This weekend was both my and my sister’s birthdays, with one day (and four years) in between.
I actually got to go somewhere on my birthday. Granted, it wasn’t very far, and I didn’t go alone, but I did make it out of the house this time. School Girl and I went up to town, where I found the Grail-shaped beacon I’ve been searching for…for an embarrassingly long time. Plus we went to the vegan bakery for some snacks/cake-ish things. Really, really good. School Girl even got a stuffed chocolate cupcake, which was a huge bigger-than-her-head thing. She ate it all.
I actually got to talk to my sister twice, which was two times more than last year. I wish I could talk more about the conversation, but not just yet. Soon, though.
I’m also working on a new pair of socks; just something I’m making up, with no real pattern. I’m using Tofutsie – at least I am for the time being. I’m having some…um…unexpected problems while knitting with the yarn, which inexplicably is made with 2.5% chitin (crab shells). I’m sure there’s a reason for that, but at the same time – if you have any sort of family history of allergies to shellfish AT ALL, you might want to stay away from the Tofutsie. I’m hanging in with it, but I might not finish the socks. Not even the first one.