Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday...

Today, November 16, is my birthday.  I am officially 22 years old.

I had hoped to have something profound to say in this post, some words of wisdom, some questions to ponder, but I have nothing for you.  I started a list of 22 things that I am thankful for, but I didn't have time to finish it.

I will be spending my day working on final projects and practicing for a grad school audition tape I am recording on Wednesday.  As you can tell by the fact that I'm posting this at 4am, this is going to be a long week and I don't really have time for legitimate celebration.  It would be nice to be able to take some time for myself to knit or watch a movie, but I don't know if I can squeeze that in right now.

Anyway, in place of any intelligent things to say, I would instead simply like to say thank you to all of you readers.  Thank you for your ongoing friendship and kind words.

As no birthday would be complete without a gift, I thought it would be fun to have a blog giveaway!

I picked up this beautiful skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in the Persia colorway for one of you:



Believe me, I would get all of you yarn if I could afford it, but sadly I can't.  I've never actually knit with malabrigo sock before, but I hear it's wonderful stuff.

As seems to be common procedure, I will draw a name from all of the comments on this post and one lucky person will receive this beautiful yarn!  I will make the deadline a week from today - November 23.

Thanks again guys for being so wonderful!

39 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Hope it's wonderful.

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  2. Happy birthday!

    I hope you're at least able to squeeze in some time to have some cake. I suppose a balloon is too much to ask right now. :-)

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  3. Happy Birthday! Hope you do find some time to squeeze in a celebration - even if it's just a little one.

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  4. Don't enter me in the giveaway, I just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Take some time to knit this week or weekend, and go to the VR :)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Good luck with the final week of classes!

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  6. Grattis på födelsedagen! ("Happy birthday" in Swedish, but I'm sure you already figured that out.)

    What a good idea to make a birthday list of things to be grateful for. (And more manageable than a list of 2010 things for the new year!) Hope you publish the list eventually.

    The yarn looks gorgeous, but since I have quite a lot of yarn already (and don't really like knitting socks, to be honest) I don't have to be part of the lottery.

    Or, if I win you may keep the yarn as a birthday present. How about that? Don't cheat - or do cheat!

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  7. Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my favorite cousin, which goes to show that the cool people are born on Nov 16.

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  8. happy birthday! and to think i'm only 19 years older than you (my god, i could be your mother! that's weird).

    hope your week goes well, and that you get a cupcake or better yet, a slice of pie to celebrate. mmmm.....pie....

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  9. Happy Birthday, young man, may you have many more to come!

    Do something fantastic today, even if it's something secretly illicit.

    ESPECIALLY if it's something secretly illicit. I suggest thinking naughty thoughts about a bandmate.

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  10. Happy Birthday - hope you get a break soon!

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  11. Happy Happy Birthday! Don't enter me in the contest. I just didn't want to be left out of the birthday fun...but I already texted you this morning, so that's double birthday fun from me! ;-)

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  12. Happiest of Birthdays!
    Good luck with the audition tape, I'll be rooting for the east coast schools on your list in the hopes that you'll travel this way.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER!
    I hope that you have a day filled with happiness! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! (All that is good on your birthday - German). Do something fun!

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  14. Happy Birthday! I'm sorry you don;t have time for a little birthday fun.

    Break a leg on your finals, and your audition tape.

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  15. Happy birthday dude. Mine was two weeks ago. Take it easy.

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  16. Happy Birthday!! Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!
    (I have some Malabrigo so please give it to someone else).

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  17. Happy Birthday! The expidition sweater and the socks are looking great.

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  18. Joyeuse anniversaire, Peter! Woo-hoo...je vous souhaite mes meilleures voeux! And you should take a little time for yourself...

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  19. Happy Birthday! I have been following your blog for awhile now, I love reading it! :o) Hope you have a great birthday!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Peter!

    Fingers crossed!

    I hope you'll get a chance to celebrate this weekend.

    xo

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  21. Stupid Lawrence (and grad. school) getting in the way of your birthday! Don't they know what a bummer that is? Just think of all the fantastic/terrible (depending on your view of the new schedule) free time you're about to have. Lots of knitting time! Have a good birthday!

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  22. Happy Birthday!! I hope you find a few moments to yourself :-)

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  23. Happy birthday! Hope it was a great day for you!

    I have a few more years... er... miles on you, and I still have nothing profound to say either. :P

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  24. Wait, wait, wait. It's YOUR birthday, and you're giving one of us a present?? You're too kind.

    Happy birthday a day late! Hopefully, the week goes by quickly and then you can celebrate proper.

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  25. OK...altough I already said "Happy Birthday" over Ravelry I want to take part of this tombola :-)

    Happy Birthday !

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  26. You're supposed to get gifts on your birthday, not give gifts, silly boy...

    That being said, the yarn is gorgeous!! I like Asplund's idea; enter me in the drawing and keep the yarn if I win. As it is, I have a skein of Malabrigo sock waiting for me in my stash already.

    I'm sorry to hear that you have a solidly busy week ahead of you. Hopefully things go well and, if worse comes to worse, you can go all out with the celebration next week instead.

    Happy b-day ^_^

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  27. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a good one!

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (sorry I forgot.)

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  29. Happy Birthday! I don't know that I've ever commented on a post of yours before...but I enjoy reading your blog from time to time!

    I really, really love that colorway. ^-^

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  30. Hey, happy birthday, old man!!

    Giving away presents on your birthday? You must be a hobbit.

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  31. Happy Birthday (a bit late)!!! Hope you can squeeze in some relaxing knitting time for yourself soon :)

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  32. Happy Birthday and Congratulations!!! Here's some wisdom... I always used to joke that we get our brains when we're 22, but recent scientific evidence has shown that the portion of our brains responsible for judgement isn't fully developed until people are about 22. So, congrats on full brain development! (it's also why, I am sure, that the military prefers its front line soldiers to be 18, they tend not to question so much...)

    Awesome giveaway!

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  33. Happy Birthday, again, Peter. Just so you don't think I never read your blog!

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  34. Peter, that anonymous was me! I couldn't remember my password so it wouldn't let me post.

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  35. Belated Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. There's nothing like a give away to encourage lurkers to actually comment. Hmmmm I think that I'll do the same. Don't worry about proper celebrations....this is coming from someone who has worked on her last two birthdays. I even had to get up at 4:15 am for the last one.

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  37. Happy Birthday - what a great blog - this is like a present all in itself to me. Love your stuff - and the fact that you're a fellow musician, even better! sending harpistic birthday glissandi to you - happy day!

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