Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Teenage Milestone - The Learner's Permit

Jillian passed the California Department of Motor Vehicles written driver's test.

My response: "OH CRAP!!!"

"Grant, pop the top off one of those wine coolers for me please!"

Monday, April 21, 2008

Summer Knits and Crochet

I have been staying busy starting and finishing some knitting projects, no surprise to those that know me. Right now I'm staying pretty busy with outfitting the girls, but I have a long list of projects in the works at the moment. I feel a push to finish some of these projects before starting new ones, so in the next few weeks I'll be posting updates on those projects and starting planning some new ones to start during the summer.

I finished the tank top I started for Janeva, from "Knitting loves Crochet" by Candi Jensen.....good thing too because I think the kid grew about 3 inches from the time I casted on, to the time I finished the bottom border!

Janeva's new tank top Janeva's tank

The tank fits Janeva nicely and will look great with a pair of jeans.

The next project I am working on is The Hourglass Jacket from Stitch Diva Studios. I am using Silk Purse yarn with a variegated black and blue color way. It is turning out great thus far and I'm excited that Jillian is already loving it. This will be one of her Graduation presents. Unfortunately I needed to have her try it on to check the fit. This gave Jillian ammo to tease me over the fact that I can't keep a secret to save my life.

Hourglass Jacket - Graduation Present Back which shows the blue coming through the black

So far, the fit is good and this jacket is working up real quickly.

I can't believe both girls have graduations this June, with both their birthdays in between. I didn't plan for this 18 years ago, that's for sure!