If you’re looking for a baby-steps way into lopapeysa knitting, the wee Gilipeysa is literally a baby sweater, and the cutest thing going.

One Thousand Fifty-Three

One Thousand Fifty-Three - 1

Dear Ann, So. I counted the squares. 1053 is the number, not counting the 54 I made (in case we didn’t get enough, you know?) and the three I just got from Emma. And Amber is bringing me a few more today when she comes to help me lay them out. Let’s call it 1100, shall we? That’s kind of a lot. Two large blankets, with plenty of leftover square loveliness to share with our friends in the UK. We are going to ROCK THE...

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It’s Getting Hot in Here, So Sew Up All Your Squares

It's Getting Hot in Here, So Sew Up All Your Squares - 1

Dear Ann, First, very important: THE SEW-UP DATE HAS CHANGED. (The yarn shop had a conflict.) The new details are: TIME: 4-8 p.m. PLACE: Knitty City, 208 West 79th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway) Note: Nobody has to come for the whole 4 hours! Come when you can, leave when you must. I know everyone is busy this time of year, and then there’s those pesky day jobs, too. Please send me an email (bigbonegalAThotmailDOTcom) if...

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Git R Done: The Sew Up Details

Git R Done:  The Sew Up Details - 1

Dear Ann, This fine gloomy morning I’m heading down the turnpike to Philly for a visit to Phila*craft HQ, so time is short. Here’s an aerial view of the most recent delivery of squares for the American Blanket(s): Tomorrow I will post the link-a-thon of where these fine squares came from. But today I have news to share: the details of a little sewing-up party. TIME: 4-8 p.m. PLACE: Knitty City, 208 West 79th Street (between...

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Mischief Making

Mischief Making - 1

Dear Ann, It’s a little like Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory around here. Squares are backing up on the conveyor belt. Really fun, but leaving me short on time for stuff like doctor’s appointments. I will catch up over the weekend but I think it’s safe to say we’re getting close to 700 squares. In my last post, I mentioned the need for dull/dark squares for the Grand Plan blanket design. People have...

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Call Me Tippi

Call Me Tippi - 1

Dear Ann, Early in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds (which you can watch in 1 minute 40 seconds here), you start noticing that there are an awful lot of birds hanging around, and you’re not really scared, but a little scared. That’s where I’m at with the squares. By my quick count, we’ve received over 500 so far. That’s a lot, but there is no reason to go running down the street screaming. They come in...

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