Doing It Like A Man

Needle artwork (and other stuff) made by a Man.

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…

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Change and an end of an era…

K&M SB Closing 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 &…

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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!! More progress to come! Good times…

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…

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 2

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

Chicken Salad For Lunch – Smoked brats for the week…

The best chicken salad ever made! Kale, sliced brussel sprouts, broccoli slaw, pumpkinseeds, dried cranberries. Topped with grilled chicken and a light dressing.  …and to share… Smoked bratwurst!   Lovely times!

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…

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Square Pineapple Centerpiece 

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

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  

Real Men Knit

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