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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
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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
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
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 6 days ago 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And I miss you, too. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at knitorious
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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