Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Will You Still Need me, Will You Still Feed Me

Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I am 64? Well I hope so because today is my birthday and I have reached the young age of 64. When I look at the photos I wonder where did all the years go. I can remember vividly having my hair cut that short and my Mother's horrified face. I had long hair down my back and went from that to the urchin cut on the photo. She almost cried and said I looked like a boy. I grew it out again very soon afterwards. Where did I get those eyebrows? Is it any wonder that they are now almost bald through over plucking?

Inside I still feel like a giddy young thing but I had to chuckle this morning when I was trying to pick up my blood pressure tablet and flirted it onto the floor. My mind may be young but my fingers certainly aren't. Why is it though that a tablet meant mostly for the older generation has to be the size of a Hermeseta? My son was crawling under my PC desk the other day whilst he was plugging in the Freeview box that he bought me for my birthday when he gave me a couple of pills that he found round the back of the desk. Ah so that is where they went to.

I am so in love with my Mary Jane shoes that my nieces bought for my birthday. The look so normal from the top but have that cheeky bright pink sole. A bit like me really - normal on the outside but kind of kooky on the inside. I needed a pair of shoes to wear with skirts and dresses as since my spine and knee ops I seem to live in a pair of trainers and I wanted to be a bit more feminine on dress up days.

Charlie's jacket is finished bar the buttons and is drying on the blocking board. Sirdar's idea of 1-2 yrs is a bit on the large side but be will grow into it. In contrast I have started the smaller jacket 0-6 months and that seems spot on for size. I have finished the back of that so hope to have it completed before the weekend when my wool for my Christmas knitting should arrive.

I got my patterns from Kay's crochet yesterday. I know that you can't seen them very well from my photos so I have put the link to the site in my blog title. I like Kay's patterns as they use UK terms so there is none of the wondering what worsted thickness is that I have when I use US patterns. She is very prompt with her deliveries and the bonus factor is her patterns are a bargain at £2 each. I have bought a new Tunisian crochet hook and pattern from her as I saw the baby jacket that Bev (Nothinmuffin on Ravelry) had made and liked it so much that I decided to give it a try. Doris Chan's new book will have Tunisian and Broomstick crochet in it when it arrives in June so I need to brush up on my skills for that.

Thanks to everyone for their e mails, e cards, cards, comments and messages on Facebook. I love Birthdays even though it does mean I am more decrepit that I was yesterday.

My brother and sister in law will probably arrive soon but until then I am going to put my feet up, have a coffee and carry on knitting. First though I had better tidy up and wash the dishes as my family are very houseproud unlike me!


Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

Happy birthday Jan:)
what is your name on facebook?

KnitNurd said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jan!!!! I love your new shoes, and just for the record, I think you look even better now than you did when you were that young girl in the picture! Hope you have a great day and visit with your family!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday!

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Mattenylou said...

Happy Birthday Jan, I hope it's the best!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Jan. Lynn