It was a WONDERFUL birthday!! Thank you all for the many well wishes (here, on Ravelry, and IRL). Special thanks to my knitting pals who filled in to make my day special while my family was on the road!
Rachael once again created an amazing assortment of treats from Tokyo. Notice the sheep...it's made of rice for a bento box; the photo's from an entire "idea book" for packing my new blue bento box. (No, Rachael did NOT send me rice!)
The Krafty household has enjoyed learning so much about Japan through Rachael's efforts. (Panda has already put Tokyo at the top of her wish list for internships/study abroad during her
approaching all too soon!!! college years.) The Kit-Kat will become part of our much overdue Kit-Kat "taste-off", but the dark chocolate covered blueberries are MINE!!!
Robin, my "cosmic twin", spun yarn for me. The color is purple/blue perfection!!! If I could have one birthday wish, it would be to visit Robin and her wheel and learn to spin...but then I begin to think "Be careful what you wish for" and worry about how spinning would "steal" time away from my knitting...so instead, when people ask if I'll ever learn to spin, I'll just say, "Not unless Robin teaches me."
Notice the mini-birthday cake...it's a tape measure! The card, of course, has a chicken: Robin's trademark...however, this one also plays the "Chicken Dance" song! Special K and Panda demonstrated their prowess and skill at performing the dance over and over again! However, Scottish Highland Knits was bittersweet for me to receive from Robin. The book is fabulous, but just last week Robin shared with me that she and her hubby were scrapping their plans to travel to Scotland this summer... and my heart broke for them.
Fairy Godmother and my kids rounded out the knitting content of my birthday. Since some of last year's indulgences are still "fermenting", the skein of Smooshy was a pleasant
singular surprise. Smooshy, straight from Coldwater Collaborative (one of my favorite stops while in the Twin Cities). It's owned by Ready, Set, Knit Cables author Carri Hammett...and now I have an autographed copy of one of her books...too cool!!
Have you seen the new cyber Beanies? Special K gave me the plush sheep. She hoped that Birthday Mom would let her have the cyber code to adopt "Woolsy" online (since she is an expert at those other cyber toys).
It was a great day!
My birthday wish? My wish is for each of you to be surrounded by friends and family that manage to make you feel as spoiled. Birthday blowouts all around!