Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Phat Fiber Giveaway Week Celebration




Everything is in bloom here in Carbondale! The dogwoods, tulip trees, redbuds, pears and cherry trees are all ablaze with colorful signs of spring! Bet you didn't think Illinois looks like the photo above (taken a few days ago) - well, it doesn't. The gleaming natural jewel of Southern Illinois does though. We have swamps, deep and dark forests, mountainous hills, where two major rivers converge and a precarious fault line that shakes us awake in the middle of the night and reminds us how short life can be every once in a while. The weather here has been mild and sunny, and it makes me feel great to be alive! Speaking of which, it's my birthday! If you knew how stupendously accident prone I am, you'd be marvelling at this milestone too. I'm not talking stubbing toes or running into furniture (although that is a daily occurrence for me) but an existence peppered with life threatening car accidents, bone fractures, and near fatal illnesses.

Birthdays tend to be about a week long in my household. I like to go on junk food benders, mini online shopping sprees, and shirk my housekeeping responsibilities all the week long, saying "It's my birthday" as a justification for everything. I hope to be selfishly casting on a knitted project for myself today- weigh in here, shawl or socks? I also am thrilled to be giving away something here on the blog every day this week! I'll be doing the major drawing next Tuesday, so keep checking back in!






18 comments:

rebelhousewife said...

Happy Birthday. I totally understand the week long birthday celebrations. I would cast on for a shawl, and have a wonderful birthday week. :)

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Week long celebrations are the best! I vote for shawl - I just finished one and it felt so good to complete. Can't wait to see what you decide to make.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday and I think you are totally jusitified in spoiling yourself! I would go for the shawl!

JC said...

socks!

ikkinlala said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday and week!

Lady O said...

Happy Birthday!

I vote shawl!

RC said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Birthday's last at least a week long here too- its the best way to indulge yourself

KT said...

Happy birthday! Mine was last Friday, and the baby is indicating that his will be today or tomorrow... March is a great month to be born in! ;)

Anna M said...

My birthday is three days after Christmas which is so annoying I take the whole month to celebrate *lol*

You deserve the best birthday ever!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday! My Grandmother & Grandfather lived in Carbondale, so we would go visit them several times a year (I'm in St. Louis).

mjknits said...

Happy Birthday! I vote socks so that you can easily take them outside while you enjoy the(finally)Spring weather. Have fun this week:)

Jags said...

Happy Birthday!

Mine is next month and I would gladly share some of my sushi with you if you lived closer!

Turtle said...

happy birthday, i agree. one day is too short!

ZombieCat said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is on Monday so I agree with the whole week celebration thing. I think shawl, I'm working on one right now so I'm biased.

PenelopeRose said...

Happy Birthday!! I vote socks, because that's what I'm into right now. :0)

Jill said...

Hey Birthday Sis! I think it should be a shawl. That'll be my next project, anyway!
Love you!

OxyMoronT said...

Happy Birthday Jessie!! I vote for the socks...but that's just because I'm on a sock kick lately...lol!

I'm totally stealing the week long birthday deal too!

~Tiana F.

PhatLady said...

I started a shawl! It is made from very spring-like colores from sweet pea fibers. I bought the yarn intending to make a "Gail/nightsong" shawl, but I want a shawl now, and I don't have time to work on something intricate right now. Thanks for all the well wishes!!