Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Yarn Along: Happy Birthday to Me!

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! 
~Ginny at Small Things

I turned 33 over the weekend.  I will admit that I've always been kind of a birthday princess.  So while we were too busy with our dear baby girl to put together any kind of celebration, I did indulge in a bit of self-celebration after the fact.

I treated myself to some gorgeous new yarn from my favorite LYS.  The photo doesn't do it justice, but it definitely lives up to its name: "autumn flame".  And even though I still have the baby blanket on the needles, plus some Christmas gifts to do, I couldn't resist casting on the Aestlight Shawl.

I also treated myself to the third Charles Lenox Mystery, The Fleet Street Murders.  Although I'm usually die hard about buying "real" books, I made an exception and bought the e-version this time after I discovered a major perk to my Kindle Fire: I can read virtually hands-free (only one finger needed to swipe to the next page) while cuddling my Baby Mouse (so-called, at least for now, since Moose has repeatedly observed that his baby sister "squeaks"). 

What are you knitting and reading?  Come join the sharing at Small Things

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  1. Happy Birthday!!! Can't wait to see all your finished project....and the shawl!!!

    Yarn for your birthday that sounds like a good gift to me....


  2. Happy birthday!!!! And boy not only did you pick some gorgeous yarn (jealous) but the pattern you chose is perfect!!! I hope you enjoy every single stitch you knit :)

  3. Happy birthday!!! Love the lovely gifts you chose for yourself, that yarn looks lovely, can't wait to see the finished shawl.

  4. Happy birthday! By all means, enjoy your indulgences! Moose and Mouse--too cute!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday! I think a gift for yourself and starting such a pretty shawl are a perfect way to celebrate. I found an eReader is great for those snuggling times while you nurse.