Birthday Bling

My last shipment of Harmony semi-solid yarn arrived on the day before my birthday, how perfect!


It’s a yummy raisin color, and is quite close to my favorite dressy shade of lipstick and nail polish (yeah, like I wear lipstick all the time nowadays!). The colorway name, Ravissant (French for ‘lovely’), even seems lipsticky. And I love the little bits of silver in it. I’m almost afraid to consider making socks from this yarn… maybe something lacy, like a small scarf or shawl? We shall see!


I got some fun things from my parents, the first being a Sunpak PicturePlus FlexPod (similar to the GorillaPod appearing on some knit blogs). Now I can model hats or other knitwear for photos without having to recruit another person!


Instead of yarn, they gave me more books for my library, some magazines (not shown), and a color wheel. Thanks, parental units! : )


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15 Responses to “Birthday Bling”

  1. Christy Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Chris Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Happy birthday!!

  3. Dave Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Nice swag — Happy Birthday! I knew we were kindred spirits. ;-)

  4. Jeanne Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Happy Birthday! Such good stuff….that yarn is really lovely.

  5. Nicole Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  6. Carrie K Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! Nice gifts from the parental units!

  7. Tanya Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    One more Happy Birthday!!!

  8. Amy Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Happy birthday! I have the Folk Shawls book, it’s really lovely.

  9. mary lou Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  10. mrspao Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Happy Birthday!

  11. lisa Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Happy birthday! Let us know how you like that gorilla pod. What great shortie socks you made!

  12. Becky Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Oooh, nice goodies! Happy, happy birthday!

  13. schrodinger Says:
    July 5th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Nice swag, such a pretty color yarn! Happy belated birthday!!!

  14. Opal Says:
    July 6th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Happy Birthday! That Ravissant is gorgeous and your new tripod is too cool!

  15. Guinifer Says:
    July 7th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    I’m kind of an idiot, I was picturing hats on the tripod! Hahahahaha!

    That yarn is very pretty – I always think of the word ravishing when I read that particular French word.

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