Category Archives: Polk County politics

FO Friday: do I hear…?

Pattern: Underlying Structures by Jennifer Kirchenbauer. When I saw this pattern on MadameDafargeKnits, I knew I had to make it. Yarn: Plymouth DK Superwash, color 1131. Needles: US#5. As I said on the Ravelry page, I was fascinated immediately when … Continue reading

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Unsure how to go forward.

I am a bit torn about the blog today, and probably for a few more days. Do I write about what is in my head and heart and in yours, too? Or do I resume knit blogging as though life … Continue reading

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One down, next up.

Great event last night — A Night to Celebrate Women Candidates! Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to the two brave women, Diane Odeen and Mary Hoeft, who are running against incumbents*. We all have your back, ladies! … Continue reading

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What the he11?

Mr. B-A E lasted only about a day before he deflated and became a puddle of red, white, and blue on the ground. A week later, as I was prepping for the third day of our garage sale — which … Continue reading

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What I did on my (first couple weeks of) summer [vacation*].

* Being retired, I do not have a summer vacation per se. Let’s do bullets, m’kay? Helped throw together a Russ Feingold event on the Memorial Day weekend. We got only about a week’sĀ notice from the Feingold campaign, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Libraries, Milady, Polk County politics | 5 Comments

Busybusybusy.

I am in charge of a countywide garage sale this weekend to benefit a group I am in. Have been working on it all week. Will be glad when it’s over. Looking forward to counting the proceeds. Catch ya on … Continue reading

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Knitting for the cause.

Our county party had its annual dinner on Saturday. For the second year we had a silent auction as a fundraiser. I contributed a couple objets d’knit. Yarn: Eden Madil 100% bamboo, colorway Earth, 2 skeins. Pattern: Montego Bay Needles: … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Community knitting, knitting, Polk County politics | 4 Comments

A few chuckles.

…and one not so funny.

Posted in Polk County politics, Silliness, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

::whew::

I finished door-to-door canvassing and phoning potential supporters today. Election is on Tuesday. We are expecting a big voter turnout because of the presidential primary. I’m not sure if that will help or hurt me, but overall it’s a good … Continue reading

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One Three words.

I have read any number of posts on various blogs about choosing a word to guideĀ one’s journey through the year. Grace, release, gratitude, humility, mindfulness, etc. All very excellent words but not ones that necessarily speak to me. Also, I … Continue reading

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