I have to say I love having a boy who says "as a birthday and thank you for helping me present, we can go to Hobbycraft, and you can pick out exactly what you want, and I will then pay for it!" Surprise, surprise I did some extreme shopping:
Also for birthday gifts I got *mumbles* a Hello Kitty colouring book and pencils *mumbles,* and a free birthday pattern from MinKnit designs! I picked the Poetry Anklets pattern, as I've wanted to make these for ages.
And finally, my present to myself is in the post. 5 balls of Sirdar Snuggly Crofter and a pattern book, so I can make my Goddaughter a jumper for her Christening on 7th August.
I promise there has actually been knitting occurring this past week, and there will be progress picture soon! And I got my first choice dissertation topic: "Human Placental Vascular Dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes: Causes and Consequences"