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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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Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, especially when they are baked or cooked into something. Yum! Ten Favorite Things To Do With Blueberries, In No Particular Order. Eat them out of hand. Duh. Blueberry pie. I have raved about... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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I have moved my blog from TypePad to Wordpress. Please update your feed / links / bookmarks / whatever you use to kmkat.wordpress.com, or I will come to your house and steal your yarn and release the moths into your... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Link hat DIY shibori dyeing. A sheep in different clothing. Sorry, gotta go. Mathematical scarves. Who doesn't love Peter Pan? Knit textured earrings. Wouldn't this be fun to knit in different shades/tints of red and give to your sweetie on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: 037/365 - A link to dusk via photopin (license) Wait for it... We need to know about the mac and cheese. Solution for the heat. Graveyard of discontinued flavors. Geographically challenged. A couple things about gluten. How to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
I captured this video in June 2007 and posted it on the blog then, but the original YouTube video disappeared when Google[?] bought YouTube and redid all the accounts. Here it is again, in all its snapping turtle, sex-in-the-water glory.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Even though I have a BA in art history, I am not terribly familiar with American artists. European art from medieval through 19th century, Japanese art of the 16th through 19th century, and early Chinese art -- those I can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Cuteness. Backgammon afghan. (Pattern available here.) Winter is coming: knit yourself a sun. This would be fun in double-knitting. This would be fun to knit. I have 3,000+ yards of fingering weight Polwarth almost exactly like this (mine is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Rusty chain via photopin (license) Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists. Just another Tuesday in Canada, etc... Self-destructing... mosquitoes? Meditation (audio NSFW). Cool stairs. via TheBloggess.com "The odds of the very big... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Home Made Ice Cream via photopin (license) My Ten Favorite Flavors Of Ice Cream. Mint chocolate chip, aka peppermint bon bon, preferably in the slightly melted state shown below. Best is Blue Bunny. Ben & Jerry's New York... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Zippered coin purse. Free socks for life. Five things every knitter regrets. (Like this, for example.) (Or this.) (Or this.) Sheep is life. Stay cool. Best use of a granny square EVAH. Eleanor and Franklin. This is lovely. "...even knitting..."? Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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If anyone is keen to knit a vintage pattern, let me know. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Fence via photopin (license) 2018 is going to be awesome. Grilling tips: hot dogs, burgers. New movie plot. Bellybutton lint. A reader's manifesto. Also: 53 books you won't be able to put down. Amazing realism. Oops (but sooo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: DSC00807 via photopin (license) Dear People Who Set Off Lots Of Really, Really Loud Fireworks Last Saturday Night, I am so pleased that you had a good time on the Fourth and hope that you all survived with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Seven Gandhi Quotes That Are Totally Fake. My wall. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Haunted faces in the LYS? This is how religions get started... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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The Friends of my local library had our annual book sale a couple weekends ago. It is amazing how many books get weeded from the library or from other people's bookshelves. Kay and Diane squeezing as many books onto the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Ten Things To Do On A Summer Staycation.* Knit. Duh. Mystery swatch. Watch Netflix with Smokey. While knitting. photo credit: Day 81 via photopin (license) Listen to an audiobook. While knitting. My most recent listens. The middle one, Cabin Pressure,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Remember: good posture is important. DIY sock needle holder. Mistakes were made. If only... This goes beyond silly. The previous knit makes this one look almost conservative. Matchy-matchy. . Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Update on the attack on Wisconsin's open records law. http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/scott-walker-legislative-leaders-drop-open-records-changes/article_0b1fb6da-39d2-5229-b54e-491aa98901db.html Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Window display at Darn Knit Anyway, a yarn store in Stillwater MN. Reading -- Early Warning by Jane Smiley. She is the one author whose every book I buy; I enjoy her writing and want to support her. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: DC Fireworks via photopin (license) Happy 4th! Paint color names to rival yarn color names. via martinimade.com Parenting tweets. ditto Links from Chris. More links from Chris. Graffiti *battle* ends with a chuckle. Before hockey goalies wore face... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Remember these socks? These are the two yarns I used: Knit Picks Felici in Rustic Cabin and an Online Supersocke 100. Combined, they looked to me like handspun. Fast-forward a few months, and I decided I wanted to get some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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http://www.happyseamstress.com/knitting/baby-link-outfit-free-pattern/ Pompoms? No, thanks, I brought my own. I think it's an optical illusion. Ryan, this one's for you. Milk & cookies socks! I kinda want to do this. The stuff of nightmares. This shawl is verrry interesting. Rather amazingly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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The salmon are running and the BearCam at Brooks Falls in Alaska is up again! Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Rusty chain via photopin (license) For some, nothing is perfect. Attention, Firefly fans: Killjoy on SyFy. Just in case you need a bummer on this Saturday... Irony is ironic. Know anyone with ADHD? Anti-intellectualism. Cheat codes for life.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles