Ringed in blue.


Perfectly timed photos. More photos.

Recycling FTW!

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To those of you posting photos of your crocus.



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Sock it to me.


Land cloud.

Human penguin.

Guilt project… finished.

Sad truthSad truth.

Included here purely for the name.

5 tips to using DPNs.

Why we should love hairless cats.

I still have ambitions to knit this cowl, although I might make it as a scarfie thing.

Quick. Somebody introduce this knitter to the Magic Loop!

No shawl pin needed.


How to plan your next project.

Um, no, thanks.

This way to the yarn shop.

Bookish scarf.

Oh, dear.

‘Tis good to have a helper.

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Go, Link!

link nintendo.jpg

Only slightly exaggerated. via martinimade.com

Passive aggressive passerine.

Smashing the patriarchy.

Wait. What?

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Simple, simple.

knit aqua garter

Pets are people, too. Finished.

Knitting under the influence.


Purl this!

It’s witchcraft.


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Link in color.

hyperlink green blue

Twitter thread.

It is a little-known fact that…

Want to know why we need social justice in science? Warning: it’s a l-o-n-g Twitter thread, but I found it v. interesting.

Why we admire Canadians.


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No links today. Just pictures.


gak big sweater.jpg

good grief.jpg

clean or knit.jpg


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Helixes, schmelixes; these are links.



Around the world.

McDonalds [finally] ditches foam containers.

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Eagle on lake.jpg

A very long-distance photo of an immature bald eagle thinking about taking a drink — or perhaps catching a fish — on our lake last week. Open water courtesy of the aeration system.


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Unraveled Wednesday 2/28/18.

Really, really unraveled.

Remember that post a few days ago when I was all giddy about ordering yarn for a Carbeth? Yeah, the best laid plans, yadda, yadda.

I went to the doctor on Monday to have my shoulder checked out. I had fallen, way back on February 2, 3-1/2 weeks ago, on my way to a campaign launch party. Walking through the entryway on my way to the garage, I don’t need to turn on the light, I know how to get to the garage, lah di dah, BAM! Tripped over Smokey’s toolbox.

I was the person designated to collect campaign contributions at the launch, plus I really wanted to be there, plus I had already loaded a platter of brownies and another of lemon bars into the car, so I didn’t feel like staying home was an option. Picked myself up (with extreme difficulty) and drove to the venue. Happily, it was <10 minutes from my house. Unhappily, I couldn’t manage to buckle my seatbelt, but I made it there and back safely (and collected lots of $$ for campaign, yay!)

Fast forward three weeks to last Friday.

I had done something or other the day before that seemed to have irritated the shoulder, and I was in distinct pain as opposed to the nagging, merely annoying pain I had felt for the past couple weeks. So I made an appointment for Monday.

Monday: I am sitting in the exam room while the doc studies my x-rays on the computer screen next to me. Suddenly he chuckles and says, “You little stinker! You fractured your shoulder! You have been trying to heal it on your own for three weeks!”

Doctors are kinda casual here in the Great Frozen North.

Anyhow, my right arm is in a sling and I have an appointment in 4 weeks to have it re-x-rayed to be sure the healing is progressing as it should. The sling is mainly to remind me not to move my upper arm; the doc said that if it were practical he would just duct-tape the upper arm to my body so I couldn’t use it, but he would settle for me wearing the sling. (See doctors/casual/GreatFrozenNorth, above.)

His main advice was that if it hurt to do something, Do.Not.Do.It.* I had been knitting as usual ever since the fall, but it hurt a little and I had to take frequent breaks. Thus, (probably) (tragically) no Carbeth in my immediate future. Even though the yarn shipped yesterday and will probably arrive on Friday.



* As you can see, typing and mousing do not hurt. Thank FSM for small favors.


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