Was sharing your worst birthday memory cathartic? Sometimes it's interesting to relive the less than stellar times of our lives. Aside from that one incident of inoppotune timing on my mom's part, my birthdays have been pretty happy occasions.
My gift to myself today was a little fisheye adaptor for my camera. I think fisheye shots are fun, but I am not going to part with a couple hundred dollars for a lens that is basically just for fun (at least, that is what it would be for for me), but for an adaptor? Sure, why not, and you know, Novakkah, frivolity reigns.
Craftwise, at the moment, I am working on knitting some lace (I am quilting too, but more on that later). I like knitting lace, especially when the weather starts to warm up. I am not sure what you are working on, but if you want to work on a lace project as well, then today's party favor might be of interest to you.
I have, for your consideration, this skein of pretty teal blue/peacock (call it want you want) merino lace from Skacel. There's 1,375 yards to play around with, so you are sure to come up with something fabulous.
To be considered for the gifting, all you need to do is tell me about the best birthday present you have ever received. This one's easy for me, it's my DSLR camera. A couple of years ago Special K got me a Nikon D80 and I love it. I keep meaning to work on my photography skills, and this summer is going to be it. I am conscientiously going to work on photography this summer--as opposed to just taking pictures (so I guess you could say that is a gift to myself, kind of). So, what's yours?
I will take comments for this post and the rest of the Novakkah posts (including the last two), until 11:59 E.S.T. (or 2359, if you are so inclined), Wednesday, the 12th. Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post. I will show you the gift each day and tell you what you need to do to try your hand at getting it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out on either the 14th or 15th (or whenever giftees send me their addresses).