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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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Yesterday was my usual day off of work, and I decided to do a literal interpretation for a change. No dentist appointments, no banking or bill-paying, no grocery shopping, no dusting, no, nothing, nada. I didn't get dressed until noon... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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I had an OK weekend, despite aches & major sniffles from a springtime cold. We finished booking most of the transportation and lodging for Spain. We had some family time. I went to bed early... I'm looking forward to an... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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It's been a busy week! We had an impromptu get together & cookout on Wednesday... it was so nice outside! Rod and his brother came over and began cutting up some fallen trees in our ravine. And while they did... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at knitorious
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...or Mother's Day Garden Crafts!! I chuckled pretty hard on Friday when I read about making a Garden Spicer! I didn't really have any intention to make one myself, until I was touring the back yard with Rusty on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at knitorious
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Given that it's taken until Mother's Day to finally finish what were intended to be Christmas presents, you'd think that perhaps there was a real big snafu or difficulty with the pattern. Ravelry Project Pages: Jun's (after) Christmas Surprise Gin's... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at knitorious
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The other day I read this great piece in The New York Times: Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them. I've read it three or four times now. I'd already been thinking about my mom, of course, and even thinking... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at knitorious
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It's official! Ravelry Project Page: Colorwash Pattern: Colorwash Scarf by Kirsten Kapur in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns Yarn: 70/30 Superwash Merino/Silk "Bobbing for Apples" "Natural" (undyed) Needles: US 6 Start to Finish: April 21 - May... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends again this week for Unraveled Wednesday! I'll save the official FO post for later, when I can take some photos, but unofficially it's a finished Colorwash Scarf! I gave it a soak yesterday afternoon and pinned... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at knitorious
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I let a couple of participatory things slide this month. In the past, I've enjoyed doing Macro May (even if I was the only participant!), but I let that slide this year in favor of another photography-related challenge which I... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at knitorious
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Brian Prugh . (title to be updated) . Nylon tulle . 2017 Tobias Fike . Draco (left) and Puppis . Solar-burned canvas. 2017 Laura Shill . Run So Far (from the Absent Lovers series) . Cyanotype . 2017 Amber Cobb... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at knitorious
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Well, we've already celebrated Gin's first birthday, May the Fourth (Be With You), and now Cinco de Mayo! Where can it possibly go from here?? For starters, we're heading to Madison this evening for Gallery Night and the opening of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at knitorious
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More like "Spring Camp!" I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago. I've been wearing it a lot, too. Ravelry Project Page: Summer Camp Pattern: Summer Camp by Laura Aylor Yarn: Make.Do "Be" Fingering/Sock Playful & Basic Black Needles:... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends again this week for Unraveled Wednesday! I've been exclusively working on my Colorwash Scarf, and here's where it's at as of this afternoon: I noticed a silly but large & noticeable mistake late last night, so... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at knitorious
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In fact, it's a FIRST birthday!! One month. Two months. Three months. Five months. Six months. Last week. Happy 1st Birthday to my darling granddaughter Gin! Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at knitorious
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In the bizarre, I assisted with some unplanned car buying last week. Kate's 2005 Subaru Forester took a crap on her late last week (thankfully, waiting until after our return from Chicago!). There's already been a pile o' money sunk... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at knitorious
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I did a quick Facebook search last Saturday morning to find out the date of our local Master Gardeners' sale, which I'd previously neglected to note. (It's May 20th.) While on the Master Gardeners' page, I noticed that someone had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at knitorious
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"Wild yarn," you say? I've got it. A few years ago, I photographed a washtub full of (bobbing-for-) apples at my sister's Halloween party for the kids. At the time, I had lamented the absence of a "watercolor" app for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at knitorious
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It's an "even year" in terms of the girls' ages -- odd year on the calendar = even-year ages. My baby is 26. I've shared day-after birthday posts/photos this year. Today is technically Maddy's birthday... right here & now. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at knitorious
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It was a long weekend, as I took Thursday & Friday off last week, and I spent a couple of those days in Chicago! My only view of Marina City (my favorite) on this trip was from the car! Kate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at knitorious
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Here's another all-time favorite photo, taken 32 years ago today at Tillamook County General Hospital in Tillamook, OR. Oh me, oh my. Ali & the kids came over to help celebrate. (Gin doesn't look too pleased with that extra-tight squeeze... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends again this week for Unraveled Wednesday! The current knitting (and plans) having been established yesterday, here's an update on another project we've got going around here. Priming has been completed since I took this photo the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at knitorious
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I cast on the Brambling Shawl on Friday night. By Saturday night I was working with two colors. And on Sunday, I started the third color. So far, so good, though there is definitely more tangling/untangling now that a third... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at knitorious
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This is one of my all-time favorite photos, taken 30 years ago today -- so just add 30 years to all of those ages. As promised, I made another Bunny Cake this year. And who was BEYOND EXCITED?? He watched... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at knitorious
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Today was my day off this week (instead of the usual Wednesday), and did I ever have a list of things to do!! I was able to check off every single thing, including a couple of late additions, and also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at knitorious
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Rusty has a couple of drawings in the 72nd Art Annual at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay and we drove up for awards night on Tuesday. While he wasn't a winner this year, we know some who were,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at knitorious