A semi-happy birthday

April 24, 2007 @ 11:08 pm
posted by kris

Gifts from elem
My first STR package – Walking on the Wild Tide!
Postcard from my SP10

Apart from the fun giveaway that I had, I had a semi-happy birthday. The first wee hours of my birthday were maddening. I spent 5 hours untangling/balling up a skein of Wollmeise yarn. I have balled up many of her skeins before with no problem. I don’t know what the deal was with that one. 5 FREAKING HOURS!!!! The other thing that made it bad was that I got sick. I had bronchitis last week and have been taking antibiotics for that, but then on top of that, I get a cold. Sucks! Michael (who is sick as well) took me out to dinner anyways and we tried to make the best of it.

I did get some awesome gifts and well wishes from some unexpected people. My sister sent me a box full of snacks plus a gift certificate to blue moon (woohoo!). I haven’t decided which one to get, and I’m also waiting to get my 10% coupon to “enhance” my purchase. Michael got me the Rockin’ sock club membership as well as a Wollmeise buying spree and a new monitor (desperately needed). Elemmaciltur got me a knitting stitch dictionary (always wanted one of these) in German because I mentioned that one of the areas I wanted to improve my German in is knitting. He also made me a sweet arigumi arigurumi amigurumi. I named her “cupcake” since he put her in a little cupcake pastry cup. I was really surprised that he remembered and even brought it to me when I wasn’t feeling too well. My neighbor Riki baked me a käsekuchen and promised a delicious stir-fry dinner next week! yummmmm…. Of course Ingrid sent me that great package and it’s driving me nuts trying to decide on what to make with that yummy yarn. The Wollmeise herself sent me a nice e-card (WOW!), my cousins Staci and Amy sent me one as well and friends Sarah and Shari and brother-in-law Denver sent me emails. It’s so nice when people remember out of the blue! Thanks everyone!

I also wanted to mention that I received a postcard from Spain from my SP10 pal last week. I was a bad blogger and forgot. As Miss Violet would say “bad blogger, no cookie!” Sorry about that!!! It was so thoughtful of her to write to me while she was on vacation and look at those strange clay statues. Must’ve been amazing to see in person!

On the knitting front, I received my very first Rockin’ Sock Club package!!! I was hoping to get the February one first, but I ended up getting the April one. It’s funny because the tag says that it’s 89% merino and 19% silk. Huh? I’m guessing it’s 81% merino and 19% silk. Or maybe it’s 89% merino and 11% silk. Either way, it is really nice and soft yarn, I am so excited to cast on NOW! I promised myself that I would finish the Gothic Spires first and whadda-ya-know, I got them done tonight! I also started working on Monkey Socks by CookieA in Wollmeise Sonne colorway for a friend who has postpartum depression. I thought the bright colors in the colorway would cheer her up whenever she looked at them. The colors are not one that she would normally pick, but I’m hoping that this pair will be special. Her birthday is coming up (a little too soon though), so it’s perfect timing. I won’t get them to her before then, but within a couple of weeks.

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Comment by Jennie

Made on Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 @ 4:15 am

EEpp! You’ve got some great stuff there. Hope your birthday was super fab! Oh and your hubby is just awesome for getting you the STR club membership and the spree. Golly gosh!



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