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The socks are a bust - and a dilemma

I finished the cuff....it ended up 4" long.

That's not the problem.....the problem was the yarn choice. The purple is a good choice - it's mostly evenly spun, nice and good twist. The green? Not so much. It was demo yarn - and I must have spun it at an active demo, because it's all over the place.

So, we had tension problems....which I could live with, but we also had fuzzy problems- the fuzz factor makes the knotwork almost disappear. You have to really study it to see it. :sigh:

So, it's back to the drawing board for them. I've got some suffolk lamb in the stash that I will dye, card and spin up specifically for these socks. The green? Will go back in the stash until I figure out what to do with it. The purple? Will head over to the CSM to be cranked out this weekend. (I will get a pair of socks out of that yarn!)

The dilemma:

Himself has been...well, he's been a holy terror at Kindegarten this week. Bad enough that the teacher called me yesterday. He says that it is "too hard to be good 'cause they do bad things to you there". I'm thinking, what? They beat you every Tuesday and didn't invite me? They serve you moldy bread and brackish water?? Geez, I miss all the fun!

He won't tell me exactly what the "bad things" are. I'm thinking they're: mind the teacher, do what you're told..you know, the basic get- along-with-others stuff. He also hates his teacher, because "She's old and not pretty". :sigh:

I informed him that it didn't matter *what* she looked like, he was stuck with her, and in fact, if he had to re-do Kindegarten, I would make sure he was put back in her class. That got a quiet "oh." No improvement in behavior, though.

I know he's bored........but sheesh! He's reverting back to the terrible two's here, what with pushing, shoving, hitting, pinching....:sigh:

I have taken away his Lego Star Wars video game (which is way cool and totally addictive.....), his Legos (all 5 bazillion of them), and today he lost all TV privledges. Unfortunatly, this means Herself has lost TV, too...but she seems OK with it right now. Let's see what happens tomorrow.....when, in addition to all that (my removals are cumlative, not day to day...), he loses his Star Wars toy collection.

We have tickets for the Rodeo Friday night...anyone wanna bet that I get to stay home with an irritated terror?? (Herself can go with G'ma.....)

Anyone out there got any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end here....he's never been one that I had to spank...and time outs don't really do any good (he sits in the corner and plots his next move. Not really a good thing).
Tags: blather, kids, knitting, spinning
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