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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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All of my knitting was in the dog house over the weekend. I may have been suffering a post-project slump after a) "Catamount," my Alabama Chanin A-line Tunic, and b) those busy and productive few days off with the boys.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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My nephews arrived last Tuesday after soccer practice, and I delivered them back to their dad on Thursday at soccer practice. In between, we dyed in indigo, I taught them how to knit, we went to the local children's museum... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at knitorious
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These were among the photos I posted on Wednesday morning when the boys and I made it out to the garage to start dipping our tied and bound garments into the indigo vat. About an hour later, their big brother... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at knitorious
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Anticipating... Three days with nephews in the house next week! There will be knitting, dyeing, drawing, and swimming... for starters. Eating... Grilled Skewered Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki, Salt-roasted Beets with Pistachio Vinaigrette (and Goat Cheese) a la The Purple Pig... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love About Visiting The Country* 1. Barns and barn cats. Near Grantsburg, Wisconsin *** 2. Chickens. West Kilbride, Scotland *** 3. Country paths. Isle of Anglesey, Wales *** 4. Cows... or coos. West Kilbride,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at knitorious
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The third Mile of Music festival, aka Mile 3, was the happening thing around here over the weekend, with around 700 performances by 200+ original musical acts from Thursday to Sunday. I attended the performance of Son Little on Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at knitorious
Now you're making ME cry!! ;) It was a labor of love from the beginning... it is infused with it. Love for the fabric, for you, for Natalie Chanin and this ridiculously amazing and inspiring rabbit hole world she's created that we've all fallen into, for the pattern, for Sonja Hinrichsen and her equally ridiculously wonderful awesomeness. There was not a single moment of frustration... it was pure fun and pleasure to make. I am honored to be given such tools and have the ability to make something half decent. Thank you Margene!!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on Alabama Chanin Tunic: Catamount at knitorious
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I travel on occasion, and when I do I like to fly. One of the things I like most about flying is viewing the landscape below, which is why I always choose a window seat (and sometimes arrive at my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love About Visiting The City 1. Restaurants. We discovered it in 2012 and now, a trip to Chicago doesn't seem complete without a stop at The Purple Pig. 2. Shopping ...or maybe just window... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at knitorious
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Ann & her family stopped by on Friday night, the first leg of their trip to Madison for a wedding on Saturday. Ann & Brian made dinner while I helped the boys prep some shirts for the indigo vat! They're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at knitorious
In the 1940s (the World War II years) the demand for butter tubs and cheese boxes kept the Blum factories very busy. It took a long time before wages went up, but as foreman, Lester had to put in a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Things To Do with Blueberries 1. Pick them. 2. Eat them right off the bush. 3. Eat them right out of the bucket. 4. Eat them right out of the box. 5. Eat them by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at knitorious
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Oh, well, HI THERE! I finished the embellishment of my Alabama Chanin A-line Dress on Friday night! I'd already seamed up the back a while ago, and couldn't resist Wonder Clipping the other three seams so I could try it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at knitorious
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Before the pedestrian/car incident* on Monday night, I was at (our fabulous) local pool to watch Junah at his first swimming lesson! He loves the water and did great (especially considering that he'd fallen asleep in the car on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at knitorious
It's always so interesting to see "home" through someone else's eyes! ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Wisconsin IS Summer at Feral Knitter
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite American Artists I'm only going to post about one American artist! My husband, Lee "Rusty" Mothes I'm thankful today that he's alive and well and in one piece... if a little gimpy! Last night, he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at knitorious
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It was a beautiful night for a baseball game on Friday! As it turns out, it was MINION NIGHT! Annie and I -- not the 8 & 10 yo boys -- were the only ones interested in the photo op.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at knitorious
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It was a good one! It started with coffee, just like every other day! I set yarn to soak for indigo dyeing planned for later in the day. Then I decided to tackle the Refashion 2.0 of this top. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Ice Cream Flavors I rarely scream for ice cream these days, but when I do... 1. Moose Tracks 2. Coffee 3. Chocolate 4. Vanilla (with appropriate toppings: chocolate syrup, pecans, and/or chocolate chips) 5. Mint... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at knitorious
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Saturday was a Market Morning, of course. I squeezed a lot of lemons! I don't think our set up has ever been the same two weeks in a row... always moving and, hopefully, always improving. I accompanied my sister Annie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at knitorious
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Dear Summer, Why you gotta come & go so fast? * * * * * Dear Work, Why you gotta take up all my time? * * * * * Delivery day! June 5, 2000. Dear 2000 Saturn SW, Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at knitorious
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Anticipating... the Friday opening of HERE AND AWAY at The ARTGarage in Green Bay, a photography show curated by Kate and presented by Young Space. #tbt #sparklers - I'm thinking 1963 in Madison, where my Uncle Cliff was either in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love About My Home We've lived in our home for over 28 years! There are things that I've loved from the beginning (that basically sold the home to me); things that we've improved so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at knitorious
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It seems so quiet in blogland. Summertime is busy, isn't it? And that's good! My Alabama Chanin collection was "pressed" into alternate use last week, as Ali and I regrouped for our run to the finish on a large &... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at knitorious