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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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photo credit: rkramer62 via photopin cc Twenty years of mergers and acquisitions, from 1993 to 2013. A surprisingly simple solution to homelessness. The dog remembers. A field guide to the American sandwich. A short summary of the book everyone is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
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I need to make this sock pattern. We knitters are all about breaking gender stereotypes. I am putting this here so I can find it later. Color wheel! A knitter's blessing. I am currently fascinated by bias knitting. The warmest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: rainbow via photopin (license) An amazing story. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Ten Everyday Things That Delight Me. The sound of peepers in the spring. I heard them on Saturday for the first time this year. My morning latte. The feel of yarn in my hands. Rubbing my face in Hannibal The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: weenah3 via photopin cc These are adorable. I can check 6 7 out of 8. How to keep your knee socks up. I never thought I would say that a chair is cute. Does a cat need a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Example of "sometimes not". Oh, sure, that looks like one completed sock and one done nearly to the heel. But it is not. It is one completed sock and another in the process of being frogged back to its roots.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Grant MacDonald via photopin cc Stuffed ravioli with dead souls. Sales of organic food have more than tripled in the decade ending 2013. Now there is a supply problem. I would go to this dentist. . Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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The wood ducks were passing through last weekend. It was difficult to count them because they kept doing this and disappearing under the water. I spotted this today. For a second I thought it was a maze in the woods.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Picnic season approaches! This one sent me scurrying to Ravelry and thence to Amazon to buy the book. She's gonna be ready. Nice stash! I need this on a t-shirt. Knitting saves hearts. Knitting is often about letting go. Sorry,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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I have become rather obsessed with mahjong on my computer and my iPad. I used to have it on my Windows box back in the day, but that was a downloaded program; this is online. Who knows what nasty stuff... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Strung up 32/365 2013 via photopin (license) Garage sale. Sure, a degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish literature qualifies her to be a science writer. Caution: extreme adorableness ahead. Good advice. She explains a bit. Links from Chaos... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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One day a couple weeks ago Smokey was taking a nap and I was doing crosswords on my iPad while keeping him company. As I figured out the three-letter word for a particular lyricist ("IRA"), my mind wandered to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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We went to see Emo Phillips in concert at the St Croix Casino. Free show! We got there early. Great seats! Emo is Smokey's favorite comedian on the planet, so there was no way we would miss this show. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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My Ten Favorite Sandwiches. Hot pastrami on rye. No lettuce, no tomato, no mustard, no mayo, no cheese. Just the hot pastrami and the rye bread, please. The last couple years I was working, this, plus a generous scoop of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Apparently the silly season applies to male patterns, too. More silly. It may be silly, but at least it has pockets. Awesome cabled sock. Morse code scarf. I am not usually a fan of knitted toys, but the details that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Three Four more pairs of fingerless gloves for the library's sale booth next summer. All are fingering weight yarn, double stranded, 40 st, and the first three are 3x1 rib. Pair The First: Knit Picks Felici in Mountain Stream and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: The Big Day by MedusaJewellery via photopin (license) Word clock. Thanks, Ryan! The tide came in "...at the speed of a galloping horse." "Doctors are not allowed to grieve." More sad news about doctors. Oh, pooh. Notifly is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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When we had to dig up the septic tank last fall I worried about my daffodil bulbs, which were right in the line of fire, so to speak. Looks like they may have come through ok, although a bit rearranged. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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When I was a child, I did not like cheese (among a number of foods; I used to be a picky eater). That has changed somewhat. Ten Favorite Kinds Of Cheese. Vermont white cheddar. Years ago we were on a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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There are days when any of us might like to wear this. That sweater whose colors I like and that I linked to last week is nearly done. I think I will start calling my laundry/craft room my woman cave.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Chain and anchor shop via photopin (license) Example of a bad week. Kitteh is havin' a bad day, too. I <3 Neil Gaiman. FOD on the runway! Chaos theory, the golden mean, and strange attractors. (Link fixed now.)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: What it's like to be old via photopin (license) Dear Keith and Mike and The Other Guy Whose Name I Do Not Know, Thank you for coming so swiftly to save my husband's life on Sunday. I knew... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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When I showed this to Smokey, he began singing, Round, round, gitaround / I git around. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Let me preface this by saying that it is an accepted fact that the thing we dislike about someone is the opposite face of the thing we love about them. Case in point: Smokey is tender-hearted about animals and has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Carole has given us a fun challenge this week: what would we buy if we found a pot of gold. She didn't specify exactly how big the pot was, or what the price of gold was when we found it,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles