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!
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!!).