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The Joke’s On You, Narrowminded Cur!

Dear Ann, How did we miss this? Book ’em, Brontes! Love, Kay P.S. Status report on El Blanki Magnifico: All but 2 squares joined into wholeness; those 2 blocks need their 2 half-blocks before they can be united with the others. Down to 3 yards of #269, spit-felted from 2 pieces. RUGGED! Waiting for a ball of #269 to drop from the sky (a pony would also be nice). Seriously, I have reason to believe that Yarn. Is on. The Way. This...

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We’re All Dead Chuffed

We're All Dead Chuffed - 1

Dear Everybody, Listening to WFUV on the way to Jersey last night, we heard Dennis Elsas play the Beatles’ 1963 Christmas greeting. This was a special record sent to their fan club members. (Dennis said the record was green vinyl.) Listen all the way, and hear George thank the fan club secretaries! It must be a fresh thrill for Ann, Bettina and Frieda every time they hear it. They were so young and silly. More of these, for other...

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The Jayum and the Hayum in the Payun, Baby

Dear Ann, Let’s not pussyfoot around it: knitting is just not a priority this week. The week leading up to Christmas, the to-do list is so compelling that I find I need stronger procrastination aids than knitting. My choice: video surfing. This morning I was watching a video of Fanny Cradock making a trifle, over at The Women’s Room, and I thought, geez, Fanny talks funny, but can’t we do better? Yes we can. Here is...

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“Sit Down and Shut Up”

Dear Ann, Just had to share this award-winning short film (15 minutes or so) from 1981, Quilts in Women’s Lives. This is a short trailer: Here’s the whole film, which is worth the 15 minutes if you like to think about why we make stuff by hand. (Ann and I both had those big round glasses back then, so be kind, young’uns!) I found this film via our excellent friends over at The Sister Project, (And by the way, The Sister...

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