Friday, May 18, 2007

Birthday swag!

Wow! Thank you for all of the wonderful good wish comments, I love that! I had the best birthday thank you to my family and friends - and the blogging community... This is the first year I really got yarn as a gift, I love it.

My good friend, Tina and I trekked to Galena, IL - what a total treat. I felt like I should have been wearing a crown with the royal treatment Tina was giving me - first driving, lunch (with beer nuggets - omg), a bottle of wine and a yarniful gift!

Lousia Hardings gorgeous book Swallowtails along with some ecru Glisten to whet my appetite. She also got me a button for the cover sweater. I feel so special when people see something as darling as this sweater and say "it's a Stacey sweater". Yay!

While we were in Galena, we wandered into a bead shop and Tina figured out we could actually make something there...we are wannabe beaders - I think it took us an hour to pick our our "galena bracelet" concoction. We were happy with the results. Especially that lone leaf and the fancy toggle.


Then I stopped by my sister's place - she was kind enough to grab a cake for me to take home to my family after being on the run all day...and she and her dh got me some Sundara - Sundara worshippers are salivating right? A couple of solid skeins - I'm seeing the grass green as these socks. The blue will marinate for a bit while I find a worthy pattern. My sister was a little long faced as she wan't confident about the colors - solid sock yarn, how can I use it? Let me count the ways! So, no long face sweet sister - I. Love. It! I really think she was just sad not to be bantering with Jessie over at Yarntini who is so darn nice! Which leads into...

The icing on my day was Yarntini from my husband and girls - what a total surprise! Bravo husband for being so clever and thoughtful. Almost 800 yards of a gorgeous red for maybe a Shetland Triangle Shawl. Also was a skein of sport weight Good to be Girl - good to be the birthday girl, that is.

Then today I got a package from the Loopy, I know I didn't order anything. It was from Jessie a.k.a Yarntini! She sent me this pattern (for that gorgeous red sock yarn?), a darling sock blocker key chain and some SOAK. Again, another wonderfully unexpected treat.

I am so humbled by kindness. It is so easy to get caught up in day to day stuff and forget that we are all special in some way - all have our own gift, it took a special birthday to remind me. So I did not just receive tangible gifts - figuritively I received an overflowing basket of "gifts" this year. Thank you.

psst - I'll be back today as my birthday girl sister needs a special blog shout out - especially since she has been such a yarn addiction supporter (my sponsor perhaps?) and reads my blog even though she doesn't knit - how cool is that?!


Blogger Nell said...

That's some pretty good birthday swag! I really like the cardigan. It's feminine without being cloying. Very nice.

I'm glad you had such a good day!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great day, you deserve it!! cbknits

7:32 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

What a birthday, girl! Mine's coming up soon and I can onlyhope it rocks half as much as yours. You are so blessed to have such thoughtful people loving you!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww. i'll be your sponsor any day! thanks sister.

11:11 AM  

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