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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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The knitting has been (literally) painfully slow, but it's happening. That's a totally photoshopped mirrored image of my Savage Heart Cardigan from a while back (it's that or more pics of or by the kids -- haha!), but it's pretty... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at knitorious
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Junah was fascinated by my camera last week when I got it out to take to the park, and he wanted to take some photos, too. I put it on Auto and handed it over... Through the Eyes of Junah... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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Mickey Mouse was everywhere this summer -- did you notice? Well, I don't get out much, but notably in my world at Target and Joann Fabrics. It's Mickey's 90th birthday... and I can only imagine what that means for 2028!!... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Still hanging onto summer here, which is easy to do when the daily high temp is still climbing into the 80s. It's been sunny and quite lovely -- except for the mosquitos, which have arrived en force thanks to all... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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I continued to take it as easy as possible over the weekend! My shoulder continues to improve, but man does it ever ache sometimes! I'm amazed at how exhausting it is to be in constant pain and constantly aware of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at knitorious
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Well, I fell on Saturday afternoon, while carrying Malina across a grassy area in a park, which turned out to be very uneven terrain. It looked fine -- grass was growing, it had obviously been growing for a while &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at knitorious
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And I thought August would be a fairly quiet month! Ann's back in Spain, Maddy's come & gone, Rusty's returned, I've been to Chicago for my "monthly" trip, I had a few days off early this week... and, boy, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at knitorious
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Ali & I took the kids up to Bay Beach (not really a "beach") on Saturday and I learned that not only is there one overflow parking lot, there are TWO... it was SO BUSY! Perhaps it was because Bay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at knitorious
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Though I didn't cross everything off my list yesterday, I got the major stuff done -- including back-to-back massage & chiropractor appointments. I had a new-to-me massage therapist and she worked exclusively on the areas giving me the most trouble... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at knitorious
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*or Pool! The plan was to go to the swimming pool (for the first time all season!) on Friday night. We were a little bummed when it started to rain in the afternoon just as we finished wrapping up all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at knitorious
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This is the first year in four that we didn't break out the indigo but don't worry, there was plenty of dye sloshing around! The first step was to set up the garage. Thank goodness the weather improved a bit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at knitorious
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...sometimes forward, sometimes backward! This photo was snapped last night when I was half-way through tinking a row! It's my Savage Heart Cardigan (1) and as of last night, the first half is finished! Next, I need to find a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & the Unravelers... KNITTING It's an FO and, oh, I couldn't be happier! Ravelry Project Page: TTL 2018 Mystery Shawl (more photos there!) Pattern: TTL Mystery Shawl 2018 by Kirsten Kapur Yarn: Make.Do Be Fingering/Sock; one skein "echevaria,"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at knitorious
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I enjoyed a fairly productive and relatively quiet weekend. It's been a busy summer and that will continue right to the end; Auntie Camp next weekend before Ann & fam return to Spain, and a send-off for Maddy & Viv... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at knitorious
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Doing an all-in-one post this week!! _ _ _ _ _ Joining Kat & the Unravelers... KNITTING I washed my Rhinebeck Sweater gauge swatches, and the numbers didn't really change much. I'm going to try going up a needle size... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at knitorious
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I helped Kate move some big stuff (specifically, her mattress) from the storage unit to the apartment, so Maddy could take over the guest room over the weekend. There are still a few big things to move, but the weather's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at knitorious
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Well, after we take one last 31-second (or so) look at July, here's what's happening in August... Anticipating... another weekend with Maddy in the house! She's returned after two weeks incommunicado while paddling & camping in the Apostle Islands, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at knitorious
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The Wisconsin State Capitol: The Orpheum: The National: It was a great concert on Tuesday night, preceded by cocktails at Merchant and pizzas at Lucille. I can't remember the last time I didn't get to bed until 2:00 am, though... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at knitorious
I feel ya! I sort of followed Kym's lead and deleted the FB app from my phone several months ago. There are several people/groups that I care about and connect with only via FB, though, so I reinstalled it... but not on my Home screen. I still regularly partake via my computer, but have actually posted something (not including reactions/comments) only a couple of times in the last month or so... no one has really noticed!
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2018 on Deng Ming~Dao at The Woolen Rabbit
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Maybe. I cut a wedge at each underarm last night and sewed them back up. It isn't perfect but oh, man, what an improvement! The sleeves "feel" better and there's a lot less bulk. I may have cut just a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at knitorious
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It's not skyrocketing, but I'm feeling a bit more "with it" and energetic! I spent a few hours on both Saturday & Sunday mornings in the upstairs apartment, mainly here: I took a "before" photo, too, but you'd have to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at knitorious
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Welp, this week has been all about RECHARGE, I guess! Last weekend was full & busy & fun, for sure... there's been a lot going on behind the scenes around here, as well! Alison & her family have moved to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at knitorious
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When you feel as though you had a 3-day weekend when it was actually just the normal 2-day variety, and that said weekend was largely spent with a (clean) houseful of people, including a 4mo, 2yo, 4yo, 11yo & 13yo,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at knitorious
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My blog mojo went a bit missing this week, but... Guess who just got back today Them wild-eyed boys that had been away Haven't changed that much to say But man, I still think them cats are crazy The boys... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at knitorious
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Maddy came home on Friday for a break from camp; she's stressed out as it's been a super tough summer -- too much work and no assistance (she's supposed to have an assistant) or support. It's just truth when I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at knitorious