Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Another Year Older , Another Year Wiser !

Had a lovely birthday last week , and as I share it with my sister (and another Gourock Raveller !) , we decided to go out for lunch somewhere nice... Rogano's in Glasgows' city centre. Lunch was wonderful , Fish and Chips and a glass of Champagne - its what Rogano's is famous for (my story, sticking to it, end of!)
And that wee glass of Champers helped me cope with the fact I'm another year older!
Fortunately my family listened to my gift requests , and I got lots of lovely knitty things.
Here is my basket of Fyberspates Space Dyed Sock Yarn - truly squishy and fabulous .
Yes , My DH listened and let me choose my own gifts , as he is allergic to yarn buying !
I also had a wee order delivered from Amazon , the second book I ordered is not due to April ! Its Cookie A's sock book , and I am so desperate to see it as the preview looks great.
This is my kinda book , Twisted Sister Sock Workbook , sock patterns for socks that you can knit heels into after the main part has been knitted - plenty of opportunity to re-heel ad infinitum, as I keep getting holes in mine. Also, some great ideas for dye-ing and handpainting , obviously during summer when I can go outside and get the kids involved !
I also got (at last!) a Lazy Kate and Niddy-Noddy (those who spin will understand , those who don't go to the next paragraph BUT proceed with caution!) - will need to get the kids to help put these together or it will be next year before that happens. I did try to buy a Yarn Swift from Ebay, but keep getting out-bid right at the end . May need to just order one from a shop , but the one I would like is out of production just now *sigh*
However , this is the gift that makes me smile just thinking about it, the one I've been lusting after for a while , the Rolls Royce of Knitting Needles (or should I say BMW?) , the addi click set......mmmmmmm.....mmmmm....mmmmm......
Shiny Lightweight needles, with soft flexible cords , plus a little pin to put on a knitting bag just to show that , Yes, you too knit with Addi Click! (Should have been in advertising me! )
So far, all I've done with it is ,look at it, tidy out my knitting cupboard so it can be stored in a lovely place , and occasionally polish the needles with a yellow duster .
Time to get back to some serious knitting , and a few more pairs of socks !


soCherry said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday!

That click set looks great!!!

Elaine x

tandemsandy said...

och hun didn't know it was your birthday... Happy Birthday to you and your sister. Love the yarn and the book, I have lusted after that one too as I would like to do new heels..

Kathleen said...

Many happy returns of your birthday. It looks like you got some cracking presents, all richly deserved I'm sure. x K

Twelfthknit said...

Happy Birthday. THat's the book that started me off on the spinning lark.