Tuesday, the 27th, was my “golden” birthday. (For those of you who have never heard of a “golden” birthday, it’s the age you turn that is the same as the day you were born on. For me, I turned 27 on the 27th…get it?) I won’t really get into it, but my birthday was pretty rotten this year. That’s all I will say about that.
The rest of the week included:
- crocheting with Jody
- Open House at Simply Knitting last Friday
- dinner at Los Toros on Saturday night, (my birthday dinner)
- painting the bedroom, (again), this time in an Aqua and Chocolate combination
- buying all our Christmas presents, (well most of them)
- a trip to the Bead shop
Of course, there was a whole lot more in between these things. But I guess those were the most important of them all. I haven’t had much knitting time lately. I have gone to the LYS, but you know how that goes. You talk a whole lot more than you stitch. All the same, I picked up the yarn I’m going to use for the Bed Jacket in “Knitting Lingerie Style”. The pattern calls for Cascade Sierra, but I really didn’t like the feel of it. So I chose Cascade Venezia and am totally in love! I love the dark brown. It will make a great jacket!
Her Tiramisu baby blanket is simple enough, (I had thought it would be harder when I first looked at). I had a few issues with my edging. My numbers aren’t right, but since this is all mainly single crochet for the time being, I’m ok with that. I’ll have to go back to do the ruffle, but all the same I’m happy that I’ve gotten as much done because I really am not a crocheter. (Doing one blanket does not classify me as a “novice” even.)
And beading, oh the beads! I just happened to go to the bead shop when they were having a 20% off sale. Am I lucky or what? (I seriously didn’t know they were having a sale.) They helped me pick out some crystals for a design that I saw in Fire Mountain Gems catalogue. It was cheaper going to the local bead shop.
This will eventually turn into a 3 stranded Swarovski Crystal necklace:
I’ve even gotten a little “scrapbooking” done, though it really isn’t scrapbooking per se. About two weeks ago, Jem and I painted a few wooden ornaments I bought from Michael’s. Somehow the dog ate mine. My poor snowman. Anyway, I had a great idea to make some Christmasy type crafts. I’m making a little J-O-Y sign out of Basic Grey patterned paper I had bought last year for Christmas cards and some other scrapbook supplies. I’ve actually had a lot of fun with the altered artwork. I’m a bit disappointed though since I sold all my supplies. Then again, I’m not. Because I don’t need yet another hobby right now. I just can’t keep up.
So that’s my story. The. End.