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kmkat
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.
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Elder Son called on Sunday to say a tree branch had fallen on the car. And the roof. Note absence of back windshield on my minivan, which he used to move. Yep, that was a big sucker alright. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Lopapeysa and cables. ArtYarns color inspiratons: Grays. Blues. Golds. Purples. Evening glow. Sunset clouds. Flower. Beach sand. Golden sunset. Mossy browns. Another sunset. Pink. Which is stranger, the skirt or the sweater? Kool-Aid dyed yarn like you have never seen.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Madonna and child... radish. I am offering this sacred icon, produced by a miracle in n.w. Wisconsin, for the otherworldly sum of $US 10,000. Oops, I cut it up like the rest. Sorry... * * * * * And now,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: John Picken via photopin cc There are no words. Books on Wheels. Sadly true. Who inherits your iTunes library when you die? Themed bookmarks. Imagine coming upon one of these in the woods. Learn your colors! Best comeback.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
a Forest Year from motionkicker on Vimeo. The sound track is so familiar: song sparrow, geese, spring peepers, blue jays, rooster, red-wing blackbird, woodpecker, mourning dove, bullfrog, a number of others I cannot identify. We don't generally hear wolves (coyotes?)... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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View from NG's writing studio. View from my laundry room window. Clearly, Neil Gaiman takes far better photographs than I do. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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If you are one of my relatives reading this, please know that the relative described here was from the other side of my family. Back in the mid-1980s I received a call that my mother’s brother had died. She had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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I need some of this yarn. "Why, yes, we ARE from outer space." Profanity pillows. Yarn. This is gorgeous. Granny square afghan done right. Need assistance with your knitting? Summon a helper. An Aran sweater like you have never seen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Vicki's Pics via photopin cc Word. What Chris has to say. Why have these not been invented yet? More shower thoughts. A couple delights from Neil Gaiman. Why women live longer. Guess what? More open access to contraception... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Although I have been on a yarn fast since January 1, 2013, that doesn't mean I have not slipped once or twice. Or more. There was that red Gedifra merino cotton for a sweater, still half done. A couple skeins... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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The cats have given my new rocker their furry seal of approval. As long as it doesn't rock, they like it. When it rocks, they scowl. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Friday, tomorrow, is the last day to nominate someone for Knitter's Hunk or Knitter's Chick! Here is the place to go. The rules are here. This contest is one of my favorites, even though I never know half the nominees.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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I decided earlier this year that I wanted to meet a couple imaginary friends. I have been reading each of their blogs -- two bloggers, one blog each -- for several years, and they have been reading and commenting here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: looseends via photopin cc A mini-lesson in color combination theory. Gingham knitting. Why have I not made one of these yet? Here is a tutorial on how to do it. Did you know you can buy handknit socks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: simone-walsh via photopin cc Priorities. Potato salad. Speaking of crowdfunding... Honey, I sunk the house. Hard advice to follow. Let's talk about classic rock. How to pick a family name: soccer. Full story here. Electronic birth control. Make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Don't get bored with Boris -- watch to the end. Also, the next (short) video that comes up: what to say to food critics. I find I am strangely fascinated by Boris. "According to Eisenstacht's theory of the Battleship Potemkin..." Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Edge. Someday... This is one of the most parodied paintings in the world, surpassed only by the Mona Lisa. Anyone have a small child or grandchild who needs a sweater? (Pattern here.) Wouldn't this be fun to knit? Five truisms... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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This is his last weekend to work. As he told our sons in a recent email, "After August 3, I will have weekends off for the rest of my life." Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Leo Reynolds via photopin cc Fist bump for a healthier life. This is what should happen to all Thomas Kinkade paintings. Tremendous satisfaction can be gained from this site. (via blackbird) How to discourage a child from reading.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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A few items I have added to my life recently. This can replace my I knit so I don't kill people t-shirt, which had a really crappy font. Gonna wear this one to knitting group tomorrow night. This magnet has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Last night a friend/neighbor died unexpectedly from complications of a low blood sugar event -- she had type 1 diabetes, which I did not know -- and cardiac arrest. Marcia was a kind, gentle, good-hearted, generous person, and a big... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Carole has asked us for the ten patterns we could knit again and again. At first I thought, I've never knit a pattern more than once! But then reality kicked in and I remembered I did have some faves. Ten... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles