Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's My Birfday

Yesterday was my birthday, and I was lucky enough to continue a lifelong tradition of never working or having gone to school on my birthday.  That's one of the greatest benefits to having a birthday so close to Christmas.  The other is getting to see all of my family on my birthday.

It was a good day, despite the furnace not cooperating and my husband having wait around for the repairman, missing my birthday dinner.  (Things like this always happen to me.  Always.  I should be used to it by now, but I'm just not.)  So that made me a little sad, but by the time we got home the heat was back on and I was able to tell T.J. how good Nathan was in our favorite seafood restaurant.

My brother took these pictures:

I don't know which one I like better the one where Nathan's forcing a grin or the more natural one.  I'm so glad to have these photos I have so few good ones of us together.  They're a nice birthday gift.  (FYI, I'm wearing my April socks and Multnomah shawl I love when I can wear more than one knitted item at once!)

Another great gift from my brother is Knitting Stitches Visual Encyclopedia  I love it!  It's giving me some great design ideas, plus an idea for the palms of Nathan's owl mittens pattern coming soon.  What?  I hadn't mentioned those yet?  Heehee!  I have so many great knitting plans in the works for 2012, and all of them from my stash!

I look forward to diminishing my stash in 2012, gearing up my 2012 stash-busting challenge (more info coming soon), coming up with some interesting patterns and ideas and recapping my knitting goal for 2011: knitting a pair of socks a month for the whole year.  I did one better than that and knitted 13 pairs in 13 months! (Starting in December 2010.)

Happy New Year to all see you in 2012!


  1. Happy Birthday Kelly! The pictures of you and Nathan are just beautiful!
    I went through my whole stash this morning and am coming up with a game plan...I think! :)

  2. Joyeux Anniversaire Kelly. Great photos.

  3. Looking back, I treasure all those photos of the kids with their 'forced' smiles for the camera! What a sweet picture of the two of you! Happy, happy birthday to you!

  4. Happy belated birthday, both photos are sweet
    also wishing you and your family a happy new year.

  5. Happy birthday! Sounds like it was a great celebration :)

  6. Happy birthday! Both photos are great, capturing different expressions. Littles are so wonderful for their expressiveness. And you look gorgeous!

    Birthday blessings...

  7. Happy Birthday dear Kelly!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012

  8. Happy Birthday! I love both photos, but especially the first one!


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