If there was ever any question about that, it was solidified yesterday. My friends are so much better than I deserve.
Yesterday, they took me to Threadbear in Lansing to take classes on sock knitting with none other than Cookie A.. That's right Cookie A., of the famed "Monkey", "Pomotomus" socks on Knitty.com and many others. As if knitting her would not have been awesome enough, she was kind enough to pose for pictures with us.
Here are S. and i posing with her.
I was able to take a picture of her at a calmer point in the day.
Here's a pic of my sock from the toe up with a gusset class. I loved this technique. Cookie is a genius.
I caught A. working on her sock. She was a little chilly that's why she had her hood up.
I was trying to take a picture of Amy and I with my camera. But I failed. And lastly, I caught M. deep into her sock knitting. I think we all learned allot, and had a very good time.
After class I went off to do some shopping. While without my knowledge the birthday surprises were being set up. I was under the impression that the classes were my present. Boy was I wrong. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me, so I don't have any pictures. I'm waiting for my friends to send me the pictures they took.
It started with a cute card signed by all the girls who were there. And then came one of the big surprises; a gift certificate to Threadbear. For much more than I'm worth, I might add. My friends are the greatest. Even though they made me cry. (Which I'm not at all happy about, and have vowed to make them pay for. lol) And then there was the cake. They had it specially made for me out of my favorite desert, "Tiramisu". I couldn't believe it. I love Tiramisu! It had a huge yarn ball on it with a sock and knitting needles. And boy oh boy was it good. afterwards we drove back towards home and had dinner at a diner style restaurant called Cheesebuger, Cheeseburger, and it was definitely the perfect ending to a wonderful day.
What a great day my friends set up for me. I can only imagine how much work it took to pull it all off. So if I didn't say it before, or didn't say it enough, I'll say it now and again, "I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS IN THE WORLD! AND I TRULY DON'T DESERVE THEM!" But I am so glad I have them.
Love you guys so much! Thanks for making my birthday great, and my life better with you all in it.