Giveaway: “A Truly Useful Book”

Giveaway: "A Truly Useful Book" - 1

Dear Ann: I’m sitting on a pile of unprocessed knitting and life experience that is about 3 stories high. Every time I open up the “post to blog” page, I stare dumbly at the screen. Where to start? Where to start? How is this happening to a venerable workhorse with 9 years in blog harness? Well, a giveaway is always nice. Baby steps. And this is a good one. Remember The Yarnery in St. Paul? Aka The Singing Yarnshop? ...

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My Funny Cowlentine

My Funny Cowlentine - 1

Dear Ann, Lots to report and little time (I have to get dolled up for the Carnival of Love tonight–tickets available at the door! Fried foods! Sexy people! Good cause!), so here goes. New Cowl In Town Honey Cowl Five, in madelinetosh DK (shade: Scarlet), 2 skeins. This is for a small person, so in hopes of getting a wide, wrappy cowl out of 2 skeins of the Tosh, I cast on only 150 stitches (compared with 220 for the full-on Honey...

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The Most Haunting Books: A List

The Most Haunting Books: A List - 1

Dear Kay, Well THAT was fascinating. I have long known that the comments on this blog are more interesting than the entries. This is particularly obvious when you look through the response to the question posed in our previous entry: “What’s the most haunting book you’ve read?” Thank you ALL for taking time to share your thoughts. I’ve collected all the haunting books into an easy-to-use clip ‘n’ save...

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The Business

The Business - 1

Dear Ann, Fall is Knitting Book Season. New knitting books are coming out fast and furious. People may not be familiar with the Mason-Dixon Knitting Editorial Policy on Book Reviews. These unfamiliar people may include you and me. But what I’ve gathered, from our 8 years plus of blogging, is that we generally talk mainly about things we like. Which doesn’t mean that we are easy to please. In fact, I think we’re kind of...

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Viva Los Libros!

Viva Los Libros! - 1

Dear Ann, I had a great Hurricane Irene. Not as great as the clever Mrs. Levin, who used her time in front of el television to come up with @ElBloombito on Twitter, but a pretty fine time. (Listen here to how the Mayor really sounds speaking Spanish. Que loco, no? One suspects that he does it because it’s so darn cute. One almost forgives that whole “let’s forget about term limits, ’cause hey guys, it’s...

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