Saturday, April 18, 2009

Up Up and Away!


I just got home from seeing my youngest Daughter Courtney and our little Grand baby Kileigh off to Texas. They are flying out to see Courtney's Husband Brandon off to Iraq. His squadron is deploying This week. I am really nervous about the 2 girls flying, even though they are in the company of another Army Wife and Daughter. I don't think Moms and grandmothers ever get used to their loved ones being out of the state (and our vision) I guess it comes with the territory of loving someone. I am always happiest when I know right where my children and grandchild are!

Good news is, I managed to get Kileigh's sweater done for the trip. I hear its still a little chilly in Texas at night, so I am hoping she will wear it on her trip at least once or twice and know all the love her gammy put into it for her! I learned so much making this sweater. I learned I CAN do whatever I set my mind to. I learned how to pick up stitches for buttonhole bands and collars. I learned I do not like doing buttonholes and then trying to line up the holes evenly spaced and then manage to have the buttons sewed on in the right place! All in all, I am fairly happy with the end result. I am proud of myself for sticking to it even when I wanted to give up and that's what its all about right? Hopefully tomorrow I will get some time to work on my Bead Journal since I am now almost 3 months behind! Actually a little over 2 since February's is almost done. Still waiting on the final piece to finish it off. Hopefully this week. I want to start on things for the new Grand baby on the way! Hugs to everyone!

6 comments:

runningonink said...

Ki sweater turned out so cute! Love the colors! I will keep the girls in my prayers! I had coffee with a childhood friend that I have not seen in like 22 years- she was driving to TX to see her hubby off! Godspeed all our soldiers home!xoxo

pam T said...

OH Tracey - the sweater is beautiful! I am sure Ki is going to be adorable in it! I'm sincerely impressed with your stick-to-itness to finish it. I've not been to your blog in awhile (my apologies!) and am loving your February page... can't wait to see how it ends up! The pic of Ki on your blog is PRECIOUS!

Carol said...

Hi Tracey! Been missing you! Ki's sweater turned out soooo well. It looks like its the perfect color for her. I admire anyone that can knit. I crochet to beat the band. Intricate doilies down to afghans. But I never could knit very well.

Don't worry about beading behind on BJP. A lot of people are. Hard to catch up after the holidays, and now with spring here, the weather calls!

Glad all is well with you.
XX
Carol

Lynn said...

Congrats on the sweater! It's adorable. I think a pair of matching socks would be really cute.....

Jacquie said...

Well, I think your little sweater came out so adorable. Nice that you could figure out all the technical stuff...pat yourself on the back for that! If it is square and straight I can knit or crochet it, otherwise I don't want to deal with all those holes, picking up stitches etc... lol . I Would love to see a pic of Ki in it too!

Courtney said...

I love it!! Ki did get to wear it while we were there!! Love you and thank you