Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thirty two

Yep. 32. Starting to feel old...

I remember way back (ahaha) when my parents were this age. I thought they were really old. Of course, its all relative. When I was a new entrant in primary school, the ten- and eleven-year-old kids looked huge. I was below average height, which probably didn't help. Still am. Other people still look huge - the tall ones at least ;-)

I got a cup of tea in bed this morning, and the boys came in all dressed (hurrah!) with a parcel nicely wrapped up in fabric (from my stash - guess Deane went digging. I wondered why he needed safety pins).

It was a Kindle e-reader, named Hedwig. Here's the back:


The owl, while not the 'real' Hedwig, is a snowy owl, hence the name of the Kindle. Clever Deane ;-)

And here's the front:


Yep, I will always have eyes watching me while I read, saying "are you sure you've got time to sit around and read? Don't you have some housework to do or something?" I shall master the art of ignoring its stare ;-) Shouldn't be too hard, with the books Deane has already loaded on there for me - A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin, and the three Nikki Heat books by Richard Castle (aka Dan Brown and other real authors). I love the Castle TV series, and I'm very much looking forward to reading the books - I hear they're very good.

There's also a couple of knitting books on there - Vampire Knits and Lily Chin's Knitting Tips & Tricks. Fabulous! Deane always comes up with the best presents (^_^)

I finally got around to getting some pics of my Simplicity cardigan, and was quite horrified to see how wide my shoulders are in comparison to the rest of me - totally disproportionate!! I now know why so many people asked me when I was growing up if I was a swimmer...




I knit the 35" bust size, with Vintage Purls laceweight yarn in 'Quinn'

Last night, I finished knitting my Danu socks:


Aren't they beautiful? Knit in Malabrigo Sock yarn in 'Ravelry Red'.

Because of these socks, I haven't got any further on the first panel for the Epic Aran Afghan, but will knit some more on this now before casting on another pair of socks. I need a wee break from tiny needles!

For now though, I'm going to pry the children off the XBox and put on a movie to watch, before Deane and I go out this afternoon. I assume we're having dinner somewhere among other things - you never can tell with that man...

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