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Vicki
Wisconsin
knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and new grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
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Posted 7 hours ago at knitorious
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...that I went to Brazil? We've been slammed with the cold weather here, so naturally I've been thinking about the warm! Our high temp hasn't been above freezing for about a week and a half! That's not normal at this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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I had a new view of my city yesterday. This is from the 3rd floor of the historic Eagle Mill. I've never been inside before, but was offered that opportunity yesterday and a quick tour of the building. The Eagle... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Musicians I Would Bring Back From The Dead 1. Dan Fogelberg. Twin Sons of Different Mothers was a favorite among favorites in my collection of Dan Fogelberg albums. Dan's music was/is like an old friend. 2.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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I am still plugging away at the Kaffe Fassett Mystery KAL! I threw all my finished squares into a Eucalan bath yesterday while dealing with the mouse situation. There's a blue-bleeder in there! Yikes. I pinned them out while watching... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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The first "sticky" snow of the season. Thank goodness it's not very much. My Sunday plans have been slightly derailed this morning with the discovery of a mouse in the house! I like them in all forms except live in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Once upon a time, in the early 1980s, I needed to buy a telephone. I'd just moved into a new apartment and had never had a phone before. Previously, I think people ordered their phones directly from Ma Bell and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
...and I ain't got much. How about a Friday Faves kind of thing? Maybe five of 'em, and random. Five Friday Faves 1. I'm in charge of vegetables for Thanksgiving this year, and I think I'm going to make Ina... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
Sharing a post from 6 years ago today yesterday (I'm seriously date-challenged today): 12 November 2008 These three... These three..., originally uploaded by Vicki (Knitorious) / Victoria-Pictoria. ...make me "smile in my liver." That's one of my favorite lines from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at knitorious
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Gramma, WHUT? Project: Regan - Aviator Hat by Julie Taylor Size: 1-2 years Yarn: Cascade Yarns "Pacific" in #62 Gray (less than 1 skein) Needle: US 7 DPN Buttons from The Collection Start to Finish: November 7 - 9, 2014... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at knitorious
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col·lec·tion kəˈlekSH(ə)n/ a group of things or people * * * * * Ten on Tuesday: 10 Collections I've Had Over The Years 1. Depression Glass. D is for Depression Glass. Make mine green. I came to have a couple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at knitorious
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On Friday night, I put my jammies on early, caught up on some recorded TV, and started knitting a hat for Junah. My sister Ann & fam came down on Saturday to see Big Hero 6, and I tagged along.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at knitorious
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Also, very easily entertained by photo apps!! Happy Sunday! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at knitorious
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This is the farm that's right across the road from where I work, and it's one of my favorite things in the world. I love watching the process. I'm loving the suggestion of the telephone wires in this "watercolor" rendering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at knitorious
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We were busy cleaning out the upstairs apartment at this time last year and part of that meant dealing with all the kids' projects, artwork, and paperwork that I'd saved since they were in preschool. I saved some, threw some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at knitorious
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My book club is obviously better than yours! a) Because our meeting last night was at the Appleton Beer Factory (delicious food, delicious beer!). b) Because what a great group of women with so much to talk about and share... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at knitorious
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In this life, our "over the rainbow" is on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in the far northern reaches of Wisconsin. There's a big old log cabin up there, built by my great grandparents in the '30s, where we spent at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at knitorious
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It wasn't long before my mother's death -- a few months, perhaps -- when, one day, I walked into her family room and she, seated in the recliner as usual, started waving a section of the newspaper at me: "Read... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at knitorious
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Annie made her specialty carrot cake while we visited. There was a candle and "Happy Birthday" sung in both English and Portuguese, kicking off my birthday "week" in fine, sweet style! Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at knitorious
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For as long as it lasted* on Halloween, Junah was a little lion!! On Saturday, I drove up to my sister Ann's -- for the first time since I delivered them to their new front door in June -- with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at knitorious
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Why, of course! I've participated in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013... why should 2014 be any different? Today I'm with Junah & Ali at my sister's Halloween Party! Stay tuned!! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at knitorious
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Ali & Maddy - 2004 Maddy - 2004 Mack, Addy, Mom, and yummy witch hat treats - 2008 Cowboy Mack, hamming it up - 2009 Katie - 2011 Happy Halloween!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at knitorious
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In Tuesday's post, I mentioned that my knitting belt would invariably be among the items in my project bag. I don't use it everyday, but it is essential for anything I knit on DPNs. I am most comfortable knitting on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I'd Save if My House Was On Fire In no particular order... 1. Photos! They're all scattered at the moment, though, as we speak, there's another batch being digitally preserved at ScanCafe! 2. A String... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at knitorious
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I dyed two cotton hankies during my afternoon at Have Company in Grand Rapids. Shown below, with yarn resting upon it, is a brown hankie that was dyed in a bath made from Juglans nigra, or black walnut, and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at knitorious