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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
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
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 So, I've updated the text a bit and replaced and/or added photos to my last two posts, which were originally made from my phone.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Happy Thanksgiving!! Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at knitorious
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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