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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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We'll be married 33 years tomorrow! We met in 1983... he worked for a company that needed some occasional typesetting done and, lo & behold, that's what I did! 1984 - Tillamook, OR - cleaning/fixing up the house we rented... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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Joining Carole and friends again this week for Three on Thursday... Thing 1: If you're on Instagram, have you seen/done this? (There's always Some New Thing to see/do!) Thing 2: The sky was on fire this morning! Thing 3: Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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Oh, those watery blues... not boring at all!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Three things at not a station
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Joining Kat & friends again this week... DYEING: I haven't been knitting much over the past week. I had some half-hearted thoughts about another hat or finishing some slippers, but mostly I've been dyeing. Among other things, I've been preparing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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I'm a sucker for these things, so on Sunday morning I downloaded the Google Arts & Culture app (Google Play) (iTunes) to answer the pressing question of the day: "Is your portrait in a museum?" Well, of course I'd want... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Yes, I did knit a Pussyhat for a baby doll! And Snapchatted/Facebooked it, too! This is Lena, one of Maddy's American Girl Bitty Babies from back in the day. I used worsted weight, a 3 US needle, 72 stitches, ribbing... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Anticipating... a super-quick weekend getaway with Rusty to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary on the 20th! I wanted someplace warm but it couldn't be far, so we are going to a nearby spa resort hotel type of place (there's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at knitorious
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She begins her way back to New Zealand this afternoon!! You can click through, below, to read her thoughts about NZ Round 2 and other things. I'm going to miss her! It's been great having her around (not to mention... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at knitorious
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I finished another dress and top for the kids' Sleepy Kittens over the weekend. I used two somewhat coordinating mini-skeins, and all but used them up! I have a couple others that would work nicely, and will keep them handy...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at knitorious
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I had a very productive weekend that proceeded at a lovely pace. I did some things that I needed to do, I did somethings that I wanted to do, and I did somethings that flew in out left field. That... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at knitorious
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Well, I just love this little hat! It's my first FO -- both started & finished -- of 2018! Ravelry Project Page: Windschief for Junah Pattern: Windschief by Stephen West Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Tweed Needles: US 6 & US... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Carole and friends again this week for Three on Thursday... 1 - At this time next week, Maddy will be winging her way to NZ for another stint at the winery! She's been staying with us since Christmas, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at knitorious
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Well, actually, it came from somewhere... Ali sent me an Instagram photo of a Windschief hat that she ran across, with a note about how great it would look on Junah, so... I declined a movie invitation last night in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at knitorious
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Obviously, I did not reach my 2017 goal of 25 books. Truth be told, at 20, I didn't even match 2016! Man, did I ever read some great books, though. Eleven of the 20 books I read in 2017 were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at knitorious
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That was December. It's hard to believe that all of that happened in one month! The few days before/after Christmas were truly a blur. The coffee shop was closed today, so I took the opportunity to spiff up my Make.Do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & friends again this week... KNITTING: On Christmas morning, I sat the kitchen table with my coffee and put the finishing touches on two Sleepy Kittens. Whiskers & a bright pink nose for Gin's: And the entire face... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at knitorious
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It's a little hard to believe... no, it is 100% COMPLETELY INCREDIBLY MIND-BOGGLINGLY HARD TO BELIEVE... this this guy is 70 years old today! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm dreaming about recreating this photo sometime! (I like to call it "Rusty Relaxed"!) (I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at knitorious
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...in Mason City, Iowa, this first child, Virginia, was delivered to Mary & Clifford. Grandma and her brothers - Charles, Harold & Robert -- at the farm in Wood County My dad was born in Iowa in 1883. After graduating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at knitorious
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A blurry screen shot from yesterday's 1SE video taken at Knit Night, having just attached at the head of Kitten #2. I didn't have the right colors with me, so I started his shirt when I got home. These guys... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at knitorious
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It's a two-fer on 3TT because... CRAZY DAYS! Joining Carole and friends again this week for Three on Thursday... ONE: We attended the official ceremony to open our city's new fire station yesterday. It.did.not.disappoint!! It was a once-in-a-lifetime sort of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at knitorious
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I'm a day late, but still joining Kat & friends again this week... KNITTING: There's still some work to do! I started Jün's "Sleepy Kitten" on Sunday. As far as knitted toys go, this is one of the best patterns... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at knitorious
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Wow. It's that time again! As I have done sometime in December for quite a few years (since 2006?!): Year In Review. I do it in words (the first sentence of the first post of each month) and in pictures... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at knitorious
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In order: Vicki, Sharon & Karen (The Twins), [Michael, not pictured], Ann Missing you, my seestor Sharon. Seven years... that's just crazy. Love you, miss you, thinking of you... today and everyday and always. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at knitorious
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Ali dropped Jün off on Saturday evening, and I returned him almost 24 hours later. Left to his own devices... 10.5 hours of snooze time! His new favorite place is perched on the arm of my recliner, right next to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at knitorious
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Joining Carole and friends for Three on Thursday... 1st Thing - We had our first significant snowfall yesterday, and I discovered that I didn't have a brush/scraper in my car. (It's usually in there 24/7/365.) Now I have a new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at knitorious
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