Having a birthday is a pretty good way to start off a vacation (or retirement, however you want to look at it). Yesterday I turned 29, which I'm still trying to wrap my brain around - I don't feel 29, I don't look 29 (so I hear), but I'm okay with being 29 so I suppose that's all that counts. I spent the day getting a whole lot of peace and quiet - I played with my yarn, read a bit, knit a bit, watched some dumb tv shows, did whatever I wanted when I wanted, went out for sushi (only veggie rolls for me) and then for ice cream. A very good birthday indeed. And I have the best husband ever - he and Betsy tried to plan a surprise visit for me, but life happens and she couldn't make it - next time! He also surprised me with presents:
T-shirt from noisebot.com - feels so soft!
Drop spindle kit from Flawful Fibers on etsy!!! eeeeeeee!! I'm so excited! he was a bit annoyed with me for buying that other one on monday - I truly forgot I sent him the link to etsy and it was a total impulse buy!! I'm hoping to try it out today....
I've started my sock for Summer of Socks - I'm using Reynolds Sea Wool that I bought on Monday (love this yarn BTW) and I *think* it's the "Go with the Flow" socks from the Favorite Socks book (I don't have the book in front of me to confirm that) - I've got the cuff done and I'm starting on the leg. After lunch I'm thinking I'll pop in a Muppet Movie dvd and keep at it.
I am excited to start a new pair of socks (even though I do still have to finish Dan's socks...) because I finally finished my Sock Madness pair!! That only took several months. They were hibernating. Oh well. They were my first pair with a short row heel and I think I liked the making of that sort of heel, but fit wise I like the heel flap. I put them on this morning for photo ops and then forgot to take them off - very comfy!