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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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Late yesterday morning... Kate: Super spontaneous but would you possibly be up for a brief weekend road trip to St. Louis? ... I know you want to check it out! Vicki: When? This weekend? ... And yes! That's the way... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at knitorious
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Well, hey. I'm going to think of that eclipse as a bit of a reset... focus, let some things go... ready, set, go! Seriously, though, I didn't see much of the eclipse, but it was pretty cool! I'm a little... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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Snapchat... I always love their sunglasses!! :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on time passing by at daily yarns 'n more
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Jun has turned a corner, and is all of a sudden very engaging with and attentive to his little sister. He makes sure her legs are straight, (nearly strangle-)holds her on the big slide. "Isn't that fun, Gin?" Rusty had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at knitorious
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I can't believe it's been a week since we spent an evening at the ballpark! It's a terrible photo, but I love the goofy expressions! We had a good time... and funnel cake. The weekend was all about family! I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at knitorious
I'm still reading the same books and knitting the same shawl. Next week I may have something new to share on those fronts! Today, let's talk about something else. I subscribe to Spotify and frequently listen to music, but almost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at knitorious
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...especially if you're interested in making/designing clothes to suit YOUR body. My Body Model is an amazing Kickstarter campaign with about 2 weeks to reach their goal. LET'S DO THIS! Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at knitorious
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Wow. You got here fast!! Seems like only yesterday that it was the end of May and I was bidding fare-the-well to Rusty, making Big Plans for all the things I was going to accomplish while he was gone "all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at knitorious
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Literally, on Tuesday afternoon. Let's go to the video: Yes, it's still light outside, I'm wearing my PJs, and that is an adult beverage -- large, cold, sweet & tart! (Gin + Campari + Vermouth + Orange Bitters + Lemonade... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at knitorious
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That's supposed to be a gif -- is it moving? Kids, corn, corny kids... Remember Prisma?? A little shopping, some good food & drink & tunes, water & sand, hanging out... I even got a few things done at home!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at knitorious
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Anticipating... Rusty's return! He's been in California for most of the summer -- art stuff, a residency, visiting family & friends, projects. I'm looking forward to having him back in residence here! Celebrating... A nice stretch of warm & mostly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at knitorious
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Kim asked the question: What is the jewelry that you feel naked without? For me, it's earrings! And funny enough, I'm not wearing any today. I decided at the last minute this morning to take photos and then forgot to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at knitorious
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My nephew Sam, Brian's eldest, married the love of his life on Saturday. He fell in love with Anna within seconds of meeting, and just "knew." He began saving for the engagement ring after their second date! The wedding was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends this week for Unraveled Wednesday! My reading is slow, as usual, and all over the Bingo board... I'm currently listening to The Shadow of the Wind, and enjoying it quite a bit; Hillbilly Elegy is on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at knitorious
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3rd Annual Auntie Camp commenced early Wednesday morning when Mack & Addie arrived at my back door! It was a dreary and rainy start, so we decided to go to a movie -- something that was on our unofficial List... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at knitorious
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My friend Ellen welcomed her 3rd grandchild in the past couple of months -- a boy! We've known the family a long time, as Ali and Ellen's daughter Abbey have been BFFs since high school. I've taken many photos of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at knitorious
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I love lavender! Maddy's been doing a little yard work, and she left me this lovely bouquet after trimming back the lavender. And a note... I love notes! I watched Jun for a little while on Saturday afternoon while his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at knitorious
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Especially with timing & the connections we wanted to make early in the trip -- Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona -- the goal was to pack for a week abroad in ONE CARRY-ON SUITCASE + ONE PERSONAL ITEM (allowances of the airline).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at knitorious
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Are we really at the mid-way point of the year?? It's hard to believe... though June went Whoosh!! We ended June and began July with a pre-4th of July trip up to the Flowage and a few days at my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at knitorious
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We bid fare-thee-wells on Tuesday morning, sending Ann & family off to work/school. No one was too sad, though, because they'd all be state-side within a month or so! (In fact, I am gearing up for 3rd Annual Auntie Camp... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at knitorious
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On Monday it was back to work for Ann & Brian and back to school for the boys, so we were on our own for our last full day in Valencia! The first order of business was a visit to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at knitorious
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Sunday was Mack's 12th birthday!! To celebrate, we visited Albufera National Park, just south of Valencia, for a boat ride and paella. Addy had already visited the park once on a school field trip. So, away we went to catch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at knitorious
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This is a stitched-together photo to show the wonderful view from the window in Addy's room, which he kindly lent me during our visit. And this was my view from bed -- the window is really more like a door.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at knitorious
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Let's take a break from the travelogue, shall we? I started a new knitting project on Friday night: a wee hat on DPNs. Somehow, I lost a needle while casting on, and then a second went missing. I searched around... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at knitorious
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We left Barcelona for Valencia on the 4 pm train, arriving at about 7. Ann & Brian met us at the station and we walked to their apartment. The boys were happy to see us, but also pooped after the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at knitorious