Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Many cliches come to mind.
 'Put brain in gear before putting mouth in motion.'
 'Loose lips sink ships.'
'Think before you speak.'
'Once spoken, the words cannot be taken back.'
'Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.'

What has brought these saying  to mind is an email I received last night.  You see, I have two sons.  Communication with them is limited.  It's a guy thing.  Great tragedies in their lives usually result in communication home to Mom and Dad - as do the great triumphs.  Otherwise - 'No news is  hopefully good news,' Fred and I say.

But last night son #2 emailed. Saying something like this - "Being the loving son that I am, I read your blog.  And it has spoiled my surprise."

He was speaking of the Nifty Grey Scarf

I knit it, then on the blog, publicly declared  it to be  a Christmas gift for him.  Oops.

 "Act surprised," my Mother would have said.  Peter said he will try.


Needles said...

Oh darn it all.

Sandra said...

That's why my family does not know about the blog. I can talk about their gifts (and them) easily...

Nancy said...

Did he at least say that he likes it???

Yarn and Ivories said...

I assume my family doesn't bother with my blog! Now you know that he takes an interest. That's the good news!

Jan said...