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...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

TODAY was the first day of Summer Vacation!!!!

We had a nice weekend but I think we are glad to be home!!! We traveled to Mississippi on Saturday and then on Sunday we went to Tennessee. We didn't get home until 3am Monday morning... We had to drag racing events to go to this weekend... Both the boys raced. One got 1st place and the other got 2nd... WAY TO GO BOYS!!!! National Champions...hehe

Monday we visited both families and were ready to come home and relax... All day today has been recouping from this weekend... I did get quite a bit done on my Jaywalker socks in STR Sherbet... I am going to take a picture of it tomorrow when I am at work... Don't have the camera today... I can't wait to wear them...

Today would have been a perfect day to swim since the rest of the week here is going to rain... Bummer for the boys!!!

We went and seen Pirates of the Caribbean!!!! I LOVE YOU JOHNNY DEPP!!!! Great Movie... The BOYS loved it!!!! We still need to go see Shrek III... I think we will wait to go see Spiderman 3 when it comes to DVD... There are so many movies coming out in the next 2 months...

Well I hope you have a wonderful MONDAY!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Well Summer Vacation STARTS tomorrow!!!!

Whew!!!! I have had an eventful couple of weeks!!!! I probably couldn't type it all in on posts... I will give a recap and then get to the yummy yarn I am knitting...LOL

Last week was horrific and went out in a BIG BANG!!!

It started the Saturday before Mother's Day, my hubby was called out on a MAJOR CASE and I didn't see him until the next Saturday... It is so HARD when it is so unexpected. They called Saturday at 8pm and said, "COME, NOW!!!!"

My son started to run a high fever Saturday even and did not break for 6 days. I thought it was a viral infection and we would have to wait it out... BUT, I went ahead and took him in to get checked out... While we were waiting for the Dr. I looked in his throat to see that his tonsils were swollen... I am like GREAT!!!! WE HAVE STREP!!!! The boys very rarely show signs of strep... NO YUCKIES on the tonsils, no sore throat, sometimes no fever... But if it is red that is all it takes to go get checked and I haven't been wrong yet... He had strep and off we were to WALGREEN's..

Mind you that Sunday was Mother's Day and I couldn't go anywhere because of a sick child and NO hubby.... I had him home for 4days out of school because the fever wouldn't go down... Working the store during the day with him and then we would drive home to get his brother and then drive back down to the store to do the late shift... YUCKY!!!!

Anyway, to top off the hellish week I had the cops called on me Friday!!!! MEEEEEEE!!!!!! Where is hubby when you truly need his get out of trouble card...LOL!!!! I was outside watching the boys ride their bikes and we live a very busy street... I warn the boys when a car is coming up or down our road. The unsickly one got a little close to a car going up the hill. I went to talk to our neighbor while the boys are riding outside and a 2 ladies pull up in my drive way and walk over to where I was standing.. One of the ladies hit my child last fall and so we were not on good terms anyway. She got in my face and started to point her finger in my face screaming obscenities. I told her that she needed to talk like a normal human being or GO AWAY.. I told her not to disrespect me in front of my boys. I guess she didn't like that too much so she went over to my son and pointed her finger in his face and told him, " YOU ARE GOING TO GET KILLED!!!!!"

Well needless to say it did not go very well after that!!!! I did not physically touch her but it went all bad after she threatened my son... I really don't remember a lot that I said. I know I told to get off my property and when she wouldn't leave I got so close in her face I was touching her nose SCREAMING at the top of lungs... She said that my son hit her car and I told her NO, you hit my son head on and I could have pressed charges and it would have been a misdemeanor. She told me that I didn't know what I was talking about and I began to tell her that my husband was in law enforcement.... She said that she didn't care what he was... Anyway, thank goodness my tenant saved the day and got her to leave...

About 20 minutes later I seen the cops go up the road... YEEEEHAW!!!! I knew that I would see them in about 10 minutes so I sat outside with the boys to wait for the verdict... She was told that she was trespassing and that she was in the wrong.

They were called because she said that I let my kids go outside unsupervised which everyone knows in that subdivision that I am outside when my boys are outside... AND, because she thought there would be some type of retaliation because my husband was a cop... LOL!!!! The cop that took the report was a buddy of my hubbies and asked what the heck happen... I told him the story and he told me to call 911 if she comes down again. After it was over I had to go next door to my neighbors and apologize about the crap the just happen. I don't drink but a nice glass of wine would have been nice. The only nice thing that came out of the ordeal was hubby called and said that he would be home that night...LOL!!!!

So this week has been much better... Hubby has been off all week... In the whole escapade last week I went and bought a ball winder a skein of STR Sherbert and some more cables for my option needles...hehe I had to compensate myself somehow for a hard week.... OHHH!!! Hubby bought me a NEW 2007 Honda 450R for Mother's Day!!!! LOL!!!!

So I started the Jaywalker sock with the STR Sherbert... This stuff is so vibrant that I cannot get the colors right on my camera... So I will show a picture off the website. OHHHH!!! I love this colorway... I will knit some more on my socks and I will try to take a picture to show off the colors....

Sorry that the post was so long..... I won't go so long without posting.... Ü

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Creative Mind Working Overtime!!!

I think sometimes you get in a rut with your creative abilities especially with knitting. I have felt like that for the past couple of months... YIKES!!! It has been frustrating to say the least. The past 2 weeks I have had an over load of ideas for my knitting projects. I have had so many ideas that I had to get a journal to start writing them down so I won't forget what my little brain thought up... LOL!!!

My Aunt is going out of town in June. My Aunt and Plumpy have been creating some GREAT patterns for her to bring along... Well, I haven't knitted a felted project in probably a year...LOL!!!! I got this AWESOME idea that I haven't seen done yet for a purse and it has been whipping off the needles... I cannot wait to see how it turns out after I felt it... I will show pictures after I am done with it and write up the pattern.. I am going to have Plumpy knit one up to make sure the pattern is knitter friendly....hehe

I have also had some ideas for dying yarn in ways that I haven't seen done yet and I cannot wait to experiment with it. It might be a little bit on these ideas since it is a trial and error until I get it to come out the way I want it...

It has been raining non-stop for the past week and I am quite sick of it...LOL!!!! It is hard to get out of bed when it yucky outside... We have flood watches out everywhere... I know we needed rain but come on!!! I think it is suppose to be nice this weekend... I am looking forward to planting my flowers that I bought last week...LOL