Author Archives: wonkydonkey

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.

Time passes

Today marks 18 years since my mom passed, suddenly and avoidably. As I close in on the age she was, I think of all the things she has missed out on, and it makes me deeply sad that her life … Continue reading

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Pause button

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a pause button on life? Just, hold on a second. Let me breathe. After the craziness that was 2020 I sorta kinda thought that 2021 would be easier somehow. More predictable. Less frantic. … Continue reading

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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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