Or why I buy my own gift in December. There isn’t a nice way to tell this story so just remember this comes from a lifetime of experience. When your birthday is in December like mine is you learn to deal with things that people whose birthday is in other months don’t have to deal with. I have received more gifts than I can count wrapped in Christmas paper or a Christmas gift where the tag has been altered to say “And Happy Birthday too”. Yes, December babies tend to be slighted their entire life!
To get around the disappointment that is a birthday when everyone else is focused on “The Holidays” I have taken to getting myself an indulgence that I would normally deny myself at other times of the year. In the past I’ve bought an expensive box of cookies from William Sonoma or a nice hardcover knitting book. The last couple of years it’s been yarn. Normally I try very hard to support the many LYSs in my area. We are really lucky here to have so many stores and I want them to stay in business. But they don’t carry everything. So this years indulgence involved a bit of online shopping at The Loopy Ewe. I decided on 3 skeins of yarn that no one near me stocks. I had to order 3 so I would get free shipping of course.
So what did I buy? From left to right : a skein of Biscotte & Cie Felix in Hallucination A, a skein of Socktopus Sokkusu in Siffie, and a skein of Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in Tartan. I am having a really hard time not casting on all of them.