You know, it's funny how birthdays come around the same time every year. This one kind of snuck up on me since I'm really still in transition mode from living overseas to now living back in my home country. The past couple of months have been super busy between working odd hours at the gym, launching Fiber Fiction, knitting for new babies in the family, seeing older members of my family so I can spend time with them as much as possible, and finally, getting to see my friends on occasion. It's been a whole season of transitions, so when November 6 popped up, I was caught off guard.
Thankfully, my family and friends were not. Let me start with my wonderful fiance, who is always referred to as DF on my blog. He knows me well and went onto my KnitPicks wishlist and sent me 10 balls of Merino Style in a lovely green color:Forgive the dark colors on these pictures. I took them with my camera phone because I had nothing else around me to grab. He also got me a fix it keychain with a tiny double ended crochet hook attached to it. It's very cute.
My grandparents got me a Bodum teapot which I will be using a whole lot right now since it's 20 degrees F outside right now:And yes, this teapot needs a cozy I think. I'm browsing patterns for tea cozies and sweaters right now.
My parents sent me cash, which will be put to good use and my other grandmother sent me a gift card to Dillards. I see some new clothes in my future.
My awesome friend Renee took me out for a lovely brunch yesterday morning for my birthday. Looking back, I should have totally taken a picture of this massive plate of food, but my word it was good. Good food, good company, and a good mood: does it get much better than that?
My mother-in-law-to-be gave me a gift certificate to my LYS, so I'm looking forward to browsing and figuring out what I want. I am thinking some noro may come home with me so I can finish my noro blanket this year :o)
I also finished the log cabin baby blanket yesterday and gave it to the new baby at dinner last night:The blanket is a little wonky in the picture, but I can assure you, it's not wonky in real life. I gave it to the new mom and dad last night and the baby was nestled cozily in it by the time they left and had a deathgrip on it. I started another one last night, but I'm just improving the design on it. I'll post pictures when I get more than one block into it.
The only thing that could have made the day better was if DF was here. His birthday is on Monday, so I'm wishing him a happy birthday from here! Distances can suck, but love rocks. I love you, DF, and I hope that you have a great day, even if we're away for the birthdays this year!