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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 long weekend, as I took Thursday & Friday off last week, and I spent a couple of those days in Chicago! My only view of Marina City (my favorite) on this trip was from the car! Kate... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at knitorious
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Here's another all-time favorite photo, taken 32 years ago today at Tillamook County General Hospital in Tillamook, OR. Oh me, oh my. Ali & the kids came over to help celebrate. (Gin doesn't look too pleased with that extra-tight squeeze... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends again this week for Unraveled Wednesday! The current knitting (and plans) having been established yesterday, here's an update on another project we've got going around here. Priming has been completed since I took this photo the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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I cast on the Brambling Shawl on Friday night. By Saturday night I was working with two colors. And on Sunday, I started the third color. So far, so good, though there is definitely more tangling/untangling now that a third... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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This is one of my all-time favorite photos, taken 30 years ago today -- so just add 30 years to all of those ages. As promised, I made another Bunny Cake this year. And who was BEYOND EXCITED?? He watched... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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Today was my day off this week (instead of the usual Wednesday), and did I ever have a list of things to do!! I was able to check off every single thing, including a couple of late additions, and also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at knitorious
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Rusty has a couple of drawings in the 72nd Art Annual at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay and we drove up for awards night on Tuesday. While he wasn't a winner this year, we know some who were,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends this week for Unraveled Wednesday, I am plugging away at the edging of my Summer Camp shawl! It's going fairly quickly -- eight more repeats of the leaf motif and a few more rows (maybe I'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at knitorious
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Thanks Michele! I'm looking forward to getting more comfortable with intarsia. And, the shawl of yours that I've had on the needles for a while now has been on my mind. It's been in time out due to a pretty bad snag, having caught on the zipper pull of a project bag (ARGHHHH!), but I think I'm ready to face the ripping and re-doing. I really love the pattern and how the yarns are working up! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2017 on End of the Week-ing at knitorious
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Saturday was spent mostly with my nose to the taxman's grindstone. Done and dusted. Yuck. After that, I went upstairs and putzed a little in the upstairs bedroom -- and actually remembered to take a (360°) Before photo! I took... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at knitorious
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Oh my goodness, what a week! We are in Week 2 of a computer upgrade at work that has been complicated by every problem you can think of. Hopefully, it'll get wrapped up today... and I can't wait. We get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at knitorious
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Avoiding... Doing my income taxes. In doing so, I have been incredibly productive in other areas! Kate & Jun checking out the creek in Kate's new back yard! Saturday's tactics included helping Katie move, doing Ali's payroll, and sewing a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at knitorious
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Obviously, sewing buttons on a handknit baby sweater is way more fun than working on taxes. No foolin'! Ravelry Project Page: In Threes: a baby cardigan Pattern: in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at knitorious
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I can't wait to see you on Saturday!! There's always so much happening with you, not the least of which are BIRTHDAYS, including those of all three of my girls!! This year, you have Easter, too, which is also Alison's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at knitorious
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It seems like a little FO parade happening over here! I realized that never blogged these finished Squad Mitts. Ravelry Project Page: Squad II Pattern: Squad Mitts by Ann Weaver, Mason-Dixon Field Guide No. 1 Yarn: Make.Do "Be" Fingering/Sock Needles:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at knitorious
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I can't even remember when I started knitting this little sweater. It's been finished -- except for the button -- for a long, long time. Ravelry Project Page: Mignon Pattern: Mignon by Loop London Yarn: Make.Do Dream DK Superwash (I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at knitorious
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I thought that I'd finish knitting Gin's In Threes on Friday night while I watched some basketball. Alas, the game demanded all of my attention, eventually ending in a one-point at-the-buzzer OT heartbreak for the Badgers, and by then my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at knitorious
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I finished listening to a book on my way to work today, and that put me back on track for hitting my Goodreads goal of reading 25 books this year! Finished Audio: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead When Breath... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at knitorious
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Six years ago today, we were on pins & needles over a band of snow & flight schedules. Eventually (and determined), we gave up on catching the local connector flight and drove ourselves out of that band of snow and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at knitorious
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A Year of Techniques (#1): Helical stripes! Ravelry Project Page: Frenchy Mitts Pattern: Hyacinthus armwarmers by Jen Arnall-Culliford for A Year of Techniques (Pattern #1) Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball; colorway Domino Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs Start to Finish:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at knitorious
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I walked up to the coffee shop yesterday morning and spotted this on a sidewalk block out front. Spring is in the air! And oh so very WELCOME!! And also to you... Whether you've been more or less reading since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at knitorious
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First of all, HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY!! Secondly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my brother MICHAEL!! Thirdly, HAPPY 12TH QUIT-IVERSARY to ANN, CLAIRE, my sis KAREN, and ME!! Now then... Remember on Christmas Eve when I did a little sewing (like you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at knitorious
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I've been pretty busy and/or under the weather and/or grumpy and/or uninspired, so didn't really think too much about today's Think Write Thursday topic about heritage -- Irish or otherwise. Then I read this sentence in Carole's post and laughed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at knitorious
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Anticipating... Two weeks One week (time flies!) 'til the First Day of Spring!! I'm doubtful that it'll actually feel like spring, but we march on. Celebrating... Major progress on a big catch-up job! I "celebrated" yesterday by clearing the Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Rooting around for some travel knitting that would be suitable to take on the plane, I wasn't really coming up with anything that wasn't at a fussy stage (project-of-the-moment on long, straight, aluminum needles gets packed in the checked bag... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at knitorious