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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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Helical stripes! Ravelry Project Page: Frenchy Mitts Pattern: Hyacinthus armwarmers by Jen Arnall-Culliford for A Year of Techniques (Pattern #1) Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball; colorway Domino Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs Start to Finish: March 5-20, 2017 These are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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I walked up to the coffee shop yesterday morning and spotted this on a sidewalk block out front. Spring is in the air! And oh so very WELCOME!! And also to you... Whether you've been more or less reading since... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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First of all, HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY!! Secondly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my brother MICHAEL!! Thirdly, HAPPY 12TH QUIT-IVERSARY to ANN, CLAIRE, my sis KAREN, and ME!! Now then... Remember on Christmas Eve when I did a little sewing (like you... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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I've been pretty busy and/or under the weather and/or grumpy and/or uninspired, so didn't really think too much about today's Think Write Thursday topic about heritage -- Irish or otherwise. Then I read this sentence in Carole's post and laughed... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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Anticipating... Two weeks One week (time flies!) 'til the First Day of Spring!! I'm doubtful that it'll actually feel like spring, but we march on. Celebrating... Major progress on a big catch-up job! I "celebrated" yesterday by clearing the Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Rooting around for some travel knitting that would be suitable to take on the plane (project-of-the-moment on long, straight, aluminum needles gets packed in the checked bag or left behind), I wasn't really coming up with anything that wasn't at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at knitorious
We're over a week in already! I spent the better part of the first week in New Orleans, having a blast with my sister. It's a good thing, too, because -- though there are some lovely things to celebrate this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at knitorious
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Wow. Wow. Wow. I left Green Bay on Tuesday - Fat Tuesday - bound for New Orleans, with a stop in Chicago. It was very foggy in Green Bay and there was a lot of turbulence on the first leg... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at knitorious
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Ravelry Project Page: Peace Pattern: Project Peace by Christina Campbell Yarn: Esopus by Jill Draper Makes Stuff; Amarelle (red), Vintage Denim (blue-green) Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) Straights Start to Finish: November 28, 2016 - February 19, 2017 Notes: Modified... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at knitorious
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I picked up Jun at around noon yesterday for an afternoon outing. As, predicted, it was a crazy gorgeous day for February! 65F and sunny... and just a little bit weird because it's February! Well, I'm not in charge of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at knitorious
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Well, it was sorta like this... And this... I picked up my new prescription sunglasses on Friday. On Saturday, I spent the afternoon & evening at the movies; Best Picture Festival, Day 1. Sunday was busy with chores, but I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at knitorious
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I fully admit to being a procrastinator of the highest degree! I get the important stuff done on time -- rarely early, mind you. Heh. I work best under pressure and definitely with a deadline. Always have. Right now, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at knitorious
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Are you aware of the month-long #yarnlovechallenge on Instagram? You can read more about it and the people involved at @yarnlovechallenge, and there's also a Ravelry group. It has provided a very welcome relief from daily things, and one small... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at knitorious
Love is always bestowed as a gift -- freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. --Leo Buscaglia Leo. Once, many years ago (I was still in high school), Dr. Love visited our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at knitorious
Yay! Thanks Robin. Gin was an EXCELLENT shopper... she slept on the way there & back, and was otherwise delightful. ;)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2017 on Weekending: That's LIFE at knitorious
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knitorious.life! Yep. After nearly 13 years of blogging, I finally have my own domain name. Flummoxed for years because knitorious.com had already been claimed by a yarn store (which I still hope to visit someday), the choices for domain names... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Posted Feb 13, 2017 at knitorious
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Ravelry Project Page: Rainbow Warrior Cowl Pattern: Rainbow Warrior Cowl by Casapinka Yarn: Make.Do "Be" Fingering/Sock Needles: US 6 (4 mm) Straights Start to Finish: November 25, 2016 - February 6, 2017 Notes: I knit the flat version and seamed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at knitorious
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We left for Florida on a Wednesday. Our flight departed mid-afternoon from Milwaukee, which meant that I didn't have to reschedule a morning dental appointment! (Also, clean teeth for vacation!) Our flight landed in Fort Lauderdale around 7; Rusty claimed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at knitorious
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I don't usually look to you for comfort, inspiration, warmth... or sunshine... but, boy, I sure could use all of that and more right now. (Thank you for the sunshine this morning!) On the bright side, one of the best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at knitorious
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I never gave a thought to what would happen to Pussyhats beyond the march(es) on January 21st, but clearly they go on... Anais, recipient of one of my hats at the DC march, is a social worker at an alternative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at knitorious
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I was so excited, upon our return from FL, to discover two amaryllis blossoms with a bud-in-waiting. It was dark, but I took a photo anyway: Since I went right back to work -- long on hours, short on daylight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at knitorious
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I knit three hats for the Pussyhat Project and mailed them to PPHQ in time for the Women's March on Washington DC last weekend. There were forms included with the pattern to let recipients know who you are, what causes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at knitorious
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We went to Florida! We visited the Keys and the Everglades. Everglades National Park We visited the beach. We visited a Japanese garden and museum. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens And we flew home again. There were some other things,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at knitorious
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I managed to get through the holidays without getting sick, even though nearly everyone around me -- whether at work or at home -- was sniffling and/or complaining of scratchy throats. It finally caught up with me. I think I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at knitorious
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