Yesterday was my birthday. I spent it doing things I love.

Breakfast involved chocolate chip sourdough. It is one of my favorite breads to make and eat, but I only make it for special occasions. It is enjoyed too quickly in our household, so we can’t have it around often.

After breakfast we headed to a homeschool group hike. We made s’mores after our hike. It was cold, in the upper 20s, but it felt great to get out. After the outdoor fun I took the kids into the Nature Center to explore. They happily colored for a half hour. They only left because I bribed them with a surprise.

After our hike I took the kids to Goodwill and let them spend $5 on whatever they wanted. It was the easiest way I could think of to guarantee some afternoon knitting time. You never know what you are going to get when you buy a taped shut box at Goodwill, but we did alright. The Marker Maker was a bust, but the craft and the race track kept them both busy.

I ended the night playing Knitting the Card Game with John. I won. I’m pretty sure he let me win, and I don’t even mind.

Today it was back to normal. I’m wishing I could bribe the kids with cheap used toys for knitting time everyday.

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  1. Happy Birthday!! It sounds like a great day:)
    As for bribing kids. I recommend a few toys tucked away that you only bring out once and a while when you need an afternoon to knit. When my kids were small we had paint with water books, an Easy Bake Oven, a Thing Maker and my old Barbies. These did require me to help at times but the excitement of the special toy always kept everyone entertained enough for me to get whatever I had to do done.

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    1. We do have some toys in the basement I only pull up occasionally, but I tend to forget about them more than the kids do. I am putting the race track in the basement tomorrow (the novelty has worn off), and I’ll use it like that in the future. What is a Thing Maker?

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    1. Brioche is an advanced stitch, so I would not try it as a beginner. There are lots of beginner friendly patterns on Ravelry though, so I would look there. If you can make a hat, you can make a cowl.


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