Here are some knitting related items I got for my birthday when we celebrated last night (even though my birthday is today...but I have to work all day and teach tonight.....you get the picture)
First is this very cute snowman whose body is a ball of yarn and it's holding knitting needles. It's adorable, but I'm wondering if he/she is thinking of knitting herself into something else! LOL
This came from my mom and dad. How cute is this? And I wonder what Coco thinks of it! Mom said there was also a Santa with a yarn body too, so I might just have to go get him to keep this one company.
Next is this book that I had on my amazon wish list. My sister Diane sent it to me. I haven't had a chance to check it out thoroughly, but I do know there are some very funky looking garments in this book. I don't know that I'll make anything that is in this book, but I DO know that I'll be inspired by some of the ideas and will make other things.
Then there are 2 pairs of Born clogs to show off my hand knit socks. Not that I have that many pairs of hand knit socks, but I plan on having many more. They are so comfy and I'm glad Jane told me about them, because I had never heard of Born shoes before. I have big and wide feet and I have such a hard time finding shoes to fit and that are comfortable that I tend to just live in my Etonic Trans Am Trainers that come in a wide width and I know fit. So I keep buying the same shoes over and over and over. When I found a pair of Danskos at the thrift store last year and they fit me, I at least had another pair to switch off with. But I'm not a shoe girl, and don't go looking for shoes. When my old Etonics are looking sad, I just hop on over to Meijer and get another pair. When I found the Danskos, at that time I hadn't heard of them either, but they fit, and when I saw they were from Denmark I figured they were good shoes. Did some research online when I came home and found out I had gotten quite a deal for $5.00!
I got a few other non-knitting related gifts too which are just as worthy of mention...a pair of beautiful purple suede gloves from mom and dad. Kim and Drew gave me a Johhny Depp DVD and a candle from BBW/White Barn that I have been wanting for a while. Every time I go to the mall I have to go into White Barn and sniff the Buttered Mashed Potatoes candle. I know...it's weird. What a scent for a candle. But I can't help myself...I just stand there for 5 minutes or so, sniffing the candle over and over...then I leave. Now I can sniff in private. I have it sitting next to my computer right now so it can waft over to my nose. Mmmm.........