My birthday has been a quiet affair since my 26th birthday, which I spent in the labour ward of our local maternity hospital. But our son Tom managed to put off appearing on my birthday and hung on in until the next day and became my Valentine present for 1987!! Since then my birthday has usually been spent preparing for parties etc for Tom. Not that I'm complaining mind, now that hes almost 20, I don't have much to do, other than buy his cake and pressies!!
I actually got one of my birthday pressies yesterday. Ian got me a Colour Me Beautiful colour analysis which I've wanted to do for years and years. It was fascinating! I found out that I am an Autumn person which I was over the moon about as I love the colours of Autumn, but also deep colours with warm tones suited me best. She also went through makeup, showing me which colours looked best on my skin. It was so relaxing! I left with a wallet of fabric swatches, which will hopefully guide me to choose clothes in colours that suit. I took a (blurry)photo of some of the swatches.
I've finally finished the red pair of Fetching after a small hiccup! When I put the pair together, I found that one glove was about 2 cm longer than the other. So I knit another glove and hoped it would be similar in size to one of them, which luckily it was!! The annoying thing was, it was one of the few times I had remembered to reverse the cabling, typical!, especially as I forgot on number 3!! Number 2 (if you pardon the expression!) is pictured below.
I've cast on a sheep from Simply Knitting , but I'm finding the Sirdar Snuggly hard work. I'm dying to get started on the Ullcentrum yarn I bought at Harrogate. I'm wanting to knit a shawl or wrap and would like to try some simple lace, any ideas?
After all the wintry weather the rest of the country was having, we finally got some snow!
Pathetic. Call that a snow fall!
I'm off to wrestle with the Snuggly, think I'll have a cuppa first!