Tuesday, September 11, 2007

a little bit crafty and a little bit fun

First, the crafty stuff.

When we went to Alison's book signing at Webs, they gave out little kits to make the House Bookscarves. I picked up the one for Slytherin, knowing a friend for whom it would be very appropriate.

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Pattern: House Bookscarves, from Charmed Knits.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton in green and grey
Needles: size 8

At our last Secret Swap, Catherine gave me a how-to-make-marble-magnets kit she had put together, and I finally made some. It's hard to take a good picture of them, but here they are.

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Less good news: I think my Sockapalooza socks (the ones I was supposed to receive) are lost in the mail. They were sent out three weeks ago, so maybe they'll still make their way to me, but it's looking doubtful. Alas.

And now for the fun. Yesterday was my birthday.

I made a cake, which I brought to Knitsmiths.

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I went out to dinner with my lovely ladies.

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That's Ariel, Betsy, and me.

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Catherine and Cassandra.

They gave me a sock knitting bag from Momma Monkey! And it's the one I've been wanting--the London Calling bag!

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And we went to JP Licks and ate ice cream while sitting in the teacup.

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'Twas an excellent birthday!

5 comments:

ainsley said...

Your awesomeness continually amazes me.

Nell said...

Happy Birthday, Fellow Virgo!

Amanda said...

Happy Belated Birthday, girl!! I'm sorry I missed it. :(

Danielle said...

Happy happy!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! I love your lizard ridge blanket (I must make that one day). I saw that same rat when I visited New York too. :) I'm sorry you didn't receive your sockapalooza socks... I'm here to be your sock saviour. I'll keep you posted on my progress. If you need to contact me, my anonymous e-mail address is: curious dot zephyr at gmail dot com. (Replacing dots and ats, of course.) Cheerio!