We had the party outside and displayed the sweaters she has knitted through the years. My dad snuck me into the house and I stuff garbage bags and stole away with them. So many of them bring back fond childhood memories for me.
Her friend made us these amazing ball-or-yarn and knitting needle cupcakes.
And then I popped out and she was EVEN MORE surprised. (They live in California and I had flown in for the party without her knowing...)
Here are the original "Perriens."
Doesn't she look fabulous for 60?
It was an incredibily fun day. Friends from through the years came, as well as her workmates and knitting club ladies. It was a relaxing time for me too, since I was sans-kids.
P.S. Thanks, Debra for snapping great pics of the event.