This is a late post, but I wanted to mark the day – because today is an important day in our house – Andrew’s birthday! He turned 20 today, and Larry, Cieara and I went down to Maryland to spend the day with him. We went to Arundel Mills mall which was huge – but very nice, and not Christmas crazy at all. We had lunch at a very nice place that had really good beer. We had a nice time walking around, and spending time with Andrew and Cieara and I even got a little Christmas shopping done.
So how about a picture..
Sigh ….he’s just as bad as Cieara (and yes, they both were probably embarassed I was taking pictures of them in a restaurant!)
A little better, eh? Don’t you just love the look on his face? And look – Cieara is smiling!
Anyway, Happy Birthday, Andrew!
Yesterday, Chris and I went to Kraemer’s Yarn – I needed to find something for my knitting group swap (I decided to take everyone’s advice to put a bunch of little stuff together). I did find one thing for that…and somehow a little bit more ended up in my arms for me….
This is Sterling – wool, silk, silver- what’s not to like? This is really a little darker in person, but so pretty. The colorway is Red Carpet – the yarn is limited to red, white and black (not sure if they plan on expanding the color line). Opal knows someone that hand-dyes it – I saw it on her blog and it was gorgeous…unfortunately, I forget what the blog name is….Opal? Anyway, I think this will go into the sock stash (Chris very meanly pointed out that I just joined the Socks from the stash KAL – just as I was paying for it…so if I put it in the stash now I can use it when the KAL starts in January!)
And this is the real reason that I wanted to go to the yarn store (the whole knitting group thing was a front)…Dream in Color Smooshy
Its so pretty – in fact, I didn’t have it in the house for two minutes before Larry claimed it for a pair of socks for him. The colorway is Deep Seaflower….doesn’t that sound too girly for him? But the yarn – soooooo nice…..
Well, that was my weekend – busy but happy. I hope everyone has a great week (and Andrew – Happy Birthday again!)