Aw look! One pattern, 364 versions of the MDK New Ancestral Christmas Stocking.

Yankee Ingenuity

Yankee Ingenuity

October 16, 2003. Yankee fans, specifically, Hideki Matsui fans, pose with their dancing Godzilla puppets after the 11th inning home run that ended the game in victory for the Yanks. These puppets were my neighbors for almost five hours, and I can attest that they danced even during New York’s darkest innings. They danced as a matter of principle, and to encourage Matsui and his teammates to battle on. But at this moment, they were...

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Squeaker Blisses Out

Squeaker Blisses Out

If Squeaker had $10.95, she would have bought one of these a long time ago. It is as if somebody built me a house of Chee-tos. At the rate she is going, she will finish eating this Rolla-House by...

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Lucky and Rosie

Lucky and Rosie

My friend’s daughter, Rose, wearing the ‘Lucky’ cardi from Rowan’s book Pipsqueaks, in All Seasons Cotton. The button, which is peeping up at the bottom edge of the photo, is from my Grandma Mabel’s button box. (Nobody knows the shirtwaist dresses it’s...

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Patchwork Blankie

Patchwork Blankie

Kay’s niece Kristin with a blanket she made during a summer visit in 2001. Many of the squares magically knit themselves at night while Kristin slept. The blanket instructions, such as they are (make 9 big garter stitch squares, sew ‘em up), are in Melanie Falick’s book, Kids Knitting. The yarn is Lang Filo, 50/50 cotton and acrylic, on #10...

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