These kids!

July 14, 2007 at 2:01 am 14 comments

See this one?
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And this one?
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They’re on a joint mission to send me to the nut house! Today’s proud moment of parenting:
I took off Goozle’s diaper and went downstairs to grab him a new one and change my clothes. I hear Girly start crying–the usual, not an urgent, I’m in trouble cry–so I go upstairs. Goozle is standing there pointing at his sister and saying “gigcky ball, gigcky ball, eww!” I get to where the kids are to find that Goozle had pooped a bunch of “gigcky balls” all over the carpet and Girly had salamander crawled right through them. Girly was covered in poop; I picked her up and I was covered in poop. I plunked Goozle on the toilet, plunked Girly in the sink (which she hates) and managed to get everyone cleaned off.

We spent the next couple of hours rummage sale-ing.
Nothing a little yarn therapy can’t fix, right?
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It’s Falk, a dk weight superwash wool, that I’m going to practice dye for the Hand-Dyed Yarn Swap. Check out the swap if you ever dyed yarn or want to. The first round is for sock yarn.
Speaking of sock yarn…
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Yes, I’m knitting, not one, but two socks! And at the same time! It’s pretty fun. I learned how to do the magic loop method for this. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Sport that I got from Ingrid. It’s a lot of fun. And the owner of the yarn store informed us that there is a shipment of Koigu coming.  I’ve read rave reviews about it on the internet, so I’ll probably have to get some.  There’s another 2 socks at the same time class, too, so that’s another reason to get out of the house and away from the kids.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. marti  |  July 14, 2007 at 4:00 am

    Very Cute kids!

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  • 2. lisa  |  July 14, 2007 at 4:07 am

    Hmm yeah, the days of being covered in kiddo shit…. can’t say I’m sorry to see them gone! It’ll be a hugely funny story to tell to their dates when they’re older!

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  • 3. drunken arborist  |  July 14, 2007 at 5:23 am

    and you thought your brothers were the dirty ones!!!

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  • 4. Anne  |  July 14, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Ooh I’m totally jealous. My sis is doing some socks with 2 knitted at once on Magic Loop – I have enough trouble with one still, so I’ll have to wait to attempt that. Awesome color on those too! they’re looking great!

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  • 5. mom  |  July 14, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Magic Loops and magic poop!

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  • 6. Cassady  |  July 14, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Oooo 2 at once!

    And LOL at the poopy days. Good times!

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  • 7. Lynn  |  July 14, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    And this is the reason I stopped at two!! LOL So totally get that!! In fact, I don’t think you’re truly a mom until you have to clean up poop OUTSIDE of a diaper!! LOL
    Great idea to go rummage saleing. And you got that at a yard sale??? WOW!! I never find anything cool like that at a yard sale!! Great find! And your socks look great!

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  • 8. kvvs spoiler  |  July 15, 2007 at 4:46 am

    i laughed and cringed at the same time reading the poop story… great looking socks – i haven’t mastered the magic loop yet. see? socks are fun, aren’t they?!

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  • 9. knitphomaniac  |  July 15, 2007 at 7:41 am

    I always knit two socks at once; if I only knit one at a time, the other is guaranteed not to get done. Nice work though, I love the colours!

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  • 10. Celena  |  July 16, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Sounds like my house! Yay for getting away from the kids to go to a sock knitting class!

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  • 11. knittymama  |  July 18, 2007 at 3:33 am

    Oooohhh, you deserve a major reward for that one!!!

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  • 12. Abril  |  July 19, 2007 at 3:22 am

    That sock yarn is beautiful! I’m still trying to finish my first pair of socks 😦
    Poop…something to look forward to when I have kids.

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  • 13. Jessica  |  July 23, 2007 at 5:38 am

    Oh you poor thing! Makes me think of the time my daughter took off her diaper and smeared it all around her bedroom. *shudder*

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  • 14. kvvs spoiler  |  July 23, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    hope that the past week or so has been, well, uhm “cleaner”! we’ve added an extra stop to our virtual tour. i hope that it will make it extra special for you!

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