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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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You know how sometimes you know something "bad" is coming and you brace yourself for the worst but it ends up not being not all that bad? A week ago last Tuesday, on Aug. 16th, the street in front of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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Anticipating... one more overseas departure. Maddy will be heading to New Zealand next month for a 9-month live/work adventure... emphasis on living, playing, and doing! I am so excited for her. Itching... (still) to clean up my workroom and make... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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Weekend-before-last, we were invited to spend some time at a good friend's lake cottage. Annie & I took the boys on Sunday afternoon, and we had just the most wonderful time playing in the sand and water, going for boat... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Are you? Washing along with Mason-Dixon Knitting? Sweater season approaches! I haven't begun yet, but I certainly will. I've a cedar chest to fill! Last week, after Auntie Camp, we took the boys home... and hauled a trailer along so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at knitorious
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My sister leaves for Spain a week from tomorrow, and the boys a few days later. "Crazy" doesn't even begin to describe what's been going on: cleaning out, donating, selling, storing, deciding. Does it get packed? Does it stay? Does... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at knitorious
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This is the scene, more or less, at our house lately. And down the street. Around the whole neighborhood, really, and even beyond. Some of the kids are having fun with it, anyway. It's all getting a bit tiresome, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things On My Summer Bucket List Originally posted in June, let's see how's it going, shall we? This summer, I want to: 1 -- Play with Junah -- CHECK! Trains and water play are the favorites!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at knitorious
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If you think you haven't seen a finished knitting project around here in a while, you would be absolutely right. If you took a look around here, you'd think that this shawl was the ONLY finished object of 2016! In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at knitorious
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I had a hair appointment yesterday. My stylist, Kate, blew out and styled my hair so nicely... but with the temp (upper 80s) and dew point (72F -- that's TERRIBLE!), it wasn't long before the back of my neck was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at knitorious
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I missed last week because we were up north, but I really wanted to participate because I LOVED SUMMER CAMP! I went twice, with my cousin Gail, to a week-long YWCA-sponsored residence camp in Minnesota. Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at knitorious
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We'd been looking forward to it for weeks! My uncle was going to be away for a few weeks and offered his cabin to us. It's been a while since we've been up north at the height of summer, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at knitorious
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Determined to get something made over the holiday weekend -- which, for me, was 4 days long (so what's the problem?) -- I cut out an Alabama Chanin A-line Tunic on Monday. I'd picked up the remaining yardage on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at knitorious
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Anticipating... our first Farmers Market of the season tomorrow morning! It started a few weeks ago, but we've all been on leave. Baby Barista will likely be in tow! Celebrating... 4th of July weekend! Well, it'll be a very low-key... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at knitorious
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It was a party last Wednesday when I took Jün to see the NEW Zoo Mobile at the library, and then we played with some of the fun stuff there (never even making it over to the main play area!).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Way back on the 14th -- a Tuesday -- I got off of work a little early and Kate & I jumped in the car and drove to Madison. Rusty had already been there for a couple of days, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at knitorious
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Two years. Miss you every minute. xo Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at knitorious
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Packed, dressed, waiting for our ride on Saturday morning! Here are two of our four travel companions (the youngest in a rare quiet moment... she was not a happy Saturday traveler). It was a beautiful day at Virmond Park in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at knitorious
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My lavender is doing very well this year and I'm looking forward to harvesting some for flavoring/baking, and perhaps also to make a few lavender wands. The tomatoes are sending out flowers of hope, too, and I can't wait for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things On My Summer Bucket List With Gin's birth, I've been reminded of the herb garden I put in the summer that I got pregnant with Maddy. She was born in April and for the next... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at knitorious
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I spent a blissful weekend celebrating love and marriage, kids and grandkids, enjoying food and music and dancing. First comes love and marriage (and dancing)! My niece was the photographer! We attended a beautiful lake-side wedding celebration at the Heidel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at knitorious
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On Wednesday at Match Factory: #threeballfreestyle #robertfraher #matchfactory #matchfactoryhortonville #juggling A video posted by Vicki Mothes (@vicki.knitorious) on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:33pm PDT It's so interesting to watch that video in near silence after having originally experienced it with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at knitorious
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Looking south over Lake Winnebago from Fire Lane 8 - evening of Tuesday, May 31. Watching approaching storm from the NW on my way home - evening of Sunday, June 5. A beautiful night for Stitch & Pitch - evening... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at knitorious
Ugh. I see the trainer tomorrow and I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. They tell me I'll feel differently afterwards. Heh.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2016 on Right now: June at knitorious
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I did some knitting -- a fair bit, actually -- and successfully resisted casting on that baby sweater!! ;) Here's my progress so far on the TTL Mystery Shawl 2016. Those seem like some wild colors for me, but I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at knitorious
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Knitting: Too many things. But I just finished Clue #1 for Kirsten's TTL Mystery Shawl 2016, and I continue to carry on with a few WIPs... none of which is doing very well at keeping me from wanting to cast... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at knitorious
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