First off, in yesterday's Kiwi review, I forgot to add that there are add ons for lace and jumbo yarns. A different whorl (to make the bobbin spin faster or slower), and a different flyer specific to each purpose. So with some extra money, you really can get the Kiwi to do anything. Looking at pricing, you can get the Kiwi AND both specialty kits for less than the cost of most other wheels.
Second, my child is a poo head.
Last, a meme from Louiz: Find the nearest book. Open on page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences. Tag five people,and acknowledge who tagged you.
For once, luck is on my side and the nearest book isn't some silly romance novel. It is "World History, the definitive visual guide" from Dorling Kindersley. (Nice book, great photos, still slanted toward western civ.)
Page 123 is a full-page photo of Takht-e Solalman, a fortress of the Sassanid Persians on the Iranian plateau. So, going to page 122 for some text...
"Under their king Mithridates I, Parthians overpowered Mesopotamia to control all lands from India to the Tigris River. Mithridates recognized the value of the Greek-Persian culture he was inheriting, so he allowed the defeated cities to retain their administrative systems, trading ties, and languages, while placing Parthian governors to oversee them. The Romans defeated and annexed the Seleucid kingdom, thus becoming neighbors of the Parthians."
So, there you go, more to convince you I'm totally nuts. If anyone wants to play, consider yourselves tagged.