Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me...

After a fun day yesterday of pre-birthday celebrations, today is my actual 29th birthday!

What pre-birthday celebrations, you ask? Well, Heather and I went to get our hair cut and styled all prettily. Heather is totally rockin' her rocker-chic look! I look the same as I always do, just more styled ;)

So after the beautification, we decided on some pre-shopping (since today is the actual shopping day) and I ended up with nice brown heels (on sale!), a beautiful pink suede jacket (on sale!) and a nice bar shirt (not on sale), all of which (except the heels) will be displayed at today's festivities!

Then I picked up my sister (who made me a cake!) and we drove to Brampton for my birthday dinner with my family. We ate at an Italian restaurant that had such HUGE portions that my leftovers looked like take-out. Seriously, I barely dented the massive quantities of spaghetti! So now I don't have to cook until probably Wednesday :D


Well, I'll let you know about today tomorrow, once I have some fabulous photos to share. Needless to say, I am UBER EXCITED about today (and not just because of the shopping) :D

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Friday Night Knitting Club

By all rights, I shouldn't have even read this book. It's definitely not the kind of book I usually pick up. I tend to avoid the adult reality type books, preferring to enjoy my escapism with books about fantasy and vampires.

But, the book is about knitting (which I enjoy) and I had just finished reading a fantasy book about politics and assassins ("The Way of the Shadows" by Brent Weeks - very good!), so I figured what the heck.

I was blown away by the readability of this book. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, but I found all the characters to be extremely likeable. Their lives were beautifully displayed and each one was a unique and interesting person. The main character, Georgia, reminded me of the type of person I wanted to be. It was funny, heart warming, moving, and cathartic.

Whether you knit or not, you should read this book... okay, maybe not so much for guys, but everyone else should.

Guys, go pick up "The Way of the Shadows" instead. ;)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Busy fingers

I'm working away on Thorpe (the hat from the previous post) and I'm down to the ridgey part at the bottom.

I was hoping to have this hat done by Saturday so I can wear it skiing. Somehow, I doubt that will happen though :) I have to figure out how to crochet before it's done... and make ears. This hat is screaming for some ears.

Stay tuned for more hat updates!

(oh, and happy February!)