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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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I had to stop at the side of the road on my way to knitting on Tuesday night to take a photo. This is due west at around 5:00. Such soft, beautiful light (still light!), the colors gorgeous. For a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: Kidnapped! 10 TV Characters That I'd Want to Help Me Covering the bases... who knows what kind of help I'd need! 1 - Elsbeth Tacioni - The Good Wife (lawyer) 2 - Hawkeye Pierce - M*A*S*H (funny... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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What a weird week last week. I was supposed to have last Thursday & Friday off -- a nice long weekend. There was a much-hyped Tuesday & Wednesday snowstorm, though, and with Rusty being gone (he takes care of most... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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I walked to the library on Saturday morning to pick up the latest addition to my Reading list: Mink River. This book has garnered lots of stars on Goodreads by some of my favorite readers; and since I've lived at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at knitorious
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Knitting: There has been precious little knitting of late, and it's been pretty mindless. I am occasionally picking up my second inner Dimorphous Mitten, and suspect that I'll finish that set by spring. Naturally. The Scoreboard KAL has also been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at knitorious
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Earlier this month, I had an introductory visit with Rebecca, a personal trainer. My friend and co-worker had already been seeing Rebecca about 3 times a week for 6-8 weeks, which I knew about, but I really became interested when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at knitorious
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It was a wonderful hotel! I've only ever stayed at the Pfister before. ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2016 on Weekending: Beer Town at knitorious
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Once upon a time, Ali had a brilliant idea about making quilts together! March 2013 Ali: I think we should have a double wedding ring quilt challenge. But it has to be a secret because mine will be for Abbey... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at knitorious
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I took Friday off last week and drove to Milwaukee to meet Annie (already there for a 3-day school board conference) to begin her birthday celebrations! We were there for only one night and stayed at The Iron Horse Hotel,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at knitorious
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"Sew," he said, as he climbed up on the chair by my sewing machine. That was after he'd already dragged a chair over to the sink to help Grandpa with the dishes! We also did the second load of "wash"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at knitorious
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Happy 31st Anniversary to Rusty & me! We won't be celebrating together in Mexico, as we did last year, but we will be going out to dinner this evening, and plans have been made for some upcoming travel. More on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at knitorious
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It was a low-key, relaxed weekend and that's OKAY by me! It's been a while and, boy, I needed that. To set the tone, Rusty & Katie both had art events to attend on Friday, so that meant a quiet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at knitorious
So far so good with our water system! This is the one we bought. One of the best things about it was the trickle-down effect in terms of organizing and cleaning out! Same with our recently departed microwave!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on Weekending: Happy New Year at knitorious
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Can you believe this little guy is TWO today?? Happy Birthday Junebean!! Family & friends got together at the bowling alley for a little birthday celebration on Sunday. Did you know that lanes these days have programmable "bumpers" that go... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at knitorious
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Knitting: Scoreboard KAL continues! I fell behind -- the second half of the season being not as exciting (fewer wins) as the first -- and just started Week 13 last night, which is a total of 50 rows. There's another... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 5 Things I Want to Do More & 5 Things I'd Like to Do Less in 2016 A slightly different take on the ubiquitous New Year's Resolution! MORE 1 - Reading (especially audio books) 2 - Bicycling/Moving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at knitorious
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In addition to (or, as a set-up for) BEGIN AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON, I spent some time cleaning things up at the end of the year. One of those things was KonMari-ing my Bloglovin' feed. First, I hit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at knitorious
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<hashtag> 2015bestnine -- my 9 "best" (most liked) photos from 2015 on Instagram. Knitting, Sewing, Slow Fashion, Family, Travel. I expect similar for 2016... but I guess we'll just have to see! Happy New Year!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at knitorious
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I'm not exactly sure where I ran across it, but on a bit of a whim at the end of October, I joined The Healthy Knitter's "A March Through Time" Knit-along and Walk-along, with clues released weekly Nov. 2-Dec. 7.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Did in 2015 That Make Me Feel Proud Did this year go by fast, or what?! 1 - Got out of my English-speaking comfort zone and traveled to Mexico to celebrate our 30th wedding... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at knitorious
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My grandmothers. Grandma Koenig (1908-1966), left, and Grandma Blum (1912-2010), right. Grandma Blum's 103rd birthday is TODAY. The photo above was taken at my parents' wedding in June 1958. Until today, I always thought that Grandma Blum was holding a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at knitorious
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Project: TTL Mystery Shawl 2015 - Liz Christy by Kirsten Kapur Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, Turner & Candombe colorways, < 1 skein each Needle: US 7 Start to Finish: June 1 - December 10, 2015 Once again, a project that's been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Look Forward To Doing After the Holiday Rush 1 - Reclamation project in my work room... it's an unmitigated disaster, and the tide keeps rolling! 2 - Finish a few sewing projects 3 -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at knitorious
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This is my only photo from our afternoon of baking... mainly because my phone was otherwise occupied playing music! I had three recipes on my list this year. Two were tried-and-true from last year: Ina Garten's Ultimate Ginger Cookie and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at knitorious
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I'm making my spreadsheet/shopping list, checking it twice, packing up my basket of ingredients, shopping for what I need, and loading it all up in the car to head up north for tomorrow's Baking Day with Annie! I've kept a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at knitorious