Great new knitalong starts today over at Fringe Association. We are IN on this thing.

February Is Shake Your Bon-Bon Month

February Is Shake Your Bon-Bon Month

Dear Kay, January’s Get Rid of 50 Things a Day project was basically a success, in the sense that I feel better about 1,500 things not being inside my house anymore. It was not perfect, by any means–I never did go into the basement. I may never go into the basement. And the toy closet was a shattering reckoning I hope never to repeat. But I did discover that I have pretty much a lifetime supply of books I haven’t read. If we...

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Cat Trouble

Cat Trouble

Dear Kay, I don’t even know what to say. I come into my knitting lair this morning and I find Kermit the 18-pound wonder cat, gnawing on my freakin’ yarn. Total sabotage, right under my nose! Cat spit all over my precious precious Rowan Donegal Lambswool. Like he’s sick of the thing already, wants me to move on. Hey cat–I don’t eat your creepy chicken-flavored cat treats; you don’t eat my yarn. What’s...

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olive and kermit thank you all

olive and kermit thank you all

dear everybody oliv and i thank u for yer contributionz to Haiti. oliv haz a big headache at the moment becuz the elastic on the fairy princess crown that the big lady put on her has cut into her neck circulation but she sez it wuz wurth it and shed do it agin, ackshully my own personal feeling is that this terabul crisis in haiti is gong to go on fer a long time so dont make this a onetime deal heres where to give money to SQUIRRL got to run...

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Olive and Kermit’s Give-Money-to-Haiti Blogathon

Olive and Kermit’s Give-Money-to-Haiti Blogathon

Dear everybody, Yes, there’s a telethon tonight, Hope for Haiti, that will be broadcast on every channel in the known universe. No, George Clooney did NOT call to ask if we wanted to participate. He hasn’t called in, like, OK ever. But that’s OK. We are proud to announce that the two biggest stars in our firmament, Kay’s dog Olive and and Ann’s cat Kermit, have joined forces to raise money for Haiti. The fluffy...

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Sabotage!!!!!!!

Sabotage!!!!!!!

Dear Kay, At this point, my Rowan Pearl sweater is done and undone. I am slogging through the sleeves, which are nothing but an endless series of leaning cables–a real pair of soul suckers if anybody’s looking for a Lenten discipline. In the interest of Doing Something Else To Cut The Tedium, I decided to get ahead of the game with a stout, boot-camp style blocking of the fronts and backs. You know: a multi-day marathon to get these...

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We Have Liftoff: 2009 Begins

We Have Liftoff: 2009 Begins

Dear Kay, Well, happy new year to one and all. Only three days until school starts again! Never have I been such a fan of education for my children. Let’s just say that when Santa brought a new wah-wah pedal for somebody’s electric guitar, there has been so much “Stairway to Heaven” around here that I feel like I’m reliving Lori Greenbaum’s bat mitzvah party twelve times a day. Still dragging down here a...

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