A Brilliant Birthday

I had a wonderful day at Handmaid, chatting with friends, eating cake and browsing the market stall. I met so many crafty friends and acquaintances, and their children too, and put faces to the names and ravatars. I got to share the exciting ‘pleating’ moment with Úna for her ‘Folded’ jumper. I was very stash-conscious and only purchased one skein of sock yarn, and then rescued another skein later on :) I picked up two beautiful samples – a gorgeous lightweight cardigan in blue malabrigo lace and a lovely blue and green striped shawl. Both of which I’ve been wearing to work most days as they’re so warm and light. I spent a little time on the door, greeting people, and I even learned how to make loom-band bracelets! A great day out- I even enjoyed helping with cleaning up after. Unfortunately tragedy struck then when R’s handbag could not be found, with all her precious possessions inside, and hasn’t been found since. It seems it was taken :/

The day was supposed to end with dinner in my favourite Indian restaurant, but himself had never booked it! Instead he, along with my family and friends, had organised a surprise birthday party for me in my parents house! It was more of a shock than a surprise – it’s taken me this long to recover enough to blog it! I had an amazing night! I still can’t believe so many people made the effort to be there, and in secret too! Stew even flew over from Edinburgh! Even my in-laws made it over. So many friends I hadn’t seen in too long. I had so much fun. My Sister-in-Law arranged the cake – it was so cool I couldn’t cut it until everyone had a chance to take a picture! There’s actual knitted icing, with cables! And patterns and buttons and balls of yarn made out of icing. What do you think?

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