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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
photo credit: The Big Day by MedusaJewellery via photopin (license) Word clock. Thanks, Ryan! The tide came in " the speed of a galloping horse." "Doctors are not allowed to grieve." More sad news about doctors. Oh, pooh. Notifly is... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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 yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
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 4 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
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
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
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
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
My sentiments exactly. If your mittens leave your wrists exposed... Looking for a scarf to coordinate with your Koohaas hat? Brainz and cakez. Post-modern knitting (and more). This post and photo touch my heart. Must be a Weasley. I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Fence via photopin (license) Put a woman on the $20 bill. The Marlboro pack just got generic. Just imagine you are making a cup of tea. A dance film like you have never seen. This is so awful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: letters via photopin (license) Dear Public Television Station We Watch All The Time, I'm glad you intend to bring back The Last of the Summer Wine. While you may not understand its popularity (especially if you are under... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
(My apologies to any attorneys reading this.) Smokey bought a small table-top fan for us to use for white noise when we sleep. Simple, two-speed switch, plugs into an ordinary AC outlet. The instruction manual was 20 pages long. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
I discovered that a pair of socks that had never really gone with anything actually coordinates with a recently-acquired shirt. Fashion-forward is I! The sun is shining! Funny white shadow is reflection of cell phone in glass. Not only shiny... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: shaire productions via photopin cc Pizza knitting. Baby blanket sizes explained. On top of spah-geeeehhhhtti a yarn ball... I am currently enthralled with mohair-y yarns. MacGyver-ing. Related: how not to lose your cable needle. Wish I'd seen this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: rkramer62 via photopin cc Elder Son adored Playmobile figures. via Wolves became our friends... and together we wiped out the Neanderthals. Edible cups. Snowplows. Photobomb, selfie, emoji... in ASL. . Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: via photopin (license) Dear Mother Nature, Thank you for holding off on that winter storm/blizzard/ice thing last Monday until we got home from South Dakota. The 5" of snow we got the next day was delightful -- excellent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug (100% merino, fingering weight), color 184 Scented Paprika, about 3/4 of a skein/300 yds. Needle: Signature circ US#4. Pattern: Sockhead Hat. We went to visit Elder Son last weekend -- many hours in the car. I had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
This little arrangement has hung in our bathroom for going on 20 years. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Maybe you would not want to, especially during a winter like you have had/are having.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on Knitters love color(s). at kmkat and her kneedles
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Yay, Granny! Got leftover sock yarn? How about leftover worsted? Regular light and black light. The kitteh speaks. World-famous crochet museum. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
From Smokey: Lately I've gained a new appreciation for a '70s band called the Doobie Brothers, so I was delighted to read that they were coming to Minnesota for 4-day rock festival called Moondance Jam, near Park Rapids. I went... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
The world if you are a dog. Or a cat. Cloned pets. Loyal friend. I need to teach Hannibal The FluffBall Of Doom to do this. Or, I could try this. It's MINE! Drinking on the toadstools. Srsly? Defensive architecture.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at kmkat and her kneedles
Thanks! I just had fun browsing that site.
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