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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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I gave myself a little break from walking on Thursday & Friday. My knees & leg are doing okay, but it's apparent that those bruises are deep... I just felt like I needed a rest. "Thanksgiving" is a pretty good... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at knitorious
Five years ago today, I bound off the last stitch to finish one of my most epic knitting project: PARCHEESI. And it is definitely one of my favorites. There's a lot of love, laughter, and tears knit into those stitches,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
My one and only photo of Thanksgiving this year -- slicing leeks for Leek Pie! Let me tell you, it was absolutely delicious and it's the first of three pies to completely disappear! Leek Pie was something new for us... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
Happy Thanksgiving! Though this photo is not Thanksgiving (Grandma's birthday is Christmas Eve, Grandpa's might have been Easter), I like the interaction and the smiles on all these familiar faces around the table -- it's the spirit and the thing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
...and all the things. Happy day-before Thanksgiving. Here we go! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Am Thankful For *Right Now* November 2008! 1 - Maddy's coming home tomorrow! I'm looking forward to her help in the kitchen, and just hanging out. 2 - Kate's been a willing walking buddy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
I bottled my second batch of kombucha yesterday -- which I think turned out way better than the first, by the way -- and brewed the third! The one class session Ali & I attended at Fermentation Fest last month... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
Not the first flakes of snow that I've seen this year, but they are the first that I've seen gathered upon the ground. Luckily, it's only flurries or showers in today's forecast and no accumulation to speak of. I started... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
It was a dreary morning but my walking partner brightened the scene! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at knitorious
noun \və-ˈrī-ə-tē\ : a number or collection of different things : the quality or state of having or including many different things King's Variety Store is closing. It's our local Five-and-Dime, at one time with two locations, and I can't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at knitorious
I'm throwing it all the way back to not quite two weeks ago when it was my birthday. Kate was abroad at the time, but gave me my birthday present on Tuesday night! The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd by James Rebanks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at knitorious
The weather was crappy last night and I had a daughter arriving home from her Paris/Berlin/Edinburgh trip, so I went to the airport early and did laps through the terminal. The airport in Green Bay is TINY, so I did... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Places I Hang Out 1. - HOME. Truly, there's no place I'd rather be. Whether the house is full or I'm home alone, it's where I'm happiest. 2. - IN THE KITCHEN. We hang out in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at knitorious
I spent much of Saturday in my work room -- basting armholes & necklines on both garments, sewing & felling seams and finishing edges on the vest; there's more of all the above yet to do! Every once in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at knitorious
On the way home from the coffee shop yesterday, I walked through the newest park in town, "Hydro Park,"which was funded by our local utility and is sort of an extension of a huge (couple of years long) renovation to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at knitorious
I'm so excited to stock this wonderful book in the shop... a shop in the Midwest!! Midwestern Knits by Carina Spencer and Allyson Dykhuizen. (I am serious about that cover sweater...) Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Make.Do
I've been to the butcher and the grocer this morning, and dinner is in the crockpot (it's Cheater Slow Cooker Pork Stew from Nom Nom Paleo, and I will definitely let you know!) (It's been mere minutes and already... mmm!)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at knitorious
That's actually from early Wednesday afternoon! There was a slight change in the weather... and I can't say that I didn't see it coming. Oh, the drama! The first shot is from the deck behind the coffee shop as the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at knitorious
I crossed everything off my list yesterday! Not that everything is completely finished, but I hit on and made progress in all areas. It was a pretty great day off. I didn't think we'd make it to the movie. I'd... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at knitorious
Credit Union Laundry Green Bay - kitchen/beer store Kombucha (bottling) Alabama Chanin Vest Lunch w/Rusty @ Mark's Movie?? I arrived at the credit union this morning before they opened! I always forget about "bankers' hours." I need to make a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at knitorious
Project: Tsuwano, pattern by Sarah Barbour Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo in the Aguas colorway; 1 skein Needle: US 7 Start to Finish: February 25 - October 15, 2015 By the time I finished with the actual knitting -- in the spring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at knitorious
I lied. I wore sandals to Milwaukee on Saturday, and I'm wearing them again today. The temp is supposed to be 55F! ***** My cousin Rae is member of a group called Craft Cult and I received an invitation a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at knitorious
I had a really great birthday weekend. This is how it ended: Junah modeling his new hat! I'll fill you in on the rest tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at knitorious
The old lift bridge... which may become operational again someday. Amazing sky when we left the theater after yesterday's matinee of SPECTRE! Sandal weather may be over for good now. Fungi found this morning. I've taken a walk every day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at knitorious
57? I just don't even know what to think or say about that. All of a sudden, another year has gone by! It was a pretty great year, too. There was some knitting, some traveling, some knitting while traveling. There... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at knitorious