Wednesday, April 08, 2009


To everyone who left birthday wishes: Thanks much, they are appreciated!

I have gotten a couple of packages in the mail, one wasn't a birthday gift per se but very welcome in my 'birthday season' (as Nadine likes to call it) nonetheless.

First up a book I was drooling over at amazon and it was lingering in my shopping cart for a long while, but now Stephanie (that Stephanie!) sent me her book personally, which I am so thankful for because the patterns are just b e a u t i f u l! I want to knit almost all of them!

She even signed the book and included some sock yarn from Tausendschön - colourway "Pfingstrose". Now I just have to find the perfect pattern for it.

There were also not one

but two cardis for Egg, and socks! Samples from one of her other books - she's a very prolific designer!

Danke schön, liebe Steffi!!

Nadine sent me birthday gifts:


Ink! Colourway 'Avocado'. She and I have a thing about inks with 'edible names'. Apparently those are the only colours we really like.

Sweets - Torrone and Bonbons.

Cute little labels to put in my knitting - or elsewhere if I feel like it.

A notebook for my ideas. (If I ever have them again.)

And felted beads. I'm sure I'll find something to do with them.

Thank you so much, my dear!

And, last but not least, here's a gratuitous shot of Egg and I at ariadne today. We went there after her 6 month check up (she got a shot and didn't cry!) and we learned that she weighs 8.140 grams and measures 64 cm (which I don't believe, when we measure her at home we get at least 69 cm!!).


CT said...

Lucky girl! happy birthday!!!

Egg looks so pretty in this photo! and so do you!

Glad you received such nice presents! can't wait to see what you do with the yarn

Monika said...

I have Stephanie's book too, and it's a great one to have. The Mother and daughter photo is adorable!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What great birthday presents Mona!

Hope you're having a great trip, and see you when you get back!

Mackie misses Hannah!

Kate said...

I'm sorry! i didn't know! and i think i even emailed you that day.
happy belated birthday.