Sunday, February 17, 2008

Celebrations, Part 4: Birthday (and Contest)

Yes, it's my birthday! I treated myself to a bunch of new yarns over the last couple of weeks. The Calmer is from a Ravelry destash and the rest are from a recent sale at my LYS. Let's look at some yarn porn, shall we?

This is Berroco Linen Jeans. As you can see, I've already knitted 1 skein's worth on Athos from the new Norah Gaughan book. So far, it's very nice and drapey!

Next up is some Rowan Calmer, in the discontinued Tangerine color. I intend to make Fifi with this, and I was actually all set to swatch for it. I had somehow thought that I could download the pdf of the pattern but was really bummed that I couldn't. So I'll have to wait till I find a site or local store that carries these patterns. Darn!

I love the color of this Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton. I am really hoping that the swatch will work out for the Mirabella cardigan from the new IK.

This is some Tahki mercerized cotton. I was thinking about this for the Emerald Seas top from Knitty or for the Drop-Stitch Lace Tank from Fitted Knits, but I need to swatch it and see if I like it for either.

I realized after I finished making all those scarves for Christmas that I actually have very few scarves of my own. So I bought myself some yellow Malabrigo to make a Shifting Sands scarf and some variegated purple Manos Silk Blend for a My So Called Scarf.

Ahhh, I love it! Okay, now, it wouldn't be right to bask in all this fiber goodness by myself. So I decided I'd have a little contest. It's easy. All you have to do is guess the time of day that I was born. Remember to indicate AM or PM and make sure I have some way to contact you, either through your blog or email. The contest will run through next Saturday, February 23. The prize? The person who comes closest to guessing the actual time wins 2 skeins of Malabrigo in her choice of color. Enjoy!


  1. Happy Birthday to you! I'll say 2:11am

  2. Happy Happy birthday! How about...1:47 PM?

  3. Happy Birthday! I feel bad guessing to win some of your luscious yarn but I'll force myself =) 3:14 am

  4. Happy Birthday! I'll guess 7:02AM.

  5. Happy Birthday! I'll say 1:33 am.

    Your new yarns are lovely (especially that silk blend manos - yummm!).

    P.S. I think the Fifi pattern was only offered for purchase online to Sexy Knitters' Club members while it was the club KAL project. Hope you are able to find the pattern without too much trouble : )

  6. Happy birthday!

    I'll guess 9:45 am.

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  8. Happy Birthday to you!! Lovely yarns and I love the idea of treating yourself to yarn on your birthday!

    I'll guess a time, but you don't have to enter me in the contest :-) 5:35 p.m.

  9. Happy Birthday also and thanks for visiting my blog ! I'm going to say 7:20pm !!!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday, Cheers.

    Ok, my guess is 0133am.

  11. Happy happy belated birthday! Way to go on the yarn haul - all very pretty things! I'll venture to guess that your b-day time is 10:24pm