Daily Archives: February 18, 2008

Double Digits!

No, not the temperature — it’s not a weather post for once (though we’ve had our share of weather, check out Wisconsin knit-bloggers galore).

No, the Gothlet turned the big 1-0 yesterday!


Now, there are likely only a few who have had a busful of knitters and crocheters sing them “Happy Birthday”, but the Gothlet is among those select few, having had that honor at the Knit Out and Crochet 2008 this last weekend! We had a great time (more about the meeting up on my part, and I’ll tell you all about that in my next post), but today it’s all about the girl!

This is one of her favorite T-shirts, and it kind of sums her up:


Cute on the surface — but dark, and enjoys taking people aback. Deb, seeing her Saturday, commented that she was hiding her Goth tendencies well; but here she was that evening, showing more her true colors!


(T-shirt says “Born 2 Knit”! Skull with flaming needles through the eyes, if you can’t quite see. Plus cool skull ballet flats with bows. Accessorized with the shiny puppy pajama bottoms, of course.)

So the birthday kind of extended over 48 hours, as she got to ride the Mall of America rides,


(wearing her new Snoopy sweatshirt, “Boogie Down”), go swimming, sleep in (very important!), visit the Como Conservatory,



where she got a slightly eerie message:



then went to brunch with two uncles and an aunt, then to Café Latté


to pick out a scrumptious chocolate chocolate birthday cake, then back home to a birthday dinner, Chinese by request, with a birthday ‘cocktail’


complete with candle!, then to Grandma (who’s recovering day by day) and Grandpa’s to enjoy cake and ice cream and presents. Wow, what a weekend!

Happy Birthday, no longer my Baby!

You totally rock!