Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today is my 35th birthday. There are many people older than I am that would say that is young. There are also several moms at my daughters' school that would say, "Wow, you're 35? I didn't know you were that old!" This is a double-edged compliment, right? Thanks for saying that I look younger, no thanks for calling me old. I have to laugh about this because I don't feel old, and my parents are in their 60's, and this doesn't seem old anymore either. Age is definitely relative to where we are in life. I seem old as a returning college student, young in the span of life. All I can say is, I will be enjoying lots of sunshine and warm weather today, and knitting as much as possible. Happy birthday to me!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Spring at last!

Ah, at last, spring weather has come to Michigan. Knowing this state, we are not yet done with the snow and cold, but at least for now, it is sunny and 60 degrees. My mini daffodils bloomed yesterday, I've started walking again, and life is good.

I've finished one out of two socks from 2-At-A-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, the Be Mine pattern. Yes, I know, the title says two at a time, but I did it on dpn's because when I attempt this method, it will be on simple socks and not fancy heart socks with cables. The yarn is Kitty Knits Sock Wool in pansy, which you can buy here from a good friend of mine. The wool is unbelievably soft, with just enough give to stretch comfortably but still keep its shape, and the colors are just gorgeous.

In honor of spring, I'm also working on a flower washcloth from Creative Knitting Magazine. I will be back on later to post photos.

A friend of mine has introduced me to the Loopy Ewe, and I am now totally addicted. The products are awesome, the prices are great, and the shipping is very quick. Go take a peek; you won't be sorry.