Saturday, August 22, 2009

BIRTHDAY YARN!

Yesterday was my birthday. Now that I'm an adult with a real job, I can't just take the day off, but that's OK. I had chocolate peanut butter ice cream waiting for me when I got home, the So Delicious coconut milk-base stuff. It's so creamy and yummy and just a bit coconutty. Worth every calorie.

The other thing that was waiting for me was a package from my sister. Now, keep in mind that she doesn't knit or crochet, and that, stereotypicall, non-knitters "just don't get it."
Once again, we learn that stereotypes are wrong.

Look what she got me! YARN! Really, really nice yarn, too.
I'd never touched or seen Japonica, but it's a lovely soft lambswool/silk mix. Mmmmm.


And... sock yarn! Paca Peds in lovely colors. Colorful squishy alpaca socks, just for me! If I'd been there to pick the colors in person, I couldn't have made a better choice.


And then, there were these lovelies. She got them from Tausendschon, they don't have any labels, but I think they are worsted weight. Hand-dyed, obviously, and very, very pretty. I'm thinking hats or gloves -- or both!
Ignore the gray splodge on the left, by the way... that's Merlin. I had to manually remove him from the yarn.


So yes, non-knitters get it, if they care enough about the knitters in their lives to find out about yarn. I'm so happy with my birthday yarn!

26 comments:

Corrina said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Rebel said...

Happy Birthday!

Very cute yarn.

Faerynuff said...

Happy Birthday!

What a wonderful gift - Your sister is very knowledgeable about your loves, does she want to adopt an English sister?

Thank you for your lovely comments about my Tomten. I'm not a very good blogger at the moment and it is lovely to know that people haven't abadoned me!

Enjoy the rest of your birthday weekend xxx

Bonnie said...

Happy birthday!!! Looks like all that beautiful birthday yarn will keep you busy until the next birthday.

Vanessa said...

Wow, I am drooling over here, what gorgeous yumminess. Happy Birthday again!!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for the heads up about Delicious coconut milk-base ice cream. I will have to try that.

Kaye said...

Wow! I wish my relatives had that good of a yarn-sense!!!!

Paca Peds--that sounds like little hoof-shoes for Alpacas!

elspeth said...

Happy Birthday! And yes, that is gorgeous yarn!

Vegiegail said...

Happy Birthday! The yarn is gorgeous! And it sounds like you had a delicious day, too!

Soo said...

Happy belated birthday! Great gifts. :)

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! (Late, but that means you hear wishes longer!)

Amazing gift--I wouldn't mind if I was given yarn like that for my birthday. :)

fleegle said...

Happy Birthday!

That Japonica is stunning looking. I will have to keep an eye out for it the next time I am at my LYS.

Only tempted, huh?

kemtee said...

Dang, Batty! Happy Birthday! Sorry it's a day late.

knitwych said...

Happy Birthday (late)!

Girl, you RACKED UP! A most excellent birthday indeed!!!

Gingerbread said...

Happy Birthday Batty, my birthday is coming soon I feel so old but my mind is young. You have some lovely yarn here, great colours. best wishes Julie.C

adrienne said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

The Japonica looks wonderful! What a great sister :)

Zonda said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Lovely yarns, she did a great job picking them for you!

Mary said...

Wenn auch verspätet, so doch von Herzen: Alles Liebe zum Geburtstag und viel Freude an Deinen wolligen Geschenken

wünscht Dir Mary!

Mary said...

Hey Betty, ich bins nochmal!
Du hast am gleichen Tag Geburtstag, wie meine jüngere Tochter. Das kann ich mir für nächstes Jahr gut merken :-).

Jen said...

Happy birthday! What an awesome present.

Maureen said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I forgot we share the same month too! Lovely yarn your sister picked out! Great stuff. Can't wait to see what patterns you choose!

Eileen said...

Lovely stuff! Your sister does "get it" (mine gave me a KnitPicks gift certificate this year...after a few heavy hints, bless her). Don't forget to show us what you do with this largesse!

cpurl17 said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Your sister has fantastic yarn taste!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Happy Monday after your Birthweekend! You've trained your sister well.

Rocky Moreno said...

Such gorgeous yarny gift, waah! I want a sister now! LOL

HAPPY BELATED BDAY!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Happy belated birthday (well, technically happy birthday month!!, that still works!)!! Wow! Your sister picked out some gorgeous yarns!! So pretty!!! HOpe you had a fabulous birthday week!