You say it’s your birthday….well, it’s my birthday too! Yup, 34 this weekend. I am almost halfway to 70. It was a pretty good birthday. I have been treating myself to birthday yarn. The Kersti was an early birthday present (thanks mom) and this was a more recent one. This is Jamieson Soft Shetland in Wilkinson. I had planned to use it for St. Brigid. Wilkinson is one of the original colors AS used in her Aran Knitting book. It’s just a lot brighter than I expected. The heathery bits are almost a chartreuse–not exactly what I had in mind. I wasn’t quite certain what color I wanted to knit it in. I was avoiding green, due to my overuse. Soft Shetland is becoming more difficult to obtain for the time being due to changes at the mill or something. I may have settled. I am not sure yet. Another year older but not necessarily another year wiser.
In other exciting birthday present news…Gracie gave me a necklace she bought in Maine. It is too small for me so she is wearing it. And she gave me a little stuffed pug ’cause no one is buying me a dog. Or supporting my cause in my house. Boohoo. Thanks Grace. Cameron gave me a stuffed dolphin he won playing the crane game and a Mighty Bean. In the spirit of returning birthday gifts, I gave him the dolphin and kept the bean. Kevin got me a Coach bag. It’s just not me, so it will be returned also. I will be keeping the yarn he got me though. What a cutie. He got me some Diamusee yarn at Seaport Yarn. Which is unbelievably close to his office. Lucky him. I am hoping to make a cuff to cuff sweater of some sort with this.
We got a babysitter on Saturday night and saw Bourne Supremacy. It wasn’t as good as I thought it would be and we had a flat tire. But the babysitter worked out well. She is a highschool senior and she wants to get her Bachelor’s in Special Education and work with preschoolers with autism. I told Kevin she should be paying us to let her watch Owen. Just kidding. Owen did surprisingly well with her. I am not saying he likes her or anything but he didn’t get upset and he didn’t avoid her. It’s all good. I also went out to breakfast with my best friend from highschool and her husband–she’s the one who introduced Kevin and I. Oh, and she brought pictures of her cat, Cal, sleeping in the felted kitty bedI made.
Last, I will leave you with pictures of my birthday cakes. We had an Entemann’s cake on my birthday and my sister and I shared a cake yesterday (we are 2 years and 8 days apart).