Well, it's not my birthday too, but it was Margaret's birthday a few weeks ago. And here is my gift.
Yarn: Knitpicks' Sock Memories in Gladiolus
Needles: size 3, DPNs
Pattern: Chevron for self-striping from Sensational Knitted Socks
And that afghan. That poor unloved afghan. It has been sitting pinned [unblocked!] to my towel on my floor for quite some time. All of this procrastination because I don't want to cast on 140-something stitches. So instead I think, "What will I cast on next?!" Of course I will begin my secret feet socks [not sure of the pattern, cables maybe], but I need something else to distract myself from the afghan. And this next project MUST be for me. I do have lovely Socks That Rock! yarn to knit up, but alas, since I don't have a ball winder, that yarn is sitting in knitting basket since I do NOT have the patience to wind almost 400 yards of sock yarn.
1. Lace Camisole & Cowl from Weekend Knitting - some tasty Koigu Merino and Madil's Kid Seta. Using this tasty yarn combo would be a nice textural change for my fingers.
2. Meee socks - yummy French Yarn Debbie brought back from her honeymoon with my brother
3. Bergamo capelet/shrug also from Weekend Knitting - something else yummy for me with some lucious burgundy Debbie Bliss merino wool