Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Knitting Projects

I posted the beginning of my knitting venture a while back. Daughter Tina had started me on it as I was re-couping this summer. I did get my shawl finished ...

and the back view ....

Plenty easy ; just knit 4 purl 4 until its the length you need.
Then I saw these amazing dishcloths, and just had to try my hand at that. Natural color cotton yarn with red stripes, done in a waffle-weave pattern. (I varied the designs)....

and with blue stripes.....
I have quite a pile of these started for .... well... whatever

They were fun to do, good practise, and functional as well.
I am now started on another knitting project, which I will post later.
I like knitting in the evenings, when it is too dark to paint (I like good daylight to do my oil painting) and when I am too tried to do anything else. It keeps my hands busy while Hubby is watching TV and eating ice cream :0

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Grand baby!!!

Introducing Miss Maddison Renae Jackman! weighing in at 5 1/2 #, 18" long, arrived yesterday afternoon.
Because of the age of her mom and previous complications, 3 times weekly monitoring was neccessary for the safety of both Mom and Baby. Gwen was able to carry her till the last 2-3wks of third trimester. Monitoring yesterday morning showed the placenta had died and the baby had lost weight, so a c-section was performed immediately.

Daddy Rick and baby
Mama and baby
What a miracle! Baby is just lovely and very healthy with a good healthy appetite. Mama had been battling near pnemonia for the last week and can now be given antibiotics for it. I am so full of gratefulness to the Lord for His mercy and goodness!