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Southernness: The Oxford American versus Garden & Gun–PLUS A GIVEAWAY!

Southernness: The Oxford American versus Garden & Gun--PLUS A GIVEAWAY! - 1

Dear Kay, Thanks for all the questions about the Garden & Gun magazine now currently residing in a busted window of the kitchen. You all got me thinking about that magazine, which got me to thinking about Southernness, and why it is that I feel the need to revisit the never-ending conundrum of how I can stand living in a region that so often drives me wild with frustration and irritation. I love the South! I despise it! A recent magazine...

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Royally Crazy!

Royally Crazy! - 1

Dear Kay, Royal Wedding tomorrow–have you heard? I can’t believe how poorly I have followed this whole thing. But last night, a cheery email made my day and sent me into Royal Fever, just in time. Librarian Kim Payne in Everett, Washington, writes: I had to show what seven crazy coworking knitters can accomplish in 3 weeks when they set their minds to something. Lots of laughter, puzzlement over the patterns, and “Why are we...

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Da Bomb

Da Bomb - 1

Dear Ann, Ann! Do this right now! Go to Ravelry.com, and do a search of projects using the tag “Graffiti.” (I’ll wait.) (Here’s a shortcut.) Isn’t it cool to see all that whimsy, and to wonder, among other things, why so much of the planet’s yarn-bombing seems to be happening in Helsinki and California? I have always admired knitted grafitti in public places, and even encountered some in the wild. But...

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VOTE FOR NELSIE!

VOTE FOR NELSIE! - 1

Dear Ann and everybody, Nelsie is a friend of a friend who’s auditioning with Oprah to get her own TV show. So go watch her video, and if you’d enjoy watching Parent Emergency, go ahead and vote for Nelsie! I’m outta town for a week! Knit safely everybody! Vote for...

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