Category Archives: Rants, various

Button box FTW!

But first, the Foliage Foto of the Day. Anyway. I recently discovered — as I was getting dressed for the first of the recent reunions — that my chosen shirt was missing a button right at bust level. Since we … Continue reading

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Tragedy!

Well, it may not be everyone’s definition of a tragedy, but when I tell you about it I am sure that you will agree with me that it IS a tragedy. Both my thumb joints — theĀ carpometacarpal joint, to be … Continue reading

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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 blanketsĀ bouncing 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

Posted in Cowls, knitting, Miscellaneous, Rants, various, Shawls, Television, Winter | 1 Comment

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

Posted in FO, hats, knitting, Mittens, Rants, various, Scarves | 5 Comments

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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