Saturday, March 12, 2011

Good Morning ...

Okay ... so I'm not doing so good in the blogging area again. I've been feeling a little down and confused ... that's nothing new ... but I think about blogging ... I just don't usually do it.
I've been trying to knit on the first-round socks for Sock Madness 5. I'm hoping to get them finished in time, but I'm not sure I will. They are a little more snug than I had hoped, but they should fit someone! My son's been wanting another pair of socks for quite a while; they will probably go to him.
I'm also still knitting on a pair of socks for my friend pollywoggg (*note to self to remember to link her later!). I'm knitting them in Knit Picks Stroll Duchess Heather and using the Khotan pattern. I can't remember right off if I'd blogged about them before or not, so this might be repeat info. I'm working on the heel flap, though they've taken a back seat right now to the SM5 socks. Sorry!! :(
I also started a pair of Embossed Leaves in Malabrigo Persia for my mom. This is the first time I've used this yarn ... and I have to agree with everyone! It's such a nice yarn to work with! I hope they won't wear through to soon, as this yarn doesn't have nylon. I think they will be just fine for mom, though.
I've decided to try something to lose weight. I won't comment more about it here now, but if all goes well, I will say more in a couple of weeks ...
If anyone reads this, please keep me in your prayers!:)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


"I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two."
-- Piglet (A.A. Milne)

I guess I'm just having one of those days ... this evening especially ... For the most part, I enjoy being alone more than I thought I would ... but sometimes I miss having friends ... and I can't lie and say it wouldn't be nice to have the baby's father around ... or someone around ... Someone to laugh with, talk to, hug me ...
I guess some days are just harder than others ... and I may feel better tommorrow ... I may even feel better in a couple of hours ... but right now it is what it is ... and I just feel sorta sad ... and lonely ...

Sunday, February 06, 2011


WIP. That's what I am ... and that's what I have to remember .... I will never be perfect ... and for a certain someone, that is unacceptable. So, why let that person influence how I feel about myself ... hmmm .... I think he needs to be taken out of the equation for my happiness ...
I finished my Black Tie, Optional socks ... and I LOVE them! I will post a pic soon ... I used Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Lenore colorway. I'd forgotten that I truly do love STR ...
I started another mystery sock KAL yesterday and will post more info later ... off to finish reading a chapter in my Speech Communications online class and then take an exam ... after I lay my lil pumpkin down again ... :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


What an original post title, huh? LOL! I wanted to make sure I at least posted something ... want to make blogging a habit again, so I will do it daily ... even if I don't have much to say ...
I'm fixin to work on my socks for a bit while the baby's sleeping, so maybe I'll check back in a lil later! :)
Have a great day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy New Year

Think I should try this again?? LOL!
I'm going to challenge myself to posting at least a couple times a week, if not daily. Even if I only stop by to say hi ... I think it's important for me to be able to express myself "on paper." That's something I haven't done for a long time, and I think it's had a negative impact on me ... Being able to express myself is necessary for me to find more peace, I believe.
I've totally forgotten how to add pics and projects so if anyone happens to read this and can offer some quick tips, I would appreciate it!! Otherwise, I hope to re-learn those things soon! :)
Currently I am knitting a pair of socks with the Hazel Knits Artisan group on Ravelry. It is a mystery sock KAL, and the pattern is called Gentian. I bought my first skein of Hazel Knits yarn for this project ... and I'm LOVING it! The yarn and the pattern! The colorway I chose is Spanish Wine in the Piquant base. It's turning out beautifully.
I got a late start since I didn't start until midway through January, but I'm challenging myself to knit more again. It's so soothing for me! Especially with the lil one! It's a little funny thinking I have a 3 month old son and a 7 month old grandson, but I love both sooo much!!! Love my other kids too, but it's definitely nice having lil ones around again .. :)
Back to Hazel Knits ... I am planning on joining the sock club they have, my first shipment to be receive in Feburary ... Can't wait! I've been wanting to join a sock club again for quite some time. I miss being able to be a part of the Socks That Rock club, but financially things have not been good here.
My last relationship caused a lot of changes in my life ... and a lot of them weren't good. I know that ultimately I am responsibl for where I am today, but I let "him" control so much of what I did for the last 4-1/2 years ... time to be strong again ... to become "me" again ... :)
Okay ... I took the first step ...