Last week I got to baby sit her for the first time. I managed to get a few pictures of Kiara.
Kiara does not like the light. And that is me with her rocking away in my rocking chair that I rocked all of my kids and so far all my grand kids in. I guess I am sentimental right now.
And now to a different topic. Knitting!! I have been doing alot of knitting lately. I have been working on a baby blanket that has a castle in the center of it fit for a princess like our Kiara with flowers going all the way around the outside with stars for the movie star. I also got my very first shawl knitted. Here is a couple pictures of that. It was from an online Kal called Mystic Ice and the designer was Anna
http://knitandknag.blogspot.com/ Here is her blog address so you can learn something about this great designer of knitting.
I am working on another shawl right now by the same designer. This one is called Mystic Star...and I am on the last clue of the shawl right now...but I am planning on making mine bigger so I am changing my shawl a bit buy repeating some of the other clues.
This isn't the actual shawl. This is the part I goofed up on and cut and took a scan of it so I could show the yarn I was using. This yarn has a bit of blue, purple and black. Reminds me of the Valdani Quilting thread I used for the background of my Celtic Fan that I designed a few years ago. Anyhow my shawl is way beyond this picture right now.
Lastly here is a scan of my swatch for the next shawl which will be Mystic Roses. I decided to go with a color of a Peace Rose. I so hate buying things without seeing them with my own eyes. I really love this lace yarn but I would have liked just a touch of a buttery bright yellow...not alot but just a touch. This was knitted using size 4 needles. I haven't decided yet but I might go up to a size 5.
So that is all the news for now. I did do a bit of tatting but since it was proofing ...I can't show it...sorry Guys and Gals...but I just can't.....