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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
Boy howdy, can I get into this one! Smokey is a car collector, so we have had, quite literally, DOZENS of cars. I will list the ones that were my primary car. Some I picked out myself, some were assigned... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
I never thought of this. The 30-day knitting challenge. Putting this scarf here because I want to remember it. Want. Knitting is my cardio. Hermione-inspired knitting. My philosophy entirely. PSA for knitters and crocheters. Fashion designers, dreaming up ridiculously useless... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Thomas Gehrke via photopin cc Wes Anderson vehicles. So true. Make life better. Why the Starbucks barista spells your name wrong. A little something from The Bloggess. And another little something. Just as we readers have always known,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Kakadu via photopin cc This is cosplay done awesomely right. Oops, this link looks like it has broken since I first saved it. Sorry. Meet Sir Stuffington, the pirate cat. Yaarrrnnn, mateys! Lady pirate knitted duds. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Getting ready for fall here is really all about getting ready for winter. Traditional fall -- colorful leaves, bright blue sky, crisp air -- means we are only a few weeks away from chilly gray skies that promise snow. Ten... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
At least she didn't attempt an afghan. I always check at least three times. Easy knitted plaid. What it might look like in a large piece. Knitted nails. I need one of these for my Jaguar. These knitted tiles are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Âtin via photopin cc Is this available on Amazon? How to avoid incest in Iceland. "It's 'Little House on the Prairie' meets 'Mad Max.' " More. Why cat racing is boring. Fox bots. This is one of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
From a recent email. Such a great idea! I wish had had one when the boys were little. This might be our dinner table if Smokey had his way. I am putting this up for all you crocheters out there.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
I have been knitting fingerless gloves all summer to sell as a library fundraiser at our local farmer's market. The market is sponsored by the library building committee, and the Friends have a booth there. I knitted all summer and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
You know I am a voracious reader. This post is right up my street. Ten Eleven Books That Have Stayed With Me Long After I Read Them. A Wrinkle in Time / Madeline l'Engle. I read this when I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Why there is no knitting links post today: The Kat™ is lame. Computer struck by a gigantic meteorite. Sudden onset of Ebola symptoms in The Kat™. Paralyzed paw--. er, fingers, could not type. Severe flooding in n.w. Wisconsin. The Kat™... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: @Doug88888 via photopin cc I want the earrings. Some of the Viking warriors were women. Professions with the highest substance abuse rates. DIY antique Mason jars. Note: We were in Sioux Falls last weekend visiting Elder Son, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
These are adorable. And this is just weird. As stunning as this is, what is more amazing to me is that she knit it in a month. The amazement goes on. How does she DO that? Hat inspiration. Knitting is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: n.stauffer via photopin cc Texting in movies. The joy of wasps. The joy of anti-littering ads. Kittehs! It's The Matrix... with kittens. Book buying in real time. This is what depression -- in particular, post-partum depression -- looks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
But first, a public service announcement: Have you been voting for The Knitter's Hunk/Hunkess? Check it out! * * * * * If it had been just one hole, I would have considered fixing them. This is what happens to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Aug 25, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Aug 25, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Aug 24, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Aug 23, 2014 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 Aug 22, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Aug 20, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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
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
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
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