Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

And what do I do on my birthday? Knit!
Took the day off work and had a lovely time doing things I wanted to do...which, like the big nerd that I am, turned out to be knitting and a bit of stash organization. But dearest BF gave me jewelry (hmmm...that necklace would make a great strap for a wee felted evening bag or iPod cozy...) and took me out for sushi!
I learned a very good lesson today:
Don't put Icarus down for too long, or you lose what you were doing. Don't get seduced by, say, a fast-easy-portable Mason Dixon warshrag and forget to make knit stitches on the purl (ws) rows. So I learned how to flip a knit stich into a purl stitch on the next (rs) row. Then I practised my new skill... every eleven stitches for the whole row! But I'm not bitter. Every problem overcome teaches a new skill in knitting.
And besides, is that a new bracelet from dearest BF? And does it match my knitting?!?!?!?!


Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

A big happy birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful time.

Acornbud said...

Happy Birthday!

MrsFife said...

Hi! Happy Birthday!
Could you help me? My sister is visiting Kona at the end of this month. She will be staying at the Waikoloa Resort. What yarn sources are close by? I'd love for her to bring me back some nice things from Hawaii for my knitting/crochet. We live in India.

Kel said...

Thanks, everybody, for the sweet birthday wishes! Ah, Misfit...How I wish I could trade shopping excursions with you: I would trade hawaii yarn for sari silk, spices we can't find here, awesome Bollywood movies, and a year's worth of Indian food (not a single Indian restaurant to be had!) Unfortunately, I would be getting the best deal: We have no awesome local yarn. Nada, nothing. Most people here use "art yarns" or acrylic eyelash yarns to make crochet leis, and you can find plenty of it at Walmart and fabric stores in Kona. But no natural fibers. Perhaps I could raise sheep, take up spinning, and use local indiginous native plants to dye and market an "All Hawaiian" yarn? I hope your sister enjoys her stay here: It really is beautiful. May I suggest lauhala or coconut frond basketry as a nice, crafty substitute for yarn?