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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.
Recent Activity
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photo credit: What it's like to be old via photopin (license) Dear Misha, You were a shelter dog in Ohio who was 24 hours away from being put down as unadoptable when a rescue organization swooped in to whisk you... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
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After 8+ years I am stepping outside my plain vanilla sock pattern. This is Nevis, a sock pattern I saw on Madame Dafarge Knits. I cast on earlier this week with this yarn, Perfect Sock Yarn (self-striping) from Must Stash... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Wow, this week Carole has given us a topic that, for me at least, demands some serious thought. Here goes. Ten Things I Would Say If I Gave A Commencement Address. Although you will receive lots of congratulations and attaboys... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: anneheathen via photopin cc How to knit a lovely scalloped edge. Westknits photoshoot. Any Pink Floyd fans out there? And so it goes. I always bring my knitting. Bicycles and yarn bombing go together in my head. A... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Blackbird Lugs + Bracelet via photopin (license) Everything is gonna be okay. How to take over a small country in ten (10) easy steps. Don't go into the hospital in July. The ice cream truck! Ten things you may or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: 30.01.2012 - Letters via photopin (license) Dear Lenny, Thank you for all the work you have done on our cars over the years, and thank you for your very reasonable prices. Along with having a good doctor, dentist,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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I am currently in the midst of a yarn-caking drive. Every skein, no matter what kind, is gonna be wound into a center-pull cake. Because I say so, that's why. I prefer knitting from my own center-pull cakes to knitting... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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omg, I could write a book on this subject. In the interest of sanity, however, I shall confine myself to the quantity specified by Carole. Ten Things I Need To Do And Stop Procrastinating. Clear my office. I have made... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Even on the couch. What is your superpower? Bird cage dress. Spinning. Directly from the bunny. Somebody is channeling Kaffe Fassett. Um, okay, if that's your thing. Basic shawl shapes cheat sheet. . Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Lussekatter via photopin (license) Google searches reveal what [English-speaking] people really want. Long live the Oxford comma! Photos for the OCD in us.* More on that solution for homelessness that I linked to last week. Have any of... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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"There are no egos in our knitting group." Striped heels and toes, oh my. Knitting by the numbers. This is a beautiful scarf/wrap. Thinking I might like to make this sheepy hat. Dual-purpose pincushion. Tetris blanket. When rock stars get... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Never Break These Chains via photopin (license) The cat who slaps alligators. People seeing color for the first time. Comic books can be awesome. A couple oldies but goodies. 100 best books of the decade. Barbers saving people... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Socks The First. I took these two yarns... ...and made a pair of double-thick socks. Yarn: Schachenmayr Regia Jeans Style Color, color 04042 (left) and Schachenmayr Regia Colormania, color 04070 (right). Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe-up Socks, knit on 48 st.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Gee, wonder why the unemployment site is overloaded via photopin (license) I seem to have been incredibly busy for the past few weeks. Every day I fall behind a little bit more -- unread emails pile up, postal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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This is how far it is from my bed to the bathroom. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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 Apr 25, 2015 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 Apr 20, 2015 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