Sunday, October 14, 2007

35 and freezing

We're in that very cold period where it's 10 degrees outside (7 at the moment, actually) and the furnace in the house hasn't been turned on yet. Brrrr! This is what hot water bottles were made for. I started knitting a cozy for mine yesterday, and I'll finish it today for a toasty sleep tonight.


(I'm using Rachael's pattern, but with an 8-stitch horseshoe cable* instead of a 6-stitch twist. The yarn is Cascade 220 Quatro, from Jenny.) Other than that, I plan to do a whole lot of whateverIwant today, because it's my birthday. Yep, 35 isn't the temperature -- it's my brand-new age.

* This is my tribute to the Whoreshoes, one of my favourite bands, which just happens to feature Rachael's partner, Lala, on banjo and lap steel guitar. So it's actually a BAWK with a whoreshoe cable!

37 comments:

Chris said...

The heat in our building hasn't been turned on yet, either - there were a few nights last week that were very shivery indeed. Bless down comforters and snuggly kitties!

Jodi said...

Happy birthday! Our radiators turned on yesterday, but I'm still happy to have a lap full of wool and a snuggly kitty.

~Jo~ said...

Happy Birthday Alison!!! Hope the heat gets turned on to celebrate! ;)

Cari said...

Happy birthday, darlin!

ingrid said...

Happy Birthday!

Your hot water bottle cozy just reminded me that I need one too. Thanks for the pattern link!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Dance in the streets, spend the day in bed or knit 'til you drop cuz it's your day to shine!

Happy Birthday, La Brainy :o)

Anne said...

Happy Birthday! It's just starting to get cool enough at night here that the furnace will probably get its initiation soon. I'm holding out, though, because I am a cheap heat miser.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday!

JillyB said...

Happy Birthday! You are a Libra just like me. Maybe that's why I love your blog so much :)
Have a lovely day!

Steph F. said...

Happy Birthday! It's still warm but a bit cloudy here in Southern California, so I'm a bit jealous of your actual weather :)

gleek said...

happy birthday!!! i love the hot water bottle cozy :) great idea.

shannon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It's my 35th today too!!! I knew I liked you for a reason (other than your great words, fun knitting, and darling cat photos). :)

textrix said...

Happy Birthday! It's my Mom's birthday today, and was my 32nd birthday on the 7th. Funny, eh? October is always busy and lots of fun for my family, with Thanksgiving, my sister's and my Grandma's birthdays, too.

Here's to fabulous Libra ladies who make great stuff!

Happy day with your cozies - of the knitted, kitty, and human varieties!

melissa said...

happy birthday!

carolyn said...

another year older and still younger than me. will you never catch up? lovin' the whoreshoe cable. my heat is on, so say the magazines that were sitting on top of the bathroom radiator and were so hot this morning i thought they might spontaneously combust!

Barbara-Kay said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!

May God be good to you!

Trixie said...

delurking to say happy birthday! i've been a regular reader for a while now but am not much of a commenter, though i always do enjoy your posts! hope 35 is a fantastic year for you.

rachel m. said...

happy birthday, brainylady alison! xoox

Donna said...

Happy Birthday - hope you had poutine and lots of knitting time.

Jenny said...

Happy birthday!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a lovely & warm evening with your new hot water bottle cover. :)

Jill said...

Have a very happy birthday!! I like how the yarn matches the hot water bottle.

Jessica said...

Happy birthday!
Stay warm.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday!!! Well, a day late. Sorry. I hope you continue to celebrate today. It finally got cooler over here too--not that cold, but enough to pull out shawls and scarves. Yay!

anne said...

Happy birthday, and happy day after your birthday too!

Cecilia said...

Happy birthday.

Veronique said...

Happy birthday! That hot water bottle cover looks very cozy :)

Seanna Lea said...

Happy Birthday!

I've never had a hot water bottle. Is it really effective?

brenda in toronto said...

happy b-day!!

Stacey said...

here too - we went from 90 to 40 in a few days! brrrr!! cute littel cozy - love the cables!

Ande said...

Happy Birfday!

Paula said...

Happy Birthday! Best wishes of joy and happiness. Haven't turned the heat on down here yet...

nicole said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you're keeping warm.

chez shoes said...

Happy belated!

Daphne said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad your furnace has kicked in... I hate being cold.

lomester said...

Oh shoot! i am so late!

Happy Birthday! and, i am being serious here, you look like you are in your 20s!! WOWSAH!

Jaime said...

Happy Birthday! It's still your birthday month :D