Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Surprised

Saturday was my birthday. It wasn't a really big birthday, and I'm really past the age where birthdays are a big deal (in fact, I kind of wish I could stop having them for a while), but nonetheless it's still nice when people remember and try to make the day special. I went to yoga as usual in the morning while the Mister took Rainbow to her gymnastics class. Normally we're all back around the same time, so I was a little surprised when I got home and they weren't there -- and they didn't show up for about another half an hour. When they did walk in the door, Rainbow had a stern look on her face and wouldn't talk to me. I thought something was wrong, but as it turns out, the Mister had taken her to my LYS to pick out a present for me after her class. He told her not to tell me what it was so as not to ruin the surprise -- and she took that to mean she shouldn't say anything to me! In retrospect, it was very cute.

In years past, the Mister has gotten me jewelry (which I often don't wear because I'm a creature of habit and wear the same thing every day), but this year he got very smart and decided to ask the ladies at my LYS what I would like. They directed him toward this gorgeous laceweight -- Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace, which is new to the shop; they'd clearly noticed me petting it when I was there the week before. Rainbow insisted that they had to get me blue yarn, because that's my favorite color, so they came home with two skeins in Midnight, a deep navy blue. I had to use the flash to get the color to show accurately, but you can also see the shine from all the silk. I have 2100+ yards of it, and I think I'm going to use it to make this sweater (though I'm going to make myself finish my other laceweight sweater first).

Rainbow also picked out a Stitched by Sasha mini for me (though I think she thought she was getting it for herself, seeing as it's purple).


I'm really addicted to these bags and have two minis already (one of them is my travel notions bag). I think this one may end up in my purse to hold all the little things I can never find -- lip gloss, gum, etc. That is, it will if a certain toddler doesn't snatch it from me first!

7 comments:

Pinko Knitter said...

Happy birthday! Love the yarn and the bag. What a thoughtful husband and daughter you have. :-)

knottygnome said...

happy birthday! what gorgeous and thoughtful gifts.

DavidA said...

Those are great gifts and a very nice birthday surprise!

Sarah Kalkbrenner said...

aww, Happy Birthday. What a sweet story!

Jo-ann said...

It's my birthday today but I don't think my husband and kids will be that thoughtful! What a wonderful pressie. hope you had a happy birthday.

Sasha said...

Happy belated birthday!!! I love that your husband and little one bought you presents together. I love your yarn!! Maybe rainbow was hoping that you would give her the mini hehe.

Stripeyspots said...

I think your daughter knows you well. I can't think of many toddlers as certain about what their mother's favourite colour is...