Linkety, fortune cookies, and knitting.

Essentials to include in your survival kit: not what you might think. Every one of us would, of course, include yarn and needles in our survival kit.

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What to do with excess yarn: make a lampshade. Not that any of us have excess yarn…

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When Matthew came home the other weekend he brought us a present.


That is a small portion of the two large garbage bags (!) of fortune cookies he *rescued* from the dumpster next to a fortune cookie bakery that happens to be near a bikeway in south Minneapolis. Apparently the bakery throws away any cookies that get broken or mis-packaged. Their loss, our gain. These cookies are actually fresher than any you might get at your local Chinese restaurant because they were baked the day Matthew snatched them up.

Guess what? Our dogs like fortune cookies! Who knew?

Lucy's fortune: "You will be praised and rewarded for a job well done." Is that the perfect doggy fortune or what?

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The multicolored stripe raglan continues.


I am absolutely loving the idea that I will have new sweater in a few days weeks months. This is one week's progress, so it will take longer than three more weeks to finish, hence, months.

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0 Responses to Linkety, fortune cookies, and knitting.

  1. Chris says:

    Hey, that yarn lamp is in my list for linkity this week, too!
    Indeed, a perfect doggy fortune. 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    The lampshade is beautiful in an almost ethereal way. The fortune cookies were a mad stroke of luck, and the colors of the raglan completely overwhelm me. With jealousy.

  3. Cookie says:

    I love that lampshade.
    Yay for good fortunes and fortune cookies!

  4. kitkatknit says:

    I made tons of those string lampshades in grade school in the early 60’s. I’d forgotten about them till now. Must have been in vogue then too!!

  5. Nora says:

    That’s funny – I, too, made the string/yarn lanterns back when. It involved liquid starch and a balloon… fun!
    We always stop by a fortune cookie factory in Chinatown in SFO to buy a bag of “golden coins” for $2 – it’s fortune cookie dough baked into circles. Deliciously addictive, especially with some tea!

  6. k says:

    No. 3 on the list: contractor bags;
    “Thick, sturdy 3-mil contractor bags are the multitool of the disaster world. They’re tough enough to stuff with sharp debris, they work as an impromptu poncho or water barrier for leaky structures, and you can use them to drag heavy objects. ”
    Heavy objects. Heh.
    I have read too many zombie books.

  7. Gillian says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the sweater. I really like the colours.

  8. I remember doing something similar to that lampshade in my schoolgirl days. I wonder how leftover bits of sock yarn would look as a lamp here at the manse? Using up the sock yarn is good for lightening up the load in my survival kit, right?

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