Chain. Link. Nut. Washer. Bolt.

Chain and bolt:nut

The Millennial Falcon.


Perhaps the most awesome marriage proposal of all time.

Easter is coming: how to eat Peeps.

Flying ostrich.

As we all grow older and our memories find it difficult to remember a word, this site could be a godsend.

Attention, former history majors: if World War I were a bar fight.

Voyager 1.

No, we do NOT need a rewritten Constitution.

How to give grandma a heart attack.

For the bird lovers among you.

Store #218: Greg’s Dungeon Supplies.

Trump’s ties.

“In these energy-conscious times, it makes sense to have a cat wrapped around your neck.”

omg, there is a Fluevog store in Minneapolis.

Links from Chris and Chaos.

Wine corks are the new fortune cookie.

Fiction, non-fiction.

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Spring progress.


The state of my crocuses on February 27 after a couple weeks of unseasonably warm weather. They remained at this stage for a month.



A month later they were still 1/2″ tall (no  photo). Here they are four days after that — 1″ tall.



Four days later — blossoms at last, a mere six weeks after they first emerged.

Gardening in the Upper Midwest can be challenging. Of course, every region has its own particular challenges but ours seem especially annoying in the spring. I see other bloggers post pictures of their crocuses and snowdrops and even daffodils weeks — nay, months! — before our snowpack has begun to shrink, let alone melt. And Mother Nature can never make up her mind whether it is really spring or just a tease. I do not think I have ever had daffodils that didn’t get their leaf tips frost-blasted because we had a hard freeze (or, more likely, many, many hard freezes) after they came up. I worry about them every year.

However, it doesn’t seem to bother them too much. Sure, the leaf tips are yellowed, but the rest of the foliage is healthy and they blossom just fine.

Hurrah for spring!

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

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

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Red, red, my love is red.


This video is adorbs, but what I really want is for someone to chart that rug border for fair isle.

A clever way to generate a simple random stripe pattern.


“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal.”

That dishcloth pattern isn’t just for dishcloths.

Help!” screamed the child.


Knitting, pictured.

How to bind off a neckline neatly: a tutorial.

Embroidered bird brooches.


He’s not a stalker. Really.

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This may be my last chance to use this photo until next winter (I hope). BROKEN LINKS NOW FIXED.

Chain link fence w snow.jpg


Free range haircuts.

It has a swimming pool, a four-hole golf course, and two jacuzzis.

Garfield as you never imagined.

This bill proposing Medicare for all has been sitting with the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs since February 10. WTF? Bring that sucker to the floor NOW! Somewhat related.

If it’s not made for sits, why is it made of warms?

Moral of the story: wear comfortable shoes, square your shoulders, and walk like you’ve been sent to murder Captain America.


Professional services available.

DIY temporary tattoos: “If your nylons have an undies part, cut the legs off and wear the undies on your head for the rest of the tutorial, if desired.”

Me, too.


“…zero stop lights, two bars, three gas stations, and four churches…one hardware store, one restaurant, one three-lane grocery store, one drugstore, and one bank”

Cake day!

Hang ‘im up!

Coupla stories to renew your faith in humanity. Kinda related. Also, this.

Advice for the creative types.


Car safety.

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Okay, this is just too cool.

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And now, for more of the same.



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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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Yarn, yarn everywhere.


She calls it Beeswax Scarf, but I call it Tumbling Dice.

The Marley Blanket, a stashbuster to end all stashbusters.

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Fractally linking.

fractal blue links

Reblog to save a thigh.

This could be fun.


Oh, those microwaves.

How to deal with an infestation of kittens.

Norway FTW!

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