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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: banspy via photopin cc Too late for the contest, but the tomato-basil soup sounds yummy. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Absolutely NOT. Name that artist! In orange, this would be the perfect hat for Holy Week. Knitting and particle physics. I need to make these. Clean out the couch! Tis a wee sweater. . Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
(Listen to it twice. PRESTO! 40 years.) So we celebrated. I got out our wedding album, and we and Younger Son looked at the pictures of the day. Then we listened to Billy Idol singing White Wedding while we ate... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Leo Reynolds via photopin cc Two old bats campaign. Disguise. Take that, Jesse. Our Hannibal does this, too. . Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Troy B Thompson via photopin cc I talked to a local judge last night at a meeting. She said she had performed the first same-sex marriage in our county that day. It was for two women who had... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Ten Things I Did This Weekend. Set up the Dems mobile office at my local farmers market on Saturday morning. Took Lucy The Dog with me to the farmers market. Sold two pairs of fingerless gloves at the farmers market.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
omg, where can I get this pattern? Easy houndstooth. Buttonhole tutorial. For the sheep people. All wrapped up in yarn. I am a sucker for anything with bare trees. This is a sign. Outlander knitting: the best part of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: practicalowl via photopin cc 49 brilliant uses for your smart phone. Photograher takes portraits of harassers who catcall her. The terror of BOB of Twin Peaks. All Hallow's Read is coming! * Where "today" = Tuesday. And it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Newspaper yarn. Biggest knitted blanket in the world. Bad kitteh! Unicorns! Kym, did you see this in Grand Rapids? For my Canadian friends -- get busy knitting one of these. Every one of Steven West's patterns hits me right in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
I was searching through my iPhoto library for a photo of the mini-mini-motorhome -- found it! -- and came across some others that I felt the need to share. I sincerely hope none of you are still on dial-up because... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Hey Paul via photopin cc Dogs who look like other things. How babies are born in Canada. How to review a crummy product. Jim Carrey is The Man. Like mother, like daughter. There's a carrot in your dish.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Smokey bought a wall mount bracket and arm for our tv. The brand is Cheetah. This was in the package. Not sure what I will use it for -- ink it and make paw prints on the walls? Strap it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Oct 2, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Oct 1, 2014 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 Sep 30, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Sep 29, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Sep 27, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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 Sep 26, 2014 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 Sep 25, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
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
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
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
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
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