Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! It was very nice to get them all. My birthday was very nice – fast, though. I met Larry and the kids at a local restaurant (Mediterranean Bistro) around 6:30. We had a very nice dinner….no one was there when we first got there, but it filled up. Going out to dinner with Dan is nice because he talks, unlike the other kids (who just shrug and grunt). After dinner (which ended with a very good chocolate cake), we went home and opened presents.
I was definitely spoiled this year. Larry bought me music, books, jewelry and clothes. One of the things he bought was a beautiful sweater…..loved it. And then I looked closely at it and started laughing….
Notice the third row? No? How about a picture of the inside….
Yep, they did the last row of the fair isle inside out. This is a Tommy Hilfiger sweater…you’d think they would have a bit more quality control, eh? Larry observed that a few years ago, I wouldn’t have noticed or known it was wrong – but now that I’m a knitter…! Cieara tried to tell me that it was done on purpose and supposed to be that way….I really hope not – that would be pretty bad. So its back in the bag, with the receipt, waiting to be returned. Hopefully the whole rack isn’t this way.
Dan was very pleased with his gift to me….
He looked at my Amazon.com wish list but decided those books were “boring”. He bought me this because he felt it was more interesting. He was pretty cute – kept on saying “look at page 190” or “look at page 179”. I guess he really did look through the book before buying it! He also wants me to make him several of the patterns …
Cieara gave me Bath and Body Works stuff – which I love – she always picks the nicest scents. She also gave me a pair of jeans, which I really needed.
Its the shawl she started when she was visiting in June. The yarn is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply, and the pattern is Grandma’s Checkerboard Lace from Knitters Shawls and Scarves. Its beautiful and I love it. I was shocked when I opened it – the box was light so I assumed yarn (well, its yarn, but you know what I mean).
I like this so much I think I’m going to knit one too! All in all, a very good birthday. Isn’t it a shame they only come once a year?