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knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and new grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Patterns I Could Knit Again As I perused my Ravelry Projects, I was surprised at how many patterns I've already repeatedly knit! Sometimes I knit the same pattern two or three times, each in a different... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things About My Bookcase 1. I moved from NW Wisconsin back to NE Wisconsin in 1978 to start a new job, and I lived at home for a short time while I saved money for a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at knitorious
Caught up in the excitement and camaraderie of a knit-along with, among others, some of my oldest (in blog years) friends, I was easily tempted into signing up for the TTL Mystery Shawl 2014. The prospect of dyeing my own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at knitorious
Um, yeah, there will soon be teeth! This is from a quick 6-month photo shoot with the J-man yesterday afternoon. Six months!! I'm working on a post about my TTL Mystery Shawl. It's finished and it's beautiful! There's a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at knitorious
I squeezed about 20 lemons by hand (4 full cups) and grated a half-dozen small beets (1 cup) to make Beet Lemonade! Rusty, Maddy and I each had a little taste, and it declared it DELICIOUS! About mid-morning, I loaded... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at knitorious
The First 30 of 100 Happy Days* I decided to begin #100happydays on June 1st because I knew that it would be a tough summer. I knew that my mother was failing and that this summer could be her last.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at knitorious
Junebug was part of the airport welcoming committee last Friday. We heard the flight arrive from Atlanta. We watched passengers wait for and claim their luggage. We heard the boarding and departure of the return flight to Atlanta. But we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at knitorious
Welk, Bonny, those words are awfully good. I've never read that quote before... committing to memory now. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2014 on Mum at knitorious
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Marjorie Donovan January 31, 1938 - June 23, 2014 The boys picked a vaseful of flowers from Mom's garden because they knew how much she'd love that. They loved their Nonni so much. The cousins finally had an opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at knitorious
So, today is my daughter's 1st wedding anniversary, the day my twin sisters were born, and Fathers Day. A year ago today was one of the best days ever. HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY, ALI & ROD!! 54 Years ago today, my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at knitorious
My mom's been in the hospital since a week ago yesterday, in ICU since Saturday afternoon. She's been undergoing treatment for cancer for the past 18 months, and complications from side effects of a new (to her) chemo treatment that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at knitorious
I love all the seafood! Those little langoustine shrimps were local... like look out the window and not far from there.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2014 on Scotland - yum at knitorious
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A week later, I finally downloaded photos from memory cards to my computer... and these aren't them. I've barely had a chance to look at them. It's been a week. Instead, these are all of the food-related photos from my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at knitorious
Upon returning home from vacation, I immediately went over for some grandson snuggles! He wore some snazzy woolly footwear from Aunt Kate for his 20-week photo yesterday. Happy little pudgeroo! I was right back to work on Wednesday for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at knitorious
I started with the selfies even before departure. Here we are, having both sailed through security at our local airport with TSA Pre-check. Rusty had his paint box packed in his carry-on, which included a few tools and things, and... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday/Wednesday: 10 Things I Did Last Weekend Well, it was definitely not a typical weekend -- holiday or otherwise! We returned home on Tuesday (yesterday) from 12 days in Scotland, so the weekend was the end of a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things/Subjects I Wish I Knew More About I don't know... this may be another less-than-10! Most of the time, if there's something I truly want to know more about, I dive in and learn. It's not... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at knitorious
Four months old today!! It just keeps getting better and better. :) Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at knitorious
On Monday afternoon, I waited knitted at a coffee shop and started something new. It's Noro Kureyon cast on to a bamboo DPN, and the beginning of this: POP! Meh... brown circle, black square. Trust me, it's going to get... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at knitorious
macro n. anything very large in scale, scope, or capability * * * * * That's sort of how it is these days... though there are many very large things! Ha. I'm not complaining, I am a responsible -- capable... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at knitorious
April flew right by! Last Tuesday was a "5th Tuesday" and that means a special night out for the Tuesday night knit group. The group alternates 1st & 3rd and 2nd & 4th weeks between two coffee shop locations, but... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Good Things About Coming Home From Vacation I do love to go places -- near or far, it's just nice to take a little break from routine. Funny, though, that it's usually the routine that I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at knitorious
We bought a house! Ha. My sister *bought* (accepted offer pending inspection blah blah blah) a house with the help of a committee. That was so much fun!! Rusty, Ali, Junah, Annie and I drove up to meet the Realtor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at knitorious
Happy Birthday, Maddy! * * * * * We conclude "Birthday Week" (9 days every April) at our house, with a little #tbt. Random cuteness. One of my all-time faves. Possibly the best birthday party I ever threw, a two-fer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at knitorious
I am... so happy that I had a day off yesterday that was about as day off-ish as it gets these days. I took care of some things that I had to do early, enjoyed a few hours with Junah*... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at knitorious