January 19, 2011
ANOTHER YEAR FLIES BY.

It's been a bit of a pathetic start to the year really. Allan and I are both only just starting to feel better after our Christmas flu.
Anyway, it's my birthday today, the nineteenth. Fifty-one. That's just plain wrong ! I'm a great believer in celebrating birthdays, even when the number starts to get a bit high ! I've been instructed to wait until he is home from school to open my presents by Oliver. I shall do as I'm told !

In the meantime, before I was struck down by the lurgy, a symptom of which was the shocking lack of desire to knit, I managed to knit some presents. I did a three way Christmas swap with a couple of on-line knitter friends. They each got a pair of Sue's Reading Mitts, with a matching rose brooch. The top pair in Blackcurrant Plum Desire from Skein Queen.
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The second pair are knitted in Ruby Redfort Super Plump Exquisite, a gorgeous new yarn from Skein Queen.
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I also knitted a hat for a male friend, who loves knitted hats. It's a simple mistake rib pattern, made with two strands of Twiley's Freedom Spirit held together.
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Now that I've stopped coughing all the time I've picked my knitting up again. I'm finishing another Christmas present, which I'll show when it's done. I had planned a few more presents, but just didn't manage it. Next year ! Right now I really want to cast on something luscious and mood lifting for myself ! Because I'm worth it !

Posted by emma at 12:13 AM