Friday, January 30, 2009

My Kathryn is 23!

Today is my middle child's birthday and we are celebrating along with her husband and new little precious Baby Ellery.
She was and is still such a delight in our lives. Always the life of the party as she entertains us with various unusual form of games, quotes, ideas about life, and cute little idiosyncrasies. 
So happy birthday to you my little Kathryn, and may your joy in your new one be as great as my joy in you.
I love you muchly!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

No Good Fonts

So I was thinking I could find some fun(d)ky fonts and express myself with them, but there are only about 6 at my disposal here, and they are kinda boring and all similar. Oh well, I guess I'll have to write something more poignant because it isn't as cute as I wanted. My forte doesn't lie with creative writing so bear with me. I at least spell and punctuate fairly legibly, so I guess that's a good thing.

I wanted to show off some of the knitting that I have made this past year and thought I'd start with a few pictures. There are so many cute blogs out there in the creative knitting and scrapbooking community that I've been eyeing. I know I can't be proficient yet so I'll just dive in and start posting, then maybe when I learn a little more I'll be able to change it around.

This lacy shawl was my first lace project and I also used beading in it. I still think I need a new solid colored dress to wear it with.  The shawl took me about a month and a half which is quite a long time for me to spend on a project and I got a little
tired of it by the last week or so.  I generally do one project at a
time so I don't have to use too many brain cells when I pick it up. I didn't get anything else done for the entire 6 weeks which was a little hard for me. 

Pictured with my sisters who came to town to celebrate my 50th birthday, I am in the middle wearing the steel blue shawl.  

The pattern that I used is from Vogue Knitting magazine Holiday 2007 issue, page 94 . 
Misti Alpaca lace weight yarn in a dusty blue is the yarn of choice.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"the" Granddaughters

I am the proud Grandmother of a new 2 week old baby girl named Ellery Renee. Ellery adds herself to my list of granddaughters, making the number 3. Lena Kate is turning one next week and Lexy Grace is a good solid three.  I get to spend time with them because they live either close or closer to me at this point in their lives. 

New to Blogging!!!

I just thought I'd like to see what all my children, knitting buddies, nieces and nephews were doing and then in turn share a little more of my life with them. So, here I am on blogspot trying to figure out how to make a good looking, imaginative look into my life.

Maybe I'll start with a new font and then add a picture or two.