Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm 40? That can't be right?! So this is what 40 feels like...

Oddly enough, not all that different then 39. As I mentioned, Granny Tan and I went on a Most Excellent Cottage Getaway for a long weekend for my birthday. Here are the pics. The dogs had a blast!! Oh, and so did the humans. I want to make it a yearly event.

Pics from Granny Tan's camera

For my birthday Granny Tan gave me her very first completed lace project. It's a sort of mini shawl. In Alpaca!

She also gave me some nice yarn that matches the green yarn she gave me last winter from Florida. I'm thinking potato chip scarf in the green with this as the end accent yarn.

I had 3 projects with me to work on during our getaway. None of them were too complicated because I knew there would be cocktails involved. As it turned out, I had forgotten the pattern book for my memorial socks so I couldn't work on completing the second sock. So I cast on a Montego Bay Scarf from the Soy Silk I bought when I went to sign the paperwork for my house. The colours are more a like a sunwashed green, pinks, blues and corals.

It's knitting up pretty quickly but now I realized I completely missed my mom's husbands birthday so I working on a vest for him. I had planned to do a vest for him for his birthday, had the yarn and everything... and then just completely forgot to do it. It's knitting up quickly. I'll share a pic when it is done.


Tanya said...

Funnest time ever! Can't wait till I turn 40, but that's really far away ;)

The shawl pattern is by Evelyn Clark called Swallowtail. Can be found in Interweave Knits

The Gourmet Goddess said...

"really far away"... you suck.