So far my birthday has been good. My sister is staying over and last night we didn’t get to bed until way after 2am in the morning.. and we had a bit of a lie-in today. A leisurely coffee and some surfing.
Yesterday I got to order my rocking chair, which is Ollie’s present to me as well as some knitting books and my sister finished knitting me a beret from Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4ply.
The pattern is from Hats, Gloves, Scarves by Louisa Harding and is in such a me colour!! 🙂
She also bought me a leather jacket. One of the ones that I’d been thinking about getting myself for a while now..
I the piccie above, you can see the jacket and the beret in green and if you look closely you’ll also see some Artisan N Merino Lace Weight from Bronte Now that is pure yumminess! All I’ve done since I got it is touch it and rub it against my cheek… nice..
As I said above, Ollie also bought me some knitting books and they are way cool.
Admittedly, I’ve had them since last weekend, but that’s because we went to Borders. I have a few ideas of what I want to make from each. I like the DomiKnitrix book as there is a sweater i there, with a wolf head that Ollie really likes and there’s a pattern in The Knitters Bible that would suit Ollie too.
The Inspired Cable Knits is one that I wanted for myself and there are LOADS of patterns in there that I want to have a go at…
This should all help me in the quest to use up some of my stash!! Yay!