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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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Joining Kat & friends this week for Unraveled Wednesday! My reading is slow, as usual, and all over the Bingo board... I'm currently listening to The Shadow of the Wind, and enjoying it quite a bit; Hillbilly Elegy is on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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3rd Annual Auntie Camp commenced early Wednesday morning when Mack & Addie arrived at my back door! It was a dreary and rainy start, so we decided to go to a movie -- something that was on our unofficial List... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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My friend Ellen welcomed her 3rd grandchild in the past couple of months -- a boy! We've known the family a long time, as Ali and Ellen's daughter Abbey have been BFFs since high school. I've taken many photos of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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I love lavender! Maddy's been doing a little yard work, and she left me this lovely bouquet after trimming back the lavender. And a note... I love notes! I watched Jun for a little while on Saturday afternoon while his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at knitorious
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Especially with timing & the connections we wanted to make early in the trip -- Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona -- the goal was to pack for a week abroad in ONE CARRY-ON SUITCASE + ONE PERSONAL ITEM (allowances of the airline).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at knitorious
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Are we really at the mid-way point of the year?? It's hard to believe... though June went Whoosh!! We ended June and began July with a pre-4th of July trip up to the Flowage and a few days at my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at knitorious
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We bid fare-thee-wells on Tuesday morning, sending Ann & family off to work/school. No one was too sad, though, because they'd all be state-side within a month or so! (In fact, I am gearing up for 3rd Annual Auntie Camp... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at knitorious
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On Monday it was back to work for Ann & Brian and back to school for the boys, so we were on our own for our last full day in Valencia! The first order of business was a visit to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at knitorious
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Sunday was Mack's 12th birthday!! To celebrate, we visited Albufera National Park, just south of Valencia, for a boat ride and paella. Addy had already visited the park once on a school field trip. So, away we went to catch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at knitorious
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This is a stitched-together photo to show the wonderful view from the window in Addy's room, which he kindly lent me during our visit. And this was my view from bed -- the window is really more like a door.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at knitorious
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Let's take a break from the travelogue, shall we? I started a new knitting project on Friday night: a wee hat on DPNs. Somehow, I lost a needle while casting on, and then a second went missing. I searched around... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at knitorious
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We left Barcelona for Valencia on the 4 pm train, arriving at about 7. Ann & Brian met us at the station and we walked to their apartment. The boys were happy to see us, but also pooped after the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at knitorious
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We checked out of our Airbnb early Friday morning and hailed a cab, stopping at Locker Barcelona on the way to once again stow our bags. These places are great! Just as at the airport, there were a variety of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at knitorious
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We checked out of our Dublin Airport hotel at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday and hopped the shuttle for the airport. Our flight to Madrid departed at 6:15 a.m. * Yawn * We arrived in Madrid at around 10, and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at knitorious
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I'm back!! Everything went smoothly until the very last bit of the last flight home. Weather was a problem, causing back-ups and delays at O'Hare, and the powers-that-be diverted us to Detroit. It all went south from there for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at knitorious
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Well, I was up at about 4:15 this morning... not by design, but because instead of popping up every 5 minutes to write things down so I wouldn't forget, I decided to just get up and do.the.things! Maybe that means... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at knitorious
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Actually, it's more like "Sew, the month..." as I haven't done anything but sew since I finished knitting my Colorwash Shawl! First it was the Tom Petty Corset; all put together and awaiting binding (and the loss of a few... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at knitorious
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Photos by Lauren Kirsch, LK Photography. Check out her beautiful IG, too. (I love her work!). Lauren & Ali have been friends for years. In celebration of Gin's 1st birthday, the kids had a family photo session last month, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at knitorious
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Yeah, well, I'm glad you're here. You've always been a pretty awesome month, no matter what's been going on! The last half of May sort of kicked my ass. The "springtime cold" and "major sniffles" I was experiencing are most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at knitorious
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Yesterday was my usual day off of work, and I decided to do a literal interpretation for a change. No dentist appointments, no banking or bill-paying, no grocery shopping, no dusting, no, nothing, nada. I didn't get dressed until noon... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at knitorious
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I had an OK weekend, despite aches & major sniffles from a springtime cold. We finished booking most of the transportation and lodging for Spain. We had some family time. I went to bed early... I'm looking forward to an... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at knitorious
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It's been a busy week! We had an impromptu get together & cookout on Wednesday... it was so nice outside! Rod and his brother came over and began cutting up some fallen trees in our ravine. And while they did... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at knitorious
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...or Mother's Day Garden Crafts!! I chuckled pretty hard on Friday when I read about making a Garden Spicer! I didn't really have any intention to make one myself, until I was touring the back yard with Rusty on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at knitorious
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Given that it's taken until Mother's Day to finally finish what were intended to be Christmas presents, you'd think that perhaps there was a real big snafu or difficulty with the pattern. Ravelry Project Pages: Jun's (after) Christmas Surprise Gin's... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at knitorious
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The other day I read this great piece in The New York Times: Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them. I've read it three or four times now. I'd already been thinking about my mom, of course, and even thinking... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at knitorious