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Brenda’s Blizzard of Snowflakes

Brenda's Blizzard of Snowflakes - 1

Dear Kay, Snowflakes snowflakes snowflakes. That’s what I’m thinking about. A couple of weeks ago, cruel, merciless Erin tweeted about crocheted snowflakes. Her Tweet sent me into an instant nostalgia spin about the crocheted snowflakes of my youth that my mom found long ago at a Christmas bazaar at Cheekwood. I have exactly one of those snowflakes left, a dumpy and misshapen one which is the fate of treasured Christmas ornaments, I...

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To Keep You Busy (While I Make Granny Squares)

To Keep You Busy (While I Make Granny Squares) - 1

Dear Ann, While I work out my granny square Problem (the family has scheduled an intervention), I have a knitting recipe to share. But first, an Aside. I am perpetually puzzled by people who feel very strongly that knitting is good and crochet is bad, or vice versa. I do find my own (now, obviously, resolved) resistance to crochet amusing, and have wondered where it came from, but I never found crochet “ugly”, at least not as a...

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Atonement - 1

Dear Ann, Today I want to briefly address a private matter. I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to sew the lace edging on my latest Rowan sweater, and violates my — or any — sense of RS and WS. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the knitblog community, whom I promised better. I do not believe that knitting in the long run is about individuals. It is about dishrags, sweaters, and...

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