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Traveling Light

Traveling Light

Dear Kay, Finished. It’s a blanket now. The I-cord edging took two sessions of Masters tournament coverage. I was so hypnotized that I think I fell asleep at one point while simultaneously cranking attached I-cord. Always remember to do three rows of UNattached I-cord as you turn the corners. I always think of you when I do this. It’s so clever: you’re attaching and attaching, then for a minute you don’t. One...

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We Fuss On

We Fuss On

Dear Kay, Squares are piling up for the Fussy Cuts Blanket. Mood regarding this project at this moment: resolute yet giddy at prospect of Phase III: The Attachment, when all this will come together. I still can’t get over how unfatigued I am after 20 squares and frames. It’s like I actually enjoy this. I haven’t been this gone on a project since—oh wait, that Birch wrap was pretty great. But I’m talking about the...

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A Great Blanket, Now That I Remember It

A Great Blanket, Now That I Remember It

Dear Kay, You write of this blanket pattern, this Fussy Cuts Blanket pattern. So haunting, like a faded memory from the past. Hold on–I remember it now! How could I forget making a 36-square-foot blanket? Maybe it’s because I finished the thing and incredibly stuck it into the mail to a complete stranger. For those just joining us (where have you been?), Fussy Cuts is our blanket pattern that appears in the new and lush Craft...

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Fussy Pup

Dear Ann, I haven’t even STARTED yet with photos of this blanket. Gale sent me this behind-the-scenes slideshow of our Fussy Cuts Blanket (found on page 90 of Gale’s brand-new, crispy and delicious book, Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects From the Community of Handmade And How You Can Join In I dare you not to squee. Strong men will watch this and squee like girls at a Taylor Swift concert. CraftActivism: Fussy Cuts QC...

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