Take a good look:
I can’t believe it is done. I finished yesterday in time to wear it out for the evening. I love the way it turned out and am tempted to do it again. It was a perfect gift to myself for my birthday. Which is today…
Today, I turn 30. Or should I say, today, I am 30. This means: I am no longer in my 20’s. I know that is stating the obvious but it is a meaningful point to me. I have been dreading this day but then oddly the weekend came and I feel empowered. A good friend sent me an email sharing that once she turned 30, all pressure to do or to achieve x before she turned 30 was off. I agree with her. I like who I am and am proud of what I have accomplished and I know I am more equipped to handle what life throws at me. How can that be bad? So happy birthday to me.
My birthday weekend began with my sister taking me to the Beehive Tea Room for knitting and herbal tea.
I am working on the last strap of Butterfly, Kara on a shrug:
The tea room is beautiful and a great place to sit and knit. A perfect present from my knitting sister Kara. Last night I went out to dinner with my sisters and a couple friends wearing this:
Yes it’s my pretty butterfly. I kept switching my outfit to see how many ways I could wear butterfly in the fall. So below is the cardigan butterfly look. I am blowing out my candles after a good 5 minutes of thought on my birthday wish.
Look closely and you will see butterfly:
The stunning cake was made by domestic goddess sister Kara. Thanks to my beautiful sisters for making my birthday special. How cute are they?:
Kara and Bri: don’t hate me for the morning breakfast shot. See, you are even beautiful first thing in the morning…wearing aprons…making cheesy poses with your hands. I love you both so much.
The following 7 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Hello, I was at Kara’s little knitting shindig the other day and I saw you putting this thing together… Well, I must say it’s turned out gorgeous and you look just lovely in it 🙂
Happy Birthday!! What a great present for yourself 🙂
Hi, I came to look from Craftster and it looks beautiful. I also didn’t use as much yarn as I thought I’d need for mine. Well done!
Uber Fabulouso! What a truly beautiful creation, you should be proud. I’m considering making on myself. Lovely!
I came from Crafster too. Your Butterfly cami is beautiful! I made the dress in size M and used 2.5 balls, so I have no idea why the cami would use 3 balls! I’m hooked on this pattern and want to make a cami (more wearable) but… there is so much other stuff to knit.
Happy birthday! That was a great gift you gave yourself.
I just discovered your blog through a search and decided you are a girl of my own heart! Our “Sparkle” hats are EXACTLY the same, and I am working on the Basic Cable hat right at this very moment! Butterfly is just beautiful! Hope you had a very happy birthday!
I want to ask you something Veronica Mars related-ish but I would rather do it by email. Will you send me one so I can reply? jemjerika[at]yahoo[dot]ca Thanks!!!
hi, this is my first visit to your blog. i love your projects, especially butterfly. the cami is gorgeous. i’m about to start mine for the second time!!