Well, after joining the MS3 group, I stopped by my LYS and picked up some lovely yarn by Dawn, it is 50% NZ wool and 50% silk. I really wanted black so I ordered some gorgeous 100% alpaca from Knit Picks. I figured maybe I'd make two. :) The mystery theme calls for black or white or a derivation thereof. Initially I haven't been that pleased with the Dawn, but as I worked the swatch I started liking it more and more. With this shawl I am using black glass 8/0 beads. I drove all over town, well to Walmart and Hobby Lobby, looking for a size 13 crochet hook to use while placing the beads over the various stitches. After many starts and ripping outs I finally got it going well enough that I am pleased. This is my first attempt at lace and beads. I know it doesn't look like the work of those accustomed to knitting lace, but, ya gotta start somewhere and I figured I'll get better with practice. (Notice that I centered this photo because it doesn't allow you to enlarge it, therefore you can't really see if it is a pathetic example of lace knitting or not. I have a very fragile knitting ego!!!) (Not really, silly willy!!!!) (Well, maybe)
Last post I listed some of my WIPs (works in progress). This is one of them. It is a felted satchel by Fiber Trends. Bright huh? I think I posted on this before, but, what the heck!!!! When finished and felted this one will be 24" wide and 15" deep. Nice and big for my many WIPs.
Finally some pictures taken of Emma Belle yesterday when Sara and Matthew took her down to the pond for some fishing. They said they saw a huge fish, even Sara & Matthew said so. However, Emma said it was a big as her daddy. She did recant that later showing it to be about 15" which Matthew agreed it was at least that size.