Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Prime Number Less Than 50

This morning, my knitting group celebrated my birthday. Out of the whole group, mine is the only birthday not in the spring or summer, so I’m the odd man out on many, many levels.
In addition to a thoughtful (ahem) card and a gift certificate to my favorite local bike repair shop, I was presented with a set of 2.5mm 6” Signature Needle Arts stiletto-point dpns, in all their lovely greenness. They are absolutely wonderful and I put one of them to work right away on the edging on the baby blanket – only a little more than one side left to go.

investedAs an added extra surprise, I was hoodwinked into bringing my Hillhead Slipover under the pretense of Staci borrowing it for instruction purposes. When I arrived, I wondered why Jene was wearing an over-the-top Christmas sweater, and then it hit me –- they were all wearing knitted vests. Those whacky gals! It’s one of the things I love about this group – we tease because we love. We share just about everything, and I find that meeting with this group on a weekend acts as a kind of emotional reset button. I really, really miss it when I can’t go. It’s about so much more than the knitting.

Thanks, ladies – I love each and every one of you!


  1. I love them, too! Will the group be meeting when we are in town over the holidays?

    Those needles are super handsome.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! You're so lucky to have a great knitting group - I wish I had one here! I did get to knit with "my knitters" while I was in San Antonio last month, though.

  3. Happy Prime Number of Life, Steven!

  4. yay! i love you and am so happy to have you, the odd MAN out, in our group. you're the bees knees.

  5. Sorry I'm late to the party, Happy Birthday from down under! It looks like you had a great day. T.