Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tuesday morning I had a lovely birthday brunch with my mom, sister, two exchange students staying with them, and my aunt and uncle. The chicken is my sock camp mascot. Then my mom drove me and dropped me off at the ferry to Anacortes.

On the ferry the knitters were pretty easy to find, and I met many of my fellow campers.

This morning the shop opened and it was pretty chaotic, but I did manage to score a few skeins of yarn and a sheep to shoe kit.

Today was the first day of classes. The first class was with the Yarn Harlot and she taught us all about socks. In the second class we worked on a community blanket knitting in a circle.

This evening we had our event revealing the chickens and my chicken and I made many friends!

Hizknits got a great garterlac chicken:

And Cookie's chicken had a tender moment with mine.

Notice anything special about the chicken's foot?

Camp is great, I'm totally exhausted, and I really don't have time to tell you about all the amazing stuff. But I'll leave you with some Blue Moon socks!

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Anonymous Peatbogfaery said...

Happy Birthday!! Lots of lovely socks :) Did you send an audio comment to Unwound?

2:08 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

A perfect birthday for sure - thanks for posting the pictures!! I'm glad you finally got a sheep to shoe kit!
Can't wait to hear all about it on Sunday. :)

3:36 AM  
Blogger Alyson said...

You are so lucky!!!

Happy birthday!!!!!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, it looks like you had so much fun at sock camp!

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you are having a good time. You have something waiting in the mail for you!!
Your Knitterly Letter Swap pal

7:09 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

It looks like you're havng a great time. And your chicken found love! What's not to like?

10:22 AM  
Anonymous barbie said...


Get it? BIRD day? I crack me up.


10:26 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Happy belated birthday! Just saw you and your chicken on the Harlot's blog -- looks like you were having fun!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I love how your chicken has a "nose" (beak?) ring.

2:47 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Happy Birthday!! That looks like a little bit of sock heaven!!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Happy Birthday!! Just saw your picture on Yarn Harlot's blog. Have a great time at sock camp and tell us all about it at Knitsmiths!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

happy birthday!!! i saw you on the harlot blog, too cool ;o) hope life is treating you well, LOVE the chicken!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous OLPP said...

Yay Happy Birthday!
That looks like it was a blast. And you know what's interesting, Cookie's chicken sort of resembles her. By which I mean I wasn't at all surprised to learn it was hers!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous IWSS said...

SO glad to see you having a good time! I love your chickie bird! Your lunch sounded pretty great too! YAY!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

A belated happy birthday!

And your chicken is just too cute w/Cookie's.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Ariel said...

Love the nose ring on your chicken!! And a belated happy birthday!

4:21 PM  
Blogger javede said...

Happy much belated birthday wishes! Looks like you were having tons of fun!

5:56 AM  
Anonymous cookie said...

Happy birthday again! I love your pictures from sock camp. Our chickens belong together and must be sad about their separation. It was great meeting you in real life!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Tea & Roses said...

Did you make your own chickens or were they assigned to you when you got there? They're kind of awesome.


4:39 PM  

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