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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Random January Post


Last October I won the prize picked by Kimberley for a scissor fob, over at
Knittin' Mittens. She drew the name in November but because she was involved in a move of her household, plus followed by Christmas, she was unable to get it in the mail until this month. That's quite fine by me, as I understand her situation.

Sorry the picture isn't all that good, but isn't it cute! The beads are blue, and there is a mitten charm with a snowflake. She decided that that was an appropriate charm (I totally agree), because she is doing these up for the KAL (she's been kind enough to do one up each month it runs, from last September until it ends in March). Isn't she super sweet?! Go visit her
blog and say hello.

Also, since today is my birthday (I'm 38) I decided to order myself a few things. I went to Wal-mart and a few other places looking for size 2.25 mm and 2.50 mm needles (I think those equal out to US 0 and US 1), but the smallest they had was 2.75, which I already own. So, the only way that I can obtain these sizes, was to order them online. I went to Knit Picks and ordered them as well as a book on different pattern stitches. I'll post pics when I get them, which should be some time next week.

I also wanted to try Noro Kueryon (sp) yarn that I've been hearing great things about, so I went to another place online (one that another blog knitter had recommended), and ordered 2 balls/skeins. That is supposed to take longer to ship as it is all the way out in British Columbia, and I'm on the east coast...besides I think I checked off surface mail and that takes longer (and is cheaper) to ship. I'll post a pic of it as well when I get it so you can see the colours.

I'll leave you for now with a recent picture of Tinker Bell relaxing on a box - which she seems to love doing for some odd reason.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Hope you had a great day! Can't wait to see your goodies!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Shelley!!! : )

Kimberly said...

Happy birthday to you. Am glad you got your fob and like it.

Peg said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I just finished my sweater and when my DH gets home, he will put help me get them onto my blog.
Happy shopping for your birthday! I am now going to get back to another sweater I had started, and this year I am going to try to never have more than two items on the needles at one time. I liked concentrating on one item, but when I have a more complicated knit, I like to have a simple knit if there are going to be distractions, such as on Knit Night!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy Birthday to you! Shopping is always a fun thing to do on your birthday. Enjoy your purchases.
Sheri in GA

Shelley said...

Thanks everyone!

Pooch said...

Happy Birthday to ya!
Gonna have a good time!

Hope you had a magnificent birthday, Shelley!

:)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ... happy birthday dear Shelley, happy birthday to you.

Now I got to remember to call my sister Shelly tomorrow and sing again *smile*

Have a great day!!

Catherine Kerth said...

love the fob! and i can't wait to see you start working with the noro! happy birthday too ;)

Jayleigh said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend! **hugs**

Good for you, getting yourself treats on your birthday. And even better when those treats includ yarn.

Yeah, you may as well be 100 for being 4 years older than me. Hahhh.

You made me laugh with your comment. You're the best!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Isn't it fun to treat yourself!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Shelley! Hope you enjoy all your knitterly goodies when they arrive.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!

What a lovely scissor fob! And the mittens charm is great.

lexa said...

Happy birthday! My birthday is in a little over a month, and I've got a small (well, small-ish) yarn list on the go! It's nice to treat ourselves on our birthday, yes?

Have a good one!

Saltwater purls said...

Happy Birthday Shelly. Seems like you are good at winning prizes. Finlay crawled to your block first so you win the stitch markers! I'll drop you a line...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Shelley!! Sounds like you'll be getting some great additions to your yarn and needle stashes!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Shelley!! Sounds like you'll be getting some great additions to your yarn and needle stashes!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!!! You are so right to spoil yourself with some noro. You will not be disappointed.
And congrats on finishing so many things. I need to follow your example.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Shelley! Love the mittens.

Judy said...

Happy Birthday, Shelley! Love the mittens.

Charity said...

Happy, happy birthday, Shelly! :0)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the little kitten running across the top of this blog!!!!!!

Morgan said...

Happy be-lated Birthday!

And hooray for buying Noro. It's beautiful and really nice to knit with.

PJ said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! What is it with cats and boxes? Love the scissor fob- great bead work!

Rachel said...

Oh no, I'm terribly late to wishing you a happy birthday! I'm very glad to hear that you treated yourself a bit. I hope you had a great day overall.

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Noro. I have mixed feelings about it. I never like it much when I hold it in the store, but I'm told it softens up a huge amount with washing, and people always make such beautiful things with it. I hope you love all your gifts to yourself! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!