Numerical Knitting

June 25, 2008

The F-Word

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 10:49 am

No, not that F word… Forty, as in I am forty today.

Baby CapI remember when my mom turned forty, I was 9 and never doubted that she was old. Mom will turn 71 on Friday, and I’m thinking old is more like 90!

No major birthday plans, I opened cards from my parents and aunts and uncles this morning and am now carefully plotting my purchases. We will have a family party with B’s family this evening before B and his dad have to rush off to band practice. I’m planning to spend the day knitting on my Sock Knitter’s Pentathlon sock two, since it’s supposed to be finished by the end of the month. Plus I want to get it done so I can start so socks that will “count” for Summer of Socks!

Baby HatThe photos are of a long delayed reporting of an actual FO. At the end of May I decided to knit a baby hat for the impending arrival for B’s boss and wife. I took some Yarn Pirate BFL with us to the beach for Memorial Day week-end and planned to knit the Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap. Apparently it was not meant to be. After starting five times and having to rip for one reason or another I decided to do something different. Since we were at the beach with limited Internet access, I grabbed More Sensational Knitted Socks (I had brought that) and started looking through. I found the Sailor’s Rib pattern and made up a baby hat from there. I’m pretty pleased with the results, I think I may try making it again and actually take notes this time! Ravtails are here.


  1. Happy Birthday Beth! I hope that you have a wonderful birthday…and btw – 40 is DEFINITELY not old! My grandmother is 84 and she still says she is young – and certainly acts it as well! Hope to see you Thursday!

    Comment by Amber — June 25, 2008 @ 11:53 am |Reply

  2. woo!!! happy happy birthday! have a great, great day!

    Comment by mai — June 25, 2008 @ 2:50 pm |Reply

  3. Happy birthday to you too!! The Big 40 isn’t as “big” as it used to be. Hope you have a great day!

    Comment by Shelby — June 25, 2008 @ 6:25 pm |Reply

  4. happy birthday!

    Comment by judy — June 25, 2008 @ 9:58 pm |Reply

  5. Happy birthday! Great little hat: I so admire your inventive spirit!

    Comment by mamasutra — June 26, 2008 @ 1:07 am |Reply

  6. Happy birthday, SP!!! We’re both geminis… and 40 is the new 30! 🙂 Look for some fun in the mail over the next week or so!

    Comment by Your Secret Pal — June 29, 2008 @ 3:40 pm |Reply

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