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Good Mom December 24, 2009

Filed under: Parenting — lostgnome @ 3:19 PM

I earned a good mother award today. My daughter (3 1/2 years old) wanted an apple. No problem, gave her an apple. I returned to my lunch and she brought me the apple and a knife. I proceeded to cut the apple in half. My daughter started to cry, big cry, runny nose and all. She was not asking me to cut it in half. I had no idea what she wanted for me to do with the apple and the knife.  She wanted me to put the apple back together. Sigh.

I went into the kitchen and got out the toothpicks. I cut two of them  in half and stuck them in half of the apple and pushed the other half into it. Tada, apple back together. My daughter was so happy. She ate part of the apple is then proceeded to play with the toothpicks, alternately taking the toothpicks out and putting the apple back together.

I feel so smart.


Congrats Scalzi August 10, 2009

Filed under: Reading — lostgnome @ 11:29 PM
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Congratulations to John Scalzi on Hugo #2. Now it’s not just another award – it’s bookends!

Hugo 2008Hugo 2009


Casting on for Sock Summit 2009 August 6, 2009

Filed under: Knitting — lostgnome @ 6:08 PM
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I follow Yarn Harlot’s blog and she has been talking about the Sock Summit for a while now. The Sock Summit is a conference dedicated to knitting of socks. Crazy, I know. They have an amazing lineup of famous knitters (no, not people who are famous who knit but people who are famous among knitters). It sounds like a fabulous time and I do wish I could be there. Now I have only knit one pair of socks in my life. They were plain and beautiful. In honour of the Sock Summit I will cast on my second pair tomorrow morning. I will knit Monkey Socks by Cookie A using Panda Silk yarn. Tonight I swatch to see what set of my new Knit Picks metal needles I should use. I have no illusions that I will finish the socks while the summit is going on. Maybe in a few years I will be a good enough knitter to join in such fun.

I’m such a nerd that I even commented on Yarn Harlot’s blog today “I like the idea of casting on a sock in honour of the Sock Summit 2009. I will cast on the second pair I’ve ever knit tomorrow and think of everyone there. Sock on!” I didn’t link to this blog because it was empty – how embarrassing. Now I’ve fixed that – my first post.

Love their logo:

Sock Summit 2009 Logo