Category Archives: Rants, various

A little navel-gazing.

Although, frankly, it’s not my own navel I am gazing at… I have always liked Steven West’s patterns. 34 items in my favorites are his; I have purchased at least eight of his patterns. Back in the early days of … Continue reading

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So I was checking my spam folder in gmail and found these.

  Good grief, how dumb do they think we are? (Don’t answer that.)

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And now, for something completely different.

All found on the Facebook timeline of Sandy and Richard Ricardi.

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Things that make me say, “Hmm…”

How do yarn shops, awash in scores of skeins of wool yarn, deal with moths? (Asking for a friend.) * * * * * We have all seen the hexipuff blankets┬ábouncing around the interwebz. Whenever I see someone making the … Continue reading

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Bits and bobs.

It was surprising to me how many readers have family stories that involve a stuffed animal. Ninlouise’s story made me LOL. I guess those fluffy little critters are really important to us. * * * * * I have kinda … Continue reading

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Knitter up! And, no good deed goes unpunished.

I am pleased to report that time and [nearly] a week of not knitting has largely cleared up my thumb joint issue. Can I get a big HURRAH! Although I had declared myself to be a non-knitter for a week, … Continue reading

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The irony, it burns.

Washington Post, I am disappointed in you. This morning I was perusing photos of yesterday’s march on the WaPo site. One of the semi-annoying features of such a slideshow is that every six or eight screens is an ad for … Continue reading

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Inauguration day.

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Escapist fantasy #3.

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Things to do when you cannot knit.

  Wind yarn. Read. Play solitaire. Cry. (Haven’t done this one yet.) Clean the bathroom. (Ditto.) Still not knitting. It has been three whole days since I picked up the needles. Haven’t gone cray-cray… yet.

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