My 26th BIRTHDAY!
In fact, I’ve been celebrating my birthday all week. My hubby was so sweet to get me an early bday present this year. And made this week so full of surprises!
I’ve been saving up for this slowly but hubby beat me to it. It’s all so lovely.
I uploaded all my ebooks there and started reading! It’s actually taking away my knitting time! =D
It’s Free Wifi + 3G one so I can get online anytime! I’m in love with this. OMG.
2. Sumi Jo’s Concert
so sure, this wasn’t a surprise. When I saw the poster for Sumi Jo’s concert few days ago, I shrieked and told hubby that I MUST GO! I grew up listening to Sumi Jo, my parents always took my sister and me to her concert every time she was in Korea. I had to share this with my hubby! I booked the cheapest tickets and got the seats behind the orchestra (chorale terrace?). I loved watching the orchestra up so close, it brought back wonderful memories of my days in the youth orchestra. And, Sumi Jo was, as I always remember, the pure perfection.
Here’s the surprise part: Hubby actually enjoyed it! He’s never really been to that many classical concerts but he kept asking questions and read the program from cover to cover. And yesterday he started listening to the classical music radio station!
I was sooo glad he enjoyed it as much as I did. =)
3. Surprise Party
I’ve never had a surprise party for myself! Thank you hubby for organizing this, AND friends who came to celebrate at Plush Karaoke! LOVED it! The songs, the Apple Beer (more like Appletini Juice), and the cake! YUMMO.
4. The Fiber Festival
Yes, it’s all a part of my birthday. This year’s Torrance Fiber Festival decided to fall on my Birthday. Yay!
Like last year, there were soooo many booths with gorgeous yarns and rovings and stitch markers, and other accessories. I stopped at this indie dyer’s booth called RedFish Dye Works. They literally had silk yarns dyed in all the colors of the spectrum. I couldn’t leave the place without buying anything. So, I got 2 hanks of 100% silk yarn in 20/2 lace weight:
Purple one is colorway P3d; charcoal BGb14d ($14.50 per 50g; 450yd)
Then a bit later, I stumbled upon a booth that was going out of business. They even had their fixtures on sale. I scored 4 cakes of yarn in lace weight (I’m addicted to making shawls!) in earth color.
$3.50 per cake! $14 total.
As for the Holiday Challenge…. I’m like 2 days behind now. No biggie, but still have to make some changes to my initial plan…
EZ’s seamless hybrid sweater
11/14 Finish. Swatch for Mom’s sweater
ChicKnits Basic Pulli
11/18 Finish; Swatch for Sister’s sweater vest
11/22 Finish; Swatch for Chanel’s sweater
11/23~25 Chanellette (During road trip to San Jose)
12/1 Swatch for Marty’s Men’s Cable Cardigan; Start Button Tunic
12/2~12/4 Button Tunic
12/5~12/8 Marty’s cardigan body
12/12~13 Fingerless mitts
12/14~15 Fingerless mitts
12/16~18 Destroyed Cowl
So far, I’m on schedule! =D At this rate, I should be done with this sweater on time or a day early.