Happy Birthday To Me!
My birthday was yesterday, but I still wanted to say “Happy Birthday to me!” The day included two of the things I love most. Yarn and cake.
What Made It Such a Happy Birthday To Me?
It started off with a latte (like most days).
One of my superstitions is that if I make nice latte art in the morning, the day will be a good one. So we’ll just assume I’m going to have a good year based on this latte art.
Also, some of you may know that last year, I ordered a caramel cake from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.
I can’t recommend this cake enough. If you like really sweet things and really good, moist cake, you will love this one. Three layers of really good cake with an amazing caramel/praline kind of frosting. So good, that we’ve gifted some people with one.
We just had this cake for Thaddeus’ birthday back in February, so I considered ordering a different cake from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. But the only other cake I really considered was their coconut cake. And we have a local Amish Market that sells an excellent coconut cake.
So we went with that.
Thaddeus also slaved over a hot stove to make me homemade empañadas.
He knows how much I love them.
I also ordered some yarn for myself!
This is an 80%/20% Superwash Blue Face Leicester / Nylon sock yarn from Small Fish Yarns (a Canadian indie dyer). The colorway is Random Attraction. She also sent some tea with the order (which went very well with birthday cake!). Her yarns are beautiful and her customer service is perfect.
I also ordered a knitting book and yarn from Jamieson & Smith (in the U.K.), so I can extend my birthday celebration a bit.
There is continued progress with Wellen in Pink (in Green).
While this design does not create the same fabric on both sides, the garment definitely looks good on either side.
I’m quite pleased with how this lacy scarf is coming out. I’m up to about 12 repeats. It looks like I’ll end up doing 16-18.