My Birthday Cake

It’s my birthday today and I just had to show you the beautiful knitting birthday cake that my Mum made me today! Isn’t it brilliant?!

My Knitter's Birthday Cake

My brother also gave me an Ashford drop spindle beginners kit as a present today.  There’s a book, two lots of roving (one purple and one white) and of course the Ashford drop spindle.  Not sure how I’ll get on with it, but there’s someone on Ravelry who might be able to show me. She goes to a knitting club not too far from where I live.

I also got some books, a new watch and some new wii games and I’m having a wii party on Saturday with some friends.  Should be a bit of fun!

Birthday gifts

Last week was my birthday.  I turned 32, although I’ve been telling myself that since hitting 30 I can actually go backwards in age and so this year I am 28!  Having said that, an article in today’s Daily Mail says that women feel at their most beautiful at age 32.  Not sure if that’s true for me – I found a very long grey hair yesterday that I quickly pulled out 😀

Anyway, the most exciting present I had was a Nintendo Wii.  Much fun has been had over the past few days with family and friends.  I did get some knitting related gifts though too, which I wanted to share:

A crafter’s version of Monopoly, called Stitchopoly.  Yet to play it, but it looks like a nice alternative to the traditional game.


Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard which contains quite a few patterns that I’d like to try.  I already have yarn in my stash that I know would be ideal for two of the jumpers.


Things I learned from knitting and Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.  Stephanie is well known in online knitting communities as has been writing a knitting blog for many years now.  She’s penned several knitting books and I’d had these two on my wishlist for a little while.


What does a knitter get for her birthday?

‘Twas my birthday yesterday and apart from a gorgeous Radley handbag, Mum and Dad gave me a couple of knitting books:

Nursery Knits by Zoe Mellor

And Easy Knits by Debbie Bliss

The best of the knitting gifts though was a sign from one of my non-knitting friends.

I knit to forget but I never forget to knit

I don’t know where he saw it but it’s perfect!