Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Game continues.

Premiering April 1 on a cable network near you. While Andrew was home for Christmas we watched Season 1 on his laptop. Excellent. I had clued him in on these books a couple years ago, and he had found somewhere … Continue reading

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Go. Sign.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:  Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.Every child in America deserves access to an effective school library program. We ask that the reauthorization of the Elementary and … Continue reading

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Why don’t the traffic cops in Minneapolis do this?

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I could show you, but then I’d have to kill you.

Back in the days of novelty yarns, I made a scarf for my SIL. She asked for one in red and purple to wear to her Red Hat meetings. I obliged.    Did she ever wear it? I don't know … Continue reading

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Thing #4. And the beginnings of Thing #5.

   Yarn: Noro Silk Garden #271 and 279, about 1/2 skein each.Needle: US#7. Or maybe it was a #6. Or maybe I did the ribbing on #5 and switched to a #6 or a #7 for the stockinette. Anyone? Bueller?Pattern: … Continue reading

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I made another thing.

  Yarn: Knit Picks Sugar Bunny (worsted weight, 80/20 merino/angora), ~1-1/2 balls.Pattern: Slip Slip Cloche, from Boutique Knits.Needles: US#5 I started this hat in November, but because I had so many things on the needles it didn't get finished until nearly … Continue reading

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I made another thing(s).

Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Silk (worsted weight, 55/22/23 alpaca/silk/merino; discontinued), color Allspice.Pattern: Vancouver Fog. Needles: US#7. That is Alex's lovely hand above. I made these for her from the same yarn I used for her hat and cowl last winter. Great … Continue reading

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Oh, by the way…

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This is democracy in action.

What is it? This is a screen capture of Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board's webcam feed of their personnel verifying the one million (ONE MILLION!) signatures on the Recall Walker petitions. (You may not remember, but the number of signature required … Continue reading

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First, watch this: Next, watch Percy watching it: * * * * * Later, we returned to home this: Yes, our new dog chewed the tv remote. At least she didn't eat the battery.

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