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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 picked up Jun at around noon yesterday for an afternoon outing. As, predicted, it was a crazy gorgeous day for February! 65F and sunny... and just a little bit weird because it's February! Well, I'm not in charge of... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at knitorious
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Well, it was sorta like this... And this... I picked up my new prescription sunglasses on Friday. On Saturday, I spent the afternoon & evening at the movies; Best Picture Festival, Day 1. Sunday was busy with chores, but I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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I fully admit to being a procrastinator of the highest degree! I get the important stuff done on time -- rarely early, mind you. Heh. I work best under pressure and definitely with a deadline. Always have. Right now, I'm... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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Are you aware of the month-long #yarnlovechallenge on Instagram? You can read more about it and the people involved at @yarnlovechallenge, and there's also a Ravelry group. It has provided a very welcome relief from daily things, and one small... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at knitorious
Love is always bestowed as a gift -- freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. --Leo Buscaglia Leo. Once, many years ago (I was still in high school), Dr. Love visited our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at knitorious
Yay! Thanks Robin. Gin was an EXCELLENT shopper... she slept on the way there & back, and was otherwise delightful. ;)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2017 on Weekending: That's LIFE at knitorious
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knitorious.life! Yep. After nearly 13 years of blogging, I finally have my own domain name. Flummoxed for years because knitorious.com had already been claimed by a yarn store (which I still hope to visit someday), the choices for domain names... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Posted Feb 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Ravelry Project Page: Rainbow Warrior Cowl Pattern: Rainbow Warrior Cowl by Casapinka Yarn: Make.Do "Be" Fingering/Sock Needles: US 6 (4 mm) Straights Start to Finish: November 25, 2016 - February 6, 2017 Notes: I knit the flat version and seamed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at knitorious
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We left for Florida on a Wednesday. Our flight departed mid-afternoon from Milwaukee, which meant that I didn't have to reschedule a morning dental appointment! (Also, clean teeth for vacation!) Our flight landed in Fort Lauderdale around 7; Rusty claimed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at knitorious
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I don't usually look to you for comfort, inspiration, warmth... or sunshine... but, boy, I sure could use all of that and more right now. (Thank you for the sunshine this morning!) On the bright side, one of the best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at knitorious
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I never gave a thought to what would happen to Pussyhats beyond the march(es) on January 21st, but clearly they go on... Anais, recipient of one of my hats at the DC march, is a social worker at an alternative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at knitorious
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I was so excited, upon our return from FL, to discover two amaryllis blossoms with a bud-in-waiting. It was dark, but I took a photo anyway: Since I went right back to work -- long on hours, short on daylight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at knitorious
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I knit three hats for the Pussyhat Project and mailed them to PPHQ in time for the Women's March on Washington DC last weekend. There were forms included with the pattern to let recipients know who you are, what causes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at knitorious
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We went to Florida! We visited the Keys and the Everglades. Everglades National Park We visited the beach. We visited a Japanese garden and museum. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens And we flew home again. There were some other things,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at knitorious
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I managed to get through the holidays without getting sick, even though nearly everyone around me -- whether at work or at home -- was sniffling and/or complaining of scratchy throats. It finally caught up with me. I think I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at knitorious
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On Thursday after work, I stopped by my LYS for Pussy Hat yarn! I was delighted to learn that the owner of the shop, along with her husband & daughter, was heading to the march Washington, DC. She gave me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at knitorious
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Welp, almost nothing about the start of this new year has gone as planned -- people (and pets - not mine) have been sick, plans and schedules have changed -- it's been an exercise in patience, resilience, positive thinking, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at knitorious
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I snapped a couple of photos of the amaryllis on New Year's Day (Sunday) and there's been some growth! Even the struggler has improved in the last week. Someone gave Rusty some paperwhites, so we're both on bulb watch this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at knitorious
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Another reader in the making. Books, books, books! While my reading habits have changed over the years, there is no doubt to anyone that we're a family of readers and that books are important to us all. The first piece... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at knitorious
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Having set a goal to read more in 2016 -- and to "read" more audio books -- I could not be happier with my Goodreads stats: I just finished reading the 22nd book this morning! That is certainly not a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at knitorious
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We definitely had a White Christmas! Most of that has already melted, thanks to a little rain. I had a wonderful Jólabókaflóð gift from Judy year. Aren't those stitch markers adorable? This traditional, annual (two years in a row for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at knitorious
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It's just doesn't seem like a proper Christmas Eve if I'm not up 'til the wee hours... And LOOK, it's already Christmas! We used to have a big Christmas Eve dinner at Mom's. We tried everything over the years: Standing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at knitorious
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Independence. Right now it's all about independence and doing things for himself -- taking great pride in accomplishments. Jun's been dressing himself, distinguishing front from back, getting all the fingers correctly placed in gloves, sometimes even doing the snaps and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at knitorious
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I had a very welcome day off last Friday! I spent some of it with Ali & the kids, doing a little shopping before the predicted big snowstorm, and lunching. Afterwards, Jun wanted to "Stay at Nona's!" so he &... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at knitorious