As you can see, we spared no expense for the New Year’s Eve decorations:
And poor Izzy was just plumb tuckered out on New Year’s Day!
I got two wonderful surprises! First, this from Stephanie, a knitting friend in New Zealand.
It’s a first day cover of postage stamps for Lord of the Rings. New Zealand is where the movies were filmed, of course. The stamps are beautiful. Thank-you Stephanie for such a thoughtful gift!
And then guess what? Flor in Brazil sent me a birthday present. What a great surprise!
This is Knitting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves by Carol Rasmussen Noble, which was on my Amazon.com wishlist. I’ve taken a quick look through it and it looks wonderful. There are lots of beautiful traditional fair isle patterns and I can’t wait to knit something from it.
So thank you Stephanie and Flor for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
And yes . . . today is my birthday!