Happy late morning, everyone. I’m getting a late start today after a very long birthday yesterday. I worked all day and then spent the evening at a monthly gathering of maker friends, two of whom I’m coaching through knitting projects (one giant snood and one kimono-style sweater). Which really probably shouldn’t be done in combination with birthday libations, I’m just saying. But getting to be at an event full of people I love on my birthday, without it actually being a birthday party, is among my favorite things. And that followed a long, fun weekend of crab and champagne with my husband and good friends plus girls’ day downtown.
So I slept in a bit this morning, but wanted to tell you about a few sweet gifts I got that will factor into my knitting kit. First came the navy-blue Stitch & Hammer pouch I’ve been a little bit obsessed with, which my husband and a dear friend conspired to acquire for me. I believe it will eventually hold the Dreamz interchangeable needles that my darling sister got me (but we won’t know for sure until I get Webs to send them — they inadvertently sent the wrong thing). And another dear friend, who shares my love of paper and blank books, gave me the Rowan Morrison Found Paper Journal, with a giant pair of scissors embossed into the kraft cover. I also might have bought myself a new African market basket for piling all my WIPs into. And in a very pleasant surprise, a brand-new friend sent me some digital patterns. So I’m feeling flush with good friends and good supplies. What more could a girl ask for?