Why? Because through knitting one meets knitters. Almost 11 months ago we arrived in London knowing practically no-one. However, I stepped right into a crowd of ready-made friends who were warm, open-armed and generally Fab! A few of the guests yesterday were old friends from Melbourne days, a couple were relatives, but the majority by far were knitterly friends who have I met during the year either through Stash or on the Angel Yarns Forum.

Oh and did I mention that knitters (and non-knitters) are extremely generous :-D (although Kai did try to take most of my birthday presents home with her)

Socksies by Kate:


Pattern from MSKS, Yarn is from Middle Earth Yarns - the best sort! They fit perfectly and are so yummy I can’t take them off!

Yarny goodness:


STR ‘Midsummer Night’ and coordinating dishcloth cotton from Nathalie, Middle Earth Sock Yarn in ‘Aquatic’ from Cairi and the scrummiest cashmere blend by The Knittery from the lovely Kai (she tried to pinch it back again).

Bedtime Reading:


From people who know that there’s always space for one more knitting book on the shelf: Melissa and Dan, Jacqui, Kate and my Dad :-D

Other fibery stuff:


The most gorgeous hand-dyed kid mohair from Mum, Fibre from Ali and Nick, Square needles (yep square!) from Michelle, I can’t wait to try them!

Non-knitting stuff for in between (or perhaps during) knitting (All those chocolate boxes are still full. Truly. Almost…):


That football in the middle is proof of true sisterly love - Only someone from Melbourne could understand the wrench it is for a Collingwood supporter to buy Carlton merchandise.

I am off to knit and watch Grease now. The special edition came with a songbook so if you hear me singing you’ll know I’m dancing around the living room with my knitting and pretending to be Sandy :-D

8 Responses to “Knitting Rocks!”
  1. Bronte says:

    Spoilt! :-)

  2. Kai says:

    Completely spoilt!

    And I didn’t get to take any of it home :(

    Enjoy the goodies!! :D

  3. cairi says:

    wowowowwww talk about a packed birthday, everything looks great!

  4. Lin says:

    Wow! What a lot of great gifts. Glad you had a good day.

  5. MoonRani says:

    I agree: you are thoroughly spoiled - - but that’s as it should be on a birthday. I’m a firm believer in birthday lavishness in every way. Enjoy all your lovely gifts!

  6. jessica says:

    You hit the jackpot!

  7. Fiona says:

    A belated happy birthday - what fab pressies! Sorry I couldn’t get in to Stash on Saturday - I had it all planned with my husband looking after the children but then I woke up feeling like death and had to stay in bed - Grrrr!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, my dear! Sorry I missed the real thing….was busy with birthdays on this end (Stephen) and trying to catch the shuttle to my work retreat. Grr (at the retreat, not Stephen!).

    Anyway, it looks like you had a lovely time anyway. What great goodies you got! Knitters are a wonderful bunch, aren’t they? But shame on Kai for trying to steal back her own pressie! (can’t blame her too much, it does look lovely!) :-)

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