I'm Old Enough To Make My Own Birthday Cake
Yeah. That title is complete nonsense unless you know that 1. yesterday was my birthday and 2. I made my own birthday cake. It is a carrot cake with buttermilk glaze, covered by cream cheese frosting. Yum! My favorite. I hope you all saw and like the pictures that I posted on Friday. From the bottom up they are: Stephen’s Fuzzy Feet, my Fuzzy Feet, Mr. Stegs (for Noah), my first recycled silk scarf, the Laura Jane Teddy Bear (for Anna), my second (kid-sized) recycled silk scarf (I used a lace pattern of my own but you can’t see it), and finally, in-progress shots of the scarf I just finished making for my sister-in-law. It’s Brooke’s Column of Leaves Scarf
I actually finished the scarf yesterday, and I will post finished pictures of it soon. I used leftover Mountain Colors Weaving Quarters (a DK weight yarn) in “Juniper.” It’s a really beautiful (and easy) lace scarf.
Pattern: Brooke’s Column of Leaves ScarfYarn: Mountain Colors Weaving Quarters in Juniper
Needles: Size 7 straights
Mods: None unless you count simply working it until I had no more yarn left.
The pattern is simple and well written. The only thing that I did to make it easier on myself is create a chart for the lace pattern. This was simple and involved a chart-in-pen-on-notebook-paper type of endeavor. The wrong side (purl) rows have 39 stitches and the right side (knit) rows have 41 stitches. Like I said, the pattern is well written. No mistakes. And the finished project is pretty impressive (in my opinion.)
My birthday went well. I bought myself two balls of Kaalund Enchante (100% silk) in “Moss” and I’m still in the process of absolutely drooling over them every time I look at them. At the moment I’m thinking of making either: Ene’s Scarf from Scarf Style or the Swallowtail Shawl from the Fall IK. Either one would look beautiful.
Oh, and that new “bike gear” that I keep talking about? It’s actually a 24" brand new iMac. Yes, we are now Mac people. I’m happy though. The internet works at my house again. (I turned 27 yesterday. If we could keep this just between us, that would be great. Mmm-kay?)