356.365 - the big 2-5

Today’s my birthday, and I’m 25 years old.

In my stronger moments I realize that I’ve actually done quite a bit for my age – got a degree, written and published a book (!), started a pretty successful business. And I can get recognized in Hawaii! Of course, there’s still so much to be done and sometimes it feels like time it just slipping by.

Thanks for reading, commenting, tweeting (find me @cosmicplutoknit), and generally being awesome. I don’t know what I’d do without my fabulous Internet Friends and the knitting community at large.

Knitting’s pretty much the same old projects right now – but I’m hoping to move up and onto some new ones soon! In the meanwhile, of course I bought some yarn for my birthday – Koigu.

birthday koigu

Got enough of the purple-blue for a sweater, and two skeins each of the pewter and pink – I’m thinking it wants to be colourwork. I ordered a Hanne Falkenberg kit that I’ve had my eye on for awhile too. I don’t know when the last time was that I was this excited to knit someone else’s pattern!

Have a great summer weekend. Mine involves cake!

65 Responses to “the big 2-5”

  1. Miss Amy

    Happy Birthday! I truely enjoy reading your blog and love your patterns. Hope you have a marvelous day!

  2. Chantal Boucher

    You’re right, for 25, you did a lot. I already bought 2 of your patterns in the last 6 months that i know you. Congratulation and “bon anniversaire”!!!

  3. Melissa

    Happy Birthday! That blue-purple Koigu is beautiful–I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

  4. Christina

    Happy Birthday! 25 is a funny year where you end up reflecting a lot on what you’ve accomplished, but I think you definitely should be proud of yourself. Enjoy the birthday and the cake!

  5. Rose Red

    Delurking to wish you a very happy birthday! I think you’ve achieved an amazing amount of stuff for someone just turned 25 – I wish I could say the same of my first 25 years!!
    Koigu and cake are the perfect ways to celebrate.

  6. Joan Hamer

    Happy Birthday! I always enjoy reading your blog and your knitting is great.

  7. Kristin

    Happy Birthday! Heck with cake and yarn how can it not be happy?

  8. Smellyann

    Happy birthday! Wow, you’re young, I had no idea! You have done well with your life so far; congratulations! The koigu is delicious; enjoy it!

  9. Bruxa

    Happy Birthday Laura! Hope you spent a great day with your family and friends :)

  10. mai

    happy birthday, laura! you share a birthday with my brother :) you have done a lot in the past 25 years and should be very proud! you have a lot more time to accomplish so much more. have fun!!!

  11. Amanda

    Happy birthday! I wish I could say I’ve done nearly so much at the same age. :)

    I hope you had a good one.

  12. Beate

    Happy – belated – birthday – you are exactly 20 years younger than I am!

  13. carol

    Happy Birthday. You have indeed accomplished much in 25 years. The best to you

  14. Marie-Gabrielle

    version franco:

    Bonne fête Laura. Que tes 25 ans se traversent avec autant de créativité et de joie que ton blog nous transmet.

    De la part d’une fidèle admiratrice francophone du Quebec.



    version anglo (with translator):

    Happy 25 Laura. That your 25 years cross with so much creativity and enjoyment as your blog passes on us.

    On behalf of a faithful French-speaking admirer of the Quebec.


  15. Guro

    Happy birthday! I really enjoy your blog and your designs. Hope the next 25 years will be equally fruitful for you.

  16. Wendolene

    Happy slightly belated birthday! I’d say it’s been a very successful 25 years. Thanks for your inspiring patterns and photos!

  17. Maryse

    Happy birthday and congratulations for all your achivements! May you have a lot of success in all your future projects! Lots of happiness too!

  18. jennifer

    Happy birthday! That Hanne Falkenberg pattern looks lovely–can’t wait to see it knit up. Your Lucy cardigan was one of the first sweaters I ever knit and I enjoy so much looking at your designs and your projects. Keep it up!

  19. Lauren

    Wow, that Koigu looks delicious. I wish I could afford that much!
    Happy birthday — it’s a quarter century now!

  20. Beatriz

    happy birthday, laura! i enjoy reading your blog and your pattern designs. you’re so young and so talented! enjoy it all, esp. the cake. super gorgeous photo of you.

  21. Mercuria

    Happy birthday!

    You look amazing. Hope the next 25 years treat you just as well!

  22. Seanna Lea

    Happy birthday!

    You picked out some really pretty presents. I hope they are as much fun as you expect and more!

  23. Caryn

    Happy 25th! You are more accomplished than I, since I will be 25 next month and have no book nor business. I’ll console myself by becoming an attorney before my 26th birthday :)

    But seriously-have a great one-you deserve it!

  24. Kerry

    Wishing you much happiness as you celebrate your quarter century birthday! I’m envious over that Koigu!

  25. jody

    Happy birthday! It’s amazing how much you have accomplished in just 25 years. Have a great week and enjoy that Koigu!

  26. scott


    Twenty-five is a wonderful age. I think the reason that you are angsting about the passage of time is because you are so productive. You use your time so well that you notice its passing more acutely than many other people who do not use and treasure their time as well as you do. I never worried about life passing by until I was twice your age. I find now that I am finally not “wasting” my time so freely. Congratulations on your birthday, your accomplishments and on being a great role model


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