Anyway, enough with that. What have I been doing exactly?
Well, for one, I had a birthday on April 24th, and turned the ripe old age of 28. I never thought that 28 would feel so much like 20, but it really does. I wonder if I'll ever feel "my age"? (Holy crap, do I actually have THREE KIDS? Is that even possible?!)
The day after my birthday was my monthly spinning day that I host at my house, so I turned it into a little birthday party for Daisy and I:
Our friends were super generous:
The candy, Duets sock yarn and Tempted Merino/Silk roving are from Jillian.
From Rachel, as well as the two red/pink roving braids in the photo above (one of them is Merino/Bamboo!!), which are from her Etsy shop. (She specializes in semi-solid sock yarns and roving -- seriously go check her out!)
Crocheted by Hilary -- so adorable! (Click on her link for more details about the pattern.)
Dina brought flowers and a beautiful little wooden book, but both were in use at the time of the photo (well, the flowers were on my countertop, but you know what I mean).
Thank you ladies! We had a very fun time, even though it felt really strange to have a birthday party for myself after so many years (I think the last time I had one I was 16!)
A few days later, we went to a "Gartenschau" or Garden Show with Jillian, Rachel and her children, but since I got tons of great pictures, I'll have to save that for another post.
I finished the Hemlock Ring Blanket, and it's quietly waiting to be blocked:
Chris at Briar Rose Fibers sent me two massive hanks of her yarn (an entire sweaters worth in just two!!), because she "wanted to do something special for a military family". She dyed these in a semi-solid mix of purples and blues (more purple than the picture here shows), and I love love love it!
I have never had a sweater's worth of handpainted yarn, so it will be fun to discover what project goes best with this. (For those who are interested, this is her "Charity" yarn, which is a worsted weight Corriedale, and it looks like it'll be both soft and tough -- perfect!)
Thank you Chris!!
I'll leave you with two pictures of Daisy's newest favorite thing -- boxes!
She pushes them around, occasionally stopping to get in. Looks uncomfortable to me, but she loves it!
(She was pushing the buttons to her little yellow/purple "radio", and then dancing to the music.)
Oh, and about the socks that I knit for my mom for Mother's Day...I sent them without photographing. I know, I never do that. There was nothing super interesting/special about them anyway, except for the fact that they're for my mom and she'll love them to pieces (literally!), but I never do that! I photograph even the things that I will never blog about! My gosh, where's my head lately?!
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