Thursday, May 1, 2008

Penblwydd Hapus

Well it's now gone midnight which means that it's May 2nd - my husband David's 50th birthday. Happy Birthday you grumpy old man, love you really!

We are heading off to North Wales later on today (after I've been to bed and woken up and been to school) for a party with all of his family. Naturally I'm taking the cake - this one - and this will infact be Saturday Pudding. So take it a day early will you?

Glad you like the blanket idea - just need to work out a recipient and will get it sorted. I liked the Linus Project, but would quite like to do one for someone elderly this time. Just watch this space, I will organise it all before too long. I'm beginning to think I have a bit of a blanket fetish!

See you when I get back - Monday that'll be then. Try not to miss me too much!


Barbara/Ring-a-Rosie said...

Have a great weekend, I think I might have deleted an email message! Please let me know your address so I can send off the lovely wool!
Barbara. x

Anonymous said...

Linus project is excellent...the balnkets we get (in SCBU) from them are small though...22 x 24 inches...and have to be made in high density thermal efficient non-allergenic yarns(acrylic!).... so, reduced scope for 'individuality in knitting' (lace can be dangerous for tiny fingers as they sometimes get caught) What about a group all starting a blanket (each) casting on in same type yarn, knitting a set length and passing on to next one (would have to be bit organised...have a bit of a guideline) could make small blankets then...or all make squares...oops, been there, haven't you!!! My generic baby blanket pattern (as used in our SCBU) is cast on 120 stitiches in DK (this approximates to 20-22 inches) knit in plain knitting (, etc) till work measures 24 inches, cast off loosely...I'm sure it could be adapted to 'pass-it-on' knitting? There IS lots of good quality acrylic yarn out there...or make it larger for lap blankets for older children(wheelchair users?) or the elderly? They may need edging afterwards to even out any alterations in the tensions, but that could be the final stage for each blanket, ie, not have to be done by you(!) but done by the final recipient, any good? Fran x

Working Mom Knits said...


We wish you much happiness and joy in the year(s) ahead : )

The WMK Family

Merry Mog said...

Penblwydd Hapus, David, from the Hughes' (I've got a David, son - and a Gareth!)

trashalou said...

Happy Birthday to Mr Stash Basket. Glad to hear he is sharing his birthday cake.

Jacqui said...

er, so he doesn't like chocolate then? Truely, that's my kind of cake, yum yum yum. Happy birthday to him and good blankets to you :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Very Happy Birthday Cake to Mr Stash Basket - he's bound to have a good day with a scrumdiddlyumptious cake like that! Hope the weekend goes well!

Very impressed with your finishitis from the previous post - hope you raise loads of money! Could you do with any very basic cream Aran to add to your stash?

Lucy x

P.S. Very glad to hear you have been busy sewing!