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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 started Romi's Mystery Shawl 2016 back in March -- not right on time, but not too far behind. Late one evening, about half-way through Clue 2, I lost a couple of stitches off my needle... and set it down... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Desserts Chocolate Cake! German, Devil's Food, Hersheys... Carrot Cake! Annie makes THE BEST! Cheesecake! Plain is best. Chocolate Chip Cookies! Mmmm. Creme Brulee! Sweet, crusty goodness. Lemon Meringue Pie! So fresh. La Bete Noir! So... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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Aaahhhhh. What a great week/weekend! On Wednesday, I attended the first in a series of four film screenings to benefit Black Mountain School at Match Factory. I helped Kate with a bit of set up and some light management. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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*Formerly known as "Weekending" May as well call it as I see it! I love this space, sharing and talking about projects, the interaction and inspiration; I miss the frequent postings, think often about blogging, and hope that someday maybe... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at knitorious
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I finished my skirt on Friday night -- sewing on the fold-over elastic waistband with patience and the help of a lot of Wonder Clips! It felt so great to sew in that tag! Saturday began with an hour or... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at knitorious
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I have to keep reminding myself what day it is! First, I was in a "Fiber Frolic" bubble from Friday-Sunday last week. It was a fabulous weekend with lots of new visitors to the shop! I had a new sign... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at knitorious
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Virginia Frances Born May 2, 2016, at home; 8 lbs., 21" Healthy and gorgeous... Just like her mama! And her great great grandmother and one of her namesakes, Virginia! LOVE. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at knitorious
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April is a busy month for birthdays around here, from beginning to end! This is us on Monday night at Belts' Soft Serve in Stevens Point, after celebrating Kate's (4/22), Ali's (4/16), and Maddy's (4/25) birthdays with a family dinner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Anticipating... Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic - a tour of yarn shops, fiber farms, coffee shops & cafes in NE Wisconsin. Make.Do and KC&T are on the map! It'll be a fun few days... lambs, yarn, trunk shows, classes, tons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Albums that I Love These are among the albums that come to mind when nothing else is cutting it. They're comfortable, familiar, meaningful, and/or transportational -- in that they "take me" to a time or place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at knitorious
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It's almost embarrassing to admit that I've never visited the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan before. That wrong was made right on Saturday. Our first stop was the restroom: I've been known to take photos in the bathroom,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at knitorious
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No internet for half the day during an office move, with messages from "beyond" like I've never seen before, is one legitimate reason for having a shitty day today. Another very legitimate reason would be this: It is April 8th...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at knitorious
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We still have Cheerio time! Lately, it involves getting out the "nilk" and a bowl, and two boxes of cereal from the cupboard. He then eats a bowl or two of Crispix, drinking the extra milk straight from the bowl... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at knitorious
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I lunched & shopped & hung out with my sister on Saturday. On Sunday, I FINISHED OUR TAXES (was finished with them, at any rate)! I also finished some overdue newborn photo work. There are some major ch-ch-ch-changes happening at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at knitorious
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SEWING Oh.My.Word. I am so in love with this Alabama Chanin swing skirt project! I don't remember whether I mentioned it here, but I was SHOCKED when I opened my kit and found Burgundy & Dark Grey (exactly what I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love To Do Outside 1 - Hanging laundry on the line. My die-hard brother-in-law does it year-round, but I just can't... it's one of my favorite things in the world, though. 2 - Ride... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at knitorious
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Thursday: Thankfully, we didn't get as much as we could have (or as much as those a bit to the north of us got), but combined with the slippery roadways and high wind, it was enough to call it a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Completely unplanned, we ended up doing at least a drive-by of every place I'd lived during my 4+/- years in Oregon. My first residence was a tiny furnished house, rented for me by my dad & his wife, on Latimer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at knitorious
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Compared to Shore Acres, the ocean scene at our little cottage just south of Yachats was quite serene! It was just after sunset, but still a lovely glow in the west. Our northerly trek along the coast continued the next... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at knitorious
Thank you, Bonny!! That means a lot. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2016 on First Day of Spring!! at knitorious
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Arguably, there are more yarn stores per capita in Portland, OR, than any other U.S. city, but I knew that I wouldn't have time during my trip to visit even one! So I did a little research and made a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at knitorious
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I found a little spring on the West Coast last week. Sadly, no photos of the flowering trees that I saw now and then, nor of rhodies. The only other place I've seen rhododendrons so marvelous and huge was in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at knitorious
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We didn't spend much time in Coos Bay, but more than if I hadn't tried a yarn shop stop! Alas, the lights were on, the OPEN sign was lit, and it looked very intriguing, but the door was locked with a "will return at 4:30" sign in the window... it was 4:45 and posted closing time was 5:00!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2016 on I went to Oregon (Part 1) at knitorious
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I flew out to Arcata, CA, a week ago to meet Rusty and accompany him on the last leg of his West Coast trip before he turned the car for home. I arrived on Wednesday evening, and we hit the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at knitorious
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I don't know how that happened... there's a lot of juggling going on around here, though, so let's chalk it up to that. I just love the body language in this photo. We have three kitties at our house --... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at knitorious