Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's Been Quite The Time

Yesterday was my birthday. Since I only work until noon on Friday I decided to take advantage of the situation and spend the afternoon at The Purple Purl. When I got there Robbie gave me these. Aren't they just gorgeous? They're purple Calalilies. I am going to leave DH in charge of caring for them because if it is left up to me I'll end up killing them.
After some knitting Miko walked in with this. Since I'm trying to eat more healthy I didn't want a cake. Jennifer had asked me what I wanted and I said I can have melon. This is the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen and the fruit was delicious, not just nice to look at.

I can't even put into words how much fun I had. I got tons of knitting time in. I'm almost finished with the second Sweet Dreams Baby blanket. Then I just cracked up as Amy serenaded us with a song she wrote. I just love her uke. It's small but it has really nice sound.

I am so lucky to have a husband that didn't mind me spending my birthday away from home. It really was the best birthday. I didn't go overboard with spending either. I just bought 2 skeins of Tanis laceweight yarn that I've been drooling over for way too long and figured what better time to bring it home than my birthday.

Today I spent the day up at Gemini Fibres taking an exotic fibre spinning class. We played with camel, silk and alpaca. I didn't bring my wheel with me because I wasn't feeling too well this morning so I used the Schacht Lady Bug they had at the shop. I tell you, it took every ounce of strength I had not to put a down payment on that wheel. It is a dream to spin and we really got along. The only thing I don't like are the hooks. I might get over that you never know. I really want that wheel but it will have to wait. These are two small skeins I managed to spin. The one on top is pure alpaca that was in roving form (I think) and the other was stuff we combed and had some silk blended with it.
Paul, Joseph, and I were going to go to Montana's for dinner tonight but I am so dizzy we are going to put it off to tomorrow. I'm not happy that Bonamine is no longer available in Canada. Now to figure out what else I can take when I have an attack since I can't take Gravol. Tomorrow I get to wear the birthday hat at Montanas since I promised Joseph I would. Pictures to follow. I'm sure I will look like a complete dork. Oh well, you only live once.

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

2 Weeks Really?

Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted last? I think I've been twittering too much and spending a lot more time out of the house. Now that the weather has warmed up I've been taking advantage of the situation and going to the Purple Purl whenever I can. Thankfully, I haven't been buying stuff every time I've been there but I did manage to buy this yarn when I was there on Friday for the Knitty Yarn Roundtable. It's Araucania Ruca and believe it or not it's 100% sugar cane. The yarn is made in Italy and it is so soft. I need to make something for my neck that I can wear at the office so the AC vent doesn't give me a soar neck/shoulder.

On the knitting front, I've finished a dress and started another one. The Little Sister's Dress is done and I've started the Vine Flower dress by Anne Hanson. I finished the first of the Sweet Dreams Baby blankets and I am almost finished with the first star section on the second blanket. I still have to block the pink one but at least the knitting is done.

A friend that went to MDSW picked up two new Golding spindles for me. They are both gorgeous but I've been so busy trying to get some knitting done I haven't had a chance to even try them. I know they will spin like a dream just like my other Golding spindles.

In non knitting news, DH surprised me with an iPod Touch. Now that the wi-fi is all set up, let's just say I've become slightly (well maybe a little more than slightly) obsessed. I'm getting used to the keypad and using the different applications that came with it and those that I've added. It's a lot of fun. The only draw back is it cuts into my knitting time a little but then so does blogging.

Tomorrow is Mother's day and we're off to see my MIL. Can't wait for the day to be over. As I've said before it's not my favourite day of the year. However, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.

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