Saturday, September 02, 2006


On my 22nd birthday, I received the best gift possible: I went into labor! Isaac was born the next morning just after 9:30 am at Silas B Hayes Army Community Hospital in Fort Ord, CA. How very cool is that?! Happy Birthday, son!

I remember another very special birthday, much longer ago. It was August 31, 1964 and in celebration of my third birthday, my mom let me hold Sister Jane, then almost three months old. Thanks Mom, for another awesome birthday gift!

And speaking of birthday gift babies, my dad's birthday is September 2nd. Happy Birthday, Daddy!

This year's wonderful gift arrived in the form of my August Birthday Swap package from the Fairygodknitter, Joan.

A lovely pile of tissue-wrapped goodies tumbled from the box.

I was frozen with indecision for all of about five seconds - which to open first? One at a time, I began unwrapping these delightful wonders - check out the loot!

Two set of KA bamboo double-points; size 0 (2.0mm) and size 1(2.25mm). Incidentally, the needles I received from Dave are 2.5mm, so how perfect is that? A very clever little pair of snips disguised as a pen, a booklet packed with helpful sock information, an inspirational magnet, a miniature sweater key-chain, a Fortune-Telling birthday book, three packages of toffee, and enough yarn for FOUR pair of socks! You say you want to see a closer view of the yarn?

Two balls of Cascade Fixation in shades of soft green, two skeins of Wildfoote in lovely lavender, Mega-Boots stretch in an autumn colorway, and two hanks of Koigu! I've knit several pairs of footies with Cascade, and am tickled to have more. The other three are all new to me, and are all yarns that I have coveted. Color me one lucky pal - thanks a million, Joan!



At 11:39 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Great package -- love the colours in that Koigu -- yummy!

At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful birthday package. And three bags of toffee. Yum!


At 11:54 AM, Blogger Leanne said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful presents. I've made a couple of pairs of socks with the Mega Boots stretch, and love them. And that's such a yummy colourway!

At 10:43 PM, Blogger Crazy About Sox said...

Congratz! And a late happy birthday... I had my children on family members b-day's too :)

At 1:39 PM, Blogger heidinick said...

What a fabulous, fun gift!


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