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!

6 comments:

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!

Beverooni said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR JAN
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
(and many more!)

Hugs,
Bev

Mattenylou said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Jan. Lynn