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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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I managed to get through the holidays without getting sick, even though nearly everyone around me -- whether at work or at home -- was sniffling and/or complaining of scratchy throats. It finally caught up with me. I think I'm... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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On Thursday after work, I stopped by my LYS for Pussy Hat yarn! I was delighted to learn that the owner of the shop, along with her husband & daughter, was heading to the march Washington, DC. She gave me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at knitorious
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Welp, almost nothing about the start of this new year has gone as planned -- people (and pets - not mine) have been sick, plans and schedules have changed -- it's been an exercise in patience, resilience, positive thinking, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at knitorious
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I snapped a couple of photos of the amaryllis on New Year's Day (Sunday) and there's been some growth! Even the struggler has improved in the last week. Someone gave Rusty some paperwhites, so we're both on bulb watch this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at knitorious
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Another reader in the making. Books, books, books! While my reading habits have changed over the years, there is no doubt to anyone that we're a family of readers and that books are important to us all. The first piece... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at knitorious
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Having set a goal to read more in 2016 -- and to "read" more audio books -- I could not be happier with my Goodreads stats: I just finished reading the 22nd book this morning! That is certainly not a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at knitorious
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We definitely had a White Christmas! Most of that has already melted, thanks to a little rain. I had a wonderful Jólabókaflóð gift from Judy year. Aren't those stitch markers adorable? This traditional, annual (two years in a row for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at knitorious
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It's just doesn't seem like a proper Christmas Eve if I'm not up 'til the wee hours... And LOOK, it's already Christmas! We used to have a big Christmas Eve dinner at Mom's. We tried everything over the years: Standing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at knitorious
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Independence. Right now it's all about independence and doing things for himself -- taking great pride in accomplishments. Jun's been dressing himself, distinguishing front from back, getting all the fingers correctly placed in gloves, sometimes even doing the snaps and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at knitorious
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I had a very welcome day off last Friday! I spent some of it with Ali & the kids, doing a little shopping before the predicted big snowstorm, and lunching. Afterwards, Jun wanted to "Stay at Nona's!" so he &... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at knitorious
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Sharon with a wee Kate, April 1987. And missing you every single day. I love you, my beautiful sister. How is it six years already? Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at knitorious
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Kym! I do have a fireplace!! It's one of the first things I pulled out of a box of Christmas decorations last night! A gift from one of the girls years ago -- Ali, I think. So I lit the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at knitorious
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It's that time again! As I have done sometime in December for quite a few years: Year In Review. I do it in words (the first sentence of the first post of each month) and in pictures (a favorite posted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at knitorious
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We finally brought the tree up on Saturday morning and I promptly took off all of the dead and half-dead strings of lights. Well, not all. There is still one string near the bottom with the non-working half wadded up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at knitorious
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My #bestnine2016 on Instagram! These are the Instagram photos from the past year that had the most "likes." Heh. There's a little bit of everything, including break dancing!! I love that the grandkids are there -- both knit-related, too, other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at knitorious
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I have been known to decorate my Christmas tree with only three ornaments: That was highly unusual. I don't recall the circumstances, but it's safe to say that no one was available/willing to help me! Most years, we're fully loaded... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at knitorious
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Ravelry Project Page: Alfalfa Baby Hat Pattern: Alfalfa Baby Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Kelbourne Woolens (free Ravelry download) Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Alpaca Love -- or -- Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Washable Ewe Needles: US 6... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at knitorious
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It snowed (lightly) all day long yesterday, and there was a nice warm glow under the pergola last night when the lights came on. Inside, I finally dug out and copied some old floor plans. We've been talking about doing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at knitorious
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You may interpret that however you'd like. That's one of Rusty's "big wave" drawings "burning up" in this video. Pretty neat, eh? I've a Christmas party tonight. HAPPY WEEKEND!! _ _ _ _ _ FYI and if you're interested, my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at knitorious
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This is why. Whenever I think to myself, "Hm, do I really need to put up the big tree?" I think of how much fun this was. And if it was fun last year, it's gonna be even funner this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at knitorious
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Last night we drove Maddy's Jeep out to the farm for storage -- 'til she returns! Anticipating... Only three more weeks until Winter Solstice! Celebrating... A Christmas party already on Friday! Drinking... Hot tea -- gigantic mugs of Tazo ZEN.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at knitorious
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We were this >< close last week to booking crazy-low priced flights to Valencia. Alas, sometimes it's really hard to get your ducks to line up in a timely & efficient manner, and by the time all was situated, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at knitorious
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I did some cooking over the weekend, and some knitting, and a whole lotta putzing and/or nothing. It felt SO GOOD. Saturday. I made Meatloaf. Two of them, actually, because it's so good and we want LEFTOVERS! This is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Who knew? How have I lived in Wisconsin for the better part of my life and not known about BEER BREAD? Best extra-curricular use of beer, especially one you may not care for all that much to drink. It could... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at knitorious
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Hit it Jack: Front door. Junah watched happily while Kate wrapped the pillars on Thanksgiving Day, "Now it's Christmas!!" Doors at our house: Front door Upstairs apartment door Shed door Back/Side/Kitchen door Basement door Garage door(s) We've lived in our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at knitorious
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