And sometimes you just have to let them eat Goldfish in bed.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009. 6 comments

The Good
This is my 700th post.
Handspun yarn
More practice DSLR photography
The Bad
Exploding coffee pots that spew coffee grounds instead of freshly brewed coffee.
Also filed under The Bad
Showdown at the Toddler Corral
We had a standoff at nap time yesterday. About five minutes after I put my little imp down she came screeching down the hallway. I was still weakened by the great coffee incident of '09 so I did the only thing that made sense. I let her eat goldfish crackers in bed while watching Classical Baby. (Somewhere someone's head just exploded). I should note that while I'm writing this Maya used her Dowa Car as a battering ram on the childproof gate and successfully flung open the gates to freedom. Today may be another goldfish-in-bed day. Please send Mother of the Year awards and coffee.
The Lovely
A new pattern release right on the heels of my triangular shawl debacle (for those taking note, I've run out of half the yarn with 65 rows left to go). Serenity now.
Pattern on sale now for only $6.00

This beautiful sweater is knit from the bottom up and is completely seamless!
Apollonius has waist and neck shaping for a flattering fit and an engaging swirling yoke to add detail and spice up your knitting. The sweater has 2 inches of ease in a wide range of sizes, knit in a sport weight yarn for a beautiful draping.
The pattern includes charts and detailing illustrations to guide you through this fun knit.
US Size 5 (3.75mm) circulars and DPNs.
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight [100%
Wool; 184/168 yd/m per 50g skein]; color: Grecian
Olive; 5(5, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins
5.5 stitches/inch
Row Gauge
7.5 rows/inch
32(36, 38, 40, 42, 44) inches


  • Posted by Carrie K on Feb 23, 2009

    Under the circumstances, I’m surprised you didn’t join her in bed for a little goldfish & Classical Baby time.
    Exploding coffee pots? Just wrong. Wait. There will be coffee at Stitches West, won’t there? I know they say they’re the SF Bay Area but……

  • Posted by Lori on Feb 20, 2009

    Nap time really is that important.
    You should go buy an espresso machine. (The coffee pot would be really jealous and therefore very sorry for its actions.)

  • Posted by AlisonH on Feb 21, 2009

    When she is a world-class surgeon like the one I saw yesterday, or researcher or you name it, you will look back proudly and say you knew that kid with that level of gumption and determination would succeed at whatever she decided to.
    I say that smiling, shaking my head at memories of my oldest and very strong-willed daughter, and with pride that said daughter is succeeding at the PhD she decided she wanted.

  • Posted by Sandra Singh on Feb 21, 2009

    OOOHHHH that BAD gives me the chills, who is going to have to clean that coffee mess up?
    But your lovely new sweater saved the day, very sweet!

  • Posted by marri on Feb 20, 2009

    wow, that coffee pot is SCARY!

  • Posted by mindy on Feb 20, 2009

    I’m not sure I would have survived beyond the coffee pot. Once my coffee press broke. That day, I went and bought TWO coffee presses. I don’t mess around when it comes to coffee.
    Gorgeous sweater- as soon as I’ve reorganized my thought processes from the sudden abundance of baby goats, I’ll get it (if I downloaded it now, I know I’d lose it)
    Not a thing wrong with Goldfish in bed. Anyone who tells you there is hasn’t wrestled a toddler down for a much needed nap- one naptime with my daughter would have cured them of that!

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