I’m How Old?

47 today. Go Me! Other than my right hip, I don’t feel a day over 50 so I figure that’s not too bad.

In honor of my birthday, this weekend I’ve done whatever the heck I want instead of

Oh. Wait. That’s every weekend.

Seriously, I had Christmas/birthday lunch with my family today and it was nice. I don’t see them very often, but I love them a whole bunch and enjoy it every time we get together. Then I went and got a couple of new pairs of jeans because my hip to waist ratio is rapidly approaching zero and I really dislike muffin top. Now the last load of clothes is in the washer, the towels are next and that will be the end of anything but fibery stuff for the day.

This week’s knitting looks like this.


Uhh, yes that is something you haven’t seen before. I got tired of knitting with teeny tiny yarn on smallish needles so I started a new Swirl out of stashed Malabrigo Rios.


It’s an off center oval shape this time. The pattern is called Coat of Many Colors, but since mine is just one multi I have christened the project the Coat of One Color.

I’ve made decent progress on the Meridien. The skirt on this is really long, so even though I’ve added several inches I still have ┬álong way to go. As before that orange marker at the bottom of the picture is where I was last time I showed it. I’ve now moved it up until the next photo session.


And finally there’s the Giant V. I’ve actually knit way more than these markers show since the last picture. I did add a yardstick for some perspective. It’s a big long tube that will block out much wider. The narrow end will work like a cowl and you can wear it long scarf-like or somewhat poncho-like. I suspect I’ll mostly be on the scarf end of things.


No spinning the last couple of weeks. Not sure what’s up with that. Believe it or not no stash enhancement either. Gourmet even had their annual sale yesterday and I didn’t go. I’ve got so much yarn and fiber I’m really trying to be good. I will be doing the Rockin Sock Club when it opens next month, and have already re-upped for the Rockin Whorl Club.

Until next year, happy everything!

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One Response to I’m How Old?

  1. Elaine says:

    Happy birthday. I thought of you earlier today when I saw a bumper sticker that said “Knit Happens”. Lunch sometime?

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