For the look of Relax in a worsted weight yarn, take a look at Worsted Boxy.

On Pins & Needles

Dear Ann, A super-quick, photo-free post to impart two pieces of vital information. 1. Non-knitting discovery: there is a really nice, tiny fabric/quilting/embroidery shop on Lexington Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street. It’s friendly! It has a well-curated selection of fabrics for quilting and making simple clothing. It’s called Pins & Needles. I got some lovely quarter-yards of Liberty Tana Lawn for my someday...

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Fill Out This Form

Fill Out This Form

Dear Ann, I’m so pressed for time today that I’m going to have to fill out a 15-minute form. 1. Have you finished any knitting? If so, please describe. Honey Cowl (self-explanatory). This one is for my knitting pal, and fellow founding member of the New York City chapter of the Alabama Chanin Sewing Society (which should be a thing), Rosanne. The yarn is Madelinetosh DK in the shade Brothers Grimm, which is an emerald-to-forest...

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You Want Lightning? I’ll Show you Lightning!

You Want Lightning? I’ll Show you Lightning!

Dear Ann: Having just posted 20 minutes ago, I am refreshed and energized and ready to post again! BLOGGING MAKE HULK STRONG! HULK HAVE OPINIONS! HULK SMASH HONEY COWL HERESIES! Really, it’s just that somebody just asked a question in our comments on the previous post, about the Honey Cowl. If you think I am opinionated about Lance Armstrong, it’s nothing compared to my opinionatedness on the Honey Cowl. Here is the...

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How Green was my Knitting

How Green was my Knitting

Dear Ann, We are both on a green journey. This is the latest output of my Honey Cowl cottage industry. I used two skeins of Hiwassee Creek DK Weight which I scored at the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza in December. The dyeing style of this yarn reminds me of Madelinetosh: it’s basically a solid color, but there are lighter and darker shadings of the color, a few speckles of its close relations (here, a dark blue-green), and the...

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Bring in the Cowls

Bring in the Cowls

Dear Ann, Yesterday was a crystalline example of a minor upside of the glaciers melting–60 degrees in NYC on February 1. So I went for a walk on the High Line, and posed for a picture in my personal...

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The Cowl Channel

The Cowl Channel

Dear Ann, At what point should I feel embarrassed about the cowl output around here? Never? Is never OK with you? I simply am enjoying a pattern that rings all my bells at this moment. There is nothing wrong with that. It will run its course. But I recognize that I have reknitivist tendencies (thanks Twist Collective for that coinage). It seems, even to me, a bit simpleminded to knit so many multiples of the same pattern. But I have...

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How To Honey Cowl

How To Honey Cowl

Dear Ann, So. You’ve made a Honey Cowl. Or two or three. (That’s my third one on the needles up there, in Madelinetosh Tosh DK, Winter Wheat.) You want to know: how are the kids wearing them this year? We can help. These are the Currently Known Ways To Style Your Honey Cowl. Clip N Save. The Loop. The Wrap. The Ellis Island. And finally, if you dare: The InterweaveKnits. Enjoy your Honey Cowls, people. If you figure out a...

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When the Moon Is In the Seventh Cowl

When the Moon Is In the Seventh Cowl

Dear Ann, O Baby! What a darling baby is Woodie. And how efficient were you to get her cardi made while she’s still small enough to have to roll up the sleeves? My sympathies on Boreal’s second sleeve. Git R done, asap, or that thing is going to die just one sleeve short of glory. But enough about your knitting. What about my knitting? I got a lot of solitary knitting time in trains, planes and automobiles last week as I...

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