Friday, June 27, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Waaa.Waaa.Waaa.....I have to wait till fall to wear Ms. Sophia!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Jeannie and I spent a couple of hours with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha and of course, Mr Big!! I have always loved the Sex and the City TV series and think it takes a fan of the series to have a full appreciation of the movie. Sex and the City has always been all about the bond between the four women and the movie was no different. The friends have their ups and downs but the friendships remain in tact.
Personally I thought the movie was witty and effervescent. Does that make me Shallow??? Maybe. So be it!
Jeannie and I get a kick from occasionally surprising the other one. Such was the case this week-end when Jeannie gave me a Super-Duper pen and some Mickey Mouse stickers!! I love Mickey Mouse and I love stickers, so there...perfection!!!! Now it's for sure with my new Super-Duper pen I will get much more knitting in......no more searching for my misplaced pen. Thanks Missy!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Brand: Vesper Sock Yarn
Hand Dyed by: Knitterly Things
Colors: #32 Neopolitan
#9 Muddy Waters
Grape & Periot (unknown - lost band) I will just call it Beautiful!
Content: 80% Superwash Wool/20% Nylon
Skein Weight: 400 yds
Project Plans: Socks, Socks, Socks
Comments: Each skein is hand dyed and every colourway is unique. These hanks were ordered directly from Knitterly Things on three separate occasions. At the time of my purchases, their yarns would be posted on the website on Thursday evenings and would practically sell quick as made available. The hank band states this sock yarn is 400 yards of Self Striping Goodness and I totally agree!!
Tootie is not a cat, Tootie is a Clown!
Friday, June 6, 2008
It is seldom I share personal thoughts or information about "Me" with you, so why not let my 100th post be a time to put myself out there.
My real name is not Knitting Diva, my real name is Dawn. I was born in North Carolina and raised with my twin brother
at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.
I live only 1 hour from my family
but still miss seeing them 7 days a week. My Dad passed away in December, 2005 and I grieve for him daily; I miss sitting on his lap (yes, I still sat on his lap at times) and leaving red lipstick kisses on his cheek.
My DH is retired...now let me be very clear right here, right now, once and for all, I love the many benefits that come from dwelling with a retired spouse! I continue to work full-time as a Human Resources Manager for a Manufacturing Company. My mother-in-law (a dear one) has lived with us for 15 years.
We all can think of things we would change in our life and my list is a long one. But the one thing I am proud to say I would Never change in my life is the years I spent as a stay-at-home Mom with my one son. Those were precious years!
Now....20 Things I Can't Imagine Myself Ever Doing.
(In no particular order)
1. Not wanting what is best for my son.
2. Grumble about the change of seasons.
3. Forgetting 911.
4. Miss a month reconciling my check book.
5. Stop loving the scent of fresh bed linens.
6. Eating Sardines...UGH!
7. Miss an every other day chat with Mom.
8. Smoking. (quit that nasty habit years ago).
9. Vacuuming my house every day.
10. Stop believing in God.
11. Crawling under a bed.
12. Taking my friends for granted.
13 Giving up chocolate.
14. Losing interest in knitting.
15. Being without a dog.
16. Stop learning from my mistakes.
17. Not dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation. (unless I actually get to go one day).
18. Stop loving myself.
19. Forgetting where I come from.
20. Giving up on a family member.
Learning about you through your blogs and reading of the highs and lows of your life/knitting ventures have brought me much enjoyment during the last couple of years. I appreciate your every comment and I am most grateful for every friend I have made in the world of blogging.
Cheers to you all!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I chose to knit this in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. You can check out my color selections on Ravelry (KnittingDivaGirl). My plan is to make this throw 60" x 48"...that means I Only have 19 more squares to knit! I have all three of the Cascade Yarns American Afghan books and plan to select favorite squares from each book.......what a Fabulous Journey this will be!