Sunday, December 12, 2010

One-and-thirty

Well - here's to another year under my belt.

It was a quiet birthday weekend - but that's just fine with me.

The weekend began Friday evening with a trip to see Julie the Needle Emporium (just 15 minutes from my work) where I splurged on a few little birthday trifles, including:Two gorgeously soft skeins of Mini Mochi. Mom brought home some a while ago and I've been coveting it ever since. These will be turned into sinfully soft and decadent socks.

Two skeins of Panda Silk also seemed to have followed me home...
I have a terrible soft spot for white, lacy socks. I think these are going to end up as Quill Lace Socks.

I also couldn't resistbecause it will turn into this:
(Picture ganked from Julie)

As you know, Saturday afternoon was spent making a mess at Moms, where she also gave me:stripey socks in our Witch's Britches colourway and:
a much awaited copy of Vampire Knits. Come the new year, my first yarn purchase will be something to make the Lore Cardigan - I just have to decide what colour I want!

Today, Dave's plan was to take me to the fish store to pick out some new aquatic creatures for my aquarium (the population has dwindled to just four sad little fishes) but the weather forecast was dodgy, and Dave's still feeling a little off. So, we elected to snuggle up inside instead. I whipped together a lasagna, and we lazed about all day watching movies.

It also meant near non-stop knitting. I designed and completed cuffs for mittens for Dave's Mom for Christmas. They are blocking now and I expect to finish them one night this week. And. I've got a good head start on one of the remaining monsters.
So, at least two Christmas projects should be completed this week - leaving next weekend, as well at three full days before Christmas, to get the rest together. It's going to be a photo-finish I think!

12 comments:

Dee said...

Happy birthday to you!!! Love the Hello Kitty cake.

Looks like you bought some pretty nice yarns.

Araignee said...

Happy birthday to a fellow December baby! Love the wooly gifts. They are always the best kind!

Monika said...

Happy Birthday, Valerie! Such lovely wooly gifts, even if they came from you. The socks look awesome, and yeah for the book! :o)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Happy birthday. I have yarn envy. And now I'm searching for that scarf pattern - my sister would love that!

peskypixies said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!

love that yarn!!!

lexa said...

Happy birthday! I recently got some new fishy friends for our tanks. One tank was totally empty, and the other only had one lone little neon tetra. Now there's two goldfish in the previously empty tank and three new friends for the little tetra.

zoom said...

Happy Birthday! Love the yarn, and the socks and the whole idea of spending one's birthday curled up with knitting, boyfriend, cats, movies and lasagna. All the best for another happy and creative year.

gayle said...

Happy birthday!
Love the yarn, and especially that mad crazy scarf!
And there's no better birthday dinner than homemade lasagna, even if you have to make it yourself...

Knitting Linguist said...

Happy birthday to you!! Looks like quite a wonderful haul this year :) And I'm very impressed by how well you're moving along towards those Christmas presents - sending fast finger thoughts your way!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a great day with wonderful presents.

Frieda said...

Belated best wishes ! Have fun with all the new yarn , can't wait to see the knits ...

Jenn said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope your brother called you, he never mentioned it come to think of it...
One of my regular customers at shoppers came in and showed me the scarf she knit with Flamenco. It looks so neat. Can't wait to see yours when it's finished. :-)