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Why We Knit Part 867


Dear Ann, So, this was me for a rather large chunk of this past weekend: I was not in a flow state. I was trying very hard to make significant headway on the huge intarsia flower on the back of my Kaffe Fassett Big Flower Jacket. I told myself, if I can’t get the back done or nearly done this weekend, there is no chance of getting it done for Rhinebeck. I’m ok with not getting it done for Rhinebeck, which is, after all, an annual...

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Top Tiny Granddad Cardigans to Knit Whenever


Dear Ann: In the past couple of days, I’ve discovered two sure-fire ways to relieve any stress from working on a new project (or several new projects at the same time). Clean out your purse. Take ten minutes to do this long-overdue chore, and feel the tension melt away. Nothing clears the mind like tossing receipts for $0.79, medical massage flyers that people have thrust at you on the street, and unopened Larabars that have turned to...

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Ten Top Granddad Cardigans to Knit NOW


Dear Ann, There is nothing that gets the blood pumping quite like a crowd-sourced deep-dive pattern search. I’m not kidding: when the readers of this blog get the bit in their teeth, they bring home the bacon and fry it up in the pan. [Insert additional clichés/old commercials as desired.] I was idly musing about knitting a granddad sweater this year, but now that I’ve gone through so many possibilities, I’m bemoaning how much...

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In Search of: Glamorous Granddad

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Dear Ann, In response to your joyful proclamation of knitting season, several people commented, quite rightly, that it’s always knitting season.  (It’s especially true for commenter Joyce, who made eight pairs of socks in August. No way was it not knitting season wherever Joyce was.) Knitting season is like cocktail hour: it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. But some knitting seasons are more seasonal than others. For those...

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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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