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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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We have had fog for nearly a week, unusual around here. Some days it burns off, but on others it lasts all day. It makes driving a bit hazardous. But it is oh, so hauntingly beautiful. If the temperature is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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This week's topic is sooo easy, since we just finished drafting our Christmas letter. The 2014 letter is in the form of a newsletter and I will give you its ten headlines, plus the paragraph about each one. It's like... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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You have been warned. The Pantone 2015 color of the year in yarn. NSFW embroidery. Judes' Christmas sweater. Magical knitting. Quick tip: dress your sheep in a holiday sweater. Knit a tiny Christmas tree. Stranded cables, y'all! Felted pencils. If... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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On Saturday the library Friends had a craft & bake sale. The bake sale was a huge success, the craft sale rather less. I had eight pairs of fingerless gloves there but none sold. This was a bit discouraging after... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Chapendra via photopin cc Poor Daisy. Nativity scene... with Coke. This would have worked with me. via TheBloggess. Little-known animal facts. The Pantone 2015 color of the year and a few past years. The Oatmeal writes about email.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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See Perceval The Energetic is visiting for the week while a Younger Son does a storage network install at the FAA in Oklahoma City. Ser Percy is very aware of our two cats, and our two cats stay well away... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
This week Carole wants us to set our music player to "shuffle all" and tell you what comes up. Sounds like fun!* Ten On Tuesday: Shuffled From iTunes. A Hard Day's Night / The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night. Little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Leprechaun mittens. Putting this sweater here so I remember it. This cabled sweater is what led me to it. Nope, I didn't make dinner either. Food-safe dyeing: with coffee or tea. Or food coloring or Kool Aid. Somewhat more advanced... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Fantasy :: land. Square one :: beginning. Impostors :: fakers. Hydrate :: drink! Card :: games. Respects :: pay your. Big city :: bright lights. Alert :: DefCon 5. Scrabble :: game. Neighborhood :: These are the people in your.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: only alice via photopin cc No lift-off yet. Richard Scarry's Busy Town updated. The no-growth business plan. The anatomy of a wasp. Glitches in the matrix. Biodegradable drones. Another one for you aviation enthusiasts. "Let’s hope America keeps... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Picked up a friend for lunch. She asked if I was up for A Drive, which of course I was, so we went to a fabulous Thai restaurant in White Bear Lake, MN, 53.5 miles from my house. Then we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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The Bloggess did a post about what she found when she did the name meme -- google your own first name with "meme" after it. Since I kinda wanted to keep posting regularly and I needed something to blog about,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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This week Carole wants us to talk about ten stores we like, specifically, physical stores rather than cyber ones. Sorry, Amazon and Zappos, you are not invited to this party. My Ten Favorite Brick And Mortar Stores. Kowalski's -- a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Why do I like these socks so much? Frackin' adorable. How to count your rows. Cute mittens. The perfect gift tag. You We all many need one of these. Card 'em like ya got 'em. Woven lamps. Smokey: what kind... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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The FIERY FLAMES OF HELL, for the imaginatively impaired. Or anything else that requires me to use the oven in the stove. You may remember the fiasco several years ago when the thermostat in the stove stuck in the FIERY... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: macca via photopin cc The perfect bike path. No more homeless vets. Winning though love. Dancing sweaters, lightning brain, and slot car booties. Um, right. This could be our Misha. Attention, fundamentalists: the earth was not created on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Although today's post is about something I had to buy to accommodate my knitted solution. I think I have mentioned that I live in Merrell clogs. Several different pairs and colors over the years. So comfortable, plus there is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: Don McCullough via photopin cc The science behind white and dark meat. Turkey disasters. Laser-etch your pumpkin pie. How to win the wishbone-breaking contest. The inside story on those gigantic balloons in the Macy's parade. How to win:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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To save you the trouble of googling, I present to you the strangest (to me) recipes: Pretzel salad Dirt pudding Frog eye salad Funeral potatoes Snicker salad Spinach Maria And now, please excuse me while I go roto-rooter my arteries,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Family, people to love, health, health insurance, financial security, a warm safe place to live, enough to eat. There, the basics are covered. Yarn, needles, and the hands to use them. photo credit: hello-julie via photopin cc The sound of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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This would be fun to plan in Knit Picks Palette or Jamieson's or Virtual Yarns. (Serinpititously, Cyndi Lauper started singing True Colors while I was searching out these links.) Mad magazine... knits? Awww. A quick, easy present for a fellow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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I spent a couple of hours on Friday bell-ringing for the local Salvation Army. While I have done a shift or two every year for several years, this was in a new location for me. It was fabulous. I shall... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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photo credit: jeff_golden via photopin cc Links from Chris. This is scary. So is this. Unhackable: the typewriter. Wikipedia predicts flu outbreaks. When you are walking like a penguin this winter, think of this. This video is cool. via thebloggess.com... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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Having pictures helps me write a post. Since I was scambling for something to post about, I went back through my photos and found some that you haven't seen. Elder Son started his residency in family medicine in late June.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Carole mentioned reposting a favorite old blog post as a help-out during NaBloPoMo. Great idea, thanks, Carole! Saturday sky and stuff; 25 November 2006 Bear and I took a little walk. What last summer was this: is now this: Autumn's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles