Happy Birthday! (to me)

So, here's the birthday haul:

Yes, those people were birthday presents. Lexi and Lolita traveled from far and away (ok, New York and Washington) just for me! Aren't they the best? Other presents include Tracey Ullman's book (from Vijay), some handmade yarn and a beautiful little bag (from Sam), and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (from mom and grandma). Non-knitting presents include a tshirt from Loli and a sweatshirt from Angela. THANKS EVERYONE!!!

I've recently finished some projects:

I made up the cable rib pattern on my own and wasn't sure if it would work, but it seems to so far. Blue socks! Yeah!

This scarf is made from the wool I bought at the Algonquin Mill Festival. It's long and large and awesome. Hmmm...I guess I'm not so humble, am I?


jeekeehoo said...

Nice haul, my friend!! Believe it or not I didn't forget your birthday. There will be a surprise in the mail next week. Are you going home for Thanksgiving because I should time the delivery of the package for when you'll be there. Or I could send it to your parents' house.

I'm very jealous of the Ullman book. It's at the top of my list! And Debbie Bliss...mmmm lucky, lucky girl! Is it for the Arwen sweater? or other big plans?

I love the socks! Congratulations on your design. Cabled socks are so fun because they are so unlike store bought socks. The scarf looks good enough to curl up and sleep on! Where did you get the yarn again?!

jeekeehoo said...

p.s. who made the handmade yarn?

burab said...

I'll be leaving for home on Wednesday of next week. You didn't have to get me anything, the post was only to show how fiber-licious my birthday was this year!
The Debbie Bliss is for the Arwen sweater (which I have started and it is fabulous!). The scarf is made from homespun from Carroll County, OH. I bought it the last time I was home. The green homespun was made by someone in Virginia, Sam bought it at Market Day at the colonial farm she used to work at. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it...