Monday, September 7, 2015

Baseball and Knitting

I'm looking for small 9-inning projects to take along when we go to the St. Paul Saints games.

This season I've made about twenty of these dishcloths.

Last night I took a bag of beads and crochet hook to make necklaces for the kids sitting around us. Here's a pic of the girl in front of me playing with her necklace. Her mother chose the beads and preloaded them onto the yarn. You can make a necklace in less than one inning, so I made several.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Walker's Wall

More ideas, this one from Scott Walker, on creating a USA gated community.

I live in Minnesota. I didn't think we had a Canadian invasion problem until we went fishing this morning. I nearly flipped the boat when I discovered that husband had brought these Canadians on board. Twelve of them! What was he thinking?

Oh, and I added a picture of my favorite fishing wall, since we are talking about walls.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Arthur Murray Featured in Documentary

Murray's testimony on Greek deportations in Black Sea: A Naval Officer's Near East Experience is included in this documentary, starting at the 3:15 mark. He is also featured on the Greek Genocide website.

I published my grandfather-in-law's letters in 2012. Interest in his story continues to grow. Read more.

Remember when . . .

we thought it was cool to dial a number to get the time and temperature, when the neighbor wasn't using the party line?

Husband wears an Apple Watch. Time, temp, health status, calendar appointments are all visible when he turns his wrist. We were recently separated at a baseball game (St. Paul Saints), and it was too loud to use a phone. I texted him, his wrist buzzed (he wouldn't have heard his phone ring), and he saw my message on his watch. He tapped "OK" and we found each other.

Pretty darn cool.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Knitting is in my DNA

I made this DNA cap and reading mitts for a friend who is heading off to graduate school.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Real Life Takedown?

Reality imitates fiction? Yesterday's action might turn out to be chillingly close to the scenario portrayed in my novel, TAKEDOWN.

A post from KYLOBBIST at Investor Village:

"All the afternoon, everyone was having hard time following the party line on the NYSE breakdown. CNBC was reporting that NYSE did a software update, which caused the glitch.

I find it unlikely the NYSE, with top of the line IT folks, would schedule a software upgrade for the middle of the trading day.

So conversation turned to the Norse Attack Map. It tracks cyber assaults from other countries. This shows a coordinated attack to a data center in St. Louis owned by the NYSE.

Anyhoo, theorists claiming US officials and NYSE officials did not want to admit this on a day like today with the markets already tanking hard, and admit the attack was from China. I love the intrigue of it all."

FWIW you can see it here.