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Vicki
Wisconsin
knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and new grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
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This just may be how it's gonna go for a little while: some photos, some words. Junah came over early on Saturday morning and we tried to take some selfies. Haha. It was chilly, so we bundled up before heading... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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The weather has been simply spectacular. Local beer flight(s) accompany lunch out with a friend on Wednesday. I made Lamb Chops, Pearl Couscous & Snap Peas, and Harissa from Plated on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night it was Chicken with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Cars I've Had 1. 1972 Toyota Corona -- baby blue. It was my dad's car, actually, but was the first car that I regularly drove. It didn't have a radio, so there was one jerry-rigged that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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I woke up on Saturday morning and my first thought was: Camelot (where it only rains at night). It rained hard most of Friday night (again), making for a cold and wet market morning, but the rain had pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things To Get My Home Ready for Fall 1. We don't have central air conditioning, so every spring/fall we install/remove a couple of window units. So that. 2. And also putting away the strategically placed circulating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at knitorious
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We were hopeful on Friday night. After securing bikes to the carrier (one in the back seat due to overcrowding) and loading our gear, we drove up to meet Annie at our airbnb lodging in Egg Harbor -- IN THE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at knitorious
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...as in Right Now. Watching ... the approaching autumn, and feeling it, too. Brrrr. Reading ... Outlander , and I'll be reading it for a long, long time at the pace I'm going. I've been enjoying it; sad that there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at knitorious
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1. The parking expansion project is underway this Labor Day weekend., 2. Laundry day!, 3. Packed up another box of photos to send to ScanCafe today & found this favorite from my second birthday. I'm the towhead!, 4. Stormy weather...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at knitorious
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I've finished three knitting projects this summer and all of them were Mystery Knit-along Shawls! The latest to cross the finish line is the biggest shawl I've ever knit! And possibly the laciest! Project: Follow Your Arrow (Mystery KAL) by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at knitorious
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1. Francis Williams hosta., 2. The rose bush that Mum bought this spring., 3. Fresh basil was made for this., 4. I missed my Happy Day post yesterday..., 5. Happily making progress!, 6. Aunt, uncle and 2 cousins in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at knitorious
SATURDAY I'll be at the Farmers' Market on Saturday (it's been a while ), followed by the start of the Fall Purge at home. Or a trip to Stevens Point to help Maddy move. SUNDAY I'm hoping to stencil some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at knitorious
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I had the day off yesterday! It was as close to typical as I've seen in a long while, though "typical" is a very fluid thing and always subject to change. Two years ago, it was typical to at least... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at knitorious
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I knew I wanted to say something at my mother’s memorial celebration on Sunday. I had written, or started to write some things, but didn’t know exactly where I wanted to go or how to pull it together… until the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at knitorious
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* * * * * We picked up Kate and drove directly to our favorite Mexican restaurant for chimichangas, tacos, burritos, and 2-for-1 margaritas! WELCOME HOME, KATE!! We'll all be running around today -- cars in for service, hair appointments,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at knitorious
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It hasn't been a mystery to anyone for a while, now, but it was when I started back in March of last year -- Romi's first Mystery Shawl! I was certain, about a month ago, that I still had this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at knitorious
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It's been a pretty emotional week. We've been preparing for my mother's memorial celebration for a while now, but now it's right around the corner and... it's looming large. We've been working on photos, music, etc., and I've been connecting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at knitorious
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I took 6-month photos of Junebug last month in which there was a lot of drool. He's been drooling for a while now... lots and lots of drool, and tooth talk for months... and FINALLY, over the weekend, he's cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at knitorious
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I've been saying "yes" to almost every good thing that comes my way this summer, so when my friend Ann invited me to a dinner at her CSA farm... well YEAH! This type of event has been on my bucket... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at knitorious
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That's 61 so far! 1. 2-for-1 Margaritas on Tuesday!, 2. Almost back on track. #ttlmysteryshawl14, 3. Such a flippin' pretty morning..., 4. #100happydays, 5. Happy Days, 6. Llama card, par avion, Royal Mail, 7. Happy Days, 8. Great day to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at knitorious
Vicki added a favorite at kmkat and her kneedles
Aug 1, 2014
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(A picture-heavy post. Just so ya know.) I winged my way to Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, invited by my sister Ann to be her guest at a wedding. We both had enough frequent flyer miles for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Patterns I Could Knit Again As I perused my Ravelry Projects, I was surprised at how many patterns I've already repeatedly knit! Sometimes I knit the same pattern two or three times, each in a different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things About My Bookcase 1. I moved from NW Wisconsin back to NE Wisconsin in 1978 to start a new job, and I lived at home for a short time while I saved money for a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at knitorious
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Caught up in the excitement and camaraderie of a knit-along with, among others, some of my oldest (in blog years) friends, I was easily tempted into signing up for the TTL Mystery Shawl 2014. The prospect of dyeing my own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at knitorious
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Um, yeah, there will soon be teeth! This is from a quick 6-month photo shoot with the J-man yesterday afternoon. Six months!! I'm working on a post about my TTL Mystery Shawl. It's finished and it's beautiful! There's a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at knitorious