My husband got me a much wanted copy of Victorian Lace today. Now I can start that summer of lace I was hoping for. My mother got me the cute sheep figurines that both have knitted garments.
Then my parents worked with Blair to get me this awesome ironing board. I have practically drooled over it every time we have gone into Costco. What is really awesome about this ironing board is that you can practically shake it and it will not move. I have this fear of my iron falling over or falling on the floor, which is completely founded with my old ironing board.
Wait! There is more. On Friday I get to go see the Yarn Harlot! So I am going to make a day out of it. I am closing KAH early and heading out of town. Itinerary is as follows for anyone who wants to join me:
- 2 pm: close KAH
- 2-2:30 pm: Leave Hood River
- 3-3:30 pm: Reach Portland
- Eat a late lunch at McMenamins in NW Portland
- Visit the Button Emporium
- Visit Knit Purl
- Visit Lint (if there is time)
- See the Yarn Harlot
Sounds like a perfect Birthday outing to me!
Though I am not the only birthday girl around. I knit this for Sarah's daughter CK, who just had her birthday. All of it is my original design. I have had this idea for a long time of creating a doll of some sort, then designing outfits and such for it. The outfit is also my original design. Some day I will have my own children and not be able to dye during pregnancy and nursing. So these are back up projects that will someday keep me busy. I am just puttering for now. So, I do plan on publishing this pattern and I have a few more ideas up my sleeve too. Though, it may be a couple of years before I ever get to them.
One last thing I want to address is the anonymous comment that was left on my last post. Actually, I don't understand it. Basically the person was asking about masculine sock yarn. I have several options already available in my yarn gallery that I can easily dye up. Also, I am perfectly willing to dye a custom skein in any color or set of colors that anyone may choose. That should more than take care of any man sock yarn.