Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Birthday IGK!


Welcome to the start of something new - a guest blogger from time to time. I thought it would be fun to kick off this series today, giving Irish Girlie an extra special birthday treat - a day off of  blogging! And hopefully lots of extra knitting time! I chatted with Irish Girlie's knitting friend Erica and she was super excited to start the fun! 

I  pondered about what I could talk about today. I had all kinds of ideas about IGK's favorite things. Then it hit me! I could take an afternoon celebrating her with my lil man and document our adventure. He loves Auntie Irishgirlie


and loves birthday celebrations!

Padraig 2nd Bday

I buckled him into his car seat and whispered in his ear, "we're going out for cupcakes". He was beside himself. All the way to Royal Oak he chanted "cupcakes, cupcakes"! We walked inside Taste Love Cupcakes and it was like they knew a 2 1/2 year old with a pancake obsession would be stopping by.


Flavor of the day - Chocolate Chip Pancake. He had no idea his two favorite things could be morphed together. We ordered Chocolate Salted Caramel for Auntie.


Padraig slid over her chocolate cupcake to the empty seat next to him.


I told him Auntie wouldn't be coming, but we could talk about her and sing to her. He immediately chanted "Let's Go Irish"! Isn't that a hoot!? It wasn't Happy Birthday, but I knew it would melt Irishgirlie's heart. We dove into our cupcakes and happily chanted "Let's Go Irish" between every bite!


Happy Birthday IGK! I hope today is filled with baked goods and laughs and Irish-themed music. Even if it's a cheer you would hear at a Notre Dame football game. Mwah from us!


To keep the birthday fun going, let's leave LOTS of comments on this post so when Irishgirlie's home tonight knitting and relaxing she'll have lots of fun birthday wishes to read! Cheers to virtual presents!

Just a reminder... Irish Girlie Knits patterns are 20% off in honor of birthday month!


You can browse her catalog of patterns here. I suggest Keegan if you want a quick, cute knit. My mom knit Padraig another one last week!

Padraig in Keegan Hat

The design has such a generous fit due to its construction. The largest size on the pattern still fits a toddler!

Another reminder...don't forget to enter Tricia's contest here. You have until February 12 for a chance to win!

Happy Birthday IGK and Happy Knitting on your new Anzula design!
Erica (kzooerica on ravelry)


@sheepareneat said...

I hope your year is filled with beautiful yarns and lots of time to knit.All the best. judy

Jocelyn said...

What a fun post! You had me chanting too!

And boy that cupcake place looks amazing.

Happy birthday, Carrie. Hugs all the way from Dubai.

Discoknits said...

I remember that cupcake shop! Happy Birthday Carrie, hope it was amazing and filled with SPRINKLES and loving on that lil Magpie. Big hugs gorgeous xoxoxo

GeniaKnitz said...

Happy birthday, Carrie! I remember fondly the Sock Summit class you taught back in 2009.

Alyssa Vail said...

Happy Birthday!

Tricia @CheekyAttitude said...

That little guy is soooo adorable!!

What a wonderful post Erica - Thank you so much for sharing!

alittleweirdo said...

What a fun post - those cupcakes look delicious!
Hope you had a great birthday, Irishgirlie!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy that cupcake! It looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Linda Shields said...

Happy birthday from Kuwait, Carrie! Wishing you a year of hope, laughter, love, health, adventure, joy, and peace. Salam wa sa'aadah Linda

Linda Shields said...

Happy birthday from Kuwait, Carrie! Wishing you a year of hope, laughter, love, health, adventure, joy, and peace. Salam wa sa'aadah Linda