Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Today is my birthday, and I am so excited!!!

Last year, at this time I was recovering from a visit to the Emergency Room, and on pain medicine. I was on bedrest for 1 week, and I managed to make some really good progress on my Central Park Hoodie.

This year, I am still working on the second Central Park Hoodie that was supposed to be finished by Thanksgiving, but you know how life gets in the way. LOL!!!

I have much to celebrate, and have accomplished many of my goals during the past year. Some of them being - establishing myself as a businesswoman, creating my own logo/banner, becoming the female lead singer in a band, creating my own knitting pattern, and spending more quality time with family and friends.

I have managed to go over 100 days without buying yarn. Gasp!! I didn't think it was possible. Although my FO count is still low, but hey that is a work in progress. However, I am still stashbusting.

I have given myself some new goals. I am going to finish my Nutkins this week. There I have said it!! I also joined Ravelympics as part of the Sit N Knit NYC team. I will be doing the "Sweater Sprint" and the"Sock Put". Hey, if I can get at least one "medal" for the competition I will be happy. My socks will also simultaneously count for Summer of Socks 08. I will be working on the Gathered Pullover from Interweave. So, opening ceremonies takes place in 17 days, and then I have 17 days to make a sweater and a sock. Whoo!!! Pressure!!! LOL!! So, I will try my best to knock out some UFO's in the next 17 days.

Speaking of UFO's..... here is my pair of Nutkins-in-progress.

Just a few more inches on the foot to go, before I get to the toe shaping.

As far as more birthday celebration plans go, I will be going to a Thai restaurant for dinner with some friends. The food at this place is awesome, so I will definately be providing pictures later on.

Also, I want to send some love out to my twin Jeanine whose birthday is also today. Happy Birthday!!! I haven't seen her since our Christmas gift exchange. Shame on me!! We need to link up girl!!


Deborah said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful! Another year has flown on by us. Amazing isn't it. I am so glad that you are in a healthier condition this year to celebrate. Good goals for yourself in the knitting area. I'll be rooting for ya!

Virtuous said...

Ooh my goodness could you not give a sistah a countdown to your big day!!! Gish!!


I am so glad you are here and healthy!! I pray for many many more years blessed and in God's favor!!

Okay you gave me a lot to comment back on so here it is:

~ I want to do the CPH....you must give me the low down on it! B/c I is skeered ;op Haha!

~ You can WILL BE a successful business woman! Do it gurl!!

~ I so messed up my yarn fast and got me some Noro SG sock yarn...sigh
So now I have to "reset" my count :o(

~ I am doing the Ravelympics too!! The Flirty Skirt event! I can't wait to finally do the Ripple skirt I have been trying to do since last July! HAHA!

~ @ Nutkins you are so at the finish line! Gurl you can knock those out this week!

~ Wow! You and Jeanine have the same birthday! Yay!! Now let me go over to her page! :o)

Did I mention to you HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Have a great B-day Thai dinner! :o)

Virtuous said...

See my comments wouldn't be so long you if blogged more often! LOL ;op Haha!!

Bajanknitter said...

Happy Birthday Shemeka Hope today is awesome for you..Blessings.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are quite a formidable lady. I am quite sure this year will be just as productive and successful:D

Yvonne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHAMEKA!!!! :) Enjoy! Congrats on your many accomplishments! :)

Jeanine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my twin!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy it to the fullest

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Have a fun & wonderful birthday! You will finish those Nutkins no problem. I think I'm going to particpate in the Cowl Hurdle (?) event.

Shameka said...

Awww... I luv you guys!! Whoever said internet friends are not real friends is a liar, because I have real emotions. I am so happy that each and every one of you has touched my life and I am blessed and honored to be your friend. I wish we could all have one big knitting party. I would have tea, wine, red velvet cake, and Malabrigo for miles.

Harlem Purl said...

Happy birthday!

sahara said...

Ancestors! I wanted to link your name to a post I'm finally getting around to, and what do I discover? IT'S YA'BIRTHDAY! IT'S YA'BIRTHDAY!


Have a wonderful time tonight! I'ma give you some wonderful herbal botanical moisturizer, to keep those hands knitting for many more years to come! It's shout out time!

urbanknitrix said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the socks and I am seaming the arms of my CPH. I should be finished tonight. Thanks for giving me courage to try it in the beginning. HAVE A GREAT BDAY!!!

Rosi G. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!! Hope it's a great one!

chicagopurl said...

Happy birthday, chica! You have a lot to be proud of. You have accomplished so much, and yes you will continue to do so. I am really proud of you and you are an inspiration to your "family" members here online. We love you chica, God bless and many many more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Girl. May God bless you and keep you. May you have all the love and happiness that life has to offer

Kelli Simone said...

Happy Birthday and Many Returns!

from you favorite lurker (although no so lurky lately).

You kick ass. I am happy that you are setting goals and achieving them. Enjoy your day. Carpe Diem ~ksp

Maribel said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lady...You Rock!