Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We are doing nothing for St. Patty's Day. I wanted to go to O'Shea's and at least get shots from the leprechaun they have running up and down the bar, but the pressure of being Irish on such a party day is too much for WHN, so he is hiding out. But because I am not the pill that he is, I thought I would show a couple pics of one of the prettiest parts of Ireland, Giant's Causeway.

Last night though, we saw The English Beat at HOB. BTW, for those of you that live in a HOB city, they have 2forTuesday where select upcoming shows are priced 2 for 1. This came in handy because The English Beat wasn't really THE English Beat, so I was much happier paying 1/2 price. However, to his credit, Dave Wakeling and "other musicians," however, did have the joint jumping. WHN was thrilled because he loves ska dancing and it's not like he has a lot of opportunity to do so. Poor WHN is getting old, he was stiff today from it. So I guess that's what happens when you don't die young and leave a beautiful corpse. Dave Wakeling, the young hot guy, has turned into a middle aged lacivious guy with a creepy laugh. WHN said Wakeling was always sleezy, I was just too young and shallow to look beyond his beautiful hair and cheekbones and Britishness. I'd like to think I was more sophisticated, but WHN assures me I was not.

So I got quite the birthday spoils from near and far and inbetween. Since the inbetween and far are fiber related, I will show some of the cool stuff.

From Jinann yarns and fiber! Hand-dyed stuff because she knows I can't get that here and yarn for some quick projects. The fiber is Bluefaced Leicester. I've been dying to check it out. I will be getting to that soon. She also included candy and a sock pattern, but my favorite part was all the post it notes explaining the though behind the choice! I left them in the picture. because I thought they were so cute.

Petunia also enjoying the gift:

From Germany, Sibille graced me with her socks! I love love love her knitted socks. She also sent me an Opal that I was eyeing as well as German candy with funny foreign names. Speaking of funny foreign languages, my MIL sent me Celtic language CDs. Joy.

Aren't these great? I can never decide if I will give more pleasure taking the credit for making them or letting people know they were made especially for me. Do I want to appear skillful or popular. HMMM clever or well-liked?

I thought about holding out on opening this one and waiting for my bday, but you know who had different plans:

On the FO front, I finished the knitting part of the Noni Prism bag. Now it's the felting part, which I always managed to screw up. I am not looking forward to risking my blood, sweat, and tears (but ug, if this bag has all that, maybe it should go in the wash)

Ofcourse one's Noni masterpiece, is another's wubby:

He knows he shouldn't be on it, but he won't leave it alone.

Another token ferret picture because I'm just seeing if there are any of the SP10rs with them... and also to prove I have rung the little shit's neck for stealing all my stuff.

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Blogger Amy said...

Lovely yarn, lovely socks, cute kitty, knitting looks wonderful!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

The Noni bag is looking great!

I didn't know you knew Jinann! She lives near me :) It's a small world!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Knitting Mama said...

Your dog is the cutest ever!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Jinann said...

Wow! You've been busy....done with knitting the Noni bag! I'm impressed!

Glad you enjoyed your birthday and presents! I was real excited about getting you some "hand dyed".

The socks from your German friend are absolutely wonderful!

6:48 AM  
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