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The Sisterhood of the Blankie

The Sisterhood of the Blankie

Dear Ann, Well, there I went, calling myself a control freak, and I didn’t even set a deadline for the Jamie Blankie [hangs head in shame]. I didn’t even give any finished measurements for the squares [writhes in humiliation]. What the heck: it turns out I’m bossy but I’m not all that effective at controlling other people. And isn’t controlling people the whole point–the joy, really– of being a...

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Psychodrama

Psychodrama

j_ p://www.masondixonknitting.com/archives/images/psychoroses.jpg”> Dear Ann, I freely admit that throughout this long holiday weekend, whether I was feeding children, or whether I was enjoying one of the delightful moments when someone else was feeding the children, I was either knitting squares for my Psychedelic Squares Afghan, or thinking about my Psychedelic Squares Afghan. As you can see from the photo above, I have sewn up a grand...

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Slippery Slopes

Slippery Slopes

Dear Ann, I know what you mean about hypnotic. Remember my new beach blanket, the Psychedelic Squares Afghan? It seemed like a good idea at the time. From where I sit now, at the cast-on of Square 36, it still seems like a good idea. A really good idea. A scary good idea. I can’t seem to work on anything else. These squares are the perfect bite-sized snack. The Cheetos of knitting. You start out with 72 stitches, but decrease 3...

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