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Road Trip to…..Red Sox Nation!

Road Trip to…..Red Sox Nation!

Dear Ann, I’ve been holding out on you. Next weekend I’m heading north to visit Red Sox cousins, and one of the cousins has kindly arranged for me to knit, chat, and sign books in the following yarn shops: Saturday, May 22 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A Loom With a View in Newburyport, Massachusetts. 1:30 – 3 p.m. The Fiber Loft in Harvard, Massachusetts. Sunday, May 23 Noon-2p.m. Newbury Yarns, in Boston. My traveling...

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Up In the Frackin’ Air, and It’s No George Clooney Movie, Y’all

Dear Kay, OK. OK. I’m all settled now. But if you’d seen me about twenty minutes ago, you would have mistaken me for one of those beleaguered airport residents who had LOST IT, one of the travel zombies, the undead, who left their homes at four dark o’clock, intent on reaching a destination and feeling sort of good about how the day was going to lay out. One of the pale, underfed, over-be-bagged wretches who disembarked...

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Small, Addicting Scarf

Small, Addicting Scarf

Dear Kay, Making that Grey Garments video meant that my entire stash was scraped out of the recesses of my house and into that spare bedroom, which was a good thing and a bad thing. The bad thing was that it was like stirring those ancient seed pods that can lay fallow for 6,000 years but still germinate when exposed to air anew. I now have a serious crop of suddenly sprouted yarn. I have so much knitting to do now. Maybe that’s the good...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Dear Kay, Thank you for all your valiant correspondence in recent days. I don’t really want to dwell on it, but all that pretty stuff you’re doing is called “quilting,” not knitting. I think it all looks great, but I just had to point that out because it may have escaped your notice that it’s a sewing machine you’re using now, not knitting needles. I’m happy to report that I am BACK, after successfully...

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Crystal Light Cocktails, and So Much More

Crystal Light Cocktails, and So Much More

Dear Ann, Breaking news: the whereabouts of the KayCam are unknown. Repeat: the KayCam is missing. Lately the KayCam has been a hard traveling piece of equipment. It made it safely from New York to all-over-England and back, on various local jaunts to day camp visiting night and Southampton, and then from New York to hippie-sleepaway-camp-in-Maine, thence to Omaha-for-a-wedding, and then…poof. No KayCam. Glove compartments and...

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Slow

Slow

Dear Kay, I’m back, after a week of spring break family sun n fun n sunburn down in the Cote du Cou Rouge, the Forgotten Coast, the part of the Florida panhandle where the handle bolts onto the pan. You know–the end of the universe? Remember that incredible Sugimoto exhibition we saw at the Sackler Gallery in Washington a while back? I spent the whole week staring at the Sugimoto sky. We ran out of cloudy days, which was a shame....

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Massive Bloggy Catch-Up Time Begins NOW

Massive Bloggy Catch-Up Time Begins NOW

Dear Kay, I am so loaded up with bloggy tidbits that I may exPUHLODE. I’m going to try to catch up, but it may take all summer. Close Encounter of the First Kind When last we blogged, I was on the loose in Salem, Mass., with a thumb-smushed boy, the possibility of a schooner ride, and the likelihood that I might get to see Moth Heaven Julia. Well, the thumb ceased to throb by nightfall, the schooner ride was scorned by all except me...

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Dateline: Witch City

Dateline: Witch City

Dear Kay, Ahhhh, greetings from Massachusetts, hon! The plague known as Our Family on the Move is laying waste to lower New England, having landed in Providence, spent a few days in Boston, and now hunkered down in Salem, Mass. We’ve hit the Freedom Trail, the Heritage Trail, and at this point will follow any painted red line on a sidewalk wherever it goes. The Knitting Situation: Up front, I have to tell you that the knitting this week...

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Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

Dear Kay, OK, I had to crack up when I saw your photo of that giant loop of linen, because the fact is that I myself recently bought a loop of linen in February at the Tailgate antiques show where I bought that red-and-white wheel quilt. I’m planning to use it up at the shack this summer as a roller towel, which is what the thing is, I think we can all agree. I mean, what else would you use a loop of linen for? NO I AM NOT WEARING IT AS A...

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Lifestyles of the Upscale Colonials

Lifestyles of the Upscale Colonials

Dear Ann, I couldn’t post this on April Fools Day because you would have been all, “Surely she’s not going to blather on about her American History Fambly Vacation–that’s got to be a joke!!” But surely I am too going to do just that. What else is this thing good for, if not freeflowing blather? After a day at the Manassas battlefield, which I somehow managed to not photograph, we left the 19th century, and...

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