Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I knew I hadn't posted in a while but didn't realize it had been a whole month! My travel schedule is killing me!

Over the last month, my oldest daughter accepted a great job (staff accountant for Macy's Corporate Services). She starts part time today and will become full-time upon graduation from UC in mid-June. My other daughter is winding down her senior year in high school including the last cheerleading/basketball banquet, mother daughter fashion show, and two proms.

My son and I have been doing a ton of yard work and I'm trying to win the war against dandelions, however, I'm failing miserably.

I have squeezed in a little sewing and even some knitting. My friends hosted their annual Kentucky Derby party Saturday. The day was beautiful (after a week of rain) and it was a very fun time. I made a dress for the occasion and a matching hat - tradition for the derby party! Here is a photo of all the ladies

And here is one that shows the dress [note to self: posture, posture, posture]. The pattern is Simplicity 2886 and full review is here.

I started a blanket for a friend who is due to give birth in August. The yarn is Cotton Ease and the pattern is a basketweave design. It's easy mindless knitting for the daily bus ride.

I finished the back of a sweatshirt. Pattern is from The Yarn Girls Guide to Beyond the Basic by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs and the yarn is a cotton/wool blend called Main Line from Knitpicks.

That's what's been going on in my world lately.


Lori said...

Wow, you are busy. Congrats to your oldest daughter and good luck with the end of the school year activities.

Jknits said...

Love the sweatshirt. Great dress.