Happy Birthday to me! I’m 30. Yes, I’m old. Yes, I’m cranky. BUT, I have knitting bootie! I’m going to put this behind a cut so it’s not so image heavy. LJ users, it seems like the XML doesn’t include the cut so you may have to click into here.
First, The Ultimate Sweater Machine. I know I need to do a reveiw of this, and I’m working on it. Here’s a picture of it at least.
Next, a mystery, “Knit One, Kill Two,” with a knitting pattern in it.
Knit One, Kill Two also came with a gift certificate to my LYS (local yarn store) with which I bought this (it’s so soft, it feels like cat hair):
Then, my good friends, Caulay and AHF, shipped a “A History of Hand Knitting” from my Amazon Wish list.
And another very good set of friends gave me this basket of yarn, needles, and a gift certificate to the LYS. I have yet to spend this gift certificate. I couldn’t find a yarn that I liked for a future project. I’m still in shock.
Then, while this is not a gift per sae, it is birthday related. The Husband and I went to a used bookstore and I found a pattern book from the 50s. So cool. I’ve decided this is a gift from the Husband even if he doesn’t know it (although, since he reads this he knows now) because he didn’t say no while beating me with books and generally wrestling it out of my cold dead hands. And that is what he would have needed to do to prevent me from buying it. Got it, the Husband?