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June 15, 2010

From Sally — Wishing My Sister a Happy Birthday!

Filed under: Back Story,Counterpane Blouse — surly @ 9:24 am


Yes, my big sister celebrates her birthday today!  Susan has always been my guardian angel and protector, my confidante, my best friend, and my favorite knitter.

Please join me in wishing her the happiest of birthdays. I wish we were off on some fabulous knitting jaunt together today, but we aren’t, Blanche.

As for knitting, I have had very little time to knit lately, and the time I have had has been devoted to my stealth knitting. I have managed to pick up my Counterpane Blouse here and there. This is a simple, quick knit. I should have finished it by now, but I haven’t. I like what I’ve got so far, and once it’s washed and blocked so that the yarn softens and the stitches even out, I think I’ll be happy with it. Here are some not-so-great progress shots.

PS From Susan — Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes (and on the right day!!).  I received this card from Dad:


Uh, thanks?!?

The Counterpane is looking great.  I’ll update people on my Alexandria fiasco soon.


  1. Happy Birthday to Susan! I started reading your blog recently, and I really enjoy it! The counterpane sweater is going to be beautiful! Have a great day! 🙂

    Comment by Christina Bieloh — June 15, 2010 @ 11:14 am

  2. It’s my son’s birthday, too! Happy Birthday to two of my favorite people!

    Comment by Kathy Filkins — June 15, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

  3. Happy Birthday, dear Susan.
    Have a funny and sunny day.

    Best wishes
    Nadja from Germany

    Comment by Nadja — June 15, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

  4. Happy Birthday Susan! I hope your birthday is as nice as you are!

    Comment by Debbie B — June 15, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  5. LOVE the card! What a hoot! Happy birthday to you, Susan! I hope your day is a wonderful celebration — and the rest of the year filled with all the things you like best. 🙂

    Comment by Kym — June 15, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

  6. Happy Day!! I think I’ve fallen in love with your Dad! HA!

    Comment by Sue J — June 15, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

  7. Happy happy birthday, dear Susan! xox

    Comment by Romi — June 15, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

  8. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Day Dear Susan. Happy Birthday to you!!!! And many more!

    Comment by Jane — June 15, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

  9. Happy Birthday!

    Comment by jess — June 15, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

  10. Yay for the Birthday Girl!!! Have a very happy one.

    (And yay for Sally letting us know!)

    Comment by twinsetjan — June 15, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

  11. hahahahah gotta love a dad with a sense of humor! Happy Birthday!

    Comment by Michelle — June 15, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

  12. Happy Birthday Susan! Hope you gets lot of yarn for pressies!

    Comment by Penny — June 15, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

  13. Susan,
    Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope that you have a super day filled with lots of knitting and a waitstaff to go with it!

    Comment by Kim — June 15, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

  14. Happy Birthday Susan. I hope you called your birthday a national holiday and spent it doing something knitterly.

    Comment by swtrknttr — June 15, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

  15. Happy Birthday! I hope it involved something nice and wooly.

    Comment by twinsetellen — June 15, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

  16. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day!

    Comment by Evie — June 16, 2010 @ 12:01 am

  17. Happy Birthday to Susan — The blouse is adorable (quick easy knit? For you, maybe) and I love the card — funny!

    Comment by pam — June 16, 2010 @ 1:20 am

  18. Happy belated Birthday, Susan. Alexandria fiasco? Say it ain’t so.

    Sally, love the top. Your not so great progress shots look just fine. I predict it is going to be a much loved part of your wardrobe.

    Comment by Needles — June 16, 2010 @ 7:54 am

  19. Funny card, hope you had a great day!

    Comment by Cathy in Eau Claire — June 16, 2010 @ 9:00 am

  20. Happy birthday! I do love that genre of cards. I can almost never predict the punchline.

    Uh oh on Alexandria.

    Comment by Laurie — June 16, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

  21. Happy Birthday Susan!

    Comment by victoria — June 16, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  22. Hope your birthday was great Susan. Happy belated Birthday from Canada.

    Love your dad’s card.

    Comment by Annie C — June 21, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

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