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Lots of Leaning

Being unable to come up with any blog fodder on my own, it's good some people I follow are posting nice, interactive things.

First, the gifted Kelli wonders if anyone would be interested in a knitalong.  Some of you may know that Kelli designs breathtaking things, so you're sure to get something wonderful out of it.  I'm in, but only if there are no DPNs involved.

Camille signed me up for the Vikings MKAL, even though I don't watch the show.  (Briton does;  he's hooked.)  If you click the link, you'll see the wonderful colors we get to use.  Mine came today.  Time to get winding.

And, of course, since it's Monday, it's time for Kathy's meme!

Name a Favorite:
*space  to knit in
Beachside, sitting beside an open window.

 *commercial running now
I don't have an answer for this one;  sorry!

*Disney song
"Poor Unfortunate Souls" from "The Little Mermaid."

*Summer Olympic event
Track Cycling has always amazed me.


*first sign of spring
I am not a fan of Spring, but I do like buttercups.

 *thing to get in the mail
Personal letters or cards.

Earrings.  If I'm not wearing earrings, it means I'm in a bad place.


*cleaning supply
Anyone who knows me is joining me in laughter here.  What is this "cleaning"?


  1. Cleaning twins! Or not cleaning twins! I actually washed floors today because I felt so guilty.

  2. Hahah Thanks for doing the MEME Kim!
    Im not a fan of spring so much, but i'm learning to be. Winter is so long here we often go from winter to summer with no appreciable spring. Some years we get a break, not many years. Hoping this year is one of them


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