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Live Blogging the Davidson-Kansas Game

Dear Kay, Davidson up by 4. Bout to have a stroke. 9 mins to go. 7:16 to go: Kansas up by 1. Curry is staying cool. I’m bout to have a stroke. 4:51: Kansas by 3. Hard to watch. Time out: deciding that live-blogging election debates has to be easier than this. 3:31 left: Stephen Curry’s mom is so great. 2:20: Sasha Kaun looks like Sacha Baron Cohen. Just sayin. 1:15: AAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Davidson down by 6. Can. Not. Take. It. :49:...

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A Bracket-Buster We Can All Love

A Bracket-Buster We Can All Love

Dear Kay, OK, I have to interrupt whatever I was thinking of posting (which likely had to do with the bordering of garter stitch rag rugs, sad to say) to point out that my small, dear alma mater Davidson College just whipped brawny, beefy Wisconsin to land in the Elite Eight of the NCAA basketball tournament. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I have shoes older than Davidson’s star, the sophomore Stephen Curry, a...

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Rise Up, O Knitters! Take Thy Knitting to the Polls with Thee

Rise Up, O Knitters! Take Thy Knitting to the Polls with Thee

Dear Kay, Feeling very ranty this morning. I keep hearing all the snippets of Martin Luther King’s speeches, all that resonant language, all the mountaintops and dreams, and I have to say: I actually feel an optimism about the future that I have never felt. The situation that we currently face–the lingering wars, the downward-spiraling economy, the social ills, our reputation abroad–is so gruesome that it’s starting to...

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Trophy Hunting

Dear Kay, What happens when the hunt is over and you’ve bagged a big Aran sweater? Here ya go. EDITED: Looks like she’s either sold her knitting-covered deer head or hung it in her den. Hope it’s the former! Kudos to Rachel Denny for her domestic taxidermy. Happy Monday . . . Love, Ann

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Letter from the Castle

Letter from the Castle

TO OUR MOST NOBLE AND virtuous correspondent KAY, Elizabeth her humble co-blogette wisheth perpetual felicity and everlasting joy. We had a most trying evening. These ragamuffins appeared, one boldly claiming to be Slash, a member of the band Guns ‘n’ Roses. We pointed out that the Slash we admire so deeply is at least a foot taller, and still this one declared himself the one true Slash. We attended a function where our consort,...

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All You Gotta Do Is Act Naturally

Dear Kay, Hold onto yer hat, hon–our favorite country crooner Merle Hazard has done gone and ended up in the USA Today: See? You can say you knew him back when . . . all those years days ago. You know, I ran into Merle at Robert’s Western World the other night, and he’s just as humble and kind as he’s always been. He autographed a copy of the Wall Street Journal for Hubbo, and he says he’s back in the studio with...

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As the Ryan Turns

Dear Kay, Just saw Ryan on the CBS Morning Show. He won! Ryan took the cake! HE WON, HONEY! He’s going to be on As the World Turns for 13 weeks! It’s enough to make me watch As the World Turns, which is really saying something, when I think of the years I spent watching All My Children. Of course he won! Go knitters! Way to multiply-click! Way to stuff the ballot box! And Ryan . . . Congratulations, but remember that payback is hell...

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Tidbits and Knicknacks

Tidbits and Knicknacks

Dear Kay, I have voted as much as I possibly can for Ryan. Thanks to everyone for helping out this young actor. Voting ends Saturday night at midnight: here’s where you can see Ryan in action, and where you can vote up to five times. How often do you get to vote five times??? For a nice guy??? And one small thing: I’m sorry to have to say it, but I’d like to encourage everyone to keep it cordial on our comments. You’re...

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Vote for Pedro Ryan

Vote for Pedro Ryan

Dear Ann, Maybe you’re wondering about that snippet over there asking people to vote for Ryan. Who is this Ryan? Why do we care if he wins an acting job on As The World Turns? This is Ryan. Ryan is a Handsome Devil. But Ryan is So. Much. More. You see, Ryan loves handknits. Ryan really loves handknits. (Maybe a little too much.) Hey, who’s this? This is Abigail. Abigail loves handknits, too, because Abigail is Norma’s...

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