Monthly Archives: November 2017

Curtaining the links.

Another proposed contributor underlying the decrease in the crime rate since 1990. When you are tired of being a mom… Things she learned in the knitting circle. Cute spider. Welcome to Hell. Who knew contouring could be so hilarious! thanks, … Continue reading

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Three on Thursday: FOs.

Three things I have finished recently: This hat for donation. I just felt like knitting a hat, so I did. Stranded colorwork is not my forte nor my pleasure, so I kept it to a minimum here. The hat is … Continue reading

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The afghan.

I started this project in March 2016 with no particular purpose. I had gotten the idea of a mitered square scrap afghan where every other square was white (-ish). It seemed like such a fun project that I gathered appropriate … Continue reading

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Observed in my village.

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Linking yarns.

Using a limited color palette keeps this mitered square afghan from being too busy. A use for the Noro Shiraito I showed you in the blue sweater post last week. Competitive embroidery is a thing? It’s never too early to … Continue reading

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A photo finish.

The mitered square afghan is done. At left, casting on for the last square. At right, the last stitch — yes, I changed yarns because the dark blue made that part of the afghan too dark. A full post with … Continue reading

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Neural networks link us all.

“For the vast majority of jobs, work as we know it will come steadily to an end between about 2025 and 2060.” Giving a DNA sample to a restaurant: what could possibly go wrong? Need some incentive to exercise? For … Continue reading

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Winter is coming here.

So, what did I find when I walked into my office (carrying HOT! coffee)? The two cats were snuggled together on my desk chair for warmth, but by the time I got my phone off the charger and came back, … Continue reading

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My Swiss heritage.

My great-grandfather Mike emigrated from Switzerland to Goodhue County in southern Minnesota with several of his older brothers in the mid-nineteenth century. Mike was twelve years old, the youngest of the brothers. One brother became a traveling preacher with a … Continue reading

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