Friday, February 20, 2009

Toddlersaurus Rex

Everyone knows that parenting is about insanity, right?

It is insane that I can get pelted in the face with balls day after day, hour after hour and still have a warm fuzzy feeling when I look at my son.

It is insane that my 18 month old is getting is two-year molars in already.

It is insane that I sleep with a 30 pound baby on my chest night after night.

It is insane that I read this over on handknitter's blog and thought "Oh, what a great idea. I love that. I'm totally doing that."

So here be it:

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done in the next 12 months.
- You have no clue what it's going to be.
- I reserve the right to do something unusual.

The catch? You have to put this in your blog as well. Pass on the love!

That's the text as appears on Sarah's blog. I'm clarifying a couple of points. Firstly the item will not necessarily be knit. I'm a crafty ho, you know, it could be...I don't know, made out of chewing gum and Popsicle sticks. I also want to point out the specification that you have to post this on your blog...that means only people who blog are illegable. I'm not running some hand-made gift charity thing here. You gots to reciprocate.

And yes, Ragnarson is manically destroying my house, manifestly refuses to nap, thinks the phrase "no hitting" is the funniest thing he's ever heard, and wants to be held, by me, for 24 hours per day. This is probably why I think adding 5 more items to me (shrinking! yes) to do list is a perfectly wonderful idea.

Ragnar...can you feel the crazy?

Note: Although there are now more than five comments, there are not 5, valid, willing, blogging comments, so it's still open...come on people, it's going to be pretty sad if I can't find 5 people who want me to make them something.


Anonymous said...


RobynE said...

I don't blog, so not me sadly. But I love your creative spelling of "eligible". (I will point out I had to google it to spell it properly myself.) :D

Ragnar said...


Well...truth in blogging, I'm a "creative speller." My secret is out.

Mouse said...

I'm going to count myself out because I really suck at RAOK's that are "manditory" just like I suck at whatever-alongs once I sign up for them and admit in public that I must knit said thing. I will say that parenting is absolute insanity and I think that's a 'for life' thing since I just got off the phone from kvetching at/with my mom and I'm in my 30's.

Sarah said...

Did I get in on time? Because something made by you would be sooooo nifty!

Obsidian Kitten said...
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Obsidian Kitten said...

It is done! I deleted my previous post b/c I was on the fence...but no more...

Something made by you would be truly excellent.

Anonymous said...

Now I've got you, my pretty!
I am gonna hold you to that "next 12 months"thing.

Gad. Do I have time to knit 5 things for others?

I'll make time darn it.


Nancy McRay said...

BTW - I had to post anonymously before, becuz my brain couldn't put my ID together with my password.

But, you know who I am......

Andi said...

I am intrigued by the concept, and yes, it would be possible to make five somethings in twelve months...but, I'm lazy and non-committal! Plus, I'd want it to be pirate-y ;-)