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Two Words: Rag Balls

Two Words: Rag Balls

Dear Ann, In this season of gratefulness, I’ve been thinking about how I’ve wished for a knitting group, and how funny it is that when it finally arrived (like a pony from the sky), it was a sewing circle. A bunch of women I didn’t know a few years ago.  We are the unofficial New York City branch of the Alabama Chanin Sewing Society and Fan Club. Sometimes I knit at sewing circle. If the mutual support (aka gossip) is flying,...

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down

Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down

Dear Kay, One of the hazards of our philosophy of covering our entire houses with knitting is that sometimes, it can be a haunting sort of thing. For example. Every morning I wake up, and as I brush my teeth I invariably look down and see: The Tailgate Rag Rug, the one that appears in our book. Three years into its life, I can happily report that it has held up sturdily through a number of washings–air dried, mind you, no machine dryer...

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The Liberation of Rag Balls! Freedom!

The Liberation of Rag Balls! Freedom!

Dear Kay, Motoring along on the Tailgate Rug, 2008 edition. I’m so hooked on this thing that I am lugging around two cones of Peaches n Creme double worsted–as if they were PORTABLE or something. My blue rag balls are holding up well, though I’m a little concerned that there’s a little too much cobalt in the dark blue. But not concerned enough to do anything about it. It’s a rug, right? So I’m flipping...

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