I wanted to show everyone all day but the kids are all here and they, for some reason, want me to spend time with them.
Also, the wrapping was so beautiful. I can't show it to you because daughter number 2 erased all of the pictures off of my camera today. We went to the zoo and I told her that I needed to free up some space on the memory card. I forgot to tell her that I hadn't transferred some of them to my computer.
Here is the cake. Three skeins of Blackberry Ridge wool called Thistledown in cream. It is a singles yarn with 750 yards on each skein. I've never seen this yarn before. I love it. It is quite soft. I have never knit with a single before and I have been considering using my own spun singles but this will be better because it is definitely more even than my own spinning.
Also there was the cutest card with a sheep spinning her wool. Love. AND a pattern - The Tina Shawl - from Fiddlesticks. I have been eyeing this pattern for months. I don't have any Fiddlesticks patterns and no local yarn shops carry them and I've been putting off ordering them even though I am at their website at least every other week drooling over many of the designs.
Here is the icing on the cake. Raspberry Lemonade mix with a cute little whisk. A darling little notebook called Hot Chocolate - my fave. A happy face ice pack. I can't figure out if this is for the kids or my aching wrists from over-knitting. Either way, cute as heck. My favorite stitch markers. I have a couple of sets of these in different sizes but not this color. There are 21 in a set, these are lovely blue with one yellow one in case of circular knitting. They also don't have dangly things to get caught in the holes of your lace.
The list continues with some stork embroidery scissors - blue steel. I also collect fabulous scissors which Suzi could not have known except by some magic way. There is a book mark from Vermont with a covered bridge and a Maple Moose Lollipop. I get one of these everytime I visit my sister in Vermont. Again, Love. Last but not least 5 Hershey's extra dark chocolates.
This could not have been more perfect. It's like she knew me forever.
More later. It's late and that little boy is not going to sleep very easily tonight.