Friday, November 29, 2019

A Snuggling Up with Love Weekly Link Round-Up

I hope all of you who observe Thanksgiving are having the sort of celebration that does the heart good. Denis and I are relaxing here at Casa Kittling, enjoying each other's company and some of our favorite movies.

Since it is a time of celebration for many of us, I'm going to keep my introduction to a bit of show and tell for you.

The photo shows the first afghan my mother made. It was back in 1972. We were still living in Moweaqua, Illinois, and my best friend, Jeremy (a three-pound black toy poodle) was just over a year old.

The afghan contained many firsts for my mother. It was the first time she'd used more than one color of yarn. It was the first time she'd used the eyelet stitch that created all those little holes, and it was the first time she tried out the stitch that made those poofy four-leafed "flowers" in the middle of the red sections. It was also the first time she had to piece together so many bits to create something. I can still see her sitting in her chair, knitting away and watching television. (Hmmm...I wondered where I got that from!) As soon as there was any chance at all that Jeremy could get a body part on what she was knitting, he'd jump up in her lap-- even if he could only get his nose or part of a paw on her knitting, there he'd be. This is all so clear in my mind.

Well, I believe her first attempt has stood the test of time remarkably well, and I think she would be happy to know that it's still in use. In fact, during all this trouble with my leg, it has been my go-to for curling up under and getting warm. No matter how many years have passed. No matter how many times it's been washed. There's no way I can ever wash out Mom and Jeremy. Just think of all the love I'm snuggling myself up with-- and that's not even counting Denis!

Ohhhh... I smell pumpkin pie. Gotta go! Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Dolphins are swimming, mating, and even giving birth in the Potomac.
  • The Loch Ness eel? A new DNA study reveals what's really in the water. 
  • A condor chick makes its first flight attempt from a cliff in Utah.
  • Great apes may use their own experience to guess what others will do.
  • Rare footage of an Arizona ocelot shows what could be lost by the border wall. 
  • How drones are helping scientists figure out whales' weight.
  • Wear your stillness as a disguise: On Sitting Still in Nature. (It works!)
  • How the Iberian lynx bounced back from the brink of extinction.

►Fascinating Folk◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, Cathy. That afghan is beautiful, too. It looks warm and comfortable, which is just perfect for a movie-binge. I should take something like that with me for my visit to that Viking graveyard...

  2. Wonderful that you've had that cozy afghan to keep you warm and comforted.

    Thanks for the links. Hope you have a good reading season.


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