Saturday, April 12, 2014

I had a good day

Today my best friend and my family put together a wonderful day to celebrate my birthday.

I don't actually turn 60 until monday, but to get the most people together it needed to be done on a weekend.

They treated us to dinner at one of the better restaurants in the area.  Then they took us all bowling.  I think all 22 of us from 2 - 66 had a good time. 

My bestie made both an eclair cake and 3 candy bar pies for dessert so we all enjoyed ourselves.

I got some great gifts.

A ball of very pretty thread to tat with


 Purples and greens this will be very pretty worked up.

My daughter must have done some research and got  me some sock yarn from Pat Fly. 

The colors in the picture are quite as rich as the yarn really is but it is going to be very nice to work with.  The ombre Rose is a Super Wash Merino Wool, so it doesn't have to be hand washed.  The Blue/Purple variegated is also a Super Wash but a Blue Face Leicester Wool so that is really nice.  The Natural colored skein in the center is 30% NZ Possum 50% Merino Wool and 20% Nylon.


Just this morning I was doing some research on NZ Possum to see what exactly that is, and it really is fur from an Australian Possum that is over running New Zealand.  From what I understand when you mix the fur from the Possum with the wool to make yarn, then wash the item you have knitted, the Possum fibers "fluff" up and make really nice thick warm clothing.

These yarns are going to be fun to work with.  Right now my Circular Sock Machine (CSM) is visiting the specialist.  It needs a bit of work before I can make any more socks on it.  Once that gets back home I will be having some fun with it.

Thank you all for a wonderful day.

12 comments:

  1. Glad you had such a lovely day and i would hope you have a swift to ball those hanks of yarn up! Happy early Birthday! ~Marybeth

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    1. Thanks Marybeth, yup, I have a swift, and a cone winder.

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  2. Happy birthday! It's great to have friends and family to celebrate with. Happy knitting.

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  3. I saw one of those possums when I was in NZ...interesting creatures! Happy birthday on Monday!!!!

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    1. Thank you Sherry. It is certainly intriguing.

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  4. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day with loads of time to tat and make socks (by hand until your sock machine returns home). :-)

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  5. Happy birthday! Sound like a fun birthday party - everyone had fun:-) I've never heard of a NZ possum or had any idea they had fur you could knit with. I'm going to have to look it up to satisfy my curiosity.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you were treated just right!

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  7. Just making it under the wire to wish you a Happy 60th today! Glad you had a fun celebration! I know you'll enjoy your gifts! I'm curious how that pretty thread will tat up.

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  8. Well I just realized I'm actually a week late with my birthday wishes to you! LOL !
    My little great nephew, 4, shares that day with you! Hope your sock machine can be repaired OK.

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    1. Thank you Kathy, and Happy Birthday to your great nephew.

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