Wednesday, June 29, 2011

birthday yarn! ♥

I turned 21 today!  First, thank you so, so much for all of the incredibly sweet birthday wishes on Facebook and Twitter.  ♥ They completely made my day.  The other thing that made my day was...birthday yarn!!!

I love my local yarn store, The Gentle Arts, so much to begin with that even going in there makes a day pretty fantastic.  The yarns are wonderful, and they're displayed in such a way that you just can't help touching them.  Oh, and the owner of the shop, Jan, winds the yarn into center-pull balls before it even leaves the store, it's wonderful.  And now I have two more skeins of the lovely green Ushya yarn, by Mirasol.

This is being added to the first skein and made into a hooded scarf.  I have the hood part of it done, now I just need to knit the ends.  It kind of makes me feel like Link from the Legend of Zelda games, and being something of a nerd, I'm really happy about that.

The other yarn that I got is my favorite yarn ever (thus far): Louisa Harding Willow Tweed.  I had some left over from a scarf (which I just realized I never posted pictures of... those will be up later in the week), and so the Field of Flowers blanket started.

Aren't they so sweet?  They remind me of little pastries or something.  One of the things I love about this yarn is that all of the colorways have a similar tone, so any combination of them looks beautiful.  I'm so excited to see how the new colors look as flowers!

I hope your day was just as lovely!


  1. Happy happy birthday Julie I hope you enjoyed your day!

  2. thank you so much! ♥


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