If you’re Rhinebeck bound, we would love to see you at Jill Draper’s studio in Kingston on Saturday night. Details here.

Sweetest Baby in a Small Sweater

Sweetest Baby in a Small Sweater - 1

Dear Kay, Please join me in welcoming small Woodie to the world of hand knits. My first grandniece dutifully models the teeny cardigan she got from Great-Aunt Ann. To be clear: while I would like to claim that her proximity to a cotton sweater would bring on this sort of unbridled joy, the fact is that this is possibly the happiest baby in the world. She’s like this pretty much all the time. And she sleeps. She is...

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Deja Blu (All Over Again)

Deja Blu (All Over Again) - 1

Dear Ann, Our Memorial Day weekend was good this year. Strenuously good. It started (after the traditional Costco Run for a season’s worth of toilet paper and tortilla chips) with a vigorous workout for my quilt-binding chops. SO SATISFYING. But I’ve spoken of this before. When I go to heaven, St. Peter will welcome me with stacks of quilts that need double-fold bindings attached, and I shall sew them down by hand, with lovely...

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Rainbow of Luv

Rainbow of Luv - 1

Dear Kay, I don’t believe in weird psychic occurrences, much. But I have to say, on Saturday night at about 10:30 pm, I walked like a zombie to my Shelf Of Cones Of Yarn, climbed on a chair, fished out a fairly heinous cone of Peaches and Creme yarn, and cast on for a Baby Genius Burp Cloth. I sat there for the next hour, cranking away, thinking about the fact that there’s a new Shayne niece due on June 16th, and I better get busy...

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Why Sewing Is Better Than Knitting

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Dear Ann, Oh calm DOWN. The title was just to get a rise out of you. Knitting is the One True Hobby–I know that. It’s just that yesterday, I discovered the fun of Pfaffing up a Log Cabin. But First, A Word From Our Sponsor The word is “dragon”: Cristina’s baby boy Elio gets ready to go out wearing his mother’s design, the Dragon Jacket. Talk about Cute Overload. Elio is cuter than a Japanese flying...

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Project CRACK

Project CRACK - 1

Dear Kay, It’s happened. Like the girl who discovers peppermint schnapps in the basement of the Rosenblums’ house during her first keg party, I’m a wreck. Last night I watched an episode of Bravo’s Project Runway. I have to tell you, I could not stop, from the minute that Teutonic freak-of-nature host, Heidi Klum, waltzed out and chirped, “Welcome to the runway.” Unlike other reality shows, Project Runway...

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