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, September 28, 2007


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I finished one of the Groovy Socks and I am started on the second one before I have a case of the "2nd Sock Syndrome". I love how this yarn patterned while I was knitting. I am hoping it will do the same when I do the next sock... The Afterthought heel was nowhere near as hard as I thought it would be. It was like doing a toe decrease... I am looking forward to the next sock.

I think the 2nd sock will fly by since I will Knit it all the way through before doing the heel. (Now that I know how to calculate it out.)

Since October starts Monday I have to really kick myself into gear and start knitting my Christmas gifts for Plumpy (Wendy)... I know you will probably read this... I don't think I will have a problem finding things to knit but I hate being on a deadline in fear of not completing on time...

Still loving Ravelry!!!! I am a little obsessive over the whole thing right now... I love having all the features that it has for you....

I hope you all have a wonderful Weekend!!!! Ü

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I got on to Ravelry last night after midnight. I had about 200 people ahead of me and I knew I would be on... I checked last night and then had to pull myself away from the computer and go to bed... Of course, the kids and I woke up about 15 minutes before the bus was suppose to be there... I hate when I do that...

For those of you that have not made it into Ravelry (Be patient or like me impatient). It is definitely worth the wait... NOW, it is going to take me forever to try to get everything I want to do there done.. Talk about wanting to get organized right away. You get to organize your needles, stash, books, and etc. It will help with taking the worry out of "if you need to buy something" for a project... I can't tell you how many times I have went out to buy a set of needles and to find out that I have 3-4 sets of the same ones.

It will be great to do research on projects you are looking into doing. You can even organize "up and coming projects" you want to dab your fingers in. How KICK ASS is that!!!! You can look up that project and see what kind of yarn people used and needle size. I think that is the COOLEST!!! I am always looking on the computer at other people's blogs or forums to see if someone use the yarn I wanted to use for that pattern...

They already have tons of groups that you can join which is a plus!!! The chore will be trying to find "Fav" people that I read their blogs on a daily basis. I have a lot I don't even have on my blog. It will be a chore but I will LOVE every minute of it....

Well that is all I know about it right now but I will let you know once I venture out more into the World of Ravelry.

On Knitting News: I am doing the toe of the Groovy Socks... I finished the afterthought heel and it was a little odd to use DPN's since I totally despise them but I got the hang of them and it turned out OK for my first try. Once I finish the toe, I will post a picture.

Back to venturing to the realm of Ravelry... See ya Soon!!!!

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Afterthought Heel pics

I haven't got too far with my sock but I wanted to show it in progress.... It is a little weird to keep going and forget about the heel until later... I think I will get over it when I get a little further. I can't wait to get to about 4 inches and then do the heel.
I am hoping that the heel goes O.K. and the instructions are not hard...hehe
I just found a really cool site for all of us addicted to Yarn shops. I think a lot of us when traveling look up local yarn shops to adventure through.
If you know of LYS that are not on the list, let them know about this site so they can sign up. Then, ALL of us can take an adventure to their store when we are in their town....Knit Map This site is quite cool!!!!
I will be going to Louisiana next month and I will definitely be using this site...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Have you done an AFTERTHOUGHT HEEL?

I have been piddling around with my knitting lately!!!! I needed something that would excite me and teach something I haven't already taught myself. My cuz Wendy (Plumpy Knitter) was talking about the "Afterthought Heel" or "Peasant Heel". I did some research and found some amazing blogs, tutorials, and patterns that have this type of heel.

Sock Knitters Tutorial

Keyboard Biologist

Afterthought Sock Pattern

I really like the idea of this heel. On handknitted socks the heel is the first to show the most wear and tear... Since it is knitted separately, you can unravel the heel and knit a new heel when need be...

So, I had a sock that I have been knitting on here and there. I am hoping it will come out like I hoped. The only issue that I have with the Afterthought Heel is the length of the foot. How do you calculate how long you have to have it... One of the blogs that I was reading yesterday said to knit a few inches of your foot and then do the heel... Try it on for size and knit the rest of your foot and toe... I think that is a GREAT Idea and I will try this out... Of course I brought everything in my knitting bag besides my socks today... So, no pictures but I will take them soon!!!

RAVELRY is taking about 500-600 memberships a day.... I calculated it out and it looks like in the next 4-5 days I will be invited to the pot of Gold under the Rainbow....hehe I cannot wait... I am jealous that Wendy is about 300 people before me.... GRRRRR!!! That is OK though because we have a PLAN!!! We might share and be (Knitting Cousins) on there... YEAH!!!!!

The weather has been so beautiful lately that it has got me in the mood for organizing and cleaning out stuff... This weekend I am going to try to tackle my yarn... YIKES!!!!


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Friday, September 14, 2007


Knitty Fall Issue just came out!!!! YEAH Knitty Fall 2007 I do like a couple of the patterns. Go check it out and see what you think!!!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Le Slouch

Pattern: Le Slouch Hat
Yarn: Caron Simple Soft Black
Needle Size: Knitpicks options size 6 & 9
Started: September 8, 2007
Ended: September 9, 2007
Sorry for the goofy picture but I am at work and it is kind of hard to take a picture of yourself. The only option was in the bathroom....LOL!!! Plus my hair was pulled up in a ponytail and I had to put it down or I would have looked really goofy...LOL
I really liked this pattern. The next one I make, I will knit 7 or 7.5 inches for the length. I want it to be a little droopier...
The next on the list is the Fetching pattern.
On non-knitting NEWS.... My hubby decided to get a Rubik's Cube for the boys Sunday. He thought it would be a hoot to see them try to master the cube..... Low and Behold, he didn't know that I would steal the Rubik's cube for myself... I started Sunday and finished it Wednesday.... ROFL!!!! The boys were mad because they couldn't touch it until I was done... I promised them after I mastered it that they could play with it ALL they wanted.... As a kid, the only way I got the colors to match was peel the stickers off and reposition them the way they needed to be.... Tyson has a great 8 step tutorial to help you along....hehe He is the one that can do the Rubik's cube in 20 seconds... Those darn geniuses....LOL!!! Anyway, he helped me out a lot to finish it...
I have pics of the whole fiasco and will down load them off my camera...ROFL!!!! Of Course the boys messed it up the minute I showed them... Oh Well!!!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A JOKE!!!! Hehehe

What did the one boob say to the other boob?
Hey, if we don't start getting some support around here people are going to start thinking we are nuts...LOL

(Hey, Kathy... this is for you today!!! LOL) Well Ain't that Nice!!!!!

I finished the Le Slouch hat from Knit and Tonic this weekend. I absolutely love the beret. I knitted it in Stockinette stitch. I will be knitting up some Fetchings to match. I think I will definitely knit a couple more of these beret's in different colors... I love how simple the pattern was to do... I forgot my camera at home today and so I can't download any pictures at work but when I get home I will definitely take some pics of the beret...

Did you see that Knitpicks is coming out with some Harmony Needles!!!! I think I will be buying some very soon.... hehe I have a list to order!!!



Today has been 6 years since the Tragic 9/11. It feels like it happened yesterday. My heart goes out to all the families that were effected first hand. On this day it is permanently etched in my mind of this tragedy. My heart pores out to the children that never had the opportunity to meet their fathers. The Firefighters and Police Officers that lost their lives. All of them hold a piece of my heart.

Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, Daughters, Fathers, Sons, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncle, Friends, Neighbors, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. You will always be in the hearts of the American People.

PLEASE take a moment to Remember our Soldiers and their families that have lost their lives and those that are still fighting for our Country.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


PLEASE COME BACK AND PLAY!!!!! I know your NEW community is fun, exciting, and you are meeting new friends... Us over here waiting impatiently (OK, maybe just me....crossing my arms and stomping my feet) I feel like such an outsider right now and not being in the "it" crowd. I feel like our blogger friends turned ravelry and forgot us over here.. sniff sniff

Can you tell I am pouting??? I am... I am being a big baby but I just can't wait to get my little fingers in there and see all the new features... LOOKING at the patterns!!!! Maybe even organize a stash that is getting out of hand... And meet NEW crafters...

Wendy and I have made a pack that when she gets in first, I will get to check it out also....hehe I am a couple hundred after she gets the Golden Ticket!!!! I checked today and almost 14,000 people are behind ME!!!! I feel your pain!!! I really do...

I know the Ravelry Community is a Big hit now but just wait until ALL of us get on there...

So all you Golden Ticket Ravelry Holders..... Please don't forget us and maybe blog a little bit about what is going on in the "IN CROWD" PLEASE!!!!! I am begging YOU!!!! ROFL!!!!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Nice LONG Weekend!!!!

The Holiday weekend was very nice but very busy. Sunday was one of our Family Reunions and My sister, mom and myself went down to Eminence to have a wonderful time with our family... We had a lot of joyable time to spend catching up and enjoying a couple of days with out the kids and hubby's...LOL!!!!

We went to my grandparent's and cousin's resting place to visit. I was crabbing at my sister that she parked in a fairly high grassy area. LOW and BEHOLD, I SCREAMED like a little girl when I stepped out of the car and my mom yells at me that I am stepping on a SNAKE!!!!! I lifted my foot in a hurry and started running for my LIFE!!!!! My Aunt's are screaming at me, "What Happen???" My sister and my mom are barrel laughing because the garter snake was no bigger than my hand but you don't scare the pee out of someone that is deathly scare of those nasty creatures....

My mom was teasing me earlier about watching for these things out here when we checked into our hotel. What would possess someone to stuff a rattle snake and some other yucky thing with fangs as long as my pinky? I told her, "OH WHATEVER!!!"

I guess when I stepped out of the car to let my mom out I must have stepped on a hole where that pesky thing was coming out of his home... My mom said I must of stepped on his head and when I lifted my foot, he started to squirm away under MY CAR!!!!! I told my sister to drive on the gravel road before I would get in the car...

I didn't get much knitting done since all those road out there are rolling curvy hills. I forgot my camera but my sister took a bunch of pictures and I will upload some pics of our Labor Day Weekend..

I started a sock from Sock Pixie called Groovy Socks with yarn I dyed. The pattern is super easy....

I did learn a trick last week that probably everyone else knows by now but it is "The New and Improved SSK" Slip 1 as if to knit, Slip 1 as if to purl, and knit. It lays down a lot better...

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