(disclaimer: this is not MY birthday cake!)Hello!
Well my birthday was yesterday and I had a brilliant day! I got some beautiful presents, including a bottle of Viktor + Rolf Flowerbomb perfume (which is gorgeous) from my other half and an incredibly sparkly Hello Kitty fob watch on a long chain from my mum! :-) I also got treated to a fabulous meal in my favourite restaurant last night! I'm a very lucky girl!
After present opening, me and my other half went yarn shopping! We first of all visited my favourite yarn shop - Knit n Purl Wool Shop in South Shields where I stocked up on 12 brand new balls of Stylecraft Special DK!
2nd Row : Saffron, Magenta, Aspen
3rd Row : Emperor, Plum, Bluebell
4th Row : Pomegranate, Lipstick, Shrimp
Aren't they beautiful?? I'm almost tempted not to use them because they are so pretty and new and colourful! I just want to lay them out, and moved them around and squish them and love them :-) but I know they will be even more beautiful when they become a blanket :-)
I need to add 5 more colours (i'm thinking Cloud Blue, Spring Green, Aster, Fondant and possibly Turquoise?) and then I will have enough for a blanket. A blanket especially for me :-). A beautiful, snuggly, burst of colour 'birthday' blanket. And it's going to be my very first Granny Stripe Blanket! . My main 'resolution' for 2011 is to start and finish a blanket for myself within the year. And this is going to be it. I'm very excited! I can't wait to get the rest of the colours I need and get started! I have to order them from the internet, because only one yarn shop in my area sells Stylecraft, and I bought up almost all of the colours they had yesterday!
We then headed into Newcastle City Centre and made a beeline for John Lewis' Haberdashery Department so I could 'Ooh and Aah' over the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. But I didn't buy any! Instead, I decided to treat myself to something else. Something by Rowan. Something in the sale! I treated myself to these 2 beautful skeins of Rowan Silky Tweed. (and I got both of them for the bargain price of £5.70!)
Well thats all from me for tonight. I'll stop rambling on as you are probably bored by now!