A Thicket of Snippets

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Dear Ann, Hoo boy, there’s a lot going on out there in the knitting world. I’m just going to unfold my travel scissors and start hacking through the tall grass of all the stuff I want to tell you about. Denim People Have Feelings, Too This news is over a month old, so maybe you’ve seen it. I have the feeling people have been trying to keep it from me, to protect me. I’ll just lay it on you, a painful clip from Graham...

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Artist/Knitter Jennifer Wroblewski

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Dear Ann, A little over a year ago I met artist Jennifer Wroblewski when our friend Cara Davis Conomos brought her to a little knitting event in the East Village that I’d had a hand in organizing. I couldn’t take my eyes off of Jen’s sweater. It was simple, but striking and unusual. Jen struck me as intrepid, not just because she had knit a sweater that fit, but because she had also designed the sweater. But more about the...

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Bang, Bang, On the Door

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Dear Ann, As the light faded yesterday afternoon, I snapped a progress photo of my Stopover for our Bang Out a Sweater knitalong. A couple of hours later, I had both sleeves done. (13 hours in so far; I’m still keeping track.) You know what this means: the Three Tube Situation is upon us. The moment in a yoke construction garment when the sleeves and body are joined together on a long circular needle, ready to start knitting the...

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An Old Flame

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Dear Ann, You and I stopped by Knitty City last week, so we could ogle Lopi colors and I could  pick up some Size 10 double-pointed needles for my Stopover sleeves. I spied a cardboard box on the floor. In it was a shrink-wrapped stack of Rowan Magazine 59, hot off the presses. This is the Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Although I let my subscription lapse some time ago, I still pick up a copy of every magazine — for The Collection, you...

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Bang Out a Sweater: Strength for the Journey

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Dear Ann, Our Bang Out a Sweater knitalong only officially started three days ago, but somehow this week has felt very full and long. It certainly feels full when you look at the mighty sweater-cranking that has been going on. I worry about whether some people are getting enough sleep. Others may feel that they are behind, or moving too slowly. So I offer up some photographic encouragement. The Promised Land I want to show you two finished...

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