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...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I hope everyone had a Happy Holidays!!!

I know it has been awhile since I posted... The Holidays can make you go crazy... We all have been staying up REAL LATE playing the Wii!!! My hubby is totally addicted to Guitar Hero III... You would think I would have more coordination knitting all the time but my brain cannot function correctly with this game... I have been playing Mario Party 8 and Mario Galaxy.. We have been doing a lot of Baseball and Bowling...hehe I think we definitely got our monies worth with this system.

I have some projects that I have been working on but I haven't had a camera at home to take the pictures... I am at the shop today and so I will be taking pictures today and downloading them...

My FIL made me my VERY OWN swift made out of Oak!!! It is so beautiful!!! Of Course, I have already taken it for a test ride and it works great!!!! That is my NEW friend... It is my early Birthday present!!!

Plumpy gave me some wonderful yarn to work with, stitch markers, an AWESOME Knitting Bag.. My Aunt gave me some size 2 addi needles and some really cute stitch markers also and some Mountain Colors Bear Foot yarn that I am knitting some socks with right now... YEAH!!!!

I will take some really nice pics so you can see my gifts I received...

Since it is that time of year to reflect what I have accomplished and set goals for next year I am making some knitting goals and personal goals... I think I accomplished everything I wanted in 2007 for knitting and so my goals this year I am going to try to challenge myself... What kind of goals do you all have for yourself?

Pics coming soon!!! Have a GREAT and SAFE NEW YEARS!!!!

Lets have a GREAT 2008!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Peekaboo #1

Peekaboo #1
Originally uploaded by Knit_Diva
I just finished the first Peekaboo mitten from Magknits Feb 2007. I have the ribbing done on the 2nd and I cannot wait to finish these cuties... I might put a button to hold it together. I think these are my first mittens that I have made... I am prepping myself so I can start working on some fair isle mittens that I have been dying to make...

I cannot believe Christmas is almost here. We did get hit with a lot of snow this past weekend. I think our area got 5 inches. Not even 10 miles away got 7inches... It is kind of nice to have a little white stuff once in awhile.

We were one of the lucky areas that did not get very badly with the ice storms that hit... We did get hit last year and lost my favorite tree in my back yard. I felt sorry for all those people out there that did not have electricity. It has been very cold at night.

I know this is short and sweet today but I thought I would share my Peekaboo...hehe Ü I hope I will be wearing these very shortly...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Button hat

Button hat Dec 2007
Originally uploaded by Knit_Diva
I finished this hat yesterday. It is for a Christmas present. I used up some of the Bernat that I used for my Ponytail hat. She wanted it black and gray. I still have to find a cute button to set it off but for the most part it is finished.

This evening we are suppose to be hit with some snow... YEAH!!! I am kind of excited to get a little snow... I hate the Winter but I enjoy the snow once in awhile... It has been raining and sleeting for the past 2 weeks and I am sick of the dreary weather...

We are suppose to be doing some Christmas shopping this weekend. I guess it depends on how much snow we are getting. I cannot believe that Christmas is almost here. My anniversary is next week... It will be the BIG 10 for us this year... That has flown by too...

I hope everyone stays warm this weekend... If I am snowed in, I will probably have some FO's to show next week...YEAH!!!

Have a great Weekend..

Monday, December 10, 2007

Magknits "Hannah"

Magknits "Hannah"
Originally uploaded by Knit_Diva
I knitted this up this weekend. It was a very easy knit and I plan on making another one in black. I knitted it in Bernat Softee Chunky. It is nice and warm and cozy. I might have used half the skein of yarn for this Hat.

I still have to weave in the ends and sew the buttons on. I will be wearing this one TODAY!!! We have ICE everywhere around here. Where we are we don't have it on the roads... "Thank Goodness" But on everything else.... I do not like ICE... It has finally stopped freezing rain..

I have definitely been in the mood to knit on hats, mittens, and socks... It must be the Season. I know all three will be in my near future. Cat Bordhi's new book is intriguing and I have the right kind of yarn to start on one of the socks in that book... I cannot wait to dive into some of her sock patterns.

Stay Warm!!! Ü

Thursday, December 06, 2007

GOSH!!! Has it been that LONG.....

Originally uploaded by Knit_Diva
For Heaven's Sake!!! I did not realize it has been so long since I have blogged. Christmas is right around the corner and I am just now getting around to putting away Halloween costumes. Can you tell I am behind??? LOL

I have been doing some casual knitting but it hasn't amounted to any finished objects. I am knitting up a sock yarn holder that I got the pattern off Ravelry.

We did go out on Black Friday and BOY was it LOVELY!!! We got to see a fist fight at Wal-mart. We were only there for the pure entertainment and we definitely got a show... WE all took a MAD RACE to the Gamestop to be one of the INSANE to wait in line for a NINTENDO WII!!!! Later, to find out that they were SOLD OUT!!!! They opened an hour earlier than advertised!!! My sister took a mad dash to another Gamestop in the mall while we were waiting... I asked the Lady that told us of the BAD NEWS, "Isn't there like 2 other Gamestops in the Mall?" She replied quietly, " Yes, actually there are 3!!!" She could not get it out of her mouth before me and my mom took a MAD DASH to another Gamestop... I had a man on my tail and he took the upstairs one as we opted for the LOWER level.

My sister was waiting in line behind one customer... NO ONE WAS IN THIS STORE!!!!! I asked the guy and he said, "YEP, we have one!!!"

I told him, "ARE YOU FREAKEN SERIOUS??" He brought it out from the back and I told him that if I wasn't married that I would KISS HIM ON THE LIPS!!!!" My sister got one too for her son!!!

My BOYS are going to LOVE SANTA to death!!!!! It will probably be the last year that they believe and I want it to be the best!!!! I am so happy!!!

Now, I just have to figure out what else I need to buy for the darn thing... I know they want Guitar Hero III... If you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it!!!!

Well, I am sorry I haven't posted... I have been playing on Ravelry and loving every minute of it... Ü