Happy birthday to me

birthday knitting tools gifts

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?

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13 thoughts on “Happy birthday to me

  1. Yay! Happy Birthday Karen! I love your pouch and journal, you lucky girl. Those are great presents. Sounds like you had fun last night with other creatives too. Good for you!

    You’re right, a girl can’t ask for much more than all those fabulous gifts :) It sounds like the perfect birthday.

  2. Happy belated birthday!
    Dang it all. I wish we still lived close to each other. I do remember spending a few great birthdays with you. What fun!

  3. Much love and creative happenings in the year ahead! I adore birthdays and your celebrations sounded perfect!

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