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Eight Yarns, One Sweater: Ecru Swamp

Eight Yarns, One Sweater: Ecru Swamp

Dear Kay, The pile of yarn doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller. I knit and knit and knit, yet the ecru yarn persists. It’s . . . spawning. There must be five miles of ecru yarn here. It does not help that I am being offered skeins of ecru yarn. Kay, you may NOT offload your ecru yarn in my direction, for any purpose. I am not going to accept it! If I get out of this thing alive, it will be because I told the UPS guy to return...

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Eight Yarns, One Sweater: Facing the Goblins

Eight Yarns, One Sweater: Facing the Goblins

Dear Kay, In the interest of not thinking about anybody’s derriere today, we’re going to move along to some wholesome, family-oriented knitting. (I have to say that having one’s traffic quintuple due to a well-placed lopi sweater is something we are going to have to think about, going forward. We are obviously doing the blog all wrong.) I’m not going to lie. The eight-yarned Spinnaker sweater is at the point,...

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The Business

The Business

Dear Ann, Fall is Knitting Book Season. New knitting books are coming out fast and furious. People may not be familiar with the Mason-Dixon Knitting Editorial Policy on Book Reviews. These unfamiliar people may include you and me. But what I’ve gathered, from our 8 years plus of blogging, is that we generally talk mainly about things we like. Which doesn’t mean that we are easy to please. In fact, I think we’re kind of...

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Now With More Chewing

Dear Ann, I just discovered Clara’s video tour of Rhinebeck 2010. It says a lot about Rhinebeck. And a little about Clara. (Example: Clara likes sheep. Who knew?) All of the fun, none of the calories (or the Holidome-a-roma). ...

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The Goat Ate My Homework

The Goat Ate My Homework

Dear Ann, I think the two of us are in grave danger of flunking out of Miss Parkes’ Charm (n’ Yarn) School. For three weeks, in anticipation of the publication of her awesome book, Miss Clara has been sweetly sending us wee skeins of yarn and clever clues, and we’ve been cutting class. We haven’t even managed to sharpen our Number 2 pencils. My problem was that for the first two weeks, I couldn’t narrow it down...

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