I took the day off today since it is my big day, and did one of my favorite day-off activities: going to lunch with my boyfriend, since he works a few blocks from my apartment. We went to eat in Bethesda at Baja Fresh and he brought me to the LYS there to pick out my birthday present. I decided to finally knit something from Norah Gaughan's Porthos/Athos/Aramis trio of patterns since I have bought all 6 of her Berroco books and haven't knit one thing from them yet. The way this trio works is there is a base with optional elements to add. I will be adding the pretty neckline and the elbow-length sleeves.I figure of all the days to let myself splurge on starting another new knitting project, it'd be on my birthday.
I got 9 hanks of Berroco Touche which might become a new favorite. It is soft like Caron simply soft but not acrylic (it is cotton/rayon).
So now with my pico de gaillo breath I am off to stick Coraline in my laptop and knit away.
Oh, and p.s.: This is not technically breaking my yarn fast because I wasn't the purchaser. p.p.s.: the number of stitches to cast-on for my size is the same as my 2-digit year! weird....