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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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My #bestnine2016 on Instagram! These are the Instagram photos from the past year that had the most "likes." Heh. There's a little bit of everything, including break dancing!! I love that the grandkids are there -- both knit-related, too, other... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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I have been known to decorate my Christmas tree with only three ornaments: That was highly unusual. I don't recall the circumstances, but it's safe to say that no one was available/willing to help me! Most years, we're fully loaded... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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Ravelry Project Page: Alfalfa Baby Hat Pattern: Alfalfa Baby Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Kelbourne Woolens (free Ravelry download) Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Alpaca Love -- or -- Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Washable Ewe Needles: US 6... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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It snowed (lightly) all day long yesterday, and there was a nice warm glow under the pergola last night when the lights came on. Inside, I finally dug out and copied some old floor plans. We've been talking about doing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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You may interpret that however you'd like. That's one of Rusty's "big wave" drawings "burning up" in this video. Pretty neat, eh? I've a Christmas party tonight. HAPPY WEEKEND!! _ _ _ _ _ FYI and if you're interested, my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at knitorious
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This is why. Whenever I think to myself, "Hm, do I really need to put up the big tree?" I think of how much fun this was. And if it was fun last year, it's gonna be even funner this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at knitorious
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Last night we drove Maddy's Jeep out to the farm for storage -- 'til she returns! Anticipating... Only three more weeks until Winter Solstice! Celebrating... A Christmas party already on Friday! Drinking... Hot tea -- gigantic mugs of Tazo ZEN.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at knitorious
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We were this >< close last week to booking crazy-low priced flights to Valencia. Alas, sometimes it's really hard to get your ducks to line up in a timely & efficient manner, and by the time all was situated, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at knitorious
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I did some cooking over the weekend, and some knitting, and a whole lotta putzing and/or nothing. It felt SO GOOD. Saturday. I made Meatloaf. Two of them, actually, because it's so good and we want LEFTOVERS! This is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Who knew? How have I lived in Wisconsin for the better part of my life and not known about BEER BREAD? Best extra-curricular use of beer, especially one you may not care for all that much to drink. It could... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at knitorious
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Hit it Jack: Front door. Junah watched happily while Kate wrapped the pillars on Thanksgiving Day, "Now it's Christmas!!" Doors at our house: Front door Upstairs apartment door Shed door Back/Side/Kitchen door Basement door Garage door(s) We've lived in our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at knitorious
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Homemade cornbread > Stuffing: Adorable kitchen helper: Rotkraut underway: Cornish Game Hens: Thanksgiving Day Crossword (they made it about half-way) (it's ongoing): Mac 'n Cheese ("traditional" fare when there's a toddler in the house): Time to relax: Junah was an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at knitorious
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It's been a weird year or two or six around here, but we're finding our way. Thanksgiving is a good reminder to... well, to be thankful for what we have. Among the things I'm thankful for is plentiful and readily... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at knitorious
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In America: In New Zealand: Hope things are going well with you! I've gotta run to the store... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at knitorious
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Aiming for a BINGO by Thanksgiving, I made it with a few days to spare, finishing The Time Traveler's Wife during lunch yesterday. The #1 thing on my list of 5 Things I Want to Do More in 2016 was:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at knitorious
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More coloring. ;) It's not exactly what I was going for -- it's a bit brighter than I'd imagined! I love it, though. One of those is already wound up because I'm dying to see how it knits up. There... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at knitorious
The American Thanksgiving, a fantastic article in the New York Times. I watched every single video (each around 1 minute) and saved every single recipe, and I'm going to make room for at least one if not two on our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at knitorious
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...it's WINTER. We had our first snowfall (not amounting to much) of the season in the wee hours of the morning. More significant is the 30-degree difference between yesterday's high temp (mid-60F) and today's. And wind... oh, brrrrr, that wind!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at knitorious
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I've really been feeling the need to create -- to make a little mess and, hopefully, to create something beautiful. On Wednesday, I found a little time to dye a couple of skeins of yarn. I'm pretty happy with how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at knitorious
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The Think-Write-Thursday topic for today is "a favorite recipe." I've made Melissa Joulwan's Fried Chicken Meatballs from her new book Well Fed Weeknights (we love her cookbooks) a couple of times recently! Oh, my, are they ever good -- you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at knitorious
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This might help. I bought it at Jill Draper's Open Studio Show last month. It's under consideration for the Project Peace Cowl. I should look around some more, but I sure do love this color! This sort of thing always... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at knitorious
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It's been a week since Election Day and my stomach is still in knots. I'm grateful to Kym for sharing her Little Bits of Good action list; hopefully, in numbers and over time, we can be heard and make a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at knitorious
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There was a frost on Friday night, but it wasn't a hard/killing frost. I'm glad we brought the succulents inside -- and they will stay inside -- but it's starting to feel a little freaky. Green grass. Flowers... This was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at knitorious
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One of the "Awesome Christmas presents" currently on the needles. Big yarn. Big needles. Quick knitting. Still a bit of fiddly finishing. There is time. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at knitorious
Currently active on the needles: 2nd pair of Squad Mitts Awesome Christmas present for Jun Awesome Christmas present for Gin Currently contemplating: Hamilton Ball HamilKnit Candlewick Hat Rubbish Mojitos Tied Knots Rainbow Warrior Cowl Butterfly & Cocoon Open Waters Shawl... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at knitorious