Monday, October 20, 2008

My birthday!

I am now so old my nephews can't count as far as my age (they did try). That is REALLY old. Fortunately they were on hand to help me blow out the candles on my (first) cake:

This year my birthday fell on a Saturday, so I hopped onto (several) trains and headed up to Nottingham for the weekend. On the Saturday we walked in Bramcote Hills Park where there were plenty of leaves to play with.

and some beautiful views.

Afterwards some of us may have been accidentally diverted into Yarn, where we bumped into a crowd from Knit Lincs on a shopping expedition. The nephews had gone home with my brother (for some reason they don't find yarn shopping an exciting prospect?!) so my SIL, Mum and I had plenty of mooching time.


I bought seven skeins of Mirasol Hacho, to make Suri, from the Mirasol Collection Book One. Yarn diets don't apply on your birthday, right?

And then, when I went into work this morning, one of my colleagues had made this:


Birthday cake no. 2!! This one is lemon (the first was chocolate). Between the two of them there were 16 candles so I have declared that I am 16 (again). And I'd booked the afternoon off work, so spent it having lunch with friends, then showing them round the area. Oh, and maybe eating some cake too.

I've been making impressively fast progress on my Irish Hiking Scarf:

I seem to be knitting much faster these days. I also seem to be developing a thing about cables as I've finished off Noah's tank top for his birthday in December.


Thank you for all the birthday greetings I've received - in the post, by email, on Facebook and on Ravelry. I've been a bit overwhelmed by the number but I *think* I've managed to reply to everyone. Apologies if not...

14 comments:

Rosie said...

Two cakes and seven skeins of yarn: sounds perfect. Belated birthday wishes from me, too.

Amy said...

Happy birthday! And of course yarn diets don't apply. The Mirasol is gorgeous.

sue said...

Happy Birthday! Two yummy cakes and gorgeous yarn too. I love the vest, cables are my favourite.

Anonymous said...

Noah's tank is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Well done!
Happy Birthday Vee Vee. (that is backwards for eve, and we go up to three days before and after each birthday!
Michele (aka mcmonkey)

Lin said...

That looks like a fab birthday! The cake looked tasty. :)

Heather said...

Happy birthday! You are right, yarn diets definitely don't apply on your birthday.

Cat said...

Oh, belated Happy Birthday to you!

It looks like you had a wonderful day - and what fab cakes :)

Ali said...

Belated happy birthday. Looks like you had a fab time :)

Nic said...

It looks like you had a fab weekend. That mirasol looks lovely and no, I agree, yarn diets don't count. That' your pressie to yourself, right?
I have a thing for cables too, I think they are funky
About the punk horse....that's todays post. I have to eek out the info if I do a post a day ;)
xx

juliet said...

Happy birthday! and what lovely photos of nephews and the woods. The knitting looks fab, seeing you have finished that yarn it is essential that you went and bought more - I think of it as keeping the earth/yarn balance all in sync.

acrylik said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad to hear you had a wonderful day, and yarn diets definitely don't count on your birthday ;) Beautiful new yarns and I love your latest knits.

Iris said...

Rather late, but... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Looks like you had a lovely day. Fabulous new yarn (I'm off ot check out where you got it from right now...) and the cake looks delicious. :-)

The Broken Man said...

Happy Birthday!

Mary Anne said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope Monkey didn't eat too much of the cake :)
The yarn is lovely your Irish Hiking scarf is beautiful.