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Vicki
Wisconsin
knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
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If you're familiar with #konmari, you know that feeling "joy" is a big part of the process. I ran across this vest/wrap as I was #knitkonmari-ing and, at first glance, not a lot of joy... mainly because it turned out... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Don't fall off your chair... the knitting is certainly not fast & furious around here, but I have managed to finish this adorable little sweater for Gin! Project: Elwood for Gin Pattern: Elwood by Jenny Wiebe Yarns: Sweet Georgia Yarns... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 5 Best of Summer / 5 for Fall Well... what a summer. At the beginning of it, I had no idea that I'd be bidding farewell to my sister and her family in addition to my daughter... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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I let out a cheer on Friday afternoon when I got home and saw this: No more gaping hole covered with sheets of plywood. No more orange safety fence, cones, and flashing lights. There's still a bit of that on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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It was a beautiful day yesterday: This morning, the view to the west as I walked over to the coffee shop Can't help but bust into the chorus for Purple Rain! It looked ominous, but didn't amount to much... and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at knitorious
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Last week, Wednesday, I drove over to help Maddy vacate her apartment and haul the remainder of her belongings back home. After a lot of hard work and saving, she was in the final stage of preparation for her year-long... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at knitorious
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Change? Upheaval? Transition? Rusty's dad passed away peacefully on Friday while awaiting heart surgery that was scheduled for Monday. Though they were never close, there was an accord which developed over the past several years. I only met him twice,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at knitorious
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Nothin' like a front-row seat: A little slice of heaven right there on a Wednesday morning. It does a heart good. The new lines are in, the shop is open... hopefully it won't be too long before the road is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Did On The Weekend WHY? 1 -- I picked up Jün at the farmers market on Saturday morning and we ran errands together. They didn't have "car carts" at the grocery store when my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at knitorious
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Lookie there! Progress. And I ought to finish All The Light We Cannot See by the end of the holiday weekend. Meanwhile, I finally made a decision about a new audio book -- one that wasn't even on the radar,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at knitorious
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And now, a little shameless promotion. Remember last year when we were given a nice fruit box gift at Christmas time from our auto repair place? Well, we may have reached the next level already this year! Gah. Mama's gotta... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at knitorious
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I gathered all of my cowls, shawls, and scarves the other day and threw them on the bed... ...to do some sorting. There's a Purge Pile, a Frog Pile, a Purgatory Pile, and a Keeper Pile. A few of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at knitorious
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I went to the opening reception for multi-media artist Sara Willadsen's exhibition "Partly Heard Song" at The Draw in Appleton on Friday night; the exhibition runs through September 25th. Then on Saturday, I attended a workshop entitled "Deconstructed Collage" led... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at knitorious
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You know how sometimes you know something "bad" is coming and you brace yourself for the worst but it ends up not being not all that bad? A week ago last Tuesday, on Aug. 16th, the street in front of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at knitorious
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Anticipating... one more overseas departure. Maddy will be heading to New Zealand next month for a 9-month live/work adventure... emphasis on living, playing, and doing! I am so excited for her. Itching... (still) to clean up my workroom and make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at knitorious
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Weekend-before-last, we were invited to spend some time at a good friend's lake cottage. Annie & I took the boys on Sunday afternoon, and we had just the most wonderful time playing in the sand and water, going for boat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at knitorious
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Are you? Washing along with Mason-Dixon Knitting? Sweater season approaches! I haven't begun yet, but I certainly will. I've a cedar chest to fill! Last week, after Auntie Camp, we took the boys home... and hauled a trailer along so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at knitorious
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My sister leaves for Spain a week from tomorrow, and the boys a few days later. "Crazy" doesn't even begin to describe what's been going on: cleaning out, donating, selling, storing, deciding. Does it get packed? Does it stay? Does... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at knitorious
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This is the scene, more or less, at our house lately. And down the street. Around the whole neighborhood, really, and even beyond. Some of the kids are having fun with it, anyway. It's all getting a bit tiresome, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things On My Summer Bucket List Originally posted in June, let's see how's it going, shall we? This summer, I want to: 1 -- Play with Junah -- CHECK! Trains and water play are the favorites!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at knitorious
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If you think you haven't seen a finished knitting project around here in a while, you would be absolutely right. If you took a look around here, you'd think that this shawl was the ONLY finished object of 2016! In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at knitorious
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I had a hair appointment yesterday. My stylist, Kate, blew out and styled my hair so nicely... but with the temp (upper 80s) and dew point (72F -- that's TERRIBLE!), it wasn't long before the back of my neck was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at knitorious
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I missed last week because we were up north, but I really wanted to participate because I LOVED SUMMER CAMP! I went twice, with my cousin Gail, to a week-long YWCA-sponsored residence camp in Minnesota. Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at knitorious
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We'd been looking forward to it for weeks! My uncle was going to be away for a few weeks and offered his cabin to us. It's been a while since we've been up north at the height of summer, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at knitorious
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Determined to get something made over the holiday weekend -- which, for me, was 4 days long (so what's the problem?) -- I cut out an Alabama Chanin A-line Tunic on Monday. I'd picked up the remaining yardage on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at knitorious