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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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These are from Calef Road Crafts and are made from sayings in the Cards Against Humanity game. These are currently my favorites. Stitch markers, good things. Stitch markers, horrible things. Stitch markers, animals. (Pigs? Hippos? I don't remember.) Also don't... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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More fingerless gloves to sell at the farmer's market. Believe it or not, these are from the same ball of yarn. I should have alternated from each end of the ball. Yarn: Plymouth Boku that has been in the stash... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
This week Carole asked us to name the things we stress out about today that we didn't stress out about 10-15-20 years ago. While this is a good topic for someone in the their 40s or 50s, a person in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Help out here. Is this an old photo of Paul McCartney, or is this a Paul McCartney look-alike? Deer season is nearing. Beginnings of a stegasaurus costume? This would be a cute addition to a housewarming gift basket. More Hermione... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: kdee64 via photopin cc How big is Africa? ...and then they voted. Net neutrality explained. PSA: don't drink and drive. Cool (NOT!) art dudes from history. Chris's links. Nature, red hot in tooth and claw wing. I may... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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Last Saturday the county humane society held its annual dog walk. This is Rusty The Wonder Dog, mentioned in the article linked above. Those who paid the extra $10 registration fee got these snazzy orange t-shirts. Participating dogs got bandanas,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
And Fiats tended to need continual fixing. We had a friend who, on Smokey's recommendation, bought a 128. Cute little car that ALWAYS needed something. She nicknamed it Moose, short for Mussellini.
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The wonders of the internet! I noticed this in the side bar of the blog yesterday: Where is Oblast? I wondered. Ever the Kurious Kat, I scampered over to Google to find out. A little more information: Welcome, visitor from... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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A: Roughly... forever. Yes, I wrote this on Sunday, but Typepad locked up and I walked away and didn't get back to it until Monday. When the knit links post went up. So you get this on Tuesday Wednesday. Please... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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 Sep 23, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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 Sep 22, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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 Sep 20, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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 Sep 19, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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 Sep 16, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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