Friday, November 22, 2013

It's My Birthday and.....

I'll buy as much yarn as I want to!

Yes I raided Chelsea Yarns today!!!
  • 7 skeins of Shibui Cima 70% superbaby alpaca / 30% fine merino wool
  • 5 skeins of Shibui Baby Alpaca 100% baby alpaca
  • 2 skeins of Juniper Moon Farm Findley 50% merino / 50% silk
  • 1 skein Alice 70% baby alpaca / 20% silk / 10% cashmere

Freddy had asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him money so I can go buy yarn. He said he felt bad that he didn't have anything for me to open on by Birthday so I proudly displayed all my purchase and he was kind of overwhelmed :)

The skein above is Juno Fiber Arts Alice. It has been in Chelsea Yarn and every time I go into the store I have to hold it. It was the last skein of this type of yarn in the store and I couldn't resist buying it. It is 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere. It is heavenly!!!! I don't even know if I am ever going to knit with it. I just want to hold it because it is so soft.
My sister Leanne got me a skein of Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk Paints yarn and a fun soap called Tequila Sunrise (my favorite drink) from the Great Pacific Farm Shoppe.  I had opened the gift from my sister and put it back in the bag before Brady saw what I got. He asked me what I got for my present. I told him "Yarn and soap." His response was in shock, "You wanted soap for your Birthday?!" I laughed so hard. But once he smelled the soap he was sold and thought it was a good present.

Rudee and I went for a nice long run at the Reservoir. I love running and it something I rarely get to do. So it was a nice treat to be kid free and be able to run as long as I wanted to. 

We really wanted to go see the new Hunger Games movie tonight, but we decided instead of getting a baby-sitter we'd take the boys with us and I wanted to do something fun with them. So we went to Build-a-Bear and they made themselves stuffed animal puppies. They loved it so much! Then we went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and I had the best meal of my life. I was very grateful I went for a run earlier!
It has been a great day and I'm looking forward to a few glasses of wine and a movie tonight.
I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has purchased my Penny Infinity Scarf pattern. I have been floored with how many sales there have been. It was so much fun to design and I have been overwhelmed with the response. I released the pattern on Tuesday night and on Wednesday my pattern was #9 out of 409,997 patterns on Ravelry!!!! I was so amazed and shocked and excited all at the same time. 
I also have to give a huge thank you to everyone that shared, commented, and wrote about my pattern.  I was so overwhelmed with all the support over the past few days! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I had so much fun designing Penny I'm going to design a few more things.  I'm so excited!
Okay time to sign off, but first here are a few fun Bloopers from my sister's Christmas photo shoot I took the other day.

After I gave up on getting a good picture I decided to take a picture of my newly knitted socks.
Which reminds me I haven't shared my favorite song lately.
"....she's taking pictures of sad."



TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday, andee. sounds like you had a pretty great day. :)

Melissa aka twoknitwit said...

happy birthday WEEK ~ you're having a stellar one!!!

and then there's that email from Jared :)))))

Brian King said...

Well, Happy Birthday! Glad you got what you wanted. :-) Great photos of the kids!

Deanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you. It sounds like it was a grand day. And so glad that you received exactly what you wanted for your birthday. Congrats on the success of your pattern!!How fun for you!!

Lori ann said...

happy birthday andee!! SO glad you had such a great day, LOVe your new yarns!

MarmePurl said...

I'm guilty of yarn envy over here looking at those great present pics. And those blooper photos...They are great. The kids personalities comes shinning through.
Happy Birthday!

Monica said...

Happy belated bday Andee! Love your goodies.

Debbie said...

omgosh andee, you got great pictures of those much better then posed, posed!! i think they are amazing!!

happy birthday andee, sounds to me like a perfect day!!

augcott said...

♫ Happy Birthday ♪
And what a great present to yourself ... YARN!!!
I love to knit/crochet so when I'm out and about and I see yarn .... I stop!!!!! LOL
Great blooper photos :-D
Have an awesome weekend!
diane @ aug's blog

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Tracey said...

Happiest of Birthday's and I love your gifts, just perfect. Yarn and soap? Oh yes!

karen said...

happy birthday!! why am I not surprised that you bought yourself yarn.....We could be knitting twins :)

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

beautiful yarn collection it looks so soft! love the socks they are very nicely done. Nice big family photo :)