Monday, July 30, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me! (and a contest)

Edited to fix the date for the end of the contest : Post a comment by 10:00 p.m. central time on Sunday, August 5.

Today's my birthday! Remember last year? Things have really changed in the last year. Well, I still have the tattoo, but lots of changes otherwise.

I spent the weekend at Mom's, and stash enhancement occurred. I visited Nanncy's (apparently, no website), which has moved to a space four times as big, so of course I had to buy something!

stash enhancement

On the right are three skeins of Rowan KidsilkHaze in Candy Girl, destined to become Wisp. On the left, there are two skeins of Colinette Jitterbug: Sahara and Raspberry. And over the weekend, I also heard that I won a skein of Jitterbug in Courtney's contest. What's really funny is that, until now, I had no Jitterbug in my stash!

So - y'all can help me out with this over-abundance. Leave a comment on this post by 10:00 p.m. (central time) on Sunday, August 5, and some random commenter will win one of the skeins above (either the Sahara or the Raspberry -- your choice).

Also, I've been tagged twice now as a Rockin' Girl Blogger -- I'll be tagging some of you in the next day or so!

63 comments:

Amysatx said...

Happy Birthday! The Rowan yarn looks amazing!!

Claude said...

Happy B-day! Hope you had a good one :-)

Steven said...

Best wishes on your birthday!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day!!

coastergirl said...

Happy Birth-Anniversary! still missin ya!

Imbrium said...

Happy birthday! That's a gorgeous tattoo.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! You are going to love the Jitterbug - it is so soft.

paula said...

Happy Birthday! Those colors are amazing. I have never seen any of those in such colors.

Becky said...

I'm almost finished with Monkey and I'm planning Jaywalker as my next socks. So I'll happily play along with the contest! Fingers crossed.... Becky

Chris said...

Happy birthday! I love the raspberry. :)

WK said...

Happy (belated) birthday. I think your presents to yourself look great. I have never seen jitterbug up close and personal, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

twig said...

Happy Birthday!

Kim said...

Happy birthday! What a lovely way to celebrate!

Janelle said...

Happy birthday from one librarian to another!

Enid said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Bezzie said...

Happy birthday! And what a great (jitter)bug infestation your stash has!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!
Can't says that I've ever seen Jitterbug up close and personal but I've heard lots about it. Congrats on winning the contest.
Rasberry is super yummy!

jody said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed you a few weeks ago.

Sheknits said...

I looked back on your birthday last year and just have to ask how 50 is??? I turn 50 this coming November and I swear the number really floors me...I don't mind (do I have a choice)...I just can't wrap my head around it! Happy 51st!
Sharon

trek said...

Happy Birthday!

Kathy S said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday! Wish I had the nerve to get a tatoo but yarn will have to do.

sprite said...

Happy birthday! I hope you had a terrific day!

ck said...

Happy Birthday!

uberstrickenfrau said...

Happy half a century!!!!! Only 49 more to go! Hee hee! Besides, 51 is the new 31 according a AARP. Now doesn't that make you feel better?

Em said...

Happy Birthday!! Love that kidsilk, it'll make a great "Wisp"!

eric said...

Happy Birthday!

So you were 50 last year? -looks at his fingers and starts counting . . . - aww, never mind. congratulations!

kitkatknit said...

Happy Birthday!! I've never seen/felt Jitterbug. Can't get it around here.

Heide said...

Happy Birthday! Wisp is a nice, quick knit. I just finished one for my Christmas box.

Kenyetta said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
I had some rowan kidsilk haze, in the exact color- it's awesome.

Lu said...

Happy birthday!

melissa said...

happy birthday!

J C said...

Happy Birthday!!

ambermoggie said...

Happy birthday:)

Anne said...

Happy Birthday :-)

the Procrastinatrix said...

Happy Birthday!! My mom's birthday is August 5 so maybe it will be lucky for me!!

Danielle said...

Have a great one!

teabird said...

Happy birthday from one fifty-something (you're not up to "something" yet...) and Leo librarian to another!

knitintensity said...

Happy Birthday! August is a great month -- my anniversary and my son's birthday too.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday.

lorinda said...

happy birthday to you! isn't jitterbug the best?

Stitchy Fingers said...

Happy Birthday!

Julia said...

First of all, Happy Birthday!!! a day or so late. I have fallen off hte sock train so badly that I didn't even know Colinette made a sock yarn. What a dope. Those are great colors. The rain stopped and now it's getting hot, do you miss it yet?

SheepsPyjamas said...

Happy happies! Hope you're knitting away today; and I hope you'll share how the kidsilk works up -- yummy!

Turtle said...

Well... Happy Birthday! Gee, if you lived closer i could have given you a birthday pedicure! Love the looks of the jitterbug, very cool...and cute tattoo! ( i am waiting to apply my next/new one!

5elementknitr said...

Happy Birthday! Great stash enhancers!

Karen said...

Happy (belated) Birthday. The wisp looks fun. There is a yarn store close by where I work that is going out of business, and I have been wanting to try some lace work. I am a new knitter. Maybe this is just the thing.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Nice of you to spread the good cheer. :)

Cheers,
Megan
[pensivefrog at gmail (dot) com]

Erica said...

Happy belated birthday!

catsmum said...

happy blogiversary to you ... and so on :]

allergicmom said...

I love birthday yarn, and contests, too! Happy birthday to you!

danni said...

Happy Birthday! Awesome tattoo! Awesome yarn!

kjs' mom said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great weekend. I love the yarn you acquired. : )

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Love the yarn. :)

Kassia (ksfultz@gmail.com)

ikkinlala said...

Happy birthday, Janna! I hope it was great one!

(You've sent me yarn before, so there's no need to include me in the draw, but I did want to express my good wishes.)

Victoria said...

I hope your birthday is a good one and that you will have many more.

Debra said...

Minnesota advice: stay away from bridges for a while!

Have a great birthday. Knit lots, spend time with people you love.

Put a Sock in it said...

Hope you had a fab birthday!

Jitterbug is high on my list of yarns to try since I've heard such wonderful things about it. How generous of you to offer up a skein in your draw. :)

Lou said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good time enhancing the stash. That's always fun and what a great birthday present to give yourself.

The Jitterbug looks lovely. I haven't had the opportunity try that yarn yet. Come to think of it, I don't think I've even seen it in any of the yarn stores. Hmmm.

Lou
l e b l o g @ v e r i z o n . n e t

Tiphanie. said...

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln.

Happy Birthday!

Helen K said...

Happy Birthday!
Whew, I'm glad I'm only a wee bit behind in reading!
oh, and congrats on bein a Rockin'Grrl Blogger!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Happy Birthday! Gorgeous colors - I wonder what the KSH will be? I've knit both Birch and Dove. To die for.

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday!