Friday, February 20, 2009

It's my birthday, I can blog if I want to

Most likely everyone has used that as a blog title at some point, no? So here I am, one year older, and quite awhile since a post. Oh well. What have I been up to? Knitting, regular everyday stuff and more knitting.

I knit Patrick a modified Pub Crawler sweater for Christmas out of Black Water Abbey Yarn, color Jacob. I think this was a record for me - 6 days. Yes, I cruised on it, but it needed to get done. He's cold at school.We celebrated Sara's graduation from the University of Washington (BA English Lit, BS Molecular Biology) Here's a picture of her heading over to campus with her last undergrad paper. Later we took her and the boyfriend to a Moroccan restaurant for dinner.






Christmas happened, we had too much snow, more unexpected snow. You know the drill. For Christmas I ended up knitting nine of brooklyntweed's turn a square hats. One for each of my nephews on Doug's side of the family and one for Sara's boyfriend. I also knit a new pair of socks for everyone in our immediate family (Doug, Sara, Patrick) and decided to also knit a pair for Sara's BF. The socks came first for him, the hat was extra so that I wouldn't have the leftover yarn sitting around. May as well knit another hat!

My last few posts had some content about emergency preparedness. Does anyone care? I wasn't getting any feedback on it, so I thought everyone may have been irritated (non knitting content and all) and I stopped.
Okay, enough for now. We are going to go eat Indian food tonight, then maybe a bit of MarioKart or RockBand on the Wii at home after? We'll see!

5 comments:

Joni said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I'm right behind you, albeit probably several years older. We'll have to plan a little celebration later on. Enjoy your special day!

PICAdrienne said...

Happy Birthday. I am happy to see you post again!

Sarah said...

Well, happy birthday! Another February baby!

Sandee said...

Happy birthday a bit late! Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation. 2 degrees! That is impressive.

I went hat crazy at Christmas too. I used the cable hat pattern that was on display up at the shop for 5 of the hats. In fact 2 of the hats used the exact same yarn and color. Then I made one from Cascade 220 superwash paints (snagged from the clearance bin) and 2 more from "Nashua Ivy".

Then I made another 3 hats in just plain ribbing (I was told the cables were too girly and the guys would want a plainer look) and finally one more in the Asymetrical Cable pattern from the "One Skein" book for my MIL.

I have the Brooklyn Tweed pattern and must give that a go as well.

Anyway, I hope you are well. Maybe see you around the shop sometime... I had to miss the Feb knit night, but my daughter and I will be there this week.

Take Care,
Sandee

Paul said...

Hey, i have no clue who you are and have little-to-no interest in knitting. I'm kinda here by accident, but I just wanted to say that sweater is beautiful! Good work!