Sunday, December 03, 2006

Birthday! (aka Yarn Pr0n Day)

Today, in case you're curious, I stop getting older, at least according to usual women's reckoning. Yup, for the rest of my life, I will remain 29, at least if my mom is any example. I don't feel old yet. The sense of impending change of decade (in about 365 days) hasn't quite hit me yet, and for now, I think I'll just enjoy the yarn pr0n that came with this birthday!

First of all, we have the sock yarn:

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Left to right: 2 skeins of Koigu, 2 of the new Colinette yarn, and 1 of Cherry Tree Hill. Coffeeboy picked out the really bright blue and colored one in the middle, and the others were from the yarn store trip with my mom last weekend. Thanks, both of you!! It'll be fun to try the new Colinette Jitterbug yarn and see what it knits up like! Three of those future pairs you saw poking out of wrapping paper last week; now they can come out of their shells!

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And then, of course, the non-sock yarn:

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The boucle (Lorna's Laces in Douglas Fir) is destined to be a scarf for my mom. The Rowan I've set aside for... something nice. Hat? Scarf?

Finally, knitting books:
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Coffeeboy gave me the Knitting Vintage Socks (yay!) and my friend Ivory Needles sent Knit One, Kill Two, a knitting mystery for some fun, light reading!

Those are just the knitting presents! I had a few non-knitting presents that were also very nice, but less interesting to a knitting blog. We had a quiet day: slept in, went out for brunch, played with presents yarn. We braved the holiday malls and were singularly uninspired (Hannukah starting on the 16th means we have to think early about what to get half the famiily... Christmas gives us a little bit more time for the others!) We discussed various means of introducing large, upright greenery to the house despite the presence of rambunctious kitties. While Coffeeboy cooked me a nice birthday dinner, I read over a paper for a friend. We watched a Star Trek movie (#4, the one with whales), and afterwards started putting up a few holiday decorations.

All in all, a lovely birthday. If the weatherpeople are correct, I might even get some snow tonight for my birthday, too - but I'll have to wait till tomorrow to see.


keri said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

The new colinette yarn looks yummy!

cathy said...

Happy birthday!

Julia said...

Happy, happy birthday!I'm glad you had a wonderful day!

Beth S. said...

The one big thing to remember about the indoor greenery is not to put any preservatives in the water in the tree stand. Our cats always considered the tree stand to be an auxiliary drinking bowl. ;-)

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad to see that there was an appropriate quantity of yarn. :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! And what a nice knitting haul you have there! You'll be busy with that for some time to come. Enjoy!

KnittingAngel said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
What a sock yarn haul- wow. And I love the "Knitting Vintage socks" book- its got great patterns.

Greta_Jane said...

Could be worse. Every year, Asa looks at the tree and you can just see the little wheels turning aas he thinks about how cold it is when he goes to pee and thinks, "Indoor plumbing? Really? For me!?!"

Warrior Knitter said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I "heart" Nancy Bush's books! And all your lovely yarn. Lucky you!