I had a great birthday weekend (and since it will be on a Sunday next year, I still have a weekend birthday coming up!). Saturday, The Tim took me out to lunch, and later we had a piece of birthday cake (we skipped dinner, since lunch was both filling and late in the afternoon):
Pretty fancy, huh? The Tim is more creative with his frosting methods than I am, and always makes the cake look extra special. This is dark chocolate frosting with crystal sugar sprinkles, and the cake was vanilla-chocolate marbled cake. Yum. Sadly, it is now gone, since we finished it last night as part of our St. Patrick's Day celebration.
And wow, the kitties must have saved their allowances for a long time to be able to afford to buy me this birthday present:
I had seen this book, but hadn't really ever looked through it. I have decided that even though I am unlikely to ever knit most of the patterns, there is a lot of inspiration and ideas to be had from it. I also like that she (Nicky Epstein) includes some history of knitting in the various places she talks about in the book.
Even though my birthday is now past, and so is St. Patrick's Day, I still have something to look forward to, since tomorrow is St. Joseph's Day. Do you remember what that means?