Category Archives: Friends


Have you noticed some deficiencies in the USPS lately? I kinda sorta thought I noticed it, then Amy Singer of Knitty said this in a Patreon email: “When the pandemic hit, I realized that mailing stuff to you wasn’t so … Continue reading

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The cowl sisters!

Smokey and I had brunch with Cathy–Cate and her husband, Mike, today. They spent the weekend in our area to canoe the river, admire the fall colors, and attend a local fiber festival. As requested, she brought along her yarny purchases … Continue reading

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People in my travels. And stuff.

So what about all those trips you took in August and September, Kat™? Are you ever going to tell us about those, huh? Here it is in picture format. This of this as the National Geographic version of my travels, … Continue reading

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FFotD and In honor of my friend Debra’s retirement.

My internet friend Debra, who invited me to join her in southern IL for the total eclipse, retired on Friday. While posting a Happy retirement! message to her on Facebook, I found a number of funnies she had posted over … Continue reading

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New feature: foliage photo of the day. And an update.

The odometer on my car reads 5,600 miles more than it did four weeks ago, and I drove over 5,000 of those miles myself. How did that happen, you ask? Round trip to Makanda IL to view the eclipse. Two … Continue reading

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This ‘n’ that on a Sunday.

It’s county fair time! * * * * * In other news, I am trying to decide if the afghan needs to be longer how much longer the afghan needs to be. * * * * * In other knitting news, … Continue reading

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So I went to Vogue Knitting LIVE in Minneapolis.

Do I have photos?  No. Did I buy fantastic quantities of fabulous yarns? No. Well, what did I do, then? I took three morning classes. After my brain melted and drained out my ears halfway through the afternoon class at Yarnover … Continue reading

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TBT: blogversary!

It was precisely nine years and five days ago when I published my first blog post. That was over at TypePad. I had tried out Blogger (or whatever it was called back then) and LiveJournal and WordPress and maybe even MySpace … Continue reading

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Signs in my friend’s bathroom.


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I drove >100 miles for lunch today.*

    Picked up a friend for lunch. She asked if I was up for A Drive, which of course I was, so we went to a fabulous Thai restaurant in White Bear Lake, MN, 53.5 miles from my house. … Continue reading

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