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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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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
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
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
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
Anticipating... our first Farmers Market of the season tomorrow morning! It started a few weeks ago, but we've all been on leave. Baby Barista will likely be in tow! Celebrating... 4th of July weekend! Well, it'll be a very low-key... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at knitorious
It was a party last Wednesday when I took Jün to see the NEW Zoo Mobile at the library, and then we played with some of the fun stuff there (never even making it over to the main play area!).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at knitorious
Way back on the 14th -- a Tuesday -- I got off of work a little early and Kate & I jumped in the car and drove to Madison. Rusty had already been there for a couple of days, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at knitorious
Two years. Miss you every minute. xo Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at knitorious
Packed, dressed, waiting for our ride on Saturday morning! Here are two of our four travel companions (the youngest in a rare quiet moment... she was not a happy Saturday traveler). It was a beautiful day at Virmond Park in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at knitorious
My lavender is doing very well this year and I'm looking forward to harvesting some for flavoring/baking, and perhaps also to make a few lavender wands. The tomatoes are sending out flowers of hope, too, and I can't wait for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things On My Summer Bucket List With Gin's birth, I've been reminded of the herb garden I put in the summer that I got pregnant with Maddy. She was born in April and for the next... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at knitorious
I spent a blissful weekend celebrating love and marriage, kids and grandkids, enjoying food and music and dancing. First comes love and marriage (and dancing)! My niece was the photographer! We attended a beautiful lake-side wedding celebration at the Heidel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at knitorious
On Wednesday at Match Factory: #threeballfreestyle #robertfraher #matchfactory #matchfactoryhortonville #juggling A video posted by Vicki Mothes (@vicki.knitorious) on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:33pm PDT It's so interesting to watch that video in near silence after having originally experienced it with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at knitorious
Looking south over Lake Winnebago from Fire Lane 8 - evening of Tuesday, May 31. Watching approaching storm from the NW on my way home - evening of Sunday, June 5. A beautiful night for Stitch & Pitch - evening... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at knitorious
Ugh. I see the trainer tomorrow and I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. They tell me I'll feel differently afterwards. Heh.
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I did some knitting -- a fair bit, actually -- and successfully resisted casting on that baby sweater!! ;) Here's my progress so far on the TTL Mystery Shawl 2016. Those seem like some wild colors for me, but I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at knitorious
Knitting: Too many things. But I just finished Clue #1 for Kirsten's TTL Mystery Shawl 2016, and I continue to carry on with a few WIPs... none of which is doing very well at keeping me from wanting to cast... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Did Over The Weekend 1 -- I made Rhubarb Shrub. I'd never heard of "shrub" in terms of a beverage until Kat mentioned it, and then I became pretty obsessed with trying it! I'd... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at knitorious
I started Romi's Mystery Shawl 2016 back in March -- not right on time, but not too far behind. Late one evening, about half-way through Clue 2, I lost a couple of stitches off my needle... and set it down... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Desserts Chocolate Cake! German, Devil's Food, Hersheys... Carrot Cake! Annie makes THE BEST! Cheesecake! Plain is best. Chocolate Chip Cookies! Mmmm. Creme Brulee! Sweet, crusty goodness. Lemon Meringue Pie! So fresh. La Bete Noir! So... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at knitorious
Aaahhhhh. What a great week/weekend! On Wednesday, I attended the first in a series of four film screenings to benefit Black Mountain School at Match Factory. I helped Kate with a bit of set up and some light management. The... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at knitorious
*Formerly known as "Weekending" May as well call it as I see it! I love this space, sharing and talking about projects, the interaction and inspiration; I miss the frequent postings, think often about blogging, and hope that someday maybe... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at knitorious
I finished my skirt on Friday night -- sewing on the fold-over elastic waistband with patience and the help of a lot of Wonder Clips! It felt so great to sew in that tag! Saturday began with an hour or... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at knitorious
I have to keep reminding myself what day it is! First, I was in a "Fiber Frolic" bubble from Friday-Sunday last week. It was a fabulous weekend with lots of new visitors to the shop! I had a new sign... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at knitorious
Virginia Frances Born May 2, 2016, at home; 8 lbs., 21" Healthy and gorgeous... Just like her mama! And her great great grandmother and one of her namesakes, Virginia! LOVE. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at knitorious