Friday, May 26, 2006

38 . . .

is not so bad. Look what I woke up to this morning!!!!

Mouse over the picture to see what's inside!!!

A wonderful card that made me cry. (I'm a sap - I always cry at his cards!) Scarf Style. A print-out telling me some new clip-art is coming from Amazon. Two gorgeous hanks of Atacama Alpaca yarn from Chili. It's so beautiful . . . I have to find something really special to make with this. And four, yes FOUR, hanks of Koigu. Ladies, my little Pea went to Knitting Central all by himself to choose these six wonderful hanks of yarn. The picture doesn't do them justice (it's dark and cloudy here today). Two of the Koigus are lovely light shades of orange, yellow, purple and pink. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have looked at this colorway myself, but I really love it. Pea said he chose it because it looked seem to scream spring. And the other two are in a colorway I've been wanting, but had never mentioned to him (he knows me so well). They look gray in the picture, but they are actually beautiful purple and green shades - they remind me of African Violets. We're also going out to dinner tonight, and to Mohegan Sun casino (again) tomorrow!! Oh he spoils me so!!

I think for the rest of the day, I'm not going to do much of anything. My friend Barb and her 2 year old daughter Madison are taking me out to lunch. I don't plan on cleaning a single thing today!! In fact, I'm going to spend the afternoon knitting on the couch! I might even have a FO for my next post!!! What could be better than that??

38 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

Happy birthday!! (I am so going to use that mouseover trick sometime soon--nicely done, too to have unopened gifts and then opened gifts!) Pea has really outdone himself. Whatever will he do for other gift-giving occasions!? :)

JessaLu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

(it's a freakin' record - I remembered *on* the day, not the day after!)

Yay Pea for getting great yarn for you - and all by his little lonesome ;o)

Cathy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN! What wonderful gifts Pea has given you, I hope you enjoy your special day and your dinner out! Mohegan is less than an hour from my house, how far is it from you? We will DEFINATELY have to get together sometime :)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday - I love the day on the couch idea! Enjoy all that new yarn - Pea did a great job.

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday Karen! (and may I say, what a youngster) - You gotta love a hubby who will go into a yarn store by himself. Definitely a keeper! AND, he did VERY WELL!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!

Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

jillian said...

Happy Birthday!! Good for Pea - what a guy!

Dipsy D. said...

Happy Birthday to you, my friend! And gosh, what a man you have - wanna share him with us? :) He seems to be such a cutie, going out there into a yarn store all on his own and coming back with such amazing goodies! Wow! Do have a wonderful celebration, and I hope all your dreams come true in this new year of yours!

Noeysmommy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Karen! What a great hubby you have!! What sweet and thoughtful gifts. Hope you have a wonderful day!

christine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yup, I'm yelling it........I thought it was the 28th..........:(

Have the most wonderful day! And, play some video poker for me tomorrow!~ and win!!!!!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

WOW! Your birthday is the same as my SP. How ironically COOL is that?? Hope you have fun at the casino this weekend! I'll be the one hoping you hit the jackpot.
=:8

Joanne M said...

Happy Birthday! Remember, you get a whole *week* to celebrate. :-)

keohinani said...

happy birthday! aaaw, that's so sweet of Pea! hehe...sweet Pea :) the name is very fitting :)

Jen said...

huh, I guess I could have just checked your blog for the answer to my email...

Happy birthday girl... This is going to be a great year.

Carole said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful weekend and relax!

Olga said...

Happy Birthday! What fun, to wake up to a big ole pile of presents! Nice job with the wrapping, too. :-)

Have a wonderful, decadent day! Make sure it includes chocolate.

Sonya said...

Happy birthday! What a great haul. That husband of yours sure knows how to spoil a girl. Hope you have a fun weekend.

Heide said...

Whoo hoo! If i copy the shortcut to your comments and paste it into my computer then I can get to your comments page. For some reason the link button still isn't recognized by my computer, but at least now I know how to leave comments. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen! I hope you have a lovely dinner. Your husband was very sweet indeed to pick out such a lovely and thoughtful gift!

MissyJoon said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! What a present, and what a husband!!! Yarn, book, more yarn, and a day of knitting only to be topped off by dinner--38 is looking very good!~xo

martina said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an outstanding present!! Hope you are enjoying your day.

Casey said...

Happy birthday! What a lovely gift! I have hinted to my hubby that he can always buy me yarn as a gift but so far he hasn't done it. Lucky you to have a guy who'll brave a yarn store alone!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday! Great gifts - good job Pea!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN!!! :D
Wow, might I say, Pea has good taste! Those yarns are beautiful, and I think I've seen that Koigu in person, and justabout chose it for a shawl...until the owner came out with some Cherry TreetHill that made me melt...but that's so off track now....anyway, I hope you have a fun rest of your day! Your banner is AMAZING! I'd love to hire you to help me out w my page...familiar with Livejournal? :)

Katie said...

Um, yeah, that would be me that made the above comment...long day... ;)

KT said...

Hey! Happy birthday! And anyone who gives beautiful yarn knows what for. Kind of an extra birthday gift. You're very lucky. :)

Katt said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you ended up having a great day with lots of knitting!!

Your pressie looks GREAT!!! LOVE the wool! Lovely colours.

Katt

lynne said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Karen! What a great husband to buy yarn! Have a wonderful blessed weekend doing everything that makes you happy!

Ragan said...

A VERY happy birthday to you!!!!! I hope that you have the most wonderful knitting filled day!!!!

Carine said...

Happy Birthday!! Wow, what wonderful presents. So sweet, he's definitely a keeper! BTW the mouse over...verrrry cool!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Happy Birthday, what a fantastic hubby! Have a great day. For the record: I know--I'm not kidding--like 25 people who were born during the last week in May--and they are all the coolest people!

Kathy said...

Happy Happy 38th Karen. Koigu for Karen!!!!! Great job Pea. Out to dinner and not cleaning a single thing are this woman's dream!

Enjoy. You deserve it.

knittinmom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you had a great day!

Kym said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wow- Pea rules. I love that he knew to buy Koigu :) Can't wait to see what they turn into.

Hope you had a great day!

ttbookjunkie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Amanda :)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Great gifts! Hope you had a great one! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Great haul, there. There is some fruity-licious smelling pretty yarn drying for you right now - I'll probably get to mail it out Friday! Whee!
xo,
Your secret yarn buddy

Ragan said...

Just visiting to see if you had posted anything new yet. :)

Lolly said...

So sorry I missed your birthday! I am happy to hear that it was a good one!

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