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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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Back yard favorite. Junah & Gin helped me pitch walnuts down the hill on Sunday (where, someday, I imagine there will be an actual "walnut grove"). I thought we had a banner year a couple years ago, but no... I... Continue reading
Posted 29 minutes ago at knitorious
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I still don't quite get how it works, but there's a hose at my outside faucet and that's where our water is coming from right now. It's flowing "backwards" into my house from... somewhere/I don't know where. "Free water," they... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Ooops, a day late with the Unraveling! Things got away from me yesterday. We're all a bit frazzled 'round here for some reason... all that heavy equipment outside, shutting off water, temporarily hooking up water, new refrigerator delivery delayed... everyone's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Oh, those Top This hats are so cute!! (The holidays are creeping up, aren't they? I keep seeing reminders...)
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The wind & rain was hard enough to wake me up on Saturday night, even before the front screen door got caught and started banging! Sunday morning dawned lovely & bright, though. We began with leisurely coffee & breakfast, then... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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It was a damp & drippy on Saturday morning. We'd planned to visit Tahquamenon Falls, and figured that a waterfall would be pretty even in the rain... and, since it was raining, thought we might practically have the place to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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Rusty & I skipped town just as soon as we were able on Friday, headed north to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for a quick weekend getaway. We stayed in a little cottage at Lakeshore Resort on South Manistique Lake that I'd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at knitorious
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Eight years ago!! We just had Knit Night here last night. I'd hoped that the remodel/update would be complete, but it hasn't even started yet! Contractor fell off a ladder just before it was scheduled to begin and has a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at knitorious
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One. This is getting old real fast. Even Junah seemed to have his fill yesterday, though we did spend a fair amount of time peering through the front door, sitting on the front porch, and standing on the sidewalk to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at knitorious
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After nearly 10 years... it's FINALLY an FO!! Ravelry Project Page: Oblique Pattern: Oblique by Veronik Avery in Knitty, Fall 2007 Yarn: Cascade 220, color 9458 (discontinued?) Needles: US 9 Start to Finish: December 2007 - September 28, 2017 Originally... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at knitorious
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You're looking to be another fairly quiet month with just enough "fun stuff" to keep it interesting! (Not the least of which is delivery of a new refrigerator!) Rusty & I are planning a quick weekend get-away (we're getting good... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at knitorious
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On Friday night, we bit the bullet and finally ordered a new fridge! I've only been yearning/threatening about this for years. Our current fridge is the last of the original appliances that Rusty & I bought in 1985. The fridge... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at knitorious
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Acknowledging... On Monday, I had reason to count ahead some weeks on the calendar and realized that it's only SIX WEEKS until my birthday, HAMILTON in Chicago, and a trip to ALABAMA & TENNESSEE. But that's November and this is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at knitorious
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I spy... One. Tumbling. Well, it went a little better than last week! I'd say that I still got a bit more of a workout than Jün, but he definitely participated more... not on the mat with everyone else, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at knitorious
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But I'm not one of them! I can't wait for tomorrow's transition, when it will be only 82°F, on the way to a more seasonable mid-60s to 70 to close September. All kinds of new paint, flags, and stakes have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at knitorious
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...and the hottest day of the year! The forecast is for 90°F, and close to that for the next three days, plus awful humidity & dew point. It was a pretty sunrise in my side-view mirror this morning (lost in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at knitorious
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One. Junah had has first Tumbling class yesterday and, well... I got a workout! I didn't do the somersaults (though I totally could have), but I did just about everything else. Jün finally warmed up a bit at the end.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at knitorious
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Knitting I finished the knitting quite a while ago, but the FO photos didn't happen until I was under the gun. Ravelry Project Page: Forest Mystery Pattern: Forest Mystery by Agata "Amanita" Mackiewicz Yarn: Malabrigo Dos Tierras, color 037 "Lettuce,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at knitorious
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I'll be heading back down to the wedding venue this afternoon to retrieve a lost earring! I discovered one missing upon returning to the hotel on Friday night; emailed a photo of it to the owner on Saturday and she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at knitorious
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Maddy's BFFs Katy & Andrés were married on Friday. Katy & Maddy have been friends since elementary school, were dorm roommates in college, and then rented their first apartment together; Andrés seamlessly entered the picture, and they all moved to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at knitorious
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Off to a wedding this afternoon... but took my opportunity for a daylight progress photo! Rainbow colors + Fibonacci inspiration = I am loving it more than I thought I would! Happy Weekend! ETA: Whoopsie! Tried posting via email and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at knitorious
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A friend posted a photo on Instagram last night of her 6th-grade son wearing his new Safety Patrol sash, and suddenly nostalgia! I knew right where to find the photo that came to mind. Not only was I in Safety... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at knitorious
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Before leaving for the airport picnic on Saturday, I put some wool in the pot and tried to make some magic. It cooled while we were away, and then I rinsed it and hung it outside. It wasn't going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at knitorious
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I watched the kiddos on Friday night while Ali & Rod went out for a bit. Usually they come to my house, but this time I went over there. They play pretty well "together" sometimes! I love listening to Junah... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at knitorious
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It was two weeks ago today that we high-tailed it down to St. Louis, so it's about time to wrap up the travelogue! It was Sunday morning and we took a last walk down to the Arch. Then we checked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at knitorious
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