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the Great North Woods of Wisconsin
I am a retired CPA and elected public official.
Interests: My family -- Smokey (DH), Elder Son (A), Younger Son (M), Lucy The Wonder Dog, Misha The Skittish Dog, Hannibal The Fluffball Of Doom (cat), and En Esch The Fluffball Of Stoopid (cat). Also reading, knitting (duh), travel, local politics, and Saving The World. Also reading, surfing the innerwebz, volunteering, food, and (occasionally) politics.
Recent Activity
This sock pattern reminds me of this scarf. Is it weird to think about knitting socks to match a scarf? You will be seeing these on my Monday posts. Texture. Love this. As much fun as knitting a linen stitch... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Fish:: eyes. Dreaming :: love. Living :: dying. Expectations :: unmet. Mug :: china. Jacket :: denim. Bowl :: pipe. Confession :: true. Socks :: hand-knit. Duh. Tank :: top. * * * * * Things are a-changin' in our... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: n.stauffer via photopin cc Mr. Bean and House. Visual pun. Cabbage geometry (via The Bloggess). Thirty-one things you can freeze. So polite and refined. If you are in China, don't eat at KFC, McDonalds, or Pizza Hut. (And... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
I was at the fair Wednesday night and Thursday morning helping set up our local Democrats tent. Covering the outside rain-vulnerable signs before shutting down for the night. If you look closely you can see my signs hanging around the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Just don't try to pet him. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Carole has an challenging topic for this week. Ten Threshholds I Cross Every Day. The usual: doors to bathroom, bedroom. No threshhold to get into kitchen or living room. Door to my office. I seem to spend an inordinate amount... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Nineteen impossibly clever knitting and crochet patterns. I am thinking this shawl could be a great stashbuster. Wisdom gained while knitting an afghan. Best tea cozy ever. Wait. Maybe this one? Or you could just use a dinner plate like... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
This was our group in the last parade. Lady in light blue shirt is Kelly Westlund, running for Congress from our district. Gonna drive in the Lucky Days parade this afternoon. Got a big bowl of candy to throw to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: *Fatemeh* via photopin cc Summer! Guaran-damn-teed to make you squee. And some more. Signal boost. Advice for writers. Happy owls. Public service announcement. Weave a rug. No loom needed. "I will use ALL CAPS IF I WANT!" Links... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Smokey and I visited Elder Son in Sioux Falls this weekend. Did I tell you that is where he is doing his residency? He is two weeks into it and seems to be happy (yay!) No photos to share (boo!)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
I want to knit this RIGHT NOW. Yarn bowl. Even the chickens... "...perhaps the most civil of all disobediences." Yarn bomb. Yes, there is a sheep in there. Stripe gone crazy. This made me think about knitting a Color Affection... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: arbyreed via photopin cc Forty things every self-respecting grown-ass man over 30 should have. Shane, the Wal-Mart deli guy. Have your baby in Finland. Links from Chaos and Mayhem. Moving on. Sixty-six uses for coffee filters. Sugru water... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
I haven't done the mutterings for awhile. Onion :: cry. Greek :: salad. Construct :: -ion. Crunch :: time. Bottom :: feeder. Cream :: cheese. Slamming :: crowd-surfing. Jerk :: chicken. I seem to have food on the mind this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Today Carole has us listing what we served with our Fourth of July barbecue. Since I was responsible only for the meat course, I was not concerned with side dishes. But that doesn't mean I don't have favorites. Ten Favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Wonder Woman rides again! I am putting this link here because I want to save it for myself: the Zigzag Column. Decorate a tree with yarn balls. Or you could eat the yarn balls. Remember that slip stitch afghan from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Friday: lake association boat parade and picnic. Some folks went all out for the festive decorations. Others took a more minimalist approach. I forgot to take photos of the picnic food until people had started to leave. I provided the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: zen via photopin cc Grumpy Cat is grumpy... Strange things found in computers. Found here via Younger Son after I sent this link to him. Anyone else remember how back in the 1950s and 1960s we were promised... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
This week Carole has us thinking ahead to next weekend. I'll give you what I plan to do. Ten Ideas For The Fourth Of July. Watch the annual boat parade on the Fourth. I love this, and so does everyone... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Knitted blanket goes 3D. Double knitting. For a blanket. This only works if you are a size 32. There are so many versions of Daybreak. Here's another one. A nice little stranded sock pattern. Nevermore, quoth the raven. Real men... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: dongga BS via photopin cc Another clarification on the Starbucks/scholarship thing. Rabbit #1. Rabbit #2. Compare and contrast. Kevlar was invented by a woman. Kittehs were... cloned? I want both of these women as friends so they can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
This is my [former] iPad. Those three playing-card-sized flat black thingies are the batteries. The one on the right? Toast. Smokey, my I-can-do-anything guy and a former naval electronics technician, ordered a kit online to replace my iPad battery. Battery... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
On Sunday another woman and I from the local Dem party did campaign and political stuff in the parade in a nearby village. A magnetic sign on each side of my car. I am Jared's campaign treasurer. Sign was not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Carole must be psychic. Today is Smokey's birthday. I shall start with the things he would want to happen on his natal anniversary. Ten Ways To Wish Someone A Happy Birthday. Bake a blueberry pie. Not from scratch; one of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Knitting... glass? This is sooo strange. Another way in which knitting is therapy. Reminds me of an array of jewels in a treasure chest. This looks like something Caitlyn Stark might wear. This, too. Knitting is good for the brain.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Claire gave us the full scoop on the Starbucks/barista/college story to which I linked yesterday. Starbucks isn't actually paying its employees' tuition costs. They aren't actually paying anything. Not one thin dime. Management today admitted that all they had done... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles