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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
Recent Activity
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It's that time of year! Thanks for all the Instagram ! I love this! My Alabama Chanin Magdalena A-line Tunic, a sweet little dress knit for Gin, Arrows shawl, a still unfinished AC Factory Tunic, Spicey(!) and some of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at knitorious
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Christmas! That's a main intersection on "The Avenue of Angels." It's not quite the one I remember from childhood, but it's way better than the "Avenue by Candlelight" that took over for a few years when the original angels were... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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It's been a mad house the past couple of days, and all hands were on deck last night to prepare -- clean, arrange, organize, decorate, and set up. This morning was the reopening of Kaukauna Coffee & Tea, aka KC&T... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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For over a year, I waited -- anticipated -- attending the Alabama Chanin 3-Day Workshop in November. I'd signed up almost immediately when it was announced, and it wasn't long before Kym decided to join me. We met at the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Baby, it's SO COLD outside!! It's December, and it should be cold... but all of a sudden?! From 58°F one day to 22°F the next -- which also happens to be Christmas Parade Day -- is brutal, and leaves zero... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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Anticipating... a fun, long(er)(than last time) weekend in St. Louis with Kate! As you read this, we are on our way... returning some artwork, taking in an opening or two, and finding some good food, drinks & music. St. Louis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at knitorious
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There's an FO! Ravelry Project Page: Abulón Cowl Pattern: Abulón by Isabell Kraemer from the Stillness Collection Yarn: Make.Do Realize Sport Needles: 5 US Start to Finish: October 28-November 19, 2017 Mods: I knit as written except FLAT (because LONG... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at knitorious
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It's been almost two weeks since the remodeling project got underway, and a week today since the shop was closed! Since then, the Coffee Camper has been set up right outside, and it sure is adorable. Offerings & hours are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at knitorious
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Happy 7th Birthday Parcheesi! My annual thanks to Feral Knitter Janine Bajus for sharing this great pattern! It is available as a free Ravelry download, with a request/in exchange for a donation of any size to Heifer International. BTW, today... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at knitorious
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I was taking photos of Freak Flags yesterday when I heard the geese and looked up... ...all (almost) TWO of them! I am loving the textures! The bucket o' yarn that I used for knitting Arrows was still handy, so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at knitorious
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We haven't put up the tree yet, but we did bring up the array of lights for the front door. I prefer the older style of lights over the LED, but can't argue with efficiency and they don't heat up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at knitorious
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I wasn't intending to post the play-by-play as I finished this sleepy little kitty... ...but here we are! I lengthened the dress and added eyes & mouth; nose & whiskers are still needed... looking for the perfect pink. Meanwhile, Junah... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at knitorious
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Um, can I knit little dresses for little knitted kittens for the rest of my life?! Haha. This sleepy kitty still needs a face, and this dress is more like a top (oops! I will be fixing forthwith), but OMG... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at knitorious
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Kids, woods, family, thankful. I am thankful for my husband! He made pies this morning, carved the turkey this evening, and is doing clean up! I am thankful for my daughters! Maddy & Kate, along with Rusty, took the kids... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at knitorious
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KNITTING. Currently on my needles is a Sleepy Kitten! On my list since I first cracked Making No. 4 / Lines, I started on Sunday. This is where I stopped last night, and will be knitting in the arms when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at knitorious
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As you know, the exciting & long-awaited remodel of KC&T and Make.Do @ KC&T is underway! We can't wait for the reopening and are so excited about all of the updates & improvements! As exciting as that is, it also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at knitorious
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As mentioned yesterday, I did a little cleaning & organizing. I identified two specific areas in desperate need of attention. This is a lovely old but rickety bamboo shelf unit in a corner of the kitchen that used to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at knitorious
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With grape jelly, or maybe with an egg and a strip of bacon. I'm doing a little cleaning & organizing today, and in doing so I ran across this: An artistic collaboration between Rusty ("Grape Jelly," top) & Ali ("Afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at knitorious
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Except for picking up & pitching walnuts with the kids -- something that happened again today with Jün -- my yard/garden clean up has been pretty slack this year. I don't mind that, sometimes, and perhaps soon there'll be some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at knitorious
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I know that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. And Christmas fast approaching. I've watched since the trimmings of the season began edging out school supplies. And yet, I'm constantly doing a double-take when I see actual lights, decorations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at knitorious
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Three Things on Thursday: "...they came to our house to share stories, fabric, sewing, laughter, family and food. It was a time of celebration and the friendships they forged lasted a lifetime." _ _ _ _ _ Visit Carole for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at knitorious
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We interrupt this broadcast with breaking news of the happiest sort: The long-awaited remodel at KC&T is underway as of today. Re-entry is a bitch -- a bit more than usual -- but this certainly makes up for that! Also,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at knitorious
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Boarding a plane late this morning, arriving home sometime this evening. We had an incredibly low-key & relaxing day in Nashville yesterday, mostly hanging out at our Airbnb house. We did venture out for lunch and to visit a couple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at knitorious
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Stitch Sampler, not unlike a swatch! Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at knitorious
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I got up this morning and did payroll for Ali -- to Wisconsin, from Alabama... I packed up my stuff and wondered why in the world I didn't have my project kit & a few other Alabama Chanin incidentals shipped...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at knitorious