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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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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 yesterday at knitorious
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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 5 days ago at knitorious
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Two years. Miss you every minute. xo Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2016 on Right now: June at knitorious
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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*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
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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
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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
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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
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April is a busy month for birthdays around here, from beginning to end! This is us on Monday night at Belts' Soft Serve in Stevens Point, after celebrating Kate's (4/22), Ali's (4/16), and Maddy's (4/25) birthdays with a family dinner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Anticipating... Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic - a tour of yarn shops, fiber farms, coffee shops & cafes in NE Wisconsin. Make.Do and KC&T are on the map! It'll be a fun few days... lambs, yarn, trunk shows, classes, tons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Albums that I Love These are among the albums that come to mind when nothing else is cutting it. They're comfortable, familiar, meaningful, and/or transportational -- in that they "take me" to a time or place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at knitorious
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It's almost embarrassing to admit that I've never visited the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan before. That wrong was made right on Saturday. Our first stop was the restroom: I've been known to take photos in the bathroom,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at knitorious
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No internet for half the day during an office move, with messages from "beyond" like I've never seen before, is one legitimate reason for having a shitty day today. Another very legitimate reason would be this: It is April 8th...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at knitorious
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