Thursday, February 12, 2009

My head is spinning

Though February is the shortest month, it sure does pack a punch when it comes to keeping me busy! Valentine's Day and birthday celebrations are keeping me hopping right now, not to mention my daughter's school activities and house guests who will soon be arriving. So often I wish for winter days to move more quickly, but right now I'd be happy to have a little extra time.

I'd like to say there's been a lot of knitting, but it isn't so. Baking seems to dominate my days right now, though I finally finished the socks for my Mom that I've been working on since last summer. Mom was here a couple of weeks ago and I was able to present them to her. She immediately modeled them for me and wore them happily the rest of the day.

Warm feet at last

As for baking, there have been healthy and not-so-healthy goodies appearing on my table.

A little fruity, a little nutty

Baking again

Surprisingly, I've made the healthier granola bars several times in the past month. Usually I go for the more decadent chocolate treats, but these can pass for breakfast with a good cup of coffee. If you want to give either of these a try, click on the photos and you can find the recipe links.

Last, but not least, my lovely daughter turn 16 at the end of the month. And you know what that means.

Oh happy day

Yes, folks, another driver in the family. It's a little nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time. She's still working on her driving hours but I know she's going to be fine on the road. I may lose a little more sleep when she's out alone, but that's a Mom's job, right? (Wish both of us luck on this new adventure!)

Project notes: Dublin Bay socks, Regia "Toronto" 121 yarn, 72 stitches knit on size 0 Addi turbos.


Abbey said...

whoa boy... this is staring me in the face too. Hannah wants to get hers this summer. She turned 16 at the end of December, but she's at boarding school, so there's not much point in getting it now. At least the roads there are flat, they are steep and windey country roads here.

Jennifer said...

Whoa! Get those meditative needles out to help calm those parenting nerves. Driving kids. Scary.

Love the socks and the baking.

tiennie said...

Lotsa goodness in this post!!

Marie-Eve said...

mmmh, your granolas look good... and tasty! I like it very much on the breakfast, with a cup of coffee, I agree.

Congratulations for the new driver, and hope you'll can sleep well...

leaca said...

These look delicious.

I have a son turning 16 in one month. Yikes.

Your blog is too darn cute.

Carole Knits said...

Those socks are beautiful. Hannah turned 16 back in Sept but she hasn't been anxious to start driving yet. I'm okay with that.

Ali said...

Good fingernails!

Elizabeth said...

Awesome socks! I love that openwork section on the sides.

My older son is about to turn 14, and already counting down until he can learn to drive. I'm not sure I'll be ready.

Ginger said...

Mum said she loves your nail polish!

be*mused jan said...

Ooohh, a new driver! Have another decadent chocolate treat, Leslie. You deserve it.
(Love the socks, too. Nice detailing up the sides.)

zebraknits said...

Everything just made me happy.