Friday, March 09, 2007

It's That Day Again...

Yep, it's my birthday. I'm turning 20-something again. (I like the age I've been for the past year, so I've decided I'm just going to stay that age for a while. When my kid brother called me to wish me a happy birthday, he informed me that I won't be "old" until I'm at least 70 and I'm not really a grown-up until I'm at least 35 -- not even if I have kids before then. Thanks, brother!)

J came home a day early to spend the day with me (I luckily had the day off from work, too) and we are heading out for dinner soon, so today's post comes in bulleted list form.
  • Last night I finished the first sleeve of J's sweater, although it was not without drama. I finished the increases as called for in the pattern on Wednesday night and, when I spread it out to look at it, discovered that not only had I increased once on the wrong row, it was also an inch longer than it should have been. So I spent the entire hour of Lost tinking back to where the mistake was, remeasuring, and refiguring the increases to get the correct length. Then, of course, I had to do a bit of math to work the shoulder shaping to account for the fact that I'd done less increases than I should have. Fortunately I had the foresight to write down what I did so when it comes to the second sleeve I'll do it right. Theoretically. The second sleeve is started, but did you really want to see more gray stockinette? I didn't think so.

  • Finally, after nearly two weeks, my Sockret Pal spoilee got her final/reveal package from me last night. I was spoiling Rebecca, and judging from her post I did a pretty good job. It's a good thing I checked my e-mail this morning to see that she got it before I was up and about this morning, because otherwise I might have gone straight to the post office and been not very nice to the people there.
  • I got an e-mail from my Sockret Pal this morning telling me that not only is my final package soon to be sent out, she also sent me something for my birthday! I can't wait to find out who she is!
  • As my birthday treat to myself this morning, I cast on for my first Rockin' Sock Club sock.

Wow, is this yarn ever cushy. Would it be very wrong to break my yarn diet in order to buy myself some more STR as a birthday present?


  1. No, it would not be wrong at all to go buy more STR, it's your birthday! Woooooo!

  2. Anonymous9:22 PM

    According to the website where I got it, your little b'day gift has been shipped so hopefully you'll get it soon.
    - Your Sockret Pal

  3. Happy belated birthday. Hope you enjoyed it. Go treat yourself to STR it only happens once a year after all!

  4. A Birthday is the best time to "fall of the wagon". Besides I don't know how anyone can not not buy STR. Lovely lovely yarn. I so want to use my coupon, but I am too on the yarn diet and my birthday is a long way off. I am going to come down and knit with you guys this month. I'll bring my club socks. Will you bring yours so we can admire the differences even though it is the same yarn and same pattern?

  5. happee burfday!!

  6. Happy belated birthday!!