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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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Thea Colman released a new pattern a couple of days ago... WATER is a beautiful cabled hat that she designed to help support efforts to fix the problem in Flint, MI, which has unbelievably been going on without resolution for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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I stopped by my LYS on the way home from work on Friday to find some buttons for the girls' sweaters. I can't believe I still haven't sewn them on! It was a very busy weekend with lots of distractions... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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I had Junah & Ginny for a large part of the day on Saturday while Ali ran some errands, but managed to get organized and accomplish a few things before & after they were here. Though I've been wearing it... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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*FRIDAY! *A 3-DAY WEEKEND! *REALLY & TRULY NICE OUTSIDE! This guy is so much happier now that it's nice enough to be outside most of the time! (As are we all, I suppose.) Do you have anything going on this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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Joining Carole and friends this week for Three on Thursday... 1 - Knitting I started a new knitting project on the way to Chicago last Thursday. It's a new Summer Camp (pattern by Laura Aylor) and, as I snapped a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at knitorious
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Cheers! The gang's all here!! Kate & I motored to Chicago on Thursday to pick up Madeleine -- originally due at 11:59 pm, she missed a connection before even leaving NZ and yet somehow arrived almost 6 hours early! Thankfully,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at knitorious
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In early March, Ali sent me a link from Missouri Star Quilt Co. to a quilt that she ran across and really liked. I did a little research and discovered that it was a Modern Background Colorbox Fog Cheater Quilt... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at knitorious
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CHECK: Finish Malina's quilt! The goal was to finish on the weekend, but I put my head down and did it on Saturday -- washed, dried & delivered! I'll do a separate post about it (there are some more photos... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at knitorious
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In other words, what's happening this spring/summer! What began as a normal "what's happening right now" post became a fairly detailed and very helpful list of What I Know Right Now. Also, a couple of hopes & dreams... things I'd... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at knitorious
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We had the same winter-to-summer (80F and still piles of snow all around!). I've been catching some sunrises, too, and it's always a thrill. Sunflowers remind me of my mom!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2018 on 3 on thursday | 5.3.2018 at Morning Glory Studio
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Joining Carole and friends this week for Three on Thursday... ONE For a day or two, I was convinced that she was going to be 3, but no... Time seems to be racing, but thankfully it's not racing THAT fast...... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at knitorious
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KNITTING So, I did really well with the simultaneous knitting and socializing with the book club gang on Friday night -- even doing increases at regular intervals without screwing up. Saturday was a WAY different story, and perhaps what you... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at knitorious
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It was nice to get home on Sunday early enough that I had time to get a few things done (after my nap) and take a walk through the yard. It's just amazing to remember that just two weeks ago... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at knitorious
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I took off from work at noon on Friday, ran a few errands, and then drove up to Fish Creek in Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula to spend a weekend with nine other members of my Book Club. Provisions. Our book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at knitorious
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1 -- I'm not sure how my baby is 27... ...but it's true! Maddy's birthday was yesterday -- and we were even able to have a quick video chat (I think it was still her birthday there, though it might... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at knitorious
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It's been a while! KNITTING I picked up my knitting needles last night for the first time in weeks and cast on a new project! I knew the minute I saw it that the Cockleshell Cardigan from the new MDK... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at knitorious
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Ali's been getting her Violette Field on. I probably would be, too, except that I'm still working on a quilt. That's the high-waisted Ruby Diaper Cover. I can't get over the cute! Also, skinny legs! Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at knitorious
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It was so great to have a relaxed, drama-free weekend! There was plenty going on, but it was all fun & no stress. I even took a nap on Saturday. First, we celebrated Kate's 33rd birthday! From the top: Kate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at knitorious
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This has been a week. That freaky snow/blizzard weekend combined with the intensity of taxes really threw me for a loop. We were supposed to get a few more inches of snow earlier this week but thankfully it missed us;... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at knitorious
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I just don't know what to say! I had an unexpected and somewhat surreal 4-day weekend. Winter arrived. In April. It was a blizzard, actually, called Evelyn, and she howled from Friday night 'til Sunday night, laying down 20-24" of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at knitorious
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I had a little outing with these two today: Malina is wearing all the red handknits! From the top: Aviatrix Hat - knit in May 2012 from my own hand-dyed yarn Puerperium Cardigan - knit in May-June 2011, also hand-dyed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at knitorious
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On Friday, Rusty & I went to a fundraiser for local youth baseball... a good cause, certainly, but not one we've been involved with since Kate & Ali were on teams over 20 years ago. The big draw for us... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at knitorious
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I feel so fortunate that I am close and can be available... whether it's to pick something up at the drug store or to pop over and watch the kids for a few minutes. I'm so grateful that I've been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at knitorious
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Did you have a good weekend/holiday? We did! I had a long one, with Friday off... when I started our taxes. And also went out to lunch and ran some other errands and took a nap. I laughed 'til I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at knitorious
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You're welcome!! Happy Weekend, Everyone!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at knitorious
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