Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Live in the Present

My birthday was last Sunday (3/1)...
Mr K sent me this...

What a cutie! Someone got his haircut! Such a heartbreaker!

Mr C sent me this...

Yeah, my birthday was kinda sucky. At least he wasn't giving me the 'bird!'
Wait for that next year. ;)

In the Bag

So, since this is my birthday post, I'm going to talk about some of my favorite things.

"Live all your dreams in the present"

"What's in the bag Mom?!"

No, you don't have to send the kids away... it's not that exciting...

"Kamati has to stay away! No hoofs or horns!"

No, it's not cheese, but I am going to whine about it.

If I had to choose one type of knitting that's my absolute favorite... it would be Heirloom Knitting. As you remember, I'm definitely cursed.

This is my gossamer merino Princess Shawl. I've only been working on it for over a year and am through row 150 (each row has 860+ stitches) & ready to start the 3rd border chart.

In my defense, when I first started this, I wasn't thrilled about knitting it in white and wanted some silk in it. But, there were few choices, and I didn't want to use Cashsilk because it's too fine - just call it thread.

Well, now, I'm thinking about starting over... (WHAT?!) because I found some 2/48 cashmere/silk in light blue. I don't like the way the merino is looking. I'm waiting for it to arrive so I can swatch and make a final decision. You know blue is my favorite color... and this is a 'before I die' project, and with how much time is invested in this, I might as well love it, right?!

"What's in the shiny bag Mom?"

Another one of my favorite things is Coach purses.

I'm definitely still a tomboy, and never carried a purse until last year when I purchased by first Coach leather purse. I got some birthday money & decided it was time to dethrone the "Queen of Self Deprivation" once and for all. After all, unless you spend it right away on yourself, you end up using it to pay bills, right?!

"Follow the White Rabbit...! We're in the Matrix, right?!"

This pink & silver purse was screaming at me & jumping up & down. I couldn't walk away from it or the white rabbit with the cute fluffy tail. I absolutely love it... and tickled pink! LOL!

When I got it home, I realized that I broke every rule I have about purses... (has to be leather, classic shape & color, in other words - boring.) Ask me if I care!!! I'm living in the present!

Clap your hands... this is huge for me! :)

American Beauty

I didn't get any roses or flowers for my birthday, but I did knit a few.
This is chart B2... now we have 3 roses on each side of the triangular shawl and lots of shiny beads.

One of Wooly's bagpiper friends came over on my birthday. He didn't bring me cake or flowers or gifts or CAKE... so, I almost threw him out. ;) But, he didn't know & came to visit Wooly. I managed to reluctantly put on a bra & shirt, but stayed in my pajama pants. I asked if he wanted something to drink or a sandwich, he told me to "just keep knitting... Wooly is taking care of that." What a Prince!


Remember last year I wanted Luskentyre for my birthday, but they were sold out?

"ooohhhhh pretty!"

I finally got her! I was worried about the Whin & Golden Clover colors, but I think they're strong enough tones to look good on me (Right Lorraine?) Remember! TOMBOY! That's why everything in my closet is BLUE!

What's revealing is that these are the kits I have... Luskentyre, Abalone & Marina.

Do you see a pattern here? Remember, it's my birthday, so I'm also a Pisces...

All water themes... of the sea... sea shells... my name is Michele... get it?! Weird!

My buddy Bev tagged me for an incredibly long meme. Even though she worships the ground I walk on (her words, not mine... really!) It's my birthday! So I'm passing on it. I couldn't answer any of the questions without being sarcastic. Anyways, I think this post reveals a lot more about me.

So, sing with me... "I just want to CELEBRATE one more day of LIVING! I just want to CELEBRATE one more year of LIFE!" :D

Live in the Present!


Marina said...

Happy (belated) birthday! Very nice presents. My kids nearly always had their thumb poking out between their fingers when they made a fist ;-)

The Princess shawl is beautiful, but yes ... If you're going to "invest" that amount of time and effort, you should do it in something you love.

carolyn said...

Happy belated birthday! Your lace... both of them... is so beautiful, even in white merino.
I love that you got Luskentyre... we "match"!
Sounds like you had a lot of fun ;o)

Laritza said...

Are you out of your mind?! LOL! restart Princess??? Knit something else with the new yarn. One can never knit enough lace and there are plenty of patterns. Ask me!

Anne said...

I'm clapping for you - great purse (so not boring)!

Celebrate! Celebrate!

Enjoy it all day by day!

I'm with ou Michele!

Brigitte said...

OMGIWANTYOURPURSE. Don't be surprised if you see a blur of red hair grabbing your purse (wait for it as I run across the continent to do so!).

WHAT??? No CAKE? No flowers??? Must I send Atticus over to speak with Wooly?! LOL. And the house guest sounds...charming. But, regardless, the VY kit would do it for me. All would be forgiven.

Happy Belated birthday Michele!!!! You rock!!!

knititch said...

happy belated. don't rip the princess, please. why don't you dye it instead??? well it is your knitting so do what you must do. it looks lovely. i have been following on her princess knitting for way over a year now. hers even got moth at some point. yikes.

the luskentyre is great great great. congratulations. i am celebrating my own on saturday and i want nice wooly pressies too, but i doubt that i will, i seriously doubt it.

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday! Your shawls are amazing. I love blue too, but not enough to reknit all that lace. I love your Coach purse. I have 3, all the same color of leather and pretty much the same shape. So when are you going to cast on for Lyskentyre? ;o)

Lorraine said...

Michele- OMG- Can you leave that purse to me in your will? I want that bunny in the worst way! Don't worry about Brigiite- I'm sure I can run faster than her.

You are the Queen of Lace, Michele. I am so happy you treated yourself- no one deserves it more.

The children are adorable.