Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pick Up Sticks

We are in the last half of the second week of school holidays - and it's beginning to show around the edges. It hasn't helped that the days haven't panned out as they were (at least loosely) planned. Things were getting a little spiky this afternoon and I went off in search of the kids' Pick Up Sticks set. Apparently it's shot through with all the other stuff that oh so mysteriously goes missing in this house, (such as one of every pair of socks to ever step through the front door).

And then the solution seemed so obvious. I have LOADS of pick up sticks. And ones with extra magical power - you simply can't put them down! I would be lying to say the kids weren't dubious (mainly because the smallest person wanted to play too). But we have all agreed, the concept has legs. The next time the One Armed Bandit is snoozing, we are up for Round Two. I'll be the one sneaking in the wool.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

A creative solution from a very creative person ! Good idea .

Cindy said...

I am amazed that you can own so many needles, you can tell I don't knit. What you have now is a great excuse to buy more.

Anonymous said...

Very inventive I would like to have a game sometime. The new style pick-up-sticks aren't nearly as good as they used to be, but knitting needles would certainly have more body than the new ones.