Things I Have Learned Since Wednesday

17 Jul

1. Without the assistance of my children, I can knit a sock in a day and a half. The sockapalooza sock is all but done. It just needs grafting, finishing and blocking, and it will be posted (with some extra goodies) by the end of the week. Woohoo! (Unfortuately, no photos yet, as the camera went to work with my husband in his car).

2. The only places to buy yarn (as far as I could find in an entire day of wandering) in Bathurst are Kmart, Big W, and Spotlight (all of which only stock generic types of yarn, heavy on acrylic and fun fur), and Hobbysew, which is apparently phasing out its range of knitting yarns, as it has probably twenty balls in stock, all Heirloom brand, only five of which is sock yarn, the Heirloom Jigsaw in Faux-Isle prints.

Obviously, Bathurst is in dire need of a good yarn store…… hmmmmm.

3. My five-month old nephew has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of saliva, which he is happy to share with passers-by in the form of very juicy raspberries (a recently acquired skill of which he is inordinately proud). Everyone at the Farmer’s Market found this completely charming.

4. My four-year-old son dislikes the taste of Children’s Panadol so much that he managed to completely defeat his father and me (it was like wrestling a greased octopus) and spit out an entire 10ml dose of the stuff all over himself and us. Furthermore, he cannot be tricked, bribed or reasoned with. In the end, we just had to get his fever down the old-fashioned way, with a cold face-washer and a sleepless night.

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One Response to “Things I Have Learned Since Wednesday”

  1. becky c. July 18, 2007 at 3:30 am #

    Hee, hee, greased octopus! That is hilarious. Four is a tough age. They are two young to reason with, yet inordinately strong, especially when hysterical.
    As I wrestle small hysterical children for a living, I feel your pain. 🙂

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