I love surprise packages. How can you not? Especially when they are sent from a far off place and from a much beloved person. Tonight I received this from the Best. Mom. Ever:
11 skeins of 100% Bamboo Eden Madil in a pink/coral color. I love it. So soft and luxurious. Now I have to figure out a project. Anyone worked with this or a similar yarn before?
Kara got some too, a pretty yellow/mustard color. My Mom is not a knitter but she is very attentive to our hobby. She goes to her LYS (she even calls it that) and compares yarn prices online to make sure she is getting a deal and that the yarn is quality. She has learned all about yarn and fiber just because she loves her girls. I don’t know anyone more thoughtful and supportive then my Mom. We are lucky girls. Only thing that would make me happier is if my Mom could have brought the yarn to me herself. Hong Kong is too far away.
In other family news, little non-knitter sister Briana had a birthday recently. One thing about us and birthdays is anything can be celebratory as long as it is a surprise. So to up the surprise factor this time, we went on a treasure hunt. Clues were left mysteriously throughout the night–our activities driven by whatever was written on the paper by “the benefactor.” At least that is what we called him. Oddly, the benefactor forgot to pay for the evening.
We started the night by meeting at the outlet mall in Park City. Our first clue led us to dinner at Hapa Grill, where we indulged in delicious Asian fusion food. Here is the group of us, from left to right: Bri, me, good friend Amanda, and Kara.
Our next clue was cleverly slipped in the dinner bill. After some deduction we headed to the Alpine Slide for some adventure in the mountains.
Bri and Kara look nervous don’t they? Okay, only I was nervous. But willingly sliding yourself down mountain on a slick track justifies it right?
I am a bit of a coward. It was fun though.
The next clue mysteriously appeared in a flower bed while we were looking the other way. Bri picked it up:
She read the clue while the group tried to work it out.
We are a smart bunch and so we soon were on our way to Chimayo for dessert. We ordered fondue, smores, and caramel pots du creme. Oh how we feasted. We look full don’t we?
We made it through the hunt and nice girls that we are, we let Bri have the treasure in the end. The benefactor was very good to us. He may be cheap but he was extremely clever. Very, very clever. Just like my Bri. Happy Brithday babe.
The following 12 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Yo your mom rocks! Seriously. I love hearing stories about you and your sisters. I have 1 sister and we have way to much fun when we get together. I wish there’s was a few more, but oh well. For now, I’ll adopt her friends.
What a cool idea for a party time with family -
Your Mom certainly got you a treasure – I haven’t knit with it, but it looks like it will be hard to resist.
i love the treasure hunt! that is a neat idea. i love that color yarn.
What a fabulous idea for a birthday party. You grrls know how to have fun. And you do have the best mom ever!
What a great family You guys always sound like you have so much fun together!
If that yarn is anything like Southwest Trading Company bamboo, you’ll love it. I made a Clapotis with some of that recently, and it knit up so nicely and stayed just as soft and silky after I washed it. Enjoy it!
oh! suprises from aunt di! what could be better?!? i know your meticulous attention to detail is due to your genes from her. but that makes it that much better. your mom is aweseome. i love her to death and you yarn is gorgeous. have oh so much fun with it!
Your mom certainly sounds like a real sweetie! What a great gift! Your little sis’s Birthday sounds like it was a TON of fun! Happy Birthday to your little sis! : )
You have a great one to send you yarn and she doesn’t even knit! Looks like you had a lot of fun celebrating your sister’s birthday! What a clever bunch you are!
a non knitting sister? what?! how could that be? ;0)
hope she had a great bday! sounds like you all had a blast!
that yarn is such a lovely colour. spoilt! :0) x
How fun! Looks like you girls had a great time, Happy Birthday to your sister!
Oh, you’ll love the Bamboo! I used a different brand to make the “Silk Camisole” in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It has a great feel to it.