Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!!

Yep, that’s right. You are witnessing my very own 1st “single” year. This, my blog friends is a feat in it’s own. I feel that I have grown so much over this past year. I have enjoyed time with my girls, friends and especially family. My girls and I have not really done alot but what we have done did not need any approval from their father. I never realized it before but I always had to check with him to make sure what I did was ok. I don’t do that anymore. And it is GREAT! I do what I want, when I want, however I want. Wish I would have known about this before. I would have left my old relationship way before a year ago. HA! Still searching for Mister Right (if there is such a thing). But I’m not in any hurry! And to celebrate me and Miss Tonia went to the Japanese Steakhouse last night. YUMMY! I love that place.

Here’s to another year of happiness…

On the knitting front…I am STILL working on Elizabeth’s other Jaywalker. But I have told myself that I must finish it before I start anything else. And trust me. I really want to start this cute little teddy bear out of Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. So I really need to get to work.

C-ya!

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Baby it’s cold outside…

Wow, winter sure did decide to come late this time. It seems like we begged for the snow from Thanksgiving to Christmas and it waited until here recently to give us the full effect. I almost want to go hang my Christmas lights back out on the house. Why not? The neighbors already think I’m goofy (at least I think they do). Well anyway. Since Mr. Groundhog predicted that Spring is right around the corner…I got the gardening itch and couldn’t take it anymore! Soooooo, I repotted all of my house plants and even some of my mothers. I love my plants and they obviously feel the same way about me. Just look for yourself. They are getting so big.

This is my china doll last year when I first bought it…

And here it is now…

It went from a 4″ pot to a 12″ pot.

And here is my aloe plant. For some reason I cannot locate a before pic of it but if you could imagine when I first got it. It was only 3 little sprouts hangin out in a 4″ pot and now look at it.

Then I got a new plant. I thought it was the neatest lookin’ thing I have seen in a while so I picked it up…I was told by Miss Tonia that it’s called a Lady Slipper.

Hey, who’s that goofy person hiding behind the plant? Well, silly…it’s it I. The keeper of this here blog. (enter evil laugh here)

Let’s see what other plants did I repot???

Oh, yeah. This is a small collection of plants my mother was keeping (killing, sorry mom). So since she has a nak for making plants shrink instead of grow I insisted she bring them to me right away…

Just a few of the usual house plants and this one above all…

Poor little thing was barely hangin’ on. Don’t worry, it’s already starting to regain it’s strength.

And now for some knitting content…

Here are the recently purchased books I got…(since mean ‘ol blogger ate the pics the last time I tried this)

Now all I need are the flexible circ’s and I’ll be ready to go. (enter cheesy grin here)

Then…

That would be my very own copy of Viking Knits. I already see a plan in the works for possibly making the Fjorgyn for me. But I will definately be altering the sleeves. They look like choir robe sleeves. YUK!

And then last but not least…

I have a friend who is expecting and I wanted to make my first baby knitted item for her. I already purchased the yarn to make the little teddy bear but instead of cashmere I will use cotton. I also want to make the rosebud cardigan. But I will wait until she is closer to being due so she has a better chance of knowing what it is.

I also have other things going on in my life that don’t need to be published at this moment but soon enough. It’s a little new to me and when I’m ready I will let you know.

TTFN (ta ta for now)
Dreem

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hello blogosphere. Miss Amy here to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. I will be staying home today since the weather outside is horrid. Here in my neck of the woods we are at a Level 2 Snow Emergency. That means if you plan on going anywhere to be very careful and please stay in if you do not have to go anywhere. So I called in today to find out that I am being charged a personal day. At this point, I’d rather be safe than sorry.

It’s so bad outside and the snow is so deep that my poor puppy dog refused to step one foot in the snow. Instead she came back up onto my porch and went. I don’t blame her though…I wouldn’t want to dip my exposed rear end into that deep snow either. Later in the evening yesterday when we went back outside for the final time of the night, I had to break a path through the yard before she would even step foot out there. She was light enough that she was walking on top of the layer of ice over the 4-6 inches of snow.

Not that I actually celebrate this Hallmark Holiday but this will be #2 as a single person. Last year I still lived with my ex but he spent this day with his “girlfriend”.

WOW! Looking back through my archives is wild. As of February 24th, 2007. I will have been on my own for a year. I have survived! Whoo Hoo! And I’ll be completely honest…it hasn’t always been easy. But you know what? I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Being a single mother of 2 is great. I enjoy doing my own thing and not having to answer to anyone. It’s been great doing for myself and all but sometimes I would like to have someone to share time with. You know…when the kids are with their dad and his girlfriend and her 2 boys. It has been a year. Maybe someday I will find someone. You never know.

As for knitting content (since this is my knitting blog). I haven’t finished my daughter’s jaywalkers yet. For some reason I just haven’t been in the mood to knit. Maybe today I will work on them. The first one turned out great and fits her perfect. She is really excited to have a pair of mom knitted socks. Maybe here in a little bit I’ll take pics of my new knitting books. Yes, I said books. Yes, that means I’ll be reading. I think this past year I have read more than ever. Between blogs and patterns I have read alot of interesting things. So thanks blog family, for keeping me interested. C-ya!

A little over half way there…

Look…

It’s my FIRST Jaywalker!!! Yay! And here’s how far I am on the mate…

No SSS (second sock syndrom) here.

Once my model gets back from her dads I’ll have better pics. Since the socks are for her. Elizabeth just can’t wait for me to be finished.

Specs:
Lorna’s Laces in the Childsplay colorway
Sock pattern: Jaywalkers by Grumperina
Mods: just a few around the heel area and the toe

Oh, yeah…and just in case you are wondering…yep, that’s me. You know behind the sock? Yeah. Goofy lookin’ huh?

More to come soon enough.

C-ya!

My FO

Hello fellow bloggers.

I am writing you from my new toy. YAY me! I am so excited. I’ll be even more excited once I figure out how to work everything this mac has to offer.

My main reason for writing today is to show you my latest FO.

Here they are:

I used Trekking in a colorway that I cannot remember, and the Embossed Leaves pattern.

See…

I finished them near the middle of January and have been enjoying them ever since. I am currently working on a pair of socks for Elizabeth. I have one down and one to go. I’ll take pics of them soon.

C-ya!