Happy Ten Ten!

Another 10 10 birthday!

It's my birthday and the blog's namesake – 10-10!

I knew my 30th year was going to be a big one. It all started with the Perfect Date: 10-10-10. We threw quite a party that weekend, singing karaoke until my voice was hoarse. My husband and I made the big decision of moving cross country to SF and I decided to make knitting my major career.

I can't believe how quickly time has flown from 10-10-10. One thing I miss most of all from the east coast is the change of the leaves. I miss the deep red, bright orange and russet leaves and the smell! The smell of fall. You know that smell. My husband likes to remind me that in a few short days I will be back there for a visit so I will get my fill soon enough! (Rhinebeck here I come!!!)

This birthday weekend hasn't let me down. My friend Sarah treated me to a brunch at Bar Tartine and afterwards my husband and I took a stroll along Valencia St. stopping at a cute paper store called Serendipty. I was so concentrated on the cute cards and gifts that I didn't notice that there was a yarn shop called Princess Animal in the back sharing the space! Husband had to hit me and point but once I looked up I bee lined it straight for the local handdyes and had a fun convo with the knitter there, Mer!


I of course went home with some birthday presents. The hugely popular Knit.Wear magazine and a skein of Hipster Sock from Little Red Bicycle in the Sidwalk Chalk colorway. Word on the street is that this dyer uses the same base as Madeline Tosh. (huzzah!)

Little Red Bicycle

Husband is also taking me out to dinner tonight to complete the b-day events and all in all, I have a feeling that this coming year is going to be even better than the last.

I love sharing the birthday love so leave me a comment and you too could win a copy of the Knit.Wear magazine and (1) skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Icelandic to make the Mistake Stitch Modibus by Daniel Yuhas. (love him!) (eta: there will be 1 winner! I WISH I could buy magazines and yarn for all!)

Whereever you are I hope you're having a great and fabulous Ten Ten!

PS. If you're feeling generous we're still long away from our goal for Team Nick! A cowl is a perfect christmas present 😉

PPS. That lil' Pecan Pie is the best!!

ETA: Closed the comments! Will pick the winner tonight and post tomorrow 🙂 Thank you SO much for all the birthday wishes and kind words! They mean so much to me. xoxo M

75 thoughts on “Happy Ten Ten!

  1. Nora says:

    Happy Birthday!! That sounds like an awesome birthday weekend. Thanks for the giveaway – looks like a great magazine.


  2. Dianne says:

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog, and you’re one of the major reasons that I’ve made huge strides in my knitting this year. Still very much a beginner, but I’m loving this new craft!


  3. Rebecca says:

    October birthday girls are the best!
    The 30’s are the most wonderful decade.
    You are an inspiring knitter/designer
    Keep it up!


  4. lori says:

    happy birthday, what a lovely photo. i wish i were going to rhinebeck too, oh what fun you’ll have.
    i just found you while looking at the pattern for leah’s lovely cardigan(ravelry). your sweater is so gorgeous, i hope mine turns out half as nice (i’ve just cast on).
    thank you for offering this fantastic giveaway. i would love that magazine and wool too. ihope you’ve had a great day.
    xo lori


  5. Erin says:

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had an awesome day. I’ll see you Wednesday night, planning to come to your class. Birthday drink after?


  6. Snarkapuss says:

    Happy birthday and blogiversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and being inspired that one day I will be able to complete more than 2 finished objects per year.


  7. knitterj says:

    Happy 30th Birthday! Though you miss the leaves, I hope you will eventually appreciate how mild the winters are in SF, where I’m from. I now live in Oregon, where our trees change color, and I’d swap the leaves to see 70-80 degree days in October in a heartbeat!


  8. {JenM} says:

    Happy Birthday fellow Libra! Have a wonderful time at Rhinebeck. So jealous. I’ll make it over there some day. My birthday is next week and we are flying into New York for a couple of days. I plan to eat and walk my way around the city.


  9. Sharon M says:

    I’m a day late, but I hope you had a great birthday-you had more fun in one day than I have all year. Have a great time at Rhinebeck-wish I was going, too!


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