Saturday, January 06, 2007

Babies, a Sock, and Le Creuset

First, some gratuitous baby shots:


On the left is my niece, and on the right is my dad and his grandson. His grandson/my nephew is having a hard time coming off the narcotics; please send some good thoughts in the general direction of Seattle.

I finished the first of the "Lichen Ribbed Socks" from Knitting Vintage Socks. I lurve it. It's very pretty and it was fun to try some new techniques. The heel is a "Welsh" heel and the toe is a "Star" toe. I don't think I'll choose the Star toe in the future, but it's fun to try new things.


And this is my birthday present from my sister:
Isn't it purty? It wasn't on my list, but my sister knows me well, and I'm always happy with quality cookware. She could have gotten the regular round 2-qt. casserole and I would have enjoyed that too, but how much do you love the heart shape? I can't wait to use it. I haven't decided what to make in it yet, but the possibilities are endless. She got me a cookbook to go with it, for Christmas, so I'll probably inaugurate them together. Tomorrow is my birthday, so I'd better decide soon.

7 comments:

Lucinda said...

I'll be sending good thoughts in the general direction of Seattle.

Looks like you & my sister-in-law share a birthday! It's a popular time of year, it seems.

Ann said...

Happy birthday! That's an awesome Le Creuset. Just right for a pot roast or coq au vin, maybe?

Gwen said...

Sending good thoughts to Seattle. Awesome cookware!!! Your birthday present is on it's way, but it will be late. :-)

Gwen

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, cute baby, and adorable cookware!

Becca said...

Happy Birthday! That is a great casserole and a lovely sock too. I enjoy your blog so I'm glad you've discovered the joys of wireless.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday from another January Baby! Mine is Tuesday, #46! Ouch.

karen said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I'm sending happy good-vibe wished to your nephew - Seattle's just a tad North of me; maybe the proximity will help magnify the good wishes...

Your little newbies are both so adorable!