Learn how to crawl: the New York City Yarn Crawl is on through Sunday, September 25.

Work Ethic


Dear Ann, According to the United States Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Appropriately, I am spending the holiday weekend making my contribution to...

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Internet Ramblings


Dear Ann, I know old people are always marveling at the rapid passage of time, and I hate to be a cliché, but I cannot–CAN. NOT.–believe that it’s Labor Day weekend already. Where did the summer go? Where has 2/3 of 2016 gone? What is happening? This weekend, I’m trying to slow down for 72 hours. Knit. And then knit some more. And maybe go look at the ocean at night. Eat a couple of BLTs. Things to carry with me into...

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Linens ‘N’ Things


Dear Ann, Earlier this week I got a box from France. The box was from Laurence Casalta. Laurence and her mother, Francine, run La Boutique de Francine, a vintage linens shop in the town of  l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in southeast France. Francine’s shop is beloved by vintage linens collectors. Not being a vintage linens person, I did not know of it, but after a week of hearing about it from linen-crazed traveling companions, I was...

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My Feet Are Hurting


Dear Ann, I’m kind of excited about the Chartreuse group on Ravelry. I had no idea that there were Ravelry groups for devotees of single colors. I’ve also joined the 2922 proud members of Grey Rules. Sounds like a fun group. According to Wikipedia, there are two types of Chartreuse, the herbal liqueur: green and yellow. Which explains why chartreuse, the color, sometimes looks green and sometimes looks yellow. I find this very...

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Lazy Sunday: Airplane Edition

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Dear Ann, I’m still in Ohio, soaking up the Buckeye State goodness. Had my first Jeni’s in-store experience yesterday, in Chagrin Falls. It was transcendent. Related: need more elastic in my mom-capris. Here’s a confession: I generally don’t watch movies when I travel by plane, even on long flights. The headphone cords get tangled up in my yarn, and somehow I just am not interested. I get in the zone on my knitting, or...

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