Learn how to crawl: the New York City Yarn Crawl is on through Sunday, September 25.

You’re Invited: A Walk in the Park


Dear all intrepid knitters, Suppose you find yourself at a large knitting convention in New York City on the weekend of January 15-17, and you’re wondering what to do with yourself at 7:30 am on a Sunday morning with a pile of handknits on and no place to go. WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU. Come join us for a walk in the park! The greatest of parks! Central Park! This unprecedented ramble will feature a) fresh air that will range from brisk...

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Endurance. Fidelity. Intelligence. Garter Stitch.

Endurance. Fidelity. Intelligence. Garter Stitch. - 1

Dear Ann, Balto is one of the most beloved statues in Central Park. Balto was the lead dog of the last of several teams of mushers and sled dogs who relayed diptheria antitoxin to save children in Nome, Alaska, in the winter of 1925. They made the journey with desperate speed and in appalling weather. The story of Balto is here. (I like the part about how “the serum was packed in a cylinder, wrapped in an insulating quilt, and then...

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