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The Real Royal Treatment

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Dear Kay, OK OK OK so it was me hacking into your account and posting pictures of you with world leaders. April Fool . . . and now that I figured out how to cut your head out and put it on other people’s bodies, well. This is going to be FUN. Now. Here’s a real sight to warm your heart. Isn’t it BEYOOTIFUL???? This is your birthday Belinda scarf, braising in a delicious broth of Citrus Soak and tap water. I’m going to...

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Tea Contest Winners!

Tea Contest Winners! - 1

Dear Ann, Without further ado, we announce our 5 winners of a copy of Jane Gottelier’s fantastic new book, Tea and Knitting. They are: Sarah R (who has a Yahoo email address) PammieTaj Kathy (who is outinwoods) argonauta donnameche I have sent each winner an email, so if you just now remembered that your legal name is Argonauta, please check your inbox! Will the real PammieTaj please stand up? We will tolerate no PammieTaj...

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Knitting Party! Tea Party! Book Party!

Knitting Party!  Tea Party!  Book Party! - 1

Dear Ann, Hey there, hello! I just found out that my LYS, Knitty City, will be hosting a Knitting and Tea Party on Wednesday night (February 25), from 6-8, in honor of Jane Gottelier’s brand-new book, Knitting and Tea. Lest you think this is going to be a book about knitting and “tea”, as in mugs of Lipton’s like the one I’ve got going cold on my desk right this minute, dangling a patented Flo-Thru tea bag tag,...

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The Great Muskrat Uprising

The Great Muskrat Uprising - 1

Dear Ann, Apparently my memory is completely gone. If you had told me, as a child, that I would ever mix my muskrats and my badgers, I simply wouldn’t have believed you. But now I’ve gone and done it. As readers were quick to point out, badgers had no role in predicting the long winter in The Long Winter: Pa was shaking his head. “We’re going to have a hard winter,” he said, not liking the prospect. “Why,...

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Monday (Again)

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Dear Ann, It’s a huge Monday. Obviously: Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day has gotten a lot better since the movie, I think. Before the movie, it was just a weird day about trying to understand what “6 more weeks of winter” meant. If he doesn’t see his shadow, is it less than 6 weeks, or more than 6 weeks? Does he ever not see his shadow? Should we be leaving this up to a groundhog? Personally, I subscribe to Laura...

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“Blank Blankingly Wonderful”

"Blank Blankingly Wonderful" - 1

Dear Ann, “Blank blankingly wonderful”: that’s what they’re saying about the brand-new UK-based knitting magazine, The Knitter, which hits newstands in the UK and abroad TODAY. (If you click on the pictures, they get really big.) (OK, “they” might be a little biased because they have some connection to the magazine, like “they” might be the editor of it, or something along those lines, but...

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