It would seem that I am now 40. Not sure how that happened. I had a lovely day. There was cake.
Baked by Gorgeous Man. Orange cake with an orange syrup glaze. Very delicious and I got to sit down with my feet up while dinner was being cooked 🙂
There were gifts. Some green corridale fibre to spin and this:
A zauberball, and a crazy zauberball.
I’m looking forward to knitting with these and already have patterns in mind for them. The reddy purple one will probably become a brickless. I was very excited to have won a prize in a Knitalong on Ravelry and brickless was my choice of pattern.
I was also very excited to receive some quilting magazines from my Mum when I was in Perth – with great self restraint I handed them (unread) to Gorgeous Man so they could be given to me on my birthday. I was very glad to see that one of them had a simple pillowcase tutorial in it. I made Gorgeous Girl some sheet for her bed a while ago and she was asking for matching pillowcases the other day, so now when I find some time I’ll be good to go.
I still haven’t woven in the ends of my handspun lace shawl, but I did make two new hats. One in pink,
(the bowl modelling the hat has a ridge – it’s not really deformed), and one slightly larger in blue.
Both of them together.
I’m rather pleased with how these turned out (I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the world’s best crocheter…). These will be winging their way overseas (we live on an island – everywhere is overseas) to friends who are expecting a summer baby. The pink hat should fit this year and the other next year (or if she has a tiny head like Gorgeous Girl – when she is six…)
I’ll be lucky to fit in any crafting this weekend. There’s a birthday party for a certain Gorgeous Girl happening. Perhaps when that is done I’ll collapse on the couch and knit.