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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, 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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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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WorldWide KIP Day

WorldWide KIP Day - 1

Dear Ann, I’m usually not organized enough to remember when World Wide Knit In Public Day is. I always read about it after it’s over, and figure I do my fair share of KIPing without anybody telling me to. This year, though, it’s not just one day, but an entire 8 days of KIPing, commencing tomorrow, June 12. While it would be fun to go to one of the organized events (lots of which are listed here, it would also be a hoot if...

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