jana banana

April 7, 2008

incomplete thoughts

Filed under: carmen, crafts, friends, knitting, me, random — Jana @ 11:20 am

I have all these things floating around in my head, I knew I wanted to post them, but I wasn’t sure any one thing merited a whole post… since none of it is particularly exciting. So here is a whole mess of crap that has happened lately.

I need to post about some of the cute things Carmen has done lately. Her new thing is that she has to do everything just like daddy. Now when I hand her a drink or an ice cream cone she says “this is my coke”. Even though she has never actually tasted coke, but since that is what daddy has, it’s what she has too. It used to be that when she woke up she would ask “is daddy at work?” now she asks “is daddy at the golf course?” because she knows how much he loves golf, and she loves to golf with daddy. She refers to me and Lee as “Babe”. Whenever she does anything it’s as if she is talking to someone else besides herself. For example she ripped one of her mickey stickers today and said “oh no, you ripped it!” or if she wants me to carry her she says “I want to hold you”. I have to watch her every minute because she loves to climb up the drawers and onto the high counter tops to look through the cupboards. She also likes to climb up and make toast. She opens the bread bag, takes out a slice, puts it in the toaster and pushes down the lever. Then she is always sure to warn me “It’s berry hot momma, it’s super hot… don’t touch it!” and if I am not careful she likes to open the butter dish and eat butter by the fistful… Yummy I know. She gets taller and leaner by the day, soon all the baby will be gone, and all I will have left is a beautiful little girl, which is bittersweet. I love to see her grow, it is awesome, yet it’s sad to see my little baby disappear before my eyes.

We went to the park the other day, and since Carmen and Kaia were playing so well together we ended up staying for a long time. After chasing each other around the entire park and playing in the water feature they decided to take a little rest…

We stayed at the park until 2 pm and decided the fun wasn’t over yet, and since Carmen and Kaia have the most awesome moms ever, we decided to hop in the car and take an impromptu trip to Disneyland. One of the huge perks of living in southern California. It seems like going that late wouldn’t be worth it, but actually it was one of the best experiences at Disneyland so far because there was no line for the elevator, the tram, or the entrance to the park. We walked in and got to see the new pixar parade, which was cute except for the fact that every float sprays you with water… obviously not designed by a mom. There weren’t many long lines. Plus we left about 30 min before the park closed so there was no line for the tram going back to the parking structure either. It was probably the least annoying trip anyhow. Another good thing is there is a sonic in Anaheim, so I got to get a watermelon cream slush… which are my favorite.

Me and some of my friends have been talking about selling some of our hand made projects at the local farmers market on Wednesdays. I agreed to do it because of my love of beautiful woolen things… but now that I realize it is an actual business, I am getting very nervous. That is why it seems like I haven’t done much knitting latley, because I have been trying to bulk up my inventory. I haven’t decided whether or not I am going to chicken out on this whole deal yet and I don’t have any models for these projects, but here are some pictures anyway:

woolly cell phone socks

Alpaca cable hand bag

Mustard purse ( I may just keep it because the seaming isn’t great but I still like the purse)

Olive purse ( I haven’t finished the lining and seaming on this one yet, but it will look similar to the yellow one.)

Berry beanie ( baby Size)

Chocolate beanie with bill (adult size)

Skittles beanie (baby size) I already sold this one to Wendy so there is a start…

Baby clouds beanie (newborn size)

Candy beanie (baby size)

Boy Beanie (toddler size)



  1. Hi Jana!
    Ok, living in So. Cali must be awesome! Going to Disneyland at any spontaneous moment is my dream! I might just have to come visit! Also, your knitting work is so totally awesome. I would love to buy some hats from you for my girls. Is this possible? Well I hope the farmers market thing works out for you. Take care,

    Comment by Valerie — April 7, 2008 @ 11:44 am

  2. WOW – monster post!

    1. Carmen is the cutiest cutie.
    2. You are a nice mama.
    3. Holy cow on all the knitting you’ve done. Pretty much you are the queen of the woolies.

    Comment by happygoshoppy — April 7, 2008 @ 11:57 am

  3. I like the cell phone socks! And yeah, I heard about you and Lauren’s last minute hoo ha. That’s what we did last Dland trip – went about 1 30 then stayed till almost close, and it was awesome! What fun for Carmen and Kaia to be such good pals. And that their moms are too! And I’ve never been to Sonic… seems like I should.

    Comment by Tami — April 7, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

  4. I think I need to make a purchase. Next time you come to Utah, can you bring your inventory with you! Cute post by the way, Carmen is adorable!

    Comment by Misty — April 7, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

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  6. Amen to the squirting water floats, and love all your cute stuff – where do you find the time?

    Comment by Jenn — April 7, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

  7. jana. i want that skittles beanie, too…same colors and everything. please…pretty please?

    e-mail me – alidegraff@yahoo.com.

    Comment by ali — April 7, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  8. I definitely think that your creations are sell-worthy. I really like the mustard purse. Way cute!

    Comment by Reese — April 7, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  9. you ARE the coolest moms

    Comment by Krystal — April 7, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

  10. Gross! I caught Miles eating butter by the fistfulls just the other day. Kids are such crazies. That’s pretty cute that Carmen calls you guys “Babe”.
    Speaking of cute… I would love to put in an order for a baby cozy. Our walk the other day gave me some ideas for pictures, and since I don’t have the amazing Wendy down the street to take them for me, I’m thinkin’ I might make a poor man’s attempt it.
    Good luck with your shop! I definately think you should go for it. Is Eve doing nursing covers for it? I might have to order one of those too…or be brave and try to make one on my own. Holy crap long comment.

    Comment by Melinda — April 7, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

  11. Jana you are so freaking talented that I am coveting your ability right now. I better call the Bishop or something!!! Anyway, I would buy any and all of those things, they are so adorable…

    Comment by Kat Clark — April 8, 2008 @ 12:28 am

  12. I can’t believe the crap you do! Amazing! Loved reading this post. Keep ’em comin’!

    Comment by Holly — April 8, 2008 @ 8:06 am

  13. Camryn totally does that same thing. (climbing on the counter to search through the cupboards.) The pictures of the girls are so adorable. Awesome knitting. Definately set up shop. You would sell a ton of stuff. I love it all.

    Comment by Linds — April 8, 2008 @ 9:04 am

  14. Ok, can I place an order for a purse!! I totally love them and so will everyone else at the farmers market! How cute is Carmen?! I love the things that come out of 2 year olds mouths!

    Comment by traci — April 8, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  15. Audrey and Drew love to eat butter by the fistfuls too. I seriously have to hide the butter dish. I keep telling them…that is bad for your heart. I don’t think they get it yet. You have seriously been knitting like crazy. Great stuff.

    Comment by Shannon — April 9, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

  16. the cell phone socks are so cute! i just might need to buy one:)

    i am jealous about sonic, i totally wish we had one close.

    Comment by debbie — April 10, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

  17. You are so dang talented!!! Thanks for the book advice too!:)

    Comment by Holly — April 11, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

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