A one-minute audio linguistics lesson: how New Orleanians pronounce “Chartres.”

What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1

What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1 - 1

Dear Kay, Well, I hardly know where to begin, having been away so long! I’ve been in Monteagle all summer, back in Realityland now, where the wi-fi flows and the AC works. It’s been weeks since I wrote, and there’s so much to tell. I’ll jump in with the thing I’m working on right this minute. There’s a new baby in the fambly, a snurgly new great-niece. When the news came, I immediately a) stared at her photo...

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Baby William gets knitty

Baby William gets knitty - 1

So for the first time in my life I finished a baby sweater BEFORE the baby arrived. My old colleague Elizabeth Herbert finally gave up the ghost, two weeks and a day after the due date, and William Herbert is now here. I’ll be taking his little pale green doodah over to him tomorrow. It’s from Debbie Bliss’s QUICK BABY KNITS (not to be confused with BABY QUICK KNITS, QUICK KNITS FOR BABIES, or QUICKIE BABY KNITS or any of her...

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