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knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and new grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
Recent Activity
Watching: House of Cards. Also The Voice... I just can't help it. Reading: Only what's required. Knitting: I'm sort of in between right now. Starting & stopping with a couple of cowls from the Knit In... can they be knit... Continue reading
Posted 31 minutes ago at knitorious
I was looking forward to a quiet weekend at home, but my li'l sister called and she missed me! Kate had the day off on Saturday and had never been to Annie's new house yet, so we drove up for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
A little Eye Candy on this Friday... Baja California Sur, Mexico, from the aeroplane. My first phone-cam panorama -- a sunset in Mexico from the patio at our house. * * * * * It's been a long week to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
The sky was lovely this morning as I went off to work, even through the trees. The sun's reflection in the rear-view mirror was shining in my eyes on the way. Spring is coming!! There'll be that little setback in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at knitorious
I went to a Knit In and came home with yarn... and a beer glass! My friend had an extra, so also the matching wine glass! Welcome to Wisconsin!! I had a great time at and around the 2015 Madison... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at knitorious
'Tis the season. Rusty took my car in for an oil change yesterday morning. It was a beautiful (for February) sunny day, so when they called to say it was ready, I thought "Why not walk?" It's less than a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I'm Looking Forward To Right Now 1. The Madison Knitters' Guild Knit In. I'm going with my friend Ann and we're making a weekend of it, leaving early Friday morning, even, so we can make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at knitorious
Can you believe it? Six years ago, I spent Valentine weekend pouring my heart into cleaning and spiffing the coffee shop as part of the turnover crew when Ali took over operations. This Valentine weekend was spent with the little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at knitorious
30th Anniversary = Diamonds (Modern) We found some in Mexico! Water sparkling like diamonds. Diamonds in architectural elements. We even walked on diamonds. And found a refrigerator magnet souvenir! * 30th Anniversary = Pearls (Traditional) We weren't really looking, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at knitorious
Project: Going Off The Deep End, Deep End by Heidi Kirrmaier Modified version Yarns (in order of knitting): Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Great South Babes - custom colorway of The Village Knitter Eden Cottage Yarns BFL Sock in Damsel fly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love 1. Watching sunsets over the ocean. 2. Watching sunrises over the mountains. 3. Watching sunrises over the ocean... the night sky recedes. Bonus: waning gibbous moon. 4. Watching surf, surfers, and my husband... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at knitorious
Yes, I am sunburned. Funny, though, I don't feel a thing! Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at knitorious
I'll be doing it all week. Buenos dias from Todos Santos, Mexico. The view from here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at knitorious
I filled many a notebook when I was in high school with copied Rod McKuen poems. I could not get enough! His recordings? I was not a fan. RIP Rod McKuen, 4/29/1933 - 1/29/2015 I particularly dislike hate this song... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at knitorious
Watching: We've begun rewatching Seasons 1 & 2 of House Of Cards in preparation for the release of Season 3 on Feb. 27th. Reading: Tropic of Cancer... and I cannot. I need a little more organization. I also need a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Types of Footwear I Own/Love Shoes aren't really "my thing," though I will admit that they've become more of "a thing" lately. Inflammation and often severe swelling in my ankles and feet didn't make for fun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at knitorious
Weekending: A great weekend, full of family and fun! They should all be so good. I met Ann & Brian, all four of their boys, and Joe for a lovely birthday dinner for Annie at Carmella's, one of the nicest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at knitorious
Happy Birthday Annie! With a six-year age difference and three other siblings between, we've sometimes been close and sometimes not. Lately -- the last decade or so -- close; probably closer than almost ever in the past year. I think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at knitorious
This week's Ten on Tuesday topic is: 10 Things I'm Happy About Right Now I'm going to riff on that today because it's our 30th wedding anniversary. {{{ 30 Years! (?) }}} 30 Things for 30 Years! We met through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at knitorious
It's never too late! Project: Tasha by Leigh Spencer (at, Summer 2003) Yarn: Aunt Lydia's Denim Quick Crochet Needle: US 6 Started: June 4, 2004 Finished: January 16, 2015 Through the magic of blogging, I know exactly when I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at knitorious
I've finished the knitting and have begun assembly of the 10-year-old knitting project that I recently mentioned. I did about half the sewing up at Knit Night last night, and ought to be finished within a day or two! I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at knitorious
1space noun : the amount of an area, room, surface, etc., that is empty or available for use : an area that is used or available for a specific purpose : an empty area between things 2space verb : to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at knitorious
It's hard to believe... 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 6 Weeks 9 Weeks 6 Months 10 Months (the light) 1 Year! Let there be cake! Haha!'s been an entire year! I just don't even know what to say... it's been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at knitorious
With Kate's kickstart the other day, my annual-ish purge has begun. It feels different this time. I'm liking the open spaces... there's room to breathe. I haven't even got 'round to the knitting stuff yet, and I've already tossed more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at knitorious
It began with a desire to get away to someplace warm this winter. It was two years ago that I went to Brazil in January and I have not forgotten how good that felt. Good and fun and oh, so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at knitorious