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...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Saartje's Bootees

Pattern: Saartje's Bootees
Needle size: Knitpicks Options size 2
Yarn: Regia
Started: August 25, 2007
Ended: August 26, 2007
I finished a pair of Saartje's Bootees Saturday. I used Regia with a size 2 needle. They came out so cute!!! I will be picking up some buttons today to finish them. Knitting these up were super easy and I will probably make a couple more of these with some left over sock yarn. I think I might go up in needle size to see if I can make them a little bigger.

I am in the mood to make some hats and I am looking at some mitten patterns right now... I will be starting a new project this week. I just don't know what I want to do...hehe


Friday, August 24, 2007


Pattern: Zephyr Glee
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport "Cherry" 8 balls
Needles: Knitpick options size 4
Started: Sometime in March
Ended: August 23,2007

I have finally finished the Zephyr Glee sweater!!!! YEAH!!! It is off the needles and I cannot be any happier. I will say that working with a cotton blend has made the sweater a little bigger than I hoped. All in All, it was an easy knit... I will do a top down pattern any day. I still have to give it a little wash and block it a little. I don't know if I will put the eye and hooks on it yet.

I casted on for the saartje's bootees. I think a need a little project to finish fast. The girls in the family have decided to draw names for Christmas. We are knitting something for them for Christmas!!! We already drew the names so we can get a head start!!!! Of course it was me and Wendy's idea to scheme this up...hehe Low and Behold!!!! I got Wendy's (Plump knitter) name... Do you realize how hard it is going to knit something for her and not post it on my blog???? I will find a way to post...hehe I have some great ideas in store for her... I cannot wait!!!

I don't know what it is lately but I have been in the mood to knit on scarves, hats, and mittens... I never thought I would ever say this in my lifetime but I am kind of looking forward to some cooler weather... This 107 degree weather can find another home... My poor plants and flowers do not have a fighting chance in this weather.

School started yesterday and I cannot tell you how happy I am to get back to my daily routine again. It is kind of hard doing mommy things and then be a WWE Referee between (2) 8yo....LOL!!!! They are happy right now that school is in session... I give them a couple of weeks and that will be old news...

Happy Friday!!!! Ü


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Babbling since I cannot talk!!!! LOL

We Have one more week before school starts at our house. I cannot wait for the day!!! Our house has been ambushed for the past month with the "Dog Days" Summer Cold!!!! I had to take one of them to the DR yesterday to find out that he has a severe sinus infection and a double ear infection.

I guess taking care of snotty nose kids for the past month has not helped my immune system.. It decided to fail and I ended up getting some type of laryngitis. Do you know how hard it is to be a mom to 8 year rambunctious boys and not be able to speak besides in a small whisper? Now, my voice is coming back but I have a sinus infection going on... YUCKY!!! Doesn't God know that Mom's should not get sick!!!! ROFL!!!!

Hubby decided to take some vitamins so he would not get sick and he had an allergic reaction... GREAT!!!!! HIVES and vomiting... Right up my alley to pull every last one of my hairs out...LOL!!!!

I have been trying to knit but it is a little at a time. I want to get done so bad with my Glee Tee that it is killing me... I need a quick project to soothe my idea of finishing something...hehe I think we all go through that... I have been seeing those Saartje Bootees and I cannot resist to knit some up for one of my best friends baby girl... I have the cutest sock yarn to knit with... I am hoping to relax and knit some of those up...

I am SOOOOO JEALOUS of you RAVELRY members!!! I am very impatient!!! I feel like the last kid picked for kick ball... I know all of you are having a blast and I cannot wait to get my grubby hands in there... I know I will surely be addicted just like all of you...

I want to thank ALL of you wonderful knitters that have been using their creativity to make up some awesome patterns for FREE lately. I have about 10 free patterns on my list to knit. I cannot wait to get started on them. (Maybe some Christmas presents...but not promising) hehe


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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Back to Knitting I shall Go!!!!

Well, I finished Harry Potter yesterday.... Boohoo!!! I am sad that I finished it too fast... I wish I would have savoured the book a little more... I think she out did herself this time.. I am just upset that it is the end of Harry Potter Books!!! I have enjoyed each and everyone of them.

I have not picked up knitting in a week... I am picking up the needles to get back on track.. I have been kind of in a slump of knitting for the past couple of months. I haven't started anymore NEW projects. I kind of want to get projects that are already started off the needles... It kind of gets boring though.

I am so proud of my sister!!!! I taught her 2 weeks ago how to use the magic loop and start her FIRST PAIR of SOCKS!!!! She is sooooo addicted!!!! Her stitches are perfect and right on the money. I made her cast on more than usuall because I thought she would be tight... (I guessed wrong!!! LOL) what is funny is that the sock fits ME!!!! I told her that her first pair of socks would be a wonderful Christmas gift for her only sister...>LOL!!!!

I cannot wait for her to show pictures of her socks!!!!

School is going to be starting very shortly!!! I think the boys and myself are anticipating it a little.. I think you can only do so much in the summer time before it is WWE everyday in the house...LOL!!!

It is the boys' Birthday Tomorrow!!!! They will be the BIG 8!!! I cannot believe it!!! They both wanted a skateboard (not the ones from walmart MOM!!!) We bought them on Ebay at a GREAT DEAL!!! You cannot go wrong with Ebay!!! Normally the boards and kits are about $116.00 plus shipping. We bought them for $50 +$20 on shipping... $70 (2) is not that bad if you ask me... I was not very keen on buying boards for that much when it will be destroyed in NO TIME flat with my Two!!! LOL My hubby could not wait after he put them together and he gave them their boards last Friday... He also bought them a ramp and a rail that they will get tomorrow.... ( I am deathly scared of this contraption since I have watched so much of SCARRED!!!!) If you haven't watched that show, you would never let your child step a foot on another skateboard.

Have a Great Day!!!


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