“I just want more of her.” A wonderful piece on the late lamented food writer, Laurie Colwin.

Takin’ Time to Make Time

Takin’ Time to Make Time

Dear Kay, I am having a Dusty Springfield kind of morning. “Son of a Preacher Man”–come ON, now. What more could you ever, ever want in a song? That video of her makes me CRY, it’s so great. Also weeping with joy at the election of Nashville’s new mayor, Karl Dean. This makes three mayors in a row who didn’t grow up here. Speaking as somebody who did grow up here, I can tell you that the city seems to do best...

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See! The World’s Most Comprehensive Wrist Warmers!

See! The World’s Most Comprehensive Wrist Warmers!

Dear Kay, A virtual postcard from tragically blogless Anna-the-patent-lawyer in London. Look: a Perfect Sweater in St. James’s Park! There’s the London Eye back there, and Buckingham Palace, and I’m weeping into my Earl Gray tea with nostalgia about my brief sojourn in merrie olde England. Love the colors (7813, dark green and 8908, pale green). Wait a minute. Anna’s hands look so . . . cozy. Thumbholes! Anna’s...

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A Couple of Things

A Couple of Things

Dear Kay, I love a thoughtful, detailed tour through a knitting project. It’s the essence of a knitting blog: the highs, the lows, the drama of whether the neckline will flop. Come here and sit beside Alice as she talks us through the making of her Perfect Sweater, V Neck Edition. She’s a regular Julia Child of the knitting needles–her sweater’s as purty as a perfectly roasted chicken. Squareishness! Stitch Marker...

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Perfect Sweater Pattern

Yes, Virginia, There is a Perfect Sweater Pattern

Dear Kay, and All Valiant Heroes Who Have Helped to Determine the Perfect Handknit, I know there are a lot of you who have decided that world peace will arrive before the pattern for the Perfect Sweater. Ah, the Future Search for the Perfect Handknit, the project from last fall which turned our blog into a regular United Nations (or supercatty episode of The View). Well, I’m here to tell you that world peace will have to come tomorrow....

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