Friday, September 22, 2006

Life Begins At 40



The knitted pieces for Central Park Hoodie are finished and all that needs to be done now is my favourite chore, the sewing up of the seams. Instead of picking up the stitches seperately for the left and right fronts, I picked them up in one go so that there wouldn't be a join in the ribbing. So all going well it should be finished over the weekend.


Look away now Mrs Doctor Who because I know how much you love knitted dishcloths and I know you will desperately be wanting one. Here is the third and final dishcloth for the Dishcloth Swap. So they will be making their way to their new home on the other side of the world in the next few days.

I have also joined another knitalong, this time the Leapin' Lizards KAL working on the Lizard Ridge Afghan. I have ordered some Noro Kureyon and it should be arriving early next week so I can make a start.

Oh and on Sunday I will no longer be 30 something but I will be turning 40, don't quite know how I feel about it because the scary thing is it only seems like yesterday I was turning 30 and I still only feel as though I am 18, oh well.

Till next time, happy knitting.

26 comments:

tiennie said...

You're a much, much, much better knitter than me - I can't wait to see your hoodie on!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday, a little early.

kristi and otis said...

40 is the new 30!!! The best is yet to come!

Katt said...

Ooh I cant wait to see the finished hoodie!!! Its gonna look great (lets hope the weather is cold enough to wear it next coven meeting).

an early Happy Birthday to you..Hope you have a great day and get very spoilt.

Katt

Jessica said...

I love how your hoodie is comming along. I can't wait to finish my assignments so I can just focus on knitting.

Ann said...

Your hoodie looks great & I am sure it will be finished by the weekend & maybe you can wear it on your birthday. Happy Birthday & don't worry about numbers, as long as you feel 18!

2paw said...

Hooray!! Your Errol CardiFlynn looks NOT purple at all!!!
Pshaw to MrsDrWho I say!!!
You are only as old as you feel inside, so that would be - 18!!!!!

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

Happy bithday mate! xx

PS: if you feel 18 then you ARE 18!

MrsDrWho said...

You know why you are getting old???
BECAUSE YOU HAVE TAKEN UP KNITTING DISHCLOTHS.
I am convinced it is the knitters version of Old Timers disease (yes 2paw I am not even going to attempt to spell it pshaw to you.)
40 is fine...come on in!!!

Suzi said...

Congratulations! And Happy Birthday! I remember when my father was forty, my mother organised a surprise party complete with very exctiing black and white "Over the hil" decorations...
I did like them!

Excellent progress on the knitting front, poor Mrs Dr Who...but while the doctor is away travellign she would have lplenty of time to knit herself some surely!

AR said...

Happy birthday!! Mine's the 28th. I only feel about 16. haha. Remember, you're only as old as you act. I mean feel. LOL.

Great knitting progress.

twig said...

Happy Birthday early. Surprisingly, turning 40 didn't "hurt" for me. I had serious issues turning 25, but since then I've been enjoying my age. Though SAYING I'm 42 still sorta shocks me.

Debby said...

Happy Birthday! I really do think it's not the number, but the attitude toward life and enjoying it to the fullest. (At least, that's what I'm telling myself...I'm a few years behind you so please leave me with my illusions if they are that!).

Gorgeous hoodie!!

amanda j said...

Happy Birthday to you, Sharon! I hope you have a lovely day and I can't wait to see your afghan grow. I am so happy you decided to knit it!

Knit and Tink said...

Happy birthday to you!!!!! Love the hoodie...you are amazing!

fitknit said...

Happy Birthday To You!!!

Welcome to the 40s. It's a great club.

trek said...

Happy 30th Birthday - again.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Hi,I have just checked out the Leaping Lizards and think I may be able to duplicate the look by dying some 12 ply Bendy,now it won't have that unusual texture that Noro has but it will be definitely more economical!Even some handspun could be possible...bugger I have too many things on the go now.....

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

Knittinreed said...

Ooooh- I can't wait to se Central Park Hoodie!!! It looks fabulous. Good for you joining the Leaping Lizards KAL! What fun.

Great big Happy Birthday Hugs! The 40s are great - enjoy.

Michelle said...

i wanna see the finished hoodie!!! ^_^

Procrastiknitter said...

Happy Birthday a day late! Don't tell me that about 30 only being yesterday. That's what I'm so afriad of! LOL.

Heather said...

I can't wait to see your hoodie...I love the blue...

happy b-day!

Leeanne said...

WOW You'be been soo busy, slow down your making us look bad.

nuh really nice going

craftybernie said...

Turning 40. Another 5 yrs for me and I'll be right there with you. I still feel like I'm 16 on the inside though. Strange.... but I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like this.

Feliz Cumpleanos!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated 40th Sharon and don't worry I will be joining you at the end of Jan next year. Don't worry about the numbers as you are only as old as you feel.

Your hoodie looks fab, which I'm sure you will have finished off by now, so look forward to seeing a pic.

Good luck with your new Lizard Afghan KAL. I fell in love with this when I saw it, but sadly I will not be knitting this, as Kureyon was responsible for me not being able to knit with wool yarns for over 12 months due to an allergic reaction to this yarn for some reason. I suspect that I am allergic to the chemicals they use to dye the yarn, as I am chemical sensitive. Nevermind, I still love the beautiful colour effects of this yarn.