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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
The world if you are a dog. Or a cat. Cloned pets. Loyal friend. I need to teach Hannibal The FluffBall Of Doom to do this. Or, I could try this. It's MINE! Drinking on the toadstools. Srsly? Defensive architecture.... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Thanks! I just had fun browsing that site.
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When I was organizing my craft area, I came across a particular type of paint brush I had purchased for some long-forgotten project. ! V V V V V The real nostepinne lives next to my chair in the living... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
PSA: hand exercises for knitters and crocheters. More. I need to stop linking to silly season knits. Tattoo. Another. The knitting tattoo to end all knitting tattoos. Edible knitting. Icelandic sweater pattern generator. I like the Venn diagrams. Mock cable... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Any of you in New England, particularly in the Boston area, may want to look away from this post. Unlike you, we have places to put our snow. A couple weeks ago Smokey was backing his car down the driveway.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Ugg & Lee - Marketing and Backlinks via photopin (license) The 22 stages of visiting your library. Another library gem. Diastema. The many and varied possible causes of obesity. A different kind of homeschooling. This one is dedicated... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Yes, this IS a heat wave. It was -19˚ F yesterday morning at this time. On the other hand, we are not battling 8 feet of snow. * * * * * In other news, I got new glasses. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Yarn: Trekking XXL in a red/black/brown variegated that I have had for so long it is pre-Ravelry and apparently discontinued, held together with one strand of Knit Picks Essential (now called Stroll) in a deep red color. Needles: Addi Turbo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Every year the village north of us has an ice palace during their winter carnival. It -- both carnival and palace -- are somewhat smaller than the ones in St Paul and elsewhere. St Paul Ice Palace 1992 St Paul... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Ten Things I Am Looking Forward To Right Now. Going to visit Elder Son at the end of the month. Teaching his three little neighbor girls how to knit. Got a couple skeins of bulky yarn and US#10 circs for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
How to hang your sweaters. Another little giftie stashbuster. The silly season: not over yet. Our superpower. Cables. Chile may be the yarn bombing capital of the world. Poufs. Iceland is melting. This is gorgeous. Yet another article about the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
The worn spot on my *desk* made by my mouse. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Aw, thanks!
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Dear Self, Your stated intent for this year was to step back from your volunteer activities to free up some time for yourself. How are you doing on that? Not as well as you might be, right? It's time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
I gave The Jokester and her daughter a ride to Wal-Mart again yesterday. Not The Jokester. Nor her daughter. Joke the first. The fire chief noticed that the little girl next door was fixing up her red wagon to look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Sad Eliza Too via photopin (license) Several of you have emailed me to say that the capcha is not working correctly and is blocking your comments. I have started a *ticket* at Typepad asking them to fix it.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
I put my socks under the sleeping dog* this morning while I got dressed. When I put them on my feet, they were warm. Ahhh. I plan to do this every morning from now until the temps reach 70˚. Sometime... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Carole asks, What do I love? Here we go. You may take as given that I love Smokey and Matthew (Younger Son) and Andrew (Elder Son) and Lucy The Intrepid (Senior Dog) and Misha The Shy (Junior Dog) and Hannibal... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
The world needs more stashbuster patterns like this one. Long hair problems. Know anyone getting married in about ten years? Woman no longer knows what she is knitting. Edited to add: Please let me know if you have trouble commenting.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Dear Ricoh, I am overall pleased with the new laser color printer/scanner/magic machine I purchased from Amazon last year. However, there are one or two things I would like to discuss with you. When the first machine didn't work you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
One of my volunteer is to give rides to people who are disabled or carless or who perhaps just don't drive in the winter. A local nonprofit organizes the effort, and we volunteers take people to medical appointments and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Recently I read somewhere that the term "guilty pleasure" should be banned, mainly because if something gives one pleasure there should be no guilt involved. Or something like that. In any case, I think we all know exactly what is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: compactmanifold via photopin cc Intervention. Another knitbomb. Knitting with painted sock blanks. Silly. Never too young to knit. Yarn art displays. Yarn fibers under the microscope. It makes my eyes go swirly. Afterthought buttonhole. Kitten mittens. Apparently it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
I started this post several weeks ago. You get to read my Unconscious Mutterings (or not) as I catch up. Language :: teacher. Obvious :: -ly. Skull :: -duggery. Insidious :: sneaky. Struggle:: class warfare. Unspeakable :: mysteries. Orchid ::... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles