same way as they finish a knitted item. In the past 2 months, I have taught 7 people to knit.... What a JOY!!!!

I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL 2007!!!!