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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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Homeward bound. We got a pretty early start... because it's a long drive (7+/- hours) and we had another art stop in Chicago. A bridge was closed, so we were detoured north out of St. Louis... advantage being a new... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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We had a leisurely start on Friday morning, then head out for a bite to eat before our museum stops. A friend of Kate's had suggested Cafe Osage at Bowood, so that's where we went. What a wonderful place! Very... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
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Bonny referred to my "whirlwind art trips with Kate" the other day and I loved it! I've decided that it's a thing... currently, an Instagram hashtag! #whirlwindarttripwithkate It fits like a glove. This is a photo & caption that Kate... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
Ha. So, I've updated the text a bit and replaced and/or added photos to my last two posts, which were originally made from my phone. I have a lot to share... Kehinde Wiley, Ruth Asawa, and much, much more!! It... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
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Hip Hop Nutcracker! Now with more info!! We saw The Hip Hop Nutcracker at The Fabulous Fox Theatre! And, wow, what a theatre! Incredible on the outside... Mind-blowing on the inside. That isn't even the half of it... our seats... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at knitorious
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Hey, Saint Louis. Posting a photo from my phone obviously DID NOT WORK! What posted in the original post wasn't even one-quarter of the original shot (now updated, above)... but hey, that crane tho!! Hahaha. This was taken late Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at knitorious
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Meet me in St. Louis! << Wouldn't that be fun?? Kate & I are headed south this evening, with an overnight at an as-yet undetermined location in Illinois. We've tended to do St. Louis in whirlwind fashion and this trip... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at knitorious
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On Sunday, I helped Kate pick out her tree. Delivery was free!! Rusty helped her haul it upstairs and set it in the stand, and I watched her decorate it. She's using a lot of vintage ornaments that were my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at knitorious
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Shameless self-promotion follows. I’m having a blast and am humbled by the lovely response to this latest phase in my ongoing yarn-y endeavours! Kate's been encouraging me for quite a long time and, yes, she did sort of smirk when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at knitorious
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Now that I'm getting older... I need a bigger TV! Haha. I guess it doesn't look all that big in the photo, but it's 50" vs. our old 32". I bought the 32" because it was the biggest that would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at knitorious
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I didn't do any yarn dyeing or rearranging of furniture yesterday (to speak of), but I did wash windows and do some holiday decorating outside. It was in the mid-40s(F)!! I bought a really nice window washer/squeegee thing a few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at knitorious
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We had a really nice day yesterday! I fiddled with the tree lights -- wadding up three non-working half-strings and stuffing them near the trunk, and putting on four new 50-light strings. Ali and the kids came over in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at knitorious
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Happy Thanksgiving!! Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at knitorious
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I had to do some straightening up this morning because the cleaning ladies were coming. It's just a happy circumstance that it's the day before Thanksgiving! (And it'll be just a few days before Christmas!) Rusty helped bring the tree... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at knitorious
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Today in {yesterday's} screenshots! Maddy & Viv saw Fleetwood Mac in Portland last night!! Heyyyy! I don't know quite how I feel about the 50 years part of Fleetwood Mac - 50 Years - Don't Stop, but what a collection.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at knitorious
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Eight weeks ago, having recently let my WW membership lapse, I was recruited by Kate to join her in a commitment to eat better and lose some weight. So I reacquainted myself with my Lose It app and we started... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at knitorious
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I'm finally going to start Bunching Along! I've been itching to cast on since I first read about it, but there were other thing I needed to get done first... who am I? waiting to finish other things?? The yarn... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at knitorious
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Yep. I forgot to blog yesterday! I made that realization in the middle of the night, but I did not lose any sleep over it. Heh. Yesterday was FULL! I ran some errands in the morning, which included a little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at knitorious
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Since the kids are coming over tomorrow for a while around lunchtime... Y'all might not have to wait until Thanksgiving for a modeled shot!! I don't think I'll be able to keep them to myself! I knit a pair of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at knitorious
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3TT* Thing 1 -- I dropped a Wonder Clip the other night, heard it skitter on the floor, and got up to look for it -- twice. I didn't come up with it, but I did find an earring that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & the Unravelers... KNITTING: OMG. Mukluks! These are Malina's! The first of three pair that I intended as Christmas presents, but I think they're going to be Thanksgiving Tree Trimming Party presents! I already have one of Ginny's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at knitorious
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Speaking of found things, particularly money... Spot the $20 bill! I have a couple of tins in which I keep my traveling sewing supplies -- various types of needles, thread, scissors, thimbles -- and at the bottom of one is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at knitorious
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One of the things I always have with me is tissue -- usually those little packs that fit easily into a pocket or purse. So I really loved the very useful little gift that Kathy gave me YEARS ago, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at knitorious
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I had an impromptu Pajama Day yesterday, which resulted in my FINALLY getting a start on listing some magazines on ebay -- HERE and HERE -- with plenty more to come, including MORE magazines, some clothes, and some photography gear.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at knitorious
DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Rusty, Kate, Ali & I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody last night. LOVED THE CAST! Rami Malek was incredible as Freddie, and Gwilym Lee simply must share DNA with Brian May. I might agree with some of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at knitorious