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Every Day a Big Knitting

Dear Ann,
The time has come. Don’t try to stop me. Let me remind you of our agreement: I get one Barbra Streisand song a year, to do with as I wish. Think of it as a caution to all those parents out there, about the dangers of what is coming out of their teenager’s clock radio every morning. In my case, back in the 70s and early 80s, there was a lot of Babs. It’s not something I can do anything about, so let’s just get it over with. Here we go, with some highlights from the past year’s blogging, to the deathless arpeggios and glissandos of “Evergreen”.
Love, soft as the kid mohair
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Luv, fresh as our ‘natural’ blond hair.
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One blog that is shared by two,
I have found with you.
Like the girl, who cain’t say no
I was jonesin’ for just one…more….row

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Blog—- ageless and evergreen
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Seldom seen by two.
You and I will make each knit a first,
ev’ry day a Big Knitting.

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Comments rise and their sass is unrehearsed
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We’re glad that y’all heer’d us,
’cause we have the weirdest …..

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Blaw-aw-awg
two lights that shine as one,
morning glory and midnight sun.
Some Time, we’ll spin the dog (hair of);
Ti-i-i-i-ime won’t change the oddness of
…..one blog…

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…….ageless and ever ……
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Ever…….
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….green….
Happy 2006 y’all.
Love, Kay

43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. Oh yay! I absolutely freakin’ love it!

  2. I just loved this… especially the “gladiator”…. lol!!

  3. Awww, that’s so purty. Bless your hearts (in the nice way…).

  4. What a great song. May I sing along? :-)

  5. Crap. I read Barbara Streisand and was instantly hoping for some Barry Gibb.
    “We got nothing to be guilty of, our stash, can grow bigger than a mountain.”
    YOU ROCK! Both of you. ROCK.

  6. I still can’t believe you only took 2nd place with that gorgeous sweater. What a rip…

  7. A classic! Thanks for the laughs.

  8. Ageless and e-v-e-rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr green !
    xox xox

  9. Kay, thanks for a good (heartwarming) laugh. And Ann and Kay, thank you both for making reading MDK one of my favorite procrastination techniques. I look forward to another great year reading about button hole bags, denim and Perfect Sweaters. All my best….

  10. Bravo!!!!!

  11. Brilliant!

  12. Fantastic!!! I’m all misty eyed…..

  13. Happy New Year to you all.
    And I love Ann’s look at the crazy surplus store. I miss our one in TO — Active Surplus. I used to buy weird electronic tidbits to make into earrings and stuff there. Ah…

  14. LIKE BUTTAH. I’m totally VERKLEMPT.
    Dearest co-blogette, I lift my champagne glass, using only the tips of my extremely long and obsessively manicured fingernails, being careful not to disturb in any way my artful lipstick, in the glowing light of my $800,000 Tiffany lamp, and the Barbra in me toasts the Barbra in YOU.
    FOREVER BLONDE IN ’06, hon. Semper fi!

  15. Lovely rendition. Natural blonde hair? Is Ann’s? I have it on good authority that her photographer’s (whose belly should have been photoshopped out!) is not! Loved it anyway!

  16. (Applause)

  17. Julia–If I had a belly like that, I’d have it photoshopped IN every chance I got. Ann’s hair? Chemically enhanced, a touch? Ya think????
    Not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with it. That is my position. xoox Kay

  18. Only my hairdresser knows for sure.
    And yeah, Kay, how about getting a JPEG of Julia to patch into any and all photos of us this year OK? Suits me FINE.

  19. Thanks so much for the oddest knit blog around. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into entertaining the masses. You are always my first stop on my road to procrastination and wasting time at work, and for that, you deserve a salute.
    Best wishes for a peaceful new year!
    Sara

  20. Awesome!

  21. Gee, I didn’t know you could sing! That wuz luverly.

  22. oh god.. i love babs. i really do.. and i can’t believe that i’m admitting it on the internet. you’ve moved me.

  23. I just have to ask where you found the gladiator … Ren Faire? Society for Creative Anachronism? Just wandering through the park? And was he … knitting???
    Feral Dustbunny

  24. Dear Feral Dustbunny (please don’t hurt me! you’re so feral….and dusty!), back in July we posted pictures of reader Mary B of Richmond’s trip to England. Apparently at some point she met a gladiator and made him pose with her sock-in-progress.
    And so it goes. xoxo Kay

  25. Yeah!!!!!!!!! Toot toot on the vintage tin new year’s horn!!!!!!

  26. Oh, dear. At least it’s only once a year. That was sass unrehearsed, by the way.
    Happy New Year anyway!

  27. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-men
    Rev. back from the Advent/Christmas soon to dive right back into Lent Linda!

  28. You two is the best-est. We ‘uns all loves ya to pieces. Please never stop.
    XXXs & OOOs

  29. *Sniff* Them memories, they lit the corners of my mind….misty, yarny-colored memories…..:)

  30. Oh, man …. I’m never going to get that song out of my head now!
    And I’m all … wiggly with happiness over having my photo in this archival post!! Wowsa. I’m sure the Centurion would be … perhaps less pleased. Now I’m ever sorrier that I didn’t get him to pose BEFORE he put on the cape!
    Y’all are the best; I can’t wait for THE BOOK!
    xoxo

  31. That was a blast!

  32. Happy New Year!!

  33. Hey ladies, happy new year! Another vintage MDK year I have to say and now there’s the excitement of the BOOK in 2006…. can’t wait!

  34. WOW! Still smiling……………still smiling…………still

  35. Oh what it year it was…I’d say “what can possibly top all of that?!?” but with a book, the perfect sweater and another potential country fair ribbon on the horizon I’m sure it’s possible.
    I hope 2006 has been kind to you so far and that you have as great a year this year as those pictures show you had last year. (easier when said and I’ll be sure to appologize to my mom for the awful gramaticalness of that last sentence.)

  36. Tish, I love misty, yarny coloured memories . . . .

  37. You two are creative, inspiring, unpredictable, delightful, hilarious and your way with words, utterly unique. Thanks for entertaining us. Can’t wait to travel with you (virtually)on the 2006 MDK book tour.

  38. Oh, I just LOVED this! How did I miss it t’other day?
    Love you guys!

  39. You really captured the highlights, and I don’t mean the ones in Ann’s hair.

  40. You both seemed to have a great year. Hope this one is even better!
    :)

  41. Have you ever enlarged the Buttonhole bag pattern? I was looking for a bag to carry knitting. The pictures make it look smaller (width) bag than I was looking for. i know I can make taller – but what about wider? (I am a advanced beginner – K,P,dec,inc)

  42. Awesome! Your song rocks!! You gave me goosebumps~~

  43. oh my, oh my. my co-workers wonder why I’ve suddenly got the vapors. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You two are da bomb!