Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birthday Prezzies

L gave me a pair of KnitPicks Harmony straight knitting needles. :)

H gave me:
• a cool pop-up card with a cat watching the laundry go round, and a laundry line that spells out "Happy Birthday",
• "The Knitter's Book of Wool" by Clara Parkes,
• some *yummy* chocolate, and
• a "help Haiti" fund-raiser chocolate cupcake with a plastic heart ring embedded in the icing. (Guess what we passed on our daily walk? ;) )

My brother is getting me "Amigurumi Knits" by Hansi Singh. :)

Since I haven't managed to bake myself a cake, I'm thinking of stopping off at Baked Expectations on the way home, and picking up a little something for dessert. (Although, knowing the sizes of their slices, it'll only be a "little something" if I spread it out over several nights!)

This morning I stopped off at the campus Starbucks for my free birthday beverage with my gift card I registered online, but was told that the campus Starbucks doesn't honour that. Party poopers. :P

I got two nice compliments in the help centre today (not birthday related, but a nice coincidence getting them today).

Tonight will be a quiet evening... just me, a big slice of cake, and a bigger pile of marking. (*sigh*)

Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes, everyone! (I don't feel a year older, though...)


Deneen said...

Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

I went and looked at the website for those needles. Yes, they are the ones I was imagining. I am envious. They are wonderful. My sister has the set with the wires and changeable tips. She'll let me use them as long as she is in the room. ie: I can't borrow and bring them home. I wonder why?

ps. You are the winner of the fabric panels. send me a private email with your mailing address. heatherdpear at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Birthday from Ontario to you. And congratulations on winning the fabric panels. A nice touch to add to all your birthday celebrations.

noricum said...

Heather: You know, I'm not sure sure I blame your sister. ;) Thanks! I'll respond to your e-mail now (if my students allow me)...

Thanks everyone!