Sunday, April 27, 2008

Start As You Mean To Go On...

Those who listen to Cast On will recognize these wise words as words often spoken by Brenda Dayne.

Today is my birthday and as I start my first day as a 25 year old, I have decided that this will be my theme for my coming year.

I kicked off this morning by starting as I mean to go on.

I woke up early and sat my butt down at the spinning wheel and by the end I had finished the first bobbin of singles for the sock yarn I'm going to making (it's been sitting mostly done for a month now). I'll spare you yet another picture of this stuff, since it looks the same as it did in the linked post.

Then I decided to spin a bobbin of thick and thin yarn out of some 100% BFL roving that I picked up from Yummy Yarn a few weeks ago.

100g of 100%BFL dyed by Yummy Yarn

After all that spinning I went for a nice early morning walk up to Starbucks and started my 25th year off with a Caramel Machiato.

Just as I was about to start getting ready to go over to my parents' house for my B-Day brunch, I got a phone call ---- It was my bestest friend in the whole world, Martin, calling from Amsterdam!

I also started a sock using my new Knitpicks dpns (I bought the whole sock set). So far I'm really liking them (more on these in a day or two).

While we were with my parents, I delivered my mom's slightly late b-day present (which she loves).

B-Day Gift for Mom: Dream In Color Smooshy in Nightwatch.

Stu and I went on a brief yarn crawl after brunch at Urban Yarns (total bust. no service. meh yarn). Three Bags Full (where we ran into my knitting group, and I developed a love of All Hemp Lux yarn). All I ended up buying was some Seacell and Merino roving from Birkeland Bros. Stu got to see the giant carder in the back (I hadn't realized that he had never been in there before. Bad knitting husband! hehe.

All-in-all it was a good birthday, but as usual I am glad it won't happen again for another year.

I have a fair bit of B-day money --- Does anyone have any knitting / fiber suggestions?


JessaLu said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

tiennie said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

Spinny Bunt said...

Happy Birthday!
Have you tried the Crown Mountain Sock Hop fibre yet? It's pretty nice to work with.

Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday !

Louisa said...

I totally forgot to wish you a happy birthday when I saw you at TBF. Too crazy in there, hey? Many happy returns, hon'!

Ilix said...

Happy Birthday!
That was such a moving thing to quote, I really loved that episode.... thanks for reminding me of that great idea.