Gold medals
Monday September 24th 2012, 11:40 pm
Filed under: Life,Non-Knitting

Bill Gold was the columnist for the Washington Post when I was a kid who taught me to love reading the newspaper–he was wise, he was funny, he was generous, he was and showed so much that was good about the area I grew up in.

And I remember his word contests: take any word, add one letter, and give it a definition.

My friend Ruth was marveling a few minutes ago as we chatted that, unlike herself, our friend Holly can knit lace, socks, intricate patterns, and chat at the same time without losing track of the pattern or dropping a stitch–only, the way Ruth put it was, she could do it simpultaneously.

And Ruth goes for the Gold!

It’s late as I type and I’ll come up with more tomorrow, but here’s a start.

Yarn’t. Not going to knit that one.

Musht. Gotta finish that oatmeal.

Spilk. What I did with my hot cocoa on my blouse on Sunday. (Right at the bottom, and I quickly rinsed it off, no problem.)

Prolitics. The likelihood that your candidate will win in November.

Windoww. Why I have scars on my arm from when I was eight.

Hamperr. The one with the happy cat in it.

Birrdfeeder. The one they would go to to cool off on a hot day.

And with that I’m off to bed. Anyone?

Edited to add in the morning, squirrtel. What my supersoaker is.

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Hmmm… good little mental stimulation exercise, but I’m coming up dry!

Comment by Channon 09.25.12 @ 8:22 am

Great! When my brain wakes up, I gotta try that.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.25.12 @ 9:11 am

IEPc -when the Individualized Educational Program that was developed for you child makes you want to lose your stomach –

I’ve seen a few of those.

Comment by afton 09.25.12 @ 9:29 am

You put us all to shame, Alison. Love your new words. And Afton, too.

Comment by LynnM 09.25.12 @ 12:16 pm

My friend Joanna is a simpultaneous knitter, too. When she knits lace, she chats. When she goes to the movies, she knits socks because she doesn’t need to look at her knitting then.

I can’t feel that either you or Joanna put the rest of us to shame, though. What we do is good enough. I do admire your talents, though. Without a doubt.

Comment by RobinM 09.25.12 @ 4:49 pm

frugh – what you do to a particularly ugly knit project.

funtangle – I have two friends who adore undoing snarled skeins of yarn. This is what they do.

Comment by twinsetellen 09.25.12 @ 6:25 pm

Sknit – a finished knitted project

Eureeka – finally found what was going bad in the fridge

spedometer – my MP3 player, helps me log more steps when I walk or run

cpell phone – used primarily for texting

Oh, and I love to funtangle, too!

Comment by DebbieR 09.25.12 @ 8:19 pm

Obomination, definition depends on your political affiliation!

Comment by India 09.26.12 @ 7:14 am

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