October 10, 2010

10-10-55 - 10-10-10

I was born on 10/10/55, and today--10/10/10--I turned 55. Perhaps I should go out and purchase some lottery tickets, but the gas station that sells them is about three miles away, but that would have involved putting away my stitching. I didn't even want to go out to eat; BF was not really surprised that I preferred to stay home and make my own birthday dinner (baked ziti, raw veggies with my killer homemade blue cheese dressing and apple crisp).

Yesterday my sister treated me to a birthday lunch and gave me a generous gift certificate to In Stitches, and my parents sent me yarn and a pattern book (my mom knits, so she chooses wonderful knitting stuff). All in all, a wonderful birthday weekend. Chester and Yazziebear contemplate the balloon that my sister's BF brought me along with a nice bouquet of flowers:


I can't show you everything I stitched, since I put in a lot of time this week on the sampler that has not yet been unveiled by Samplers Revisited. I worked on this Christmas ornament, which is by Birds of a Feather. I'm stitching it on a scrap of 40 ct. Lakeside from my stash using the called-for GAST threads. I am going to frog that particular gold Kreinik--it's too brassy, I think. I'll use a different gold.


I had "homework" for my fair isle hat class which meets again on Tuesday, so I have made progress on that project as well. Two interesting things about fair isle knitting: there are never more than two colors in a row, even if there are lots of different colors in the design (yes, there are things you knit with multiple colors in a row, but those are not fair isle--those are intarsia); and if you can read a counted cross stitch pattern, you can read a knitting pattern! With circular needles, you start on the botton right and read left, repeating until the end of the number of stitches on your needle. Easy! If you knit and have been hesitant about trying fair isle, go for it! Next I'm doing the whale watch hat, which will be more time-consuming because of the fingering yarn, but will not be more difficult. This hat is a snowflake pattern by the instructor. I'm knitting it in two colors of Mission Falls 1824 merino superwash.


Peaches, grooming Pink's ears during morning snuggle time.


Happy week ahead!

38 comments:

Margaret said...

Fantastic! Sounds like a guaranteed great birthday. lol! Love your BOAF angel and your knitting too. I really have to try the fair isle knitting. Once the kitten stops being a kitten maybe. :D Happy birthday!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Happy bithday! I wish I could knit but alas, I seem to be prone to trapazoids when I do. Thank goodness for crocheting!

Deborah said...

Glad that you had a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Glenna! Your BOAF angel is precious and your knitting looks great!

Robin in Virginia

The Fab Furs said...

Nothing like a relaxing birthday weekend! Do the furs "help" you with the needlecraft?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Happy birthday to you! Your stitching is wonderful and you are too! LOL! Huggles to the bunnybabies!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

bunnygirl said...

Happy Birthday! Did the bunnies give you anything special?

Harmien said...

Happy belated Birthday, Glenna!!
Can't wait to see more of the BoF ornament! It looks great!

Xangles said...

Happy Birthday!Glenna. Wishing you many happy returns of the day
Pokua

Giovanna said...

Many happy belated returns! Very cute angel, and the knitting looks great.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Glenna!
Looks like you are very busy withe stitching and knitting. I love the little angel.

Faye said...

Oh my!!You and I were born 1 day apart~~~ Really, my date of birh is 10-09-55....WOW!~~ How'd you like hitting the 55 club?? Its only a number~~ Happy birthday! Faye

Deb said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday Glenna. Sometimes the best ones are spent just the exact way we want them!

Now you're giving me the itches for knitting. I'm still cracking up that you were at In Stitches when I called!!

Lee said...

Happy Birthday!

Anna van Schurman said...

Yesterday was my aunt's birthday as well, but I think she's a bit older than you. I thought 10-10-10 was a good day to turn 30 (again), but you decide. Happy birthday!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your birthday celebrations all sounded like lots of fun. Love your sweet BOAF angel ornament.

Cari-in-VA said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Glenna! I love your ornament! Is it from one of the magazines or is it a separate pattern?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Happy Birthday, you make presents easy. Such a sweet fuzzy trio you have....sigh.

Michelle said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Love the progress on your angel - they are the cutest. I really need to stitch those. I'm impressed with the fair isle knitting too!

Carol said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, Glenna! I also turned 55 this year--welcome to the club! Hope this coming year brings you nothing but happy things :)

Erin said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day:)

Jan said...

Happy Birthday one day late! Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Now, what to buy at In Stitches?!

Berit said...

Sounds like a great day--love the cat pic! :)

Vonna said...

I thought I was pretty special because I had to work on 10-10-10 LOVED to write it on every report I updated ;) BUT NOW YOU having a birthday on 10-10-10 and being the age of the year you were born in... NOW THAT IS fantastic!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GLENNA!!! I wish many more and many years filled with HAPPINESS! Just think what your birthday on 10-10-2055 will be like?! :)

Karen said...

A belated happy birthday, Glenna! I'm glad you had a nice stitchy-knitty day. Your birthday dinner sounds lovely.

ps, I agree about the gold on the angel; I think she wants something a little more subdued.

Colorado Stitcher said...

happy belated b-day. That is quite a cool combination of numbers!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Happy Stitchy Birthday!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Happy Birthday from everyone and everybunn at The House of Rabbits too!

Barbara said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope it was utterly fab. And I'm sure there is much to be made of your unique numbers.... I'd have bought the lottery ticket if it were me. ;)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Those numbers are so neat! I hope you had a wonderful time!

I love that BOAF angel! You're doing great with your knitting too!

The Scarlett House said...

Glenna, we are birds of a feather, no doubt. I would prefer to spend my b-day exactly like you did. I hope you enjoyed your day and stitched plenty.
Don't have a clue about knitting, but I'm sure it's fab, lol.

Katrina said...

Love the angel, I think the gold is wrong too. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Very cool about your birthday, hope it was happy one!!! And I think I need the blue cheese dressing recipe :-).

Siobhan said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic birthday, Glenna! Baked ziti and blue cheese dip with crisp veggies. Sounds right up my alley! Love your angel, and the knitting!

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday to you! Enjoy all your goodies. And after seeing the great new stash you bought at In Stitches lately, that GC sound like a wonderful treat, lol.

Daffycat said...

Gee, I'm so far behind...I missed your birthday! I hope it was a happy one!

Kylie said...

That proves that bunnies are the cleanest animal there is... I just hope they can clean their own rabbit hutch, naks. Isn't it so sweet to see them snuggling? That only shows that animals also are like human that needs comfort from others.

Roni said...

I like to watch my rabbits when they groom each other. They are so cute. I just hope they ca also do some cleaning in their rabbit hutches.