My birthday extravagaza started yesterday with a fabulous party with family and friends. Kevin very kindly cooked scrumptuous crabcakes and risotto for my mom, Granny, Marilyn (a friend/customer from the shop), Ricki, Ann and Nancy. Rinaldo and the boys came too. Happy Birthday Avery! Nancy also brought my favorite carrot cake–Lloyds! There was even a phone call from Paris wishing a Bonne Anniversaire.
It was a relaxing afternoon of knitting, chatting and eating. The kids got along well–young and old. And when you invite knitters over for birthday celebrations–you get knitterly related gifts. There was a hysterical gag gift from Granny as well. She is a nut and never dull. Gifts included Cherry Tree Hill Merino Lace, notecards, a purse that will look divine in Paris, a signed Margaret Stove book, Shetland Wool from the Tomato Factory, a knitting figurine, hand painted alpaca, an emergency sock kit, candle, one Loskins sock, Seacoast Superwash sock wool, a handmade card, wine and an adorable birthday cake tape measure.
Tomorrow I turn 37 and I feel very blessed and fortunate to have a loving family, wonderful friends and much laughter.