Thanks everybody for the warm birthday wishes. I really did have a good day yesterday. Even though I had to work for most of my birthday, my supervisor sang happy birthday to me on the loud PA system we have at my job and many of my co-workers gave me hugs and well wishes too. My friends all the way in Argentina remembered my birthday and sent me an e-mail wishing me Happy Birthday while my sister sent me an e-card. My mother called too.
The most surprising was my father who called all the way from Guyana to wish me happy birthday. In my mind I know that my relationship with my father isn't as strong as it is with my mother due to the fact that he pretty much neglected me as a child. We all lived in the same house but we barely talked outside of allowance and "What did you do at school today?" Now that I think about it and look back at all those times he asked me that question, he was trying to get me to open up to him. He really did care but I was too young or blind to understand. As an adult I’ve realized that we all will die some day and a better relationship with my father has become even more important to me. That’s why it made me happy to talk to my old man yesterday.
So yesterday as I was surfing new blogs, I happened to find this one. After reading through some of her posts I realized that she designed the Big Bad Baby Blanket found in Debbie Stoller's first Stitch 'N Bitch (Do I really have to link to this? As knitters we should all know about these patterns and the controversy behind them all). She has also done some other work for Vickie Howell and now is venturing off to make her own pattern book. The book is called YarnPlay and based on the cover the patterns inside look promising. The book is set to be release this September. In the mean while for those of you that are interested, you can reserve your copy at this fine online establishment or wait till your LYS has the book for sale. Can’t wait to see what’s inside!
So this weekend I’m off to the Michigan Fiber Festival with my boyfriend. I’ll report back to you guys on Monday hopefully with pictures too.
Have a good weekend everyone!