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About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure.

Slow Crawl Time

Yarn store crawls are a ton of fun – and I’ve done a number of them over the years. It usually takes the form of a frantic weekend of driving all over the region to dash into a store and … Continue reading

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Fruit Salsa Recipe

I threw this together last night and am enjoying it today with crackers. 1/2 granny smith apple, peeled and diced 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 peach, diced 3 persian cucumbers, diced (or part of one regular / English cucumber) … Continue reading

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Stick a fork in me

After fifteen months of madness, loss, confusion, and anger, another family member is critically ill, and I can’t help but wonder if we will lose another loved one at the end of the pandemic, as we lost one at the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Madness

I mentioned that I signed up for a couple of knit-alongs, right? Well, the first one is set to begin any day now and I’m anxiously awaiting it – Sock Madness! It’s via Ravelry, and some 3,000 knitters will compete … Continue reading

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Challenge year

I’ve heard 2020 referred to as “the great pause”, but I think of it as more of “the year that wasn’t”. It’s missing, almost the whole damned thing. And it overlaps into 2021. But as we near the end of … Continue reading

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Happy new year

Here we go, eh? Fingers firmly crossed that this year brings more laughter than tears. I’ve been working on a Campfire Cozy shawl, with handspun i did a couple years ago. It’s soft and warm, and should be just the … Continue reading

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Bouncing back

Hello, blog. Long time, eh? I know it’s been quiet around here lately, but honestly I just haven’t felt much like writing. There’s been so very much to complain about, but I also have a lot to be thankful for. … Continue reading

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Treading water

With our state stalled in its Safe Start plan (no counties are being moved forward right now), things have just settled into this weird situation that I refuse to call “new normal”. The weather is gorgeous, and in any other … Continue reading

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Finding the good

I can barely keep up with what day of the week it is — and today I realized it is JUNE. The year is half gone, and it’s been fairly shitty so far. Today I’m having one of those “I … Continue reading

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Things are just weird

The Mr. and I are fortunate in that we have remained at our jobs through the pandemic that sent so many people to unemployment websites. My office has had to respond to a decrease in business, but we will survive … Continue reading

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