April 25th, 1975 was a good day for me. I got my start in life. Today I celebrate that start and 40 year journey. I don’t feel young or old. Just happy and loved.


T H A N K F U L !

I am thankful for many things, the list brings such joy to me! On that list I include YOU!  When you read the blog, share your thoughts, knit my patterns, watch the podcast,

i t • m a t t e r s •  t o •  m e! 

To create and share things with you is a present I have daily, so mahalo!

Quickly to share:

  • There was a fun giveaway activity on Instagram where you all showed off your desks or “flat surfaces” where you work and create. Winner of the decadent camel skein is: needlesbythemarsh  Be sure to email me dear one to claim your prize!{connectingwithmel at gmail dot com} It is fun to connect with you on Instagram and I look forward to more fun to come!
  • Speaking of fun connections…and open to readers of the blog =) head over to Instagram now for a bit of birthday celebratory fun. Find a photo of Ikaika (the yellow sweater featured above) in any of my photos on IG and tag one person you would love to knit this pattern with in the comments below it. I will choose a duo to give the pattern to on Monday, April 27th when the pattern gets  it updates and the new kits release! Already have the pattern? You can still give the pattern to the knitter of your choosing and pick a different pattern! Enter as many times as you want, but only tag 1 friend per comment please
  • Not on Instagram? Still some fun here! Choose your 2 faves from the yarn photo below and share in the comments! The top choice will be added to the kit selections on Monday! image


Mahalo or your part in making my life fuller and more vibrant!



28 thoughts on “4.25.75

  1. Dee S says:

    Happy Birthday, Mel. Today is the day I chose to celebrate my birthday. My actual birthday is Feb. 25. Last year, after sixty-plus years of celebrating my birthday in that drab, dreary, cold, dark month, I decided I could celebrate my birthday any time I wanted. (If Queen Elizabeth can choose to celebrate her birthday on a day other than the one of her birth, why couldn’t I?) I chose April because my two sisters, my mother and one of my grandmothers celebrate (celebrated in the case of Mother and Grandmother) their birthdays during that month. I love having a birthday during a month when it is usually warm, but not hot, and the sun is still shining after 4:30! I have February “birthday buddies” and now I consider you a birthday buddy, also!


  2. Cindy says:

    Happy wonderful birthday. I have 11 years on you and I agree not young or old just thankful and loved. I like #4. Something bright would be just perfect.


  3. Connie Crill says:

    Blessings to you, Mel, on your birthday! I hope your day has been filled with sunshine and love!

    I like #3 followed by #1.


  4. claudiap13 says:

    Belayed Happy Birthday Mel! All the blessings to you. Thank you for your kindness and wonderful thinks you make an share with us. Lots of love ❤️ #1


  5. We are fortunate to have you in our world sweet Mel- You are sunshine and happiness -you bring light and joy to us all with your creative and witty banter- You are brave and strong and you overcame your disability – Happy Happy day my dear podcast blogging friend -Maloha


  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Mel. I hope it was filled with the blessings of family and friends.

    As I look at he colors, I’d say my favorite is 4 followed closely by 2. However, I’m one of those who loves all 4 of the colors


  7. Rowena Philbeck says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Mel. Hope you had a Wonderful Day!! We love you and all that you do for the knitting community!! Your patterns are awesome!!


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