Best news all day: Clif’s friend is out of ICU, so much better. Love to you all for such kind thoughts.

Snippets: Gathering the Flock

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Dear Ann, What is happening in our country? These are such sad, troubled days. I can’t stand to just yap on about knitting as if there is nothing wrong. Something is very wrong. I don’t have any answers. I’m trying to maintain hope, listen, and demand investigation and action from those in power. (Photo by Gale Zucker.) My preplanned snippet for today helps lift my spirits. Our longtime friend and collaborator, photographer...

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A Semi-Big Reveal: Fort Tryon Wrap Border


Dear Ann: Here’s the downside of asking for opinions on what color I should use for the last, outside stripe of my Fort Tryon Wrap: I have to decide whose advice to follow. People have strong opinions about color. Color makes us feel; it makes us react. And it’s hard to communicate color sense in words. I say, “I want it to have that Missoni clash of the unexpected, yet perfect.” Someone else says, “That yellowy...

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We Hold These Truths


Dear Ann, Happy Fourth of July! Every year, after our hamburgers and hot dogs, we read the Declaration of Independence. We pass it around the table and everyone who can read, reads a bit. It’s been a while since we’ve had someone at the table who can’t read. I know this is probably silly, but having seen Hamilton and listened to the cast recording dozens of times this past year made reading the Declaration much more...

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All Roads Lead to Bill

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Dear Ann: You know I love a good scarf-tying video tutorial. Getting ready for a big holiday weekend here in the US, I thought this one, from Refinery29, could be useful for those planning a nautical adventure, or just swanning around on dry land. 3 different scarf looks for each day of the l-o-n-g weekend✨ Click the link in bio for more #R29ShortCuts videos for all your #summer beauty needs. A video posted by Refinery29 (@refinery29) on...

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The Road Not Taken and the Path Forward


Dear Ann, Not surprisingly, I’ve been going to town on my Fort Tryon Wrap, which has served as a security blanket on many plane trips and car rides in recent days. (“Going to town” on something was my grandma Mabel’s equivalent of your ma’s “cooking with gas.”) It has not gone quickly, what with two rip-backs (one blogged; the other my little secret), but it has not needed to go quickly. It’s...

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