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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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I made a point to take and label (with the date) and post a photo to Instagram everyday last month. There are few things I like more than a photo mosaic! Presenting, April 2015: 1. April 1. Spring is springing.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
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Today is Day 4 of a new Whole30. I have more to say about that, but not today. I'm not really very organized about it, at the moment, but I have a cohort who is also motivated and that's helping... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
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Saturday Karen and Ann came to town and we gathered on Saturday to spend a full afternoon doing yard & garden clean up for Joe. It was a great day with perfect weather for such work. We filled 16 yard... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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Madeleine! We waited at home until Mom & Joe could get there to take Kate & Ali -- they were just returning from a trip. I remember Mom being surprised at how calm I was, waiting for her, waiting through... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at knitorious
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I did! I've made some of them, anyway, and I definitely have plans to make more!! It's Fashion Revolution Day. Two years ago today, over 1100 people were killed when a factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh -- many of those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at knitorious
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April Birthday #2 Katherine! It's Kate's 20th 30th birthday today! Twenty Thirty years ago today, I woke up at a little after 4:00 a.m. and started writing numbers down on a piece of paper (which I still have): 4:19, 4:25,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at knitorious
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Fair warning: This post is probably going to be nothing but Junebug news. Baby All Stars! Junah's wearing SHOES!! The most adorable things ever. He's not only walking in them, he's practically RUNNING! Also, CLIMBING STAIRS!! He was over for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at knitorious
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Alison!! So, 17 28 years ago today I felt twinges when I woke up, but decided to go to my preggo exercise class, anyway. That certainly got things going a bit more, but I didn't stop there! I went to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at knitorious
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There was a beautiful sunny sky on Saturday afternoon. I spent some time under the pergola soaking up some unblocked sunshine! The first 70F of the year on Sunday (beating the predicted high of 69)! Bleeding hearts emerging... it's definitely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at knitorious
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And what a fabulous opening it was!! I ran around and took some photos before the doors officially opened -- I'm so glad I did because the place was mobbed all night! Kate wrote a round-up at Young Space: re:generation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at knitorious
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A weekend like the one we just had! It was fantastic, start to finish. I'm still processing! Rusty and I walked down to our favorite local tavern for a burger last night, and saw much sidewalk chalk art and hopscotch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at knitorious
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Per posts on Facebook today, I can see that it is National Sibling Day! This was Christmas 1982 at Grandma & Grandpa's. Not only does the photo crack me up every single time I see it, but Mom's caption, "The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at knitorious
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I soaked the pieces for Junebug's sweater yesterday morning! And, darn it, distraction led them to being soaked a bit too long and possibly in water that was a bit too warm, so a little bleeding occurred -- not bad,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at knitorious
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As promised/scheduled, I returned to the site of Kate's inaugural Young Space pop-up show today to finish cleaning windows. I'd done all of the entry/vestibule windows on the weekend, saving the more important front for last, inside and out. Cleaning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at knitorious
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Yesterday, I came home to find my birthday present from Rusty... exactly 5 months to-the-day later!! Pre-ordered back in late October, I have been patiently awaiting -- and recently stalking via USPS Tracking -- the arrival of Alabama Studio Sewing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at knitorious
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The weekend was full of many of the things I love, starting with a little road trip on Saturday morning to deliver some Make.Do/KC&T flyers to Bleating Heart Haven. There's a Fiber Frolic/Yarn Hop coming up and we weren't on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at knitorious
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It was so nice to take a walk around the house the other day -- a gorgeous day -- looking for signs of life! It was even nicer to find some. This was my intarsia tangle at last night's knit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at knitorious
Amazon has Tuesday as the release date for Natalie's new book. I think Rusty pre-ordered mine directly from Alabama Chanin, though, and I think they're prepping those shipments now. Hopefully, in-hand sometime next week! Kate saw The Decemberists in Milwaukee just last week. She'd seen them a few years ago and always considered it one of the best concerts she'd ever seen; and the current show was just as good. It would be fun to get a pedi together. Nice to think about spending some time with you! ;) knitting (and life) (and often photography) (and sometimes what I'm cooking) blog: knitorious
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on Right Now: April is upon us at knitorious
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Watching... Law & Order UK Reading... Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Knitting... Making progress on Junah's Devan! Fronts and sleeves are done, the back was cast on last night. It won't be long! Looking forward to... Starting Romi's Mystery. Drinking...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Sandwiches I don't eat sandwiches as often as I used to... like, hardly ever these days... but I sure do love them and sometimes it's the only thing! I began riffing on sandwiches last week... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at knitorious
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We've been in a bit of a rut and I've packed on a few pounds... opting for what's easy over what's better will do that. I took back the kitchen over the weekend, and it felt great!! Friday: Cioppino Saturday:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at knitorious
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Ali sent me this delightful series last night. That's in the corner of KC&T that houses my hobby shop... and I know he's not the first little kiddo to fondle and rearrange the yarn!! Have a great weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at knitorious
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It was all going so well. Here's a photo I took a couple of days ago of the Left Front of Junah's new sweater: I finished that and started on the Right Front. Knitting along, as one does; shaping the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Kinds of Cheese Not only is Wisconsin America's Dairyland, I live in a city known for cheese! And when I moved for a while to Oregon, I ended up in another city known for cheese!!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at knitorious
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Junebug needs a lightweight sweater for spring. Ali thought she might still be able to squeeze him into the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi, but no-can-do! He's a burly dude. I feel like I'm reaching into the way-back machine for this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at knitorious