Most people would agree that getting exposure to new reading material is generally a good thing. However, information, while a great thing--in theory, can also be quite dangerous. While attending the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last weekend, Little Sir found a new "most favorite book ever," The Banner. It's a magazine about sheep: raising them, caring for them, etcetera. And then in a flash of brilliance, he opined that " a sheep, no, actually two (because one would get lonely all by itself) would probably make the best birthday gift ever--and maybe one of them should be a ram, because they are cool." I love wool as much as the next knitter. No, I actually probably love it more; but, let's get this straight: I draw the line at actually owning livestock. It's all very well and good for others to own and breed and care for sheep, but I just can't get involved in that business. I barely have enough time to properly care for myself and my children these days, I don't need animals lying about that can't clean up after themselves. Honestly, where does he come up with this stuff?
Anyways...speaking of books, yes, I know, worst segue ever... Today's prize/gift/you fill in the word, is a pair of CEY publications. I liked them so much I bought them twice (it's a trend with me apparently), my goof is your gain. There are some pretty sweet patterns in the books, and they want to go to a new home, maybe yours?
To throw your hat in the ring for these books, please share: what is the craziest birthday gift you have ever received? Mayhap you have a six year old who dreams of owning his own sheep and decided to gift you with some of your very own? No? Oh, well.
I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or2359, should you prefer that), Saturday, May 12th. Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. I will show you what I have to gift each day and let you know what you need to tell me to try to get it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter.