Twist Collective asked our contributors to tell us the story of the best surprise of their lives. Click on their pictures below for their answers, and for the links to their individual websites.


Fiona Ellis

On the night of the launch of my first book (Inspired Cable Knits) I never expected to see my good friend Paula. She lives in England, so a 3000 mile trip for one night when she hates to fly and has children to look after was completely out of the question -- or so I thought! Paula and my husband arranged for her to be there on my special night and I never suspected a thing. She arrived just as I was being introduced to my audience and I did the whole embarrassing shrieking thing that you see on TV. Then as I began my speech I started crying - overcome with the emotion that she cared enough to do this.