Monday, August 3, 2009

Birthday Bonanza!!!

Another year, another cake. Always happy to have one of these around! (My BD is the 2nd)

There's only five candles because we only had five pink ones. Plus, The Big Guy suggested we put ALL of my candles on but then made a "remark" about how they weren't going to fit..... and we didn't have enough anyway..... yea, he's a riot. So, I don't feel so bad about my bounty this year. Guilt can work to my benefit yet again.

(ETA: These stash yarns were purchased over several paydays! LOL! I make my birth"day" sort of my birth YEAR around here.)
Socks That Rock MediumWeight in the Mustang Sally Colorway. I grabbed this off of the ISO/Destash board on Ravelry. That is one addictive place to hang out. It's very dangerous for someone like me. Upfront, this isn't my first purchase from there - and it's certainly not going to be my last! But I do try to avoid it as much as possible. I already have a skein of this that I haven't used yet but the price was too good to pass up. Yep. Dangerous.

I purchased these from a new yarn shop in my area. Well, I discovered it's quite aways away (about 45 minutes) but at least it was a nice drive! They just opened last month so I felt the need to show my support (and enhance my stash). I actually bought three of these Cherry Tree Hill Select Semi Solid's. I got the Azalea, Slate, and Lotus Colorways. (Lotus is already OTN's, hence no picture). I just LOVE the colors of these (which explains why I came home with 3 skeins- gulp!) I picked up a few cotton yarns as well because she had the prettiest washcloths crocheted up in Plymouth's Jean Nee that I just have to replicate somehow. They're pretty basic, but the Jean Nee is just so soft, squishy, and delicious in this type of project. When I saw them, I thought of my Mom and her delicate face from her cancer surgery 2 years ago. My Mom certainly deserves the best.

I think I ordered these from The Loopy Ewe last month. Malabrigo Sock in colorway #808-Violeta Africana (which looks way more purple in real life, my camera picks it up as blue). Add to that "Tiziano Red" which is also already in use for the girls fingerless mitts (pictures to come soon I hope). The purple Cascade Fixation just jumped into my online cart (honest! ) Not sure how that happened but I already have something in mind for my youngest using that.

My splurge. Fleece Artists Handmaiden Casbah in the Victoria colorway. Cause as you can see it matches my tablecloth. Seriously, those are my colors. If it reminds me of ROSES. It's mine.

Of course I couldn't help but visit KnitPicks for my Birthday! These are skeins of Stroll (handpainted sock yarn). Colors are Dolly (pink) and Make Believe (purple/blue). These are soooo pretty. I haven't decided what these will be yet. I picked up some extra Harmony tips (why do I always need the size that's already in use?) and the double ended crochet hooks for good measure (free shipping). I'm now eyeing those new Zephyr needles. There's no doubt I'll be trying them, I enjoy using my acrylic straights that I got from Joanne's a long time ago. I love that they're so lightweight (my wrist pain is an issue at times), and these are supposed to be a way better acrylic.

Thank You Thank You Thank You so much to all of my fantastic knitting blog friends, Ravelry friends, and all of my wonderful family who made my day so awesome. We're alone here in our town, but the phone calls and messages on Ravelry and here kept coming all day and it sure made me smile. It makes turning 39 (again) easier to bear!
Happy Knitting!


knittinwolf said... all the yarns and that handmaiden rose color..ooooh...such pretty colors and goodies. Now you need to put them in a pile and just snuggle with them! In a couple of days you'll be getting a few more goodies! That cake looks scrumptious...looks good but can't eat it so eat a piece for me! Don't you love the candle teases! ug!!!:) When did you turn 39? I thought you were still 29? :) Love you lots and so glad you had a fiberlicious day! hugs

kelly-ann (on Ravelry) said...

What a wonderful haul of yarn you have acquired recently - I loved drooling over the pics :)

Happy Birthday!

Julie said...

Wow, look at all the yarn yumminess....those are so pretty. I love the Mustang Sally one. I have been eyeing that but of course I need it like I need a hole in my head. Well, I am glad you had a nice b-day. It was so nice talking to you. Miss you lot. I sure hope you make down here soon. Or I can always go over there...hmmm...something to think about. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed your cake and had an extra helping for you lots, YBF

Debbie H. said...

Happy Birthday!!! What scrumptious presents. I may be knitting (or attempting to knit) larger items than you, but it's quite obvious you've selected quality over quantity. :-) You have marvelous taste in yarns.
You're 39 again, too?? What a coincidence. We S. California Tranplants in the South have got to stick together. Happy 39th! You don't look a day over 29 though.

Nat Red Knits said...

Did you need a wheelbarrow to haul around all that yarn?? Clearly your birthday was wonderful!! Glad you had a good one and sorry that I missed it. It is hard for me to keep track of anything these days.

Anna said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday!! I just want to reach into the computer and squeeze the yarn. :)

(Btw, I know how much you love historical fiction, so check out my Hugh & Bess review. I'm giving away 2 copies!)

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