Saturday, September 30, 2006

Birthday Thanks and Baby Socks

First of all, I have to say thank you to everybody for the super birthday wishes! I got so many. I needed them, too. Thank you all!! I had a pretty good day. The house was clean (for a while), we won't talk about the kids. (Two of them had little meltdowns. Kids!) One relative (I won't say who) missed my birthday. So, the birthday wishes from everyone here, made me feel so much better! Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!!! I got gifts, and my MIL made me a cake! Time to brag a little. I got an mp3 player -- Knitcasts, here I come! I got the Shark steam cleaner. Whoo Hoo. (I told you I have an inner Monk) My friend, Carrie gave me a Yarn Harlot book. I've been wanting to read it, too. It's so funny. Then, I got yarn $$. $$, with the strict orders for it to be just for me, from one relative, then $$ from Cindy (cps) with orders for it to be just for yarn for myself! LOL. Guess I'd better pick which sweater I want to knit. Since I actually have some money to spend on me. That doesn't happen much around here!

Ok, so. Last night I went over to Cindy's, for a sock lesson. I brought the little baby hat that I'm knitting for the Dutchican Three. I should probably stop referring to Kristi's little boys as that, but it's so cute! We got all the yarn and needles, and everything out, and the other girls showed up. We talked (and my fingers went round n round on the tiny hat). We had a great time, but no knitting lesson. :( One of the other women there, has been wanting a knitting lesson from me for forever. Next time, everyone has to bring needles, and yarn!! LOL
Well, here's a picture of the two pair of little socks that are done. The middle picture has a quarter (US twenty-five cents). See how tiny they are. They stretch to about as big as the little blue socks, though. I didn't follow the directions, as usual. When will I learn? I did a little afterthought heel, instead of the short row heel. It's cute, but not so stretchy. Next time I'll listen to you, Boogie, I promise! So, I have two pair of baby socks, and Cindy gave me a beautiful hand knit baby blanket to send, and a pair of little blue mittens. I'm also knitting a little hat. I'll probably post this over at the warm those triplets up site, too.

The weekend (without kids since they are in Ohio with their Granny) is calling. Gotta go! I just have to say thanks again to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. You seriously don't know how much that meant to me. Hope everybody has a great, knit-filled weekend!!

11 comments:

schrodinger said...

So glad you had a great birthday (despite the meltdowns), nice birthday booty, enjoy your mp3 player (those things are fantastic - changed my life).

del said...

Did I wish you happy birthday??? I can't remember. If not, I'm glad you had a great time!!!

kristi and otis said...

OK, those are officially the cutest socks EVER! And you don't have to stop calling them the Dutchican Three - that's their hybrid name, they'll just have to get used to it ;) BTW, I feel like a total smuck, HAPPY BELATED B-DAY, sounds like you cleaned house both literally and with your b-day booty - splurge!

cps said...

Would have been great to learn the sock pattern but now it's Sat. night at 10:40 and just sat down as more computer problems surfaced earlier this afternoon and now I think it is better. I hope!!!!!!! Maybe tomorrow after church we can get some time before your crew arrives home:)

Larjmarj said...

Happy Belate BD! Sounds like it was a good one. The socks are Too cute and the colors are awesome! Nice work.

Nikki said...

Happy Belated B-Day! Be sure to show us what b-day yarn you got. That sounds like a fantastic gift.

Kerry said...

Inner Monk - this cracks me up!

Just getting caught up on blogs so the birthday wishes are late but still hoping the rest of the year has good things in store for you!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Happy Belated B'day! Its so nice to have a clean house!
Spinning is fun and addictive I have 3 'wheel',an AShford double drive,an Ertoel Electric one from Ian Sparks in Sydney(he hand makes to order) and a simple spindle!And I have my eye on an Ashford Joy as it flat packs so great to take places...the last is on the wish list and subtlely kept quiet,one day it will appear at my home.....Can't have it as a Xmas pressie as I am hoping for a dishwasher(five kids, you imagine the washing up,LOL)

Janice said...

Happy belated birthday!! Sounds like it was a good one! (with lots of yarn $... how fun is that!!) those little socks are just too adorable! Almost makes me want another.... (ALMOST!)

g-girl said...

those socks are soooo cute and tiny! :) glad you had a weekend w/o the kids but I'm sure you missed them. And lucky you...bday money meant specifically for yarn! how lucky. :)

Amy Boogie said...

the socks are super cute even without the stretchy heel :)