Monday, March 12, 2007

Birthday surprises

Thank you to everyone for all of your birthday wishes. Believe it or not, I look forward to my birthday each year because it marks the end of the winter months. The older I get, the more I find it difficult to deal with the cold. This winter, with all of the strange temperature swings, really brought a new twist to the season. I saw Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom in January and minus degree'd wind chills in February. While that isn't so unusual for Denver, it was sure weird for Jersey.

As my garden begins to thaw, I wonder what all of my perennials and bulbs thought about our tricked out climate. Things below ground don't generally appreciate freezing and thawing and freezing again.


I must tell you about some nice surprises I received from two blogger buddies.

Laverna sent me some delicious Koigu yarn from Purlsoho in New York City -

and they are desperately wanting to be socks

Stickchick sent me a beautiful skein of the softest hand dyed and some bejeweled stitch markers

Visit her Etsy shop, StickChicShwag.

An Almost Finished Shawl

I'm trying to finish this shawl as my first finished object for spring

I love this yarn, it is so soft and nice to knit with. I almost don't want it to be over.


stickchick said...

Loving the flowering buds!! I haven't seen anything pretty happening around here yet.

Glad you liked the yarn (and thanks for the plug, now I really gotta get more in there!!!). The other yarn looks luscious and is certainly begging to be socks!!

Glad you are feeling better too!! How are all the car/garage things going?

hakucho said...

Your shawl is the stitch pattern.

Lucky you with all that new yarn, too...guess you will have lots of happy knitting ahead!

LaVerna said...

AWW!Now your life will never be the same.Mwahahahaha!
Excited to hear about the Etsy shop.Thanks for telling Gweneth about my swap.Nice to know someone reads my blog!
Have fun with the walking boy!

Anonymous said...

Nice gifts! And that shawl, ooh la la...I can't wait to see it's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and I agree you did get some wonderful gifts.

Mary Anne said...

That is a beautiful shawl, very elegant. and the new yarns - they look so yummy!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous shawl!! It looks like one of those knits that you will wear over and over again.
Those are some pretty nice gifts too!!

Heidi said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! My 40th is coming up in a few months, but I look forward to it. They say 40 is the new 30, and 50 is the new 40, so I'm embracing that.

Nice presents you got!! Love that shawl too!

Brown Berry said...

Such yummy yarny goodness over here! That shawl is looking lovely!
I hope we get to knit together soon! I'm looking forward to spring weather in Jersey and will be there in early April!

AR said...

Nice gifts! Great pictures, too. I am so ready for Spring! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, happy belated birthday to you. Mine was on 14th March, and I am 47 now, so will have to soon start to think about behaving responsibly LOL

Lovely shawl, and the gifts you received are wonderful, very thoughtful, you can never have too much yarn!

Stephanie said...

I'm so excited about spring --- time to play in the garden again!

I love the shawl you're working on and can't wait to see the finished item...lovely!

Patricia said...

OOpsie, Happy, happy! Looks like all your wishes were granted! Now if we could only turn back time!

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