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Tonight’s final debate…

I have many friends who have strong opinions about which of these party leaders should be president. An overall majority of whom are following a Democratic party line by standing with Hillary Clinton. A thin minority who are either solidly behind or kind-of-behind Trump.
 
I was asked by a friend about tonight’s debate. Many of you know that I am independent, so you won’t be shocked by my answer: I didn’t hear from anyone who should be president.

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Change and an end of an era…

K&M SB Closing

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Around about 2004 Starbucks opened Kenneth & Madison. Since it was close to family it was a great place to ride to and work from. It has been my goto location since then. After 12 years Starbucks is closing the cafe and moving to a brand new drive through @ Madison & Hazel. The old store closes today @ 5pm.

The new place is different. That’s OK. I’m looking forward to new times at the new place. It opens on July 28th at 430am. 🙂

The new place is going to be here: https://goo.gl/maps/bcM8NqXrfDQ

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 3

The work on the Wild Silk version continues! Thanks to help from Julia. I am sureI have the right beads. Using them in the work proves it!!

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Good times…

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Order By Phone App @ Starbucks 

Yup! It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here! The only thing I’m missing is a ‘splash of lemon aid’ and an 8-cup press!

Hopefully they add ‘custom requests’ to handle the first and add an item for the press!!

Lovely times. I still talk to my barista. Gotta keep the human in the system.

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 2

Fiori Autunnali in Roasted Pumpkin Wild Silk 41 Rows

In “Wild Silk”. After third restart I’m using rescue thread!

 

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Chicken Salad For Lunch – Smoked brats for the week…

The best chicken salad ever made!

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Kale, sliced brussel sprouts, broccoli slaw, pumpkinseeds, dried cranberries. Topped with grilled chicken and a light dressing.  …and to share…

Smoked bratwurst!

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Lovely times!

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Fiori Autunnali – Update

Started the first wing. Pretty happy with progress. Working flat has made the traditional knot stitch more difficult and slower. Makes me want to knit though the back loop. But doing that would make the yarn settle differently making the work look different. Keeping it traditional.

Looking back the piece had some mistakes completely due to my own in-attention to either the stitches in the piece or the pattern.

I still need to find beads for the roasted pumpkin wild silk version.

Plus I think I have someone to give this marino version to.

More later!

Andrew…

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Square Pineapple Centerpiece 

Lizbeth - Cranberry Bush - Size 20.
Lizbeth – Cranberry Bush – Size 20.

I’m starting this one for my coffee table. It’s in Lizbeth’s Cranberry Bush size 20 thread. Pattern is here.

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Fir Trees Cowl Update

I’ve been working on this one for a little more than two years. I’m almost done! It’s a simple lace pattern done in a lace/fingering weight yarn (http://goo.gl/4A7GQf) made of a blend of Yak and Silk. The color is ruby, and it’s as soft and warm as it looks. The pattern is here: http://goo.gl/WfxTDT

 

Fir Trees Cowel
Fir Trees Cowl

Fir Trees Cowel
Fir Trees Cowel

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Real Men Knit

That’s right guys (and gals)! Real men knit!

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Thanks Julia!