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Wild and Wonderful Todd Oldham


Dear Kay, Today we’re taking a little trip to Providence, Rhode Island, to take a peek at a stunner of an exhibition now on at the museum at Rhode Island School of Design. “All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion” is a riot of color, whimsy, and yes, of course, there’s knitting in the mix. Todd Oldham is a designer known for his good humor, wit, and love of color. Thanks to our roving correspondent Amber Fearn for her...

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Lazy Sunday: Pomp Up the Circumstance


Dear Ann, On Friday I was in Boston to watch my godson pick up a degree from MIT. (Hashtag #godmotherbrag.) It takes a good while for them to read out 2800 or so names, so I made great strides on (but by no means finished) my Tokyo Shawl. The commencement address was given by Matt Damon, and it was jolly good. It was so pleasant, sitting way back, under the trees, thinking about physics and knitting away on my shawl. I realized that other...

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Gone Knittin’


Dear Ann and Everybody, Here’s wishing everyone in the United States, and everywhere there is a bank holiday or Monday off for any reason, a happy holiday. I know Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for soldiers and sailors, but in my family it has also been a day to take coffee cans full of peonies to the cemetery and decorate the graves of family members, many of whom are only known to us as names.  Our grandfather carved most of their...

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The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary


Dear Ann: Today we are honored to be a whistle stop on the blog tour for Wendy Bernard’s latest book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary. I’m going to stand at the end of the virtual caboose and deliver a rousing virtual speech. Ready? We love a stitch dictionary. I have honed and polished and Kon Mari’d my knitting library down to only the most useful, precious books that spark joy. Apart from sentimental favorites,...

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Introducing: Luxuries for the Empty Nest Mom


Dear everybody, We are proud to announce our first-ever product offering from Mason-Dixon Knitting. You’ve done so much. You got your kid off to college. In that first flush of pride and euphoria, you marked that moment: you vacuumed your young man’s room for the first time in seven years. You cleaned out the minivan, once and for all. You spent an afternoon culling through old art projects brought home from school. You cleaned....

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Kate Atherley Saves the Day


Dear Ann, The other day I got an email from a friend with Knitting Trouble. Judy is a fairly new knitter, but she’s got moxy. She makes her own needlepoint charts. She has knit a few scarves. She can cast on, knit and purl, and cast off. Judy recently acquired  a fluffy rescue dog, Clyde, and (naturally) wanted to knit him a coat. On Ravelry, Judy found a cute dog coat and downloaded the free pattern. In her email to me, Judy said she was...

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