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Vicki
Wisconsin
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
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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 2 days ago at knitorious
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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 5 days ago at knitorious
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It's never too late! Project: Tasha by Leigh Spencer (at knitty.com, 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 6 days ago at knitorious
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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
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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
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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! ...it'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
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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
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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
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Intentions for 2015 I'm having a hard time thinking about anything more than what's in front of me this year. Junah's 1st (!) birthday party at my house on Saturday, a Packer game on Sunday, hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at knitorious
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An email from July 2004: Congratulations! You've been admitted to the Knitting Bloggers' Web Ring! * * * * * In the interest of actually being able to do some work, I've been spending some time over the past couple... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at knitorious
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Stevens Point, WI A quick run with Ali to pick up a vintage Formica set for the shop. I found some terrific glass beakers. Perhaps I should have been -- or previously was -- a chemist. We stopped in for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at knitorious
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at knitorious
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Believe it or not, I actually did turn last week's topic into a Christmas letter and Rusty, much better than I at these things (for various reasons), has mailed out a bunch! I've managed to get three cards in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at knitorious
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Reading: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Outlander. I don't remember who recommended the former; I've been reading the latter for months... and that will continue. Knitting: I just finished an Entrelac Scarf (gift) and a quick hat (possible... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at knitorious
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We moved so much when I was a kid and few of the photos are identified, but I think I've straightened out the Christmas timelines -- and this is Cleveland! I'm pretty sure... Cleveland! My first bike, Karen's Charmin' Chatty,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at knitorious
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And I miss you, too. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 (or so) Things for Our Christmas Letter * * * * * Seasons Greetings to Our Family & Friends!! Since I last wrote, the girls have all graduated from high school! ;) Yep. I'm not quite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at knitorious
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We entered the kitchen at 8:30 a.m. and didn't leave until a bit past 5:00. We measured, mixed, stirred, chopped, patted, poured, rolled, sprinkled and baked our little hearts out with varying success... mostly great! There were three large stainless... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at knitorious
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I am never so happy to see a Friday as when I've had Monday off and worked four long days in a row -- and it seems to take so long to get here. But, yay! Here we are!! I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at knitorious
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This is the earliest photo I've found of me and the "jolly" old guy. It's a wonder I ever went back. #notjolly (St. Louis? or maybe Denver. Do I look 2 or 3?) I am wearing a knit hat --... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at knitorious
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As luck might have it, albeit a day late, Spotify has presented me with My Year In Music! Here's an infographic snapshot: In addition, I am informed that I listen most on Thursdays -- beating out Wednesday by a hair... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 4 Random Songs From My Spotify Playlists 1. TALL TREES IN GEORGIA, Eva Cassidy. 2. QUIET STORM, John Legend and Smokey Robinson. 3. SONGBIRD, Eva Cassidy. 4. CRUISIN', Jessie J and Smokey Robinson. That turned out to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at knitorious
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The weekend began with a company party at a local restaurant called Gather Americana. I've eaten there a few times before and it's always quite nice. I spent the entire morning on Saturday with Junah. He came over bright and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at knitorious
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It's that time again! As I have done the last few many years sometime in December, it's time for a review of the year. I do it in words (the first sentence of the first post of each month) and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at knitorious
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#tbt First Christmas Tree! It was in an apartment in Milwaukee, and I was 7 weeks old on Christmas Day! All of the ornaments were blue, and a few of the survivors were hung on my own tree last night.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at knitorious