Lotta asked, "Could you please add a feature to your blog that would enable us to touch all the yarn in the pictures? :)"

Man, wouldn't that be awesome?!? Except, imagine all the drool that would be on everyone's knitted projects... Eeeeewwwwwww...

early birthday gift

I don't know why, but I'm really excited about my birthday this year. In the past I've always wanted to do something, have a party, get together with friends. "I'm turning 3 to the 3rd!" "Big 3-Oh!" "2 to the 5th!" "33 - palindrome!" The parties never materialized. One by one my closest friends have been moving out of town, and it's been a long while since I've felt up to organizing a gathering.

Last year was the first birthday I spent with my family since leaving for college. It was really great. My sister baked my favorite chocolate log roll cake and managed to surprise me with it! My niece and I tried to convince each other on the best way to cut the cake. This is the size piece she wanted:

Birthday Cake 2005

This is closer to the size I wanted (and got; she was not happy):

Negotiating slice size

I taught her to knit:

My first knit!

And we all waited (more or less) patiently for my nephew to arrive. He didn't. Until after I left. Phooey.

Waiting

This year? No party plans. I think we'll go out to eat, maybe all-you-can-eat sushi. Maybe elsewhere, too! I'll play with my early birthday present. (Here's another hint:)

Ye olde faithful

And I'll chuckle every time Scott says, "Happy early Birthday!"