Happy Ten Ten Thirteen!

I was talking to another mom the other day and we were commenting on how quickly the days are passing. I honestly feel that the months are moving so quickly that they are being construed as a day of the week!  Like, See you Next August! Or Happy Hump September! and T.G.I.July!


So I am desperately trying to savor October. It is my favorite month for many reasons.


The leaves are changing and the temperature (typically) signals the uncovering of all the knits that are hidden around my house. I can breathe new life into cardigans that have been collecting dust underneath beds and snuggle up with some blankets that have been neglected.

It's the month for Rhinebeck (which was "born" the same year I was)! Not only am I going this year but I am making a full weekend of it! I rented a house with some really amazing knitters and I plan on strolling casually through the stalls instead of the mad dash it usually feels like when I only have mere hours.

And now here's the obvious, it's my birthday!! Happy Ten Ten! WOO! Last year I was all pregnant and to be honest I can't even remember what I did. (Mommy brain I lothe you). But this year, I get to spend it with my son and wonderful husband. No amount of chocolate cake can take the place of the gifts I get everyday from those two men. (but I mean, I will eat my chocolate cake, anyway!)

It's been an amazing year, one that I won't soon forget as the results of this year has managed to drool all over me everyday since. I'm starting to get my knitting grove back which makes me look forward to the year ahead! 

And because I love you all I thought I would give one reader a special treat. Three skeins of this gorgeous Madeline Tosh Pashmina and an interchangeable needle case from Della Q!

You know the drill, leave a comment and I'll pick a lucky ten-ten'er to share the birthday love! Comments close on Saturday 10-12 🙂 (extended love!)

As always, thank you for popping over my blog and enjoying my knit rants – and sticking with me through my baby hiatus! You guys rock.



ETA: Sorry for leaving you guys hanging for a WEEK! Yikes! I did pick a winner though!

ANYA! Congrats to you and I hope you enjoy the yarn! From the looks of it, I may have to do this type of giveaway every 10th of the month! xoxo

105 thoughts on “Happy Ten Ten Thirteen!

  1. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday! If you think time is flying now, wait till he’s old enough to remind you how soon till he’s off to college.
    Beautiful yarn! It would be attest to win.


  2. Katrina says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Your blog is lovely, great factual information and creative stuff, the perfect combination.
    That madtosh yarn is stunning, I can only dream of what I’d create with it!


  3. PICAdrienne says:

    Happy birthday. Baby brain does get much better over time. But, did you get warned of baby brain? I did not.


  4. Candice says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Happy birthday! I have been hearing about Rhinebeck from other Internet savvy knitters but am no where close to the area to check it out. One day I will have to see for myself what all the fuss is about. Until then I will enjoy seeing your Rhinebeck pictures and reading about your knitterly adventures 🙂


  5. Kim says:

    Happy birthday! Your trip to Rhinebeck sounds like the perfect gift to yourself! Enjoy! And thanks so much for the chance at the generous giveaway!


  6. Kathy says:

    Happy Birthday! Happy Year! My little Bug was born this year so of course I think this is a marvelous year as well. Thank you for the amazing birthday giveaway! I’m bigblueice on Ravelry. ~Kathy


  7. daniela says:

    Happy birthday! october is special for me too, on the 22nd I celebrate my birthday and the anniversary of the first date with my husband 🙂


  8. Femke says:

    Congratulations! I hope you had a wonderful day!
    I can relate to the days/months flying by so fast, it seems like time speeds up every year or so. Treasure every day 🙂


  9. Dana in Chicago says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Fall and October/November are my favorite months with the leaves changing, home comfty foods, layering of knits … I just love this time of the year! Enjoy Rhinebeck and enjoy your milestones and successes from the past year!!!


  10. Dana says:

    Happy Birthday! My little girl’s birthday is 10-20-01, so she says she’s a ten twenty, and also a libra. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win the yarn! Dana (DanaRae19 on Rav)


  11. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday Margaux!
    Looking forward to seeing you and baby at Rhinebeck this year! What an amazing giveaway. The yarn is just beautiful.


  12. Kim says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! I love your blog and had to smile at your comment about the baby hiatus- my two boys are 22 and 24 and it lasts a lot longer than one would expect. Lucky you attending Rhinebeck. I wish it wasn’t always on our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe someday…:)


  13. Ashiepoo22 says:

    Yah! Your baby looks ready to take on the wooly world 🙂 I won’t be at Rhinebeck this year (tears forever), so you’ll have to enjoy it extra for the both of us. And I hope you have the most wonderful birthday this year!
    P.S. Right after I commented on your last post I ran out of yarn for my project 😦 I guess bad (knitting) luck travels in packs.


  14. Teresa says:

    October is my favorite month also! Hope you are enjoying your new home. I am making your 5th Avenue scarf now and really am enjoying making it.


  15. PinkSkatingGirl says:

    Happy Birthday! So that’s what you mean by “TenTen”. See you Rhinebeck, maybe. I hope I win that pretty yarn. Cause you know, I don’t have enough. Ever.


  16. Roberta says:

    Happy TenTen from another TenTwelve! Congrats on another wonderful year – can’t wait to see what’s in store for this one!


  17. Cheri Litwinovich says:

    Happy Birthday and may your year move more slowly now. Enjoy this special time with your young son. My 3 “children” are all grown up and I miss having them here with me all the time.


  18. Barbara G. says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy the little one, they grow up so fast and before you know, they’re gone. The yarn, that’s the color I’m looking for.


  19. Debbie VanDerMolen says:

    Wow! Now that is a treat. Glad to hear you are getting your knitting mojo back. Have fun at Rhinebeck. Your son is adorable.


  20. dmw says:

    happy natal day – happy ten ten – happy day every day with your men! woh – i’m a poet!
    would love the opportunity to work with the pashmina – thanks for the generous giveaway!!


  21. Erin McDonald says:

    Belated Happy Birthday! I do love that Rhinebeck poster! As for time flying, I love the TGIFJuly idea! Fynny.
    I am 19vesperstreet on Ravelry, in case I am lucky enough to be chosen…..


  22. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday! October is my favorite month- all those delicious pumpkin flavored treats and birthdays for me and my first born!


  23. JenM says:

    Happy Birthday fellow Libra! Having a little one of my own, I can attest how wonderful and challenging life is now with her. Enjoy your day!


  24. Kathleen says:

    Happy TenTen! You get two birthdays this year since you can’t remember last year. I declare it to be so for all pregnant ladies, now and in the future.


  25. Tracy says:

    Happy belated birthday!! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with the men in your life! Your Rhinebeck trip sounds like a great way to continue the birth-month celebrating, what a lucky gal 🙂


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