Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Happy Birthday!

A big Happy Birthday out there to all the June Babies! That even includes me! Today is my 24th Birthday!



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:

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.


Here is a close up of the ballerina slippers. The rabbit is knit out of Eco Wool Color #9012 Chocolate/Taupe and the outfit is knit from Bamboozle Color #205 Crystal Pink.

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.

12 comments:

Bobbi said...

You totally deserve a birthday outing!!! Congrats!

Fyberduck said...

Happy Birthday! (my goodness, June is a big birthday month!)

Penny said...

a very happy birthday and what a wonderful birthday present. i hope the small package you know totally about makes it to you soon.

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday! I envy you, getting to see the Yarn Harlot. She'll be in California tomorrow but too far away for me to see her. She needs more CA visits as we're such a HUGE state... honestly! ;) Be sure to tell how it went.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! June birthdays are definitely the best. The Yarn Harlot sounds so much fun -- I'm still undecided if I want to go or not...

Davy

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Happy happy birthday!

Ruby Banshee said...

Hey Yvonne,
If you were a visitor knitter who had never been to Portland, which yarn store would wow you the most? I know Yarn Garden has the most stuff (and we know all about my unfair snap judgements about Yarn Garden), but which is most interesting?

Oh, I'd love to see more superwash worsted yarn in your shop, maybe in baby-ish colors? I love making those pinwheel blankets, and they look great in hand-dyed yarn.
Mandy

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Clue #4 is waiting :)

Tabitha said...

Sounds like your birthday week is very happy so far! I'll be 26 on the 19th and can't wait. I always look forward to my birthday, even though it doesn't seem like a very big deal anymore. Have fun tomorrow, I would love to see the Yarn Harlot for my birthday, but I'm having a Tupperware party instead:)

Mokihana said...

I'm a June birthday too! Happy birthday to both of us!

Can't wait to see the report about seeing the Yarn Harlot in person. I thought about going, but knew the crowd would be huge this time. Have a fabulous time!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday to you!! June 6th is my HALF birthday!

Sheila said...

Happy belated birthday. I'm a June baby too.