And while we were over in Cincinnati, we went to her LYS and I bought some goodies for myself with Christmas money from the in-laws. The One Skein book I actually bought for Karen, but she already had it, so while we were at the yarn shop I bought her Scarf Style and I will keep this one for myself. The sock yarn is Lorna's Shepherd Sock in the Seaside colorway and the other yarn is Sahara, from Joseph Galler in the Natural colorway, it is 50% merino and 50% camel hair and it is yummy! I have never knit with this yarn but it feels lovely.
And to reward myself for finishing my first UFO of the year, I started a pair of socks. This is my own pattern, I am knitting them in Lorna's Laces Sport in the Irving Park colorway. There is more brown in this yarn than I anticipated, and I have to say at first I was disappointed in it, the color that is, not the yarn, but it is growing on me.
Today is the Benjamin's 13th birthday, it is so hard to believe that he is a teenager now. He wanted a Jello cake, I just got that out of the oven. I need to wrap his I Pod and I Tune card, he will be happy with that. I just know he is going to want to go to McDonald's for his birthday dinner...yuck! But, it is his birthday so that is most likely where we will end up... yuck, have I said that already. Happy Birthday young man.