Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Party Planning

This was the weather last year. This year it has been raining all night. The fish love it, but Dave is disappointed because he bought himself a toboggan and has been carving a trail from the top of the mountain, down a ravine and into the neighbor's creek. He insists it will be fun. I am not participating.
Instead I am inside, in the kitchen, again. This has been one big cooking season, and I have one more goodie to make.
Tomorrow is knitting and two of us knitters have birthdays to celebrate. I will be 64.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?

The other birthday girl is Marbeth. She is bringing the ice cream and I am bringing the cake. This works out great for us, no cleaning the house, and all our knitting pals will arrive and share our day. And it will be loud!
So I have been searching the online recipes for yummy cakes. I figure something chocolate would be best, and the addition of ice cream always hits the spot. Of course I am missing most of the ingredients, so I will be running off to the store early, then baking and figuring out what I can still fit into after this mega-eat-a-thon.
I am hoping my combined birthday/Christmas gift will finally arrive today. Don't you know, I ordered it myself, eleven days ago. Free shipping means slow shipping, but I am patient. It's (more) yarn and Harmony Wood Circular Needles. Sigh.
Options Interchangeable Harmony Wood Circular Knitting Needle SetWoowoo!


  1. Sounds as if your party will be a whoooping good time. Happy, happy birthday to you. Celebrate this, your very special day. Behave like the queen you are. Sit back, be catered to and enjoy all of your favorite things.

  2. and as the song continue:

    You can knit a sweater by the fireside
    Sunday mornings, go for a ride
    Doing the garden, digging the weeds
    Who could ask for more

    have some great days !!
    Hug from Holland

  3. Have a great birthday and a wonderful New Year.

  4. Of all my needle sets, I like the Harmony Wood ones the best - more than the way more expensive Addis even. Be sure to tighten with the key.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - have a fabulous day/year.

  5. LynneP9:55 AM

    Happy Birthday to you! May this coming year bring you much joy, good health and lots of laughter.

    On the 30th, I will be 54. Happy birthday to me.

  6. Have a happy, happy birthday. What a fun way to celebrate with all your girlfriends and may this coming year be even better than the last!

  7. Happy birthday! I'll be anxious to hear how you like your new needles...I have been thinking about ordering the same set!

  8. Happy Birthday! We're getting so much snow here today that I'll be missing my Tuesday knitting group so maybe I'll pretend to be at yours!

    I have the harmony interchangables and I LOVE them.

    Have a wonderful day.


  9. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Happy Birthday Mel,
    I hope you will love you Harmony Woods needles. I have a set and I am not too thrilled with it. The joints are not as smooth as I would like and they have a tendency to loosen up. I am constantly checking to make sure they don't separate in the middle of the round. I did get a free replacement of one size in the set that totally didn't work. Promptly!! vjkohout

  10. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful gift too. I've seen the sets but don't have one. Have a great day!

  11. Happy Birthday,Melody, and thanks for your happy and interesting blog, which I enjoy all year!

  12. Happy Birthday, Melody! Enjoy the presents that you bought for yourself; I do the same each year, and it's just fun. I'll be 55 on Saturday, and I haven't even picked out my own gift yet - can you believe that?! Enjoy your day. :-)

  13. Love the coloring on the needles! Happy Bday to you and Marbeth.

    I just think you have so much to celebrate. Have a ball with the knitters. You make me realize I should get together with my art friends for my Bday in March.

    I think I gained a few pounds reading your blogs over the holidays. It was delish.

  14. Happy Birthday and happy holiday. I hope you have better luck with those needles than I did. I bought a few tips and cables to try them and had trouble with them unscrewing while knitting (maybe cause I'm a lefty) and the tips broke. I love their fixed tipped cables.

  15. Celeste Wegner10:44 PM

    Happy Birthday, cousin Melody

  16. Happy Birthday I hope you have a great day, I am fast approaching the same number as you, I hope they still keeping feeding me
    I have some of the Harmony Needles love knitting with them but find them frustrating at times as they tend to unwind at the join unfortunately

  17. Dear Melody, with the Rhythm Kings' song dedicated to you I send birthday wishes and hugs from rainy Germany - all the best to you and your boys !
    PS: We've seen Macca on Dec1, he was fabulous as always, the older ( over 70 ) the better ! Yeah !

  18. Sharon9:49 AM

    Happy Birthday Melody! Sounds like it will be a fabulous day of celebration for you.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!

  20. Belated Birthday Greetings!!! I hope the party was a success and your gift arrived in time. Thanks for always being a bright spot to land and read.

  21. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Much Birthday Greetings to you Melody! Hope it was a wonderful day for you and your friends. Many happy returns!

  22. Happy Birthday Melody! I hope you're having a fabulous day!

    I must tell you that Dave's toboggan trail sounds like a lot of fun to me. It brings back childhood memories of visiting my Uncle's house in Pennsylvania. Please share his Toboggan Escapades when they take place. I look forward to it! D~~~~

  23. Annie9:49 PM

    Happy Birthday, Melody! I love seeing all your bright and cheerful quilts! And your knitting with beautiful colors!

  24. Happy birthday! I also have this set, but in metal. I like them, but they can unscrew, but mostly they stay put. I love knowing I have most of the sizes i'll ever need. I also ordered 2 40" cables for knitting two socks at once. Enjoy your new set!


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