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...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Easy Ribbed Hat....

I finished my Groovy Socks last week and wanted to celebrate by making something fast and easy.... And this is the pattern I found on Ravelry. Knot Another Hat Really quick and easy pattern for your bulky yarn stash... I have tons of Yarn Bee Mosaic Twist in my stash that worked out perfect.
I used size 11 on my hat which I think worked out perfect. The yarn suggests size 15's...
Thanksgiving is this week and I am kind of excited about the R&R ... DH and the boys will be off starting Wednesday and not have to go back until Monday.. YIPPEEE!!!!
Us girls are going out this Black Friday but we are not racing to get anywhere particular... NO BIG, BIG Sales... We are going out to Breakfast and then window shopping and taking our time... If you recall what happen to me last year on Black Friday I don't want another one of those days... This Diva that is woke up at 4am and without her pot of coffee is not the best company....ROFL!!!!
Plumpy might even venture out for BREAKFAST but that turd is almost done with her shopping... I am so jealous... My boys are extremely hard to buy for this year and I don't know why... They really don't know what they want and I cannot make up their mind for them...
Well, I was going to show my socks that I finished but blogger will not upload any pictures now... I will try back and post the pictures of my new socks I finished...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

One week until Thanksgiving... Can you believe it???

Here is my little mutten head.. He is my company during the day while I am working at the store...hehe We are going through the teething stage right now...LOL!!! His baby teeth are falling out and his big teeth are coming in... Needless to say we have bought a lot of toys lately to surpass his little teething stage...

We are having a great time with Cash... I love him to death.. We just bought him a new pen and for some odd reason he does not want to sleep in it... It might be that he was spoiled one night and slept on the bed because he out grew his other kennel in lightning speed...LOL!!!!

On Knitting News... Monday night I was granted some wonderful hand dyed yarn from Yummee Yarn.... Here is a sneak peek at 2 new colorways that she is offering... I am so excited to knit with both... The first up is the New "Apple Harvest". I think out of both this is my favorite.. Sorry for the camera shot... My new camera was being borrowed and I had to take it with my old canon... But you get the picture of what it looks like......

I think this skein of yarn will be used for a pattern in the Cat Bordhi book... I cannot wait to dive right into a pattern in that book... I have been reading up on that book before I start any project with it... She is a genius... That is the only words to describe her new innovative ways of thinking about a knitted sock... I think Plumpy and I will do a mini KAL together to start one of the socks... At least we can work together through our trial and errors on one the patterns.

The next one up is very vibrant. I don't think it has been named yet but you can see why I fell in love with it... I love how colors and objects around us can inspire colors for a skein of dyed yarn...
I think these colors would be perfect for a self striping sock, don't you?
Anyway, these are my treasures for the week that I have been fondling since Monday... Go check out foodandknitgirl Blog. She gives the places on where you can buy her yarn.
I have some great news that I am on the toe of my Groovy Socks and then will do the afterthought heel... Those will be off the needles and I will start on other projects that have been on the back burner for some time now.
I hope you have a wonderful Hump Day!!!hehe Ü

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Coffee Cozy for those cold hands...

It is November and I am so not ready for this weather. I made this coffee hand cozy for those cold days waiting at the bus stop with my boys... coffee cup cozy This was a super easy pattern and I have another one on the needles. I have a couple of hat patterns that I would like to start very soon. The New Interweave Holiday knits has some really cute patterns... I have to say that the majority of the patterns I would do in the magazine.

I have a son home from school today due to an injury to his mouth last night... Concrete floor and a mouth do not mesh well... (Just a pointer...LOL!!!)

I am freaking out that Christmas is right around the corner and I have not done any of my shopping... As my boys get older, it gets harder to shop for them....hehe

I have some really cute pics of the puppy to show... He is getting so big and such big baby... We have had a lot of enjoyment with him in that past couple of weeks.

Stay warm.... And if it is warm where you are I am despising you right now...LOL

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