“I just want more of her.” A wonderful piece on the late lamented food writer, Laurie Colwin.

For the Love of Miters (and each other)

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Dear Ann,
You know I have a soft spot for miters. So you will understand why I went all wobbly in the lower lip when I saw this project.
Once in a while a group knitting project really comes together, and is beautiful on the inside AND the outside; there is soul in the gesture and in the object itself. The phrase “greater than the sum of its parts” comes to mind. I hope it has magical, mitered healing powers. It sure looks like it does.
Oh, boo hoo!
(Picture above is a mixed-up miter project from my own mitered past. I believe there is a boy under it.)
Enjoy!
Love,
Kay
P.S. Please send me all your Rowan Felted Tweed leftovers. Don’t pretend you don’t have any. Spill ‘em.

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24 Comments

  1. someone might be hiding under that delicious blanket, kay! :-)

  2. What a wonderful project and beautiful in many ways. Virtual knitting love! Your mitered blanket is very pretty, too.

  3. Oh wow.

  4. The mitered square scarf is beautiful, as is Kate’s acknowledgement of transatlantic knitting love. Thanks for the link. Oh, and oddly enough, just yesterday, I bought a skein of Rowan Felted Tweed in green for a “block” scarf.

  5. What a wonderful blog posting. Photos, words, scarf all magical. Thanks for the heads up. Love your still life…”Blanket with Boy.”

  6. I didn’t know you were after Felted Tweed. There’s a sizeable bag here, leftover from that scarf I abandoned with you. Should I send?
    On another note, ‘I believe there is a boy under it’ is a rather fabulous phrase. I remember that blanket, it travelled here when it was still in progress.

  7. I saw that scarf and I thought of you…..

  8. Lovely lovely scarf! and pictures, and, of course, boy in blanket!
    Is a mitered past sort of like a chequered past?
    I don’t have any Felted Tweed leftovers because I am saving all my FT for the big wonderful project that will happen here…. sometime! You could send me all *your* leftovers!??

  9. I’m with Mary de B. I have Felted Tweed, but none of it is in a leftover state. Rather it is waiting its turn patiently in the stash to be made into a sweater. After that, you can have the leftovers.

  10. I have Felted Tweed leftovers you’re more than welcome to. Seriously. Let me know where I should send them.

  11. Lest anyone think I have bad manners, I only demand Felted Tweed leftovers from people I actually know (Ann, and, since she’s OFFERING, Belinda). I was brought up right!
    xox Kay

  12. Ha, ha! Now I am envisioning Kay and Ann riding regally on a parade float while we, their admirers toss not ticker tape, but lovely bits of yarn leftovers.

  13. You’re not going to believe this, but I discovered that moths have eaten every single inch of my Felted Tweed. It’s just the damndest thing. [runs off to make this scarf using, uh, something else]

  14. Thanks for sharing that unbelievably beautiful project of knitting love and also through sharing it a new knitting “friend” who has been through the fire.

  15. :) I love that there MIGHT be a boy under it. Funny how those boys get places.

  16. Wow. Sniff is right, what a story, and a beautiful scarf. If only the back of my close-to-done BW afghan will look as good as the back of your mitres.

  17. Wow, from knitting love to yarn-avarice in one post and a few comments! : )
    Per Merriam-Webster online:
    “Avarice—Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin avaritia, from avarus avaricious, from avēre to crave.”
    Perhaps future posts regarding Rowan Felted Tweed from both of you should be signed, “Y. Ava Rice.” Like “F. Scott Fitzgerald,” only different!

  18. Kay – I can’t thank you enough for posting the Needled Blog. A lovely fiber friend up here in Maine recently suffered a stroke. I will be sure to send her the link.
    And that is one lovely scarf and one handsome boy with blanket!

  19. Thanks for the link — a truly lovely story of the knitting world and its interweb connections … I’ve seen her patterns, and now there is a face and person to them.
    Boys do like to hid under blankets, don’t they?

  20. I wish I hadn’t seen that picture after reading “Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”! ;)

  21. What a heart-warming story. Thanks for bringing it to us.
    Aaannndd, a BOY under the blanket? I miter known……. ;)
    LoveDiane

  22. I am guessing said boy is hiding in hopes of being mistaken for a pile of wool – thus evading housekeeping chores. Well played, we barely noticed.

  23. Ann and Kay, would you consider mentioning in your blog Warm Hats Not Hot Heads, the knitters’ campaign to restore civility in politics? There’s a group on Ravelry and we’re also on Facebook. The idea is to knit hats–which embody the concept of every stitch working for the common good–for every member of Congress and every Senator, to illustrate our desire for our representatives to put down the poison pens and take up the business of crafting solutions to the various problems and challenges facing our country. This campaign was begun by your fellow knitbloggers Twinsetellen (http://twinset.us/) and SpinDyeKnit (http://spindyeknit.com/). Thank you!

  24. Can someone please help me with the baby kimono? Do you continue with the eyelets down the front of the kimono after you reach 40 stitches? Where would you knit 2 to keep the stitches at 40? I am a new knitter and so confused..but love your book!!