Monthly Archives: October 2011


I have been accumulating a little pile of yarn. Time to photograph it, blog it, and upload it to Ravelry.            Clockwise, from upper left: 100g (420m) of Marks & Kittens Kattens Fame Trend sock yarn, 74/25 superwash wool/nylon,420m in another … Continue reading

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Almost your last chance.

Stacey's, aka Purling Dervish's, fundraiser for the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation is almost over. Go read her story Go read about GJCF. Donate and be in the running for these awesome knitterly prizes.

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Dear American: American corporations have taken a beating recently.  We’ve been accused of everything from buying elections to subverting the Constitution to being puppet-masters of the Supreme Court. To these charges we say: Well, duh. — From The Borowitz Report, October … Continue reading

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Friday fun.

Just like Kym, I got a fund new pair of shoes. (Note the hand-knit socks peeking out.) . Alex and Matthew came to visit last Sunday. Percy The Enthusiastic came along, and I showed Alex how to sew on a button. … Continue reading

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Ten Five on Tuesday, the Halloween costume inspiration edition.

Ten Five Best Halloween Costumes I Have Seen. A couple costumed as each other, naked. Each wore a beige jumpsuit-y thing. His was adorned with large boobs and fur *down there*. Hers was, ahem, well-hung. They wore trench coats so they … Continue reading

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Remnants of Percy.

This used to be a bunny. It was a bunny for years, right up until the last hour or so of one of Percy's visits. You know how, at Easter, you always bite off the ears of your chocolate bunny … Continue reading

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An engineer’s guide to cat flatulence.

We have never been bothered by feline flatulence. If they could re-rig this for a dog, however…

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A package arrived. What could it be? I won Vicki's contest awhile back*. What did I win? Goodies! Awesome goodies! I cannot wait to use those cans for flowers. Or yarn. Those of you who read Vicki's blog will recognize … Continue reading

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Penguin sweaters.

#2 Son sent me the link to this MSNBC story. You have probably seen it before, but it's worth another look. MSNBC just picked up the story yesterday.

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Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance

  3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a … Continue reading

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