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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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With grape jelly, or maybe with an egg and a strip of bacon. I'm doing a little cleaning & organizing today, and in doing so I ran across this: An artistic collaboration between Rusty ("Grape Jelly," top) & Ali ("Afternoon... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at knitorious
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Except for picking up & pitching walnuts with the kids -- something that happened again today with Jün -- my yard/garden clean up has been pretty slack this year. I don't mind that, sometimes, and perhaps soon there'll be some... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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I know that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. And Christmas fast approaching. I've watched since the trimmings of the season began edging out school supplies. And yet, I'm constantly doing a double-take when I see actual lights, decorations... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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Three Things on Thursday: "...they came to our house to share stories, fabric, sewing, laughter, family and food. It was a time of celebration and the friendships they forged lasted a lifetime." _ _ _ _ _ Visit Carole for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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We interrupt this broadcast with breaking news of the happiest sort: The long-awaited remodel at KC&T is underway as of today. Re-entry is a bitch -- a bit more than usual -- but this certainly makes up for that! Also,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Boarding a plane late this morning, arriving home sometime this evening. We had an incredibly low-key & relaxing day in Nashville yesterday, mostly hanging out at our Airbnb house. We did venture out for lunch and to visit a couple... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Stitch Sampler, not unlike a swatch! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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I got up this morning and did payroll for Ali -- to Wisconsin, from Alabama... I packed up my stuff and wondered why in the world I didn't have my project kit & a few other Alabama Chanin incidentals shipped...... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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This how my worktable looked at the beginning of Friday: Fairly neat and orderly. My project kit was the last to arrive, partly because I chose an obscure paint color for my stencil, but mostly because the Production Team at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at knitorious
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Workshop Day 1 was amazing! From Alabama Chanin, The School of Making and The Factory, to Te-lah-nay's Wall, to Judy Hood, The Gold Record Room, FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, to Odette's, and our pretty great Airbnb. Yeah, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at knitorious
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I'm not at work today, I'm in ALABAMA! If I were at work, though, this is what I'd have seen about half-way. Actually, I doctored this photo a bit -- removed a few signs and a couple of cars --... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at knitorious
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As this goes live, I'm winging my way to meet Kym in Nashville! We will hop into a rented car and drive to Florence, Alabama, for a long-anticipated 3-Day Workshop at Alabama Chanin! We've been planning this trip for well... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at knitorious
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Junah was, like, "WHAT?? A new FRIDGE?" They loved checking it out last night! Hopefully, the enchantment with the freezer will wear off, or potential energy savings will surely be offset. We are loving those French doors and everything in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at knitorious
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Dear November, I'm still on a Hamilton high! The show was wonderful! We loved the cast, knew every word, and really enjoyed the nuances of the live performance!! Dinner at The Dearborn was fabulous! We had to begin our meal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at knitorious
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WOW! IT WAS AWESOME!!! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at knitorious
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They're not yet finished in the neighborhood, but they're finished in front of my house and ya-freakin'-hoo. Now I'm awaiting the call "30 minutes prior" to refrigerator delivery. I'm not sure I'll be able to have all hands on deck... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at knitorious
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BREAKING NEWS... They were firing up equipment as I left for work this morning; Rusty sent this photo a little while later. (That's my house with the bunting still hanging.) Anticipating... So much good stuff! New refrigerator delivery on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at knitorious
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1 - What's old is new again! This funny old table used to be in the coffee shop a long time ago. I used it at home for a while, and had a plate glass top made for it. Eventually,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at knitorious
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KNITTING. I mentioned the Stillness Collection a little over a month ago; I'd ordered it, and have since received it. On Saturday, I wound some yarn and cast on the first-favorited project -- the one that initially stopped me in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at knitorious
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Whaddya know? The timing couldn't be more perfect for an update to this 2yo post. 10 Tips/Ideas/Topics for Daily Blogging in November aka National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo! I can't not do it, having done it every year since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at knitorious
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As part of the ongoing/seemingly never-ending water & sewer re-do in the neighborhood, Rusty was asked to open a window to make it easier getting the new lines into our basement. Hopefully, that work is happening today; if not today,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at knitorious
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at knitorious
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It is done.* It's a SUPER fun "recipe" that results in something different every single time. Mine is mostly stockinette, with a little bit of garter, and lots of random stripes; others used lace or colorwork and much more sophisticated... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at knitorious
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There are no fewer than One Million Things that I could be/want to be knitting right now... only a slight exaggeration. Last night I cast on HAMILTON BALL. I bought the kit at last year's Indie Untangled prelude to Rhinebeck,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at knitorious
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Was full of color! I love the golden glow right now; the leaves are falling fast, though. I played around with some yarn & color on Saturday morning while I watched the Rhinebeck parade on social media... And gave my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at knitorious