All I can say is WOW.......unbelievable. Since I never had kids, I don't see the years pass before my eyes. In my mind I'm still in my 30's so when I'm actually turning 50, it truly is unbelievable because I do wonder where my time has gone. I am so happy to still be alive so I treasure each birthday given to me. (sorry for the split infinitive)
Instead of being at work today, I am at home taking care of DH who's back went out on Saturday morning and by yesterday afternoon it was so bad he couldn't walk. Helping him go to the bathroom ended with him on the floor. He said the pain is so bad it takes his breath away. I will get some knitting done though as I sit on my rocker in the bedroom while he rests.
I received a very cool birthday present from my brother. It's a graphite object from this California artist. He designs many different objects and mine is in the shape of a carrot. It's verrrrry cool!!
As for knitting, I've been working on the mini-mochi scarf (on Rav) with the beautiful Mini Mochi yarn in a blue/green colorway. Absolutely gorgeous. I may try these mittens next with the other colorway that I have. I'm also knitting small mitred squares to make a sock yarn blanket, this one will take a while but it uses left-over sock yarn so it's perfect! If you can't get to the Rav link, you can go to the author's website here. If you're on Ravelry and you search for sock yarn blanket in the patterns, there are several others out there as well.
I may have to try this one next with some pastel colors and make it a car seat blanket.