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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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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 3 hours ago 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
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He cut a third tooth (the first on top) over the weekend, and is just beginning to crawl. Figuring it all out! Compare: 9 Weeks, above, and 9 Months, below (special attention to bear!). Also, hair! You cannot see it,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Did Over The Weekend I had a 4-day weekend! 1. I consider my weekend officially started on Thursday night when we drove to Chicago after work, arriving quite late but ready to go on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at knitorious
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At 3:00 today, a long weekend begins. I'll pack, gas up the car, wait for Kate, and then we'll head to Chicago for an overnight stop on our way to Michigan. On Friday, during that little intermission in our trip,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at knitorious
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KNIT BOY! That's a tired 25+ lb. baby boy wearing the 3-6 month size of Heather Saal's Baby Leggings like a glove. He hasn't really needed them until now! The pattern runs a little large, so the 6-12 month size... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at knitorious
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I was successful in finding some Rowan Fine Art at my LYS yesterday in a green colorway -- a color that was somewhat under-represented in the overall (and very fluid) scheme of things. (Not shown here.) I gave Square One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at knitorious
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The Kaffe Fassett KAL started yesterday. And so did I! It's going to be: Scrappy Random Fingering-weight (instead of worsted) From stash* (because I have a ton) There are leftovers from Parcheesi amongst my choices, and even some yarn reclaimed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at knitorious
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This just may be how it's gonna go for a little while: some photos, some words. Junah came over early on Saturday morning and we tried to take some selfies. Haha. It was chilly, so we bundled up before heading... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at knitorious
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The weather has been simply spectacular. Local beer flight(s) accompany lunch out with a friend on Wednesday. I made Lamb Chops, Pearl Couscous & Snap Peas, and Harissa from Plated on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night it was Chicken with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Cars I've Had 1. 1972 Toyota Corona -- baby blue. It was my dad's car, actually, but was the first car that I regularly drove. It didn't have a radio, so there was one jerry-rigged that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at knitorious
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I woke up on Saturday morning and my first thought was: Camelot (where it only rains at night). It rained hard most of Friday night (again), making for a cold and wet market morning, but the rain had pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things To Get My Home Ready for Fall 1. We don't have central air conditioning, so every spring/fall we install/remove a couple of window units. So that. 2. And also putting away the strategically placed circulating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at knitorious
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We were hopeful on Friday night. After securing bikes to the carrier (one in the back seat due to overcrowding) and loading our gear, we drove up to meet Annie at our airbnb lodging in Egg Harbor -- IN THE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at knitorious
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...as in Right Now. Watching ... the approaching autumn, and feeling it, too. Brrrr. Reading ... Outlander , and I'll be reading it for a long, long time at the pace I'm going. I've been enjoying it; sad that there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at knitorious
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1. The parking expansion project is underway this Labor Day weekend., 2. Laundry day!, 3. Packed up another box of photos to send to ScanCafe today & found this favorite from my second birthday. I'm the towhead!, 4. Stormy weather...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at knitorious
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I've finished three knitting projects this summer and all of them were Mystery Knit-along Shawls! The latest to cross the finish line is the biggest shawl I've ever knit! And possibly the laciest! Project: Follow Your Arrow (Mystery KAL) by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at knitorious
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1. Francis Williams hosta., 2. The rose bush that Mum bought this spring., 3. Fresh basil was made for this., 4. I missed my Happy Day post yesterday..., 5. Happily making progress!, 6. Aunt, uncle and 2 cousins in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at knitorious
SATURDAY I'll be at the Farmers' Market on Saturday (it's been a while ), followed by the start of the Fall Purge at home. Or a trip to Stevens Point to help Maddy move. SUNDAY I'm hoping to stencil some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at knitorious
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I had the day off yesterday! It was as close to typical as I've seen in a long while, though "typical" is a very fluid thing and always subject to change. Two years ago, it was typical to at least... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at knitorious
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I knew I wanted to say something at my mother’s memorial celebration on Sunday. I had written, or started to write some things, but didn’t know exactly where I wanted to go or how to pull it together… until the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at knitorious
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* * * * * We picked up Kate and drove directly to our favorite Mexican restaurant for chimichangas, tacos, burritos, and 2-for-1 margaritas! WELCOME HOME, KATE!! We'll all be running around today -- cars in for service, hair appointments,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at knitorious
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It hasn't been a mystery to anyone for a while, now, but it was when I started back in March of last year -- Romi's first Mystery Shawl! I was certain, about a month ago, that I still had this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at knitorious
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