Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Birthday pressies and a finished shawl (gasp!)

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely day with lots of pressies, Tapas for lunch with sangria and shopping. I also had some new holes put in my ears (this is maybe not everyone's idea of a cool thing to do on their birthday but it didn't hurt much) and I am very pleased with my new look five ringed ear. Then we went to see the new Alien vs Predator fillum which is very jolly.

From Rob I got some books (including the thickest novel I've attempted since Bleak House and the most dense book in the world ever) and a painting DVD so I will have a better clue what I'm supposed to be doing with my paintbrush and the needle roll was made for me by my (blogless) friend, Kirsty who is very handy with a sewing machine. Mum bought me lots of pretty wool to make something nice for myself and Rob bought me a handy drawer unit to keep some of the stash is. The loopy sheep kit was a pressie from another friend, Lisa, and is the coolest thing ever! I just hope that I can get the expression on the face somewhere close to that in the picture.









And finally, the shawl! I had a big push at knitting on the border on Sunday and got it finished and pinned out. I am really very pleased at the way this turned out, and I think it possibly is one of the most demanding patterns that I have attempted. Am in two minds as yet as to whether it was worth the struggle, but I think so!

It is in Posh Yarns Eva 2ply, which is lovely to work with and, as mentioned a lot already, it is the curved shawl from Victorian Lace Today.



11 comments:

Kai said...

Ohh lovely haul! Love the drawer set. Very efficient. :)

And the shawl is absolutely gorgeous!

Queen of the froggers said...

Wow to the shawl, it is the most gorgeous colour, and looks perfectly knit. Lovely pressies too!

gilraen said...

Belated Happy birthday!!! And georgeous gifts!!!.

Your shawl is stunning. :)

Kay said...

Oooh, shawl! Gorgeous, very.

Mandella said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Belated happy birthday wishes. I think your 5 rings is a really good memorial of the day.

The shawl is gorgeous. Congratulations!

Riggwelter said...

What a wonderful haul, and I love that shawl too, beautiful

Fiona said...

A belated happy birthday to you. What lovely gifts! And your shawl is beautiful.

modelwidow said...

Lucky girl - and belated happy birthday.

The shawl is beautiful

belaybunny said...

wow, the shawl is stunning - well done you ;)

nice haul too.

Hawkesley said...

Lovely birthday gifts. I especially like your new drawers for your stash. The shawl looks beautiful by the way!

Seahorse said...

The shawl is fantastic!!!

Great pressies - I have the Harry Thompson book but haven't yet attempted it. I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.