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The Results Are In: The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting

The Results Are In: The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting - 1

Dear one n all, The voters’ fingers have been dipped in milk. The UN poll inspectors have all gone home. Jimmy Carter has concluded that democracy has been served. Here’s how the 2,450 votes stacked up in the quest for The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting: 1. Girl Scout Thin Mint 249 2. Pepperidge Farm Milano 208 3. Walker’s Shortbread 200 4. Girl Scout Samoa 135 5. Chocolate-covered Digestive 118 6. Oreo ...

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Let the Voting Begin: The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting

Let the Voting Begin: The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting - 1

Dear cookie enthusiasts, We have culled through the nominations for Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting, and now present the ballot. Democracy is never easy, is it? A few notes: 1. Hard decisions had to be made while pulling this together. The point was raised that perhaps Girl Scout cookies should have their own category, due to their seasonal availability. The League of Women Cookie Voters concluded that distribution in general is a...

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The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting

The Official Cookie of Mason-Dixon Knitting - 1

Dear Kay, I think it’s safe to say that yesterday, the Lebkuchen Defense League rose up in support of its favorite seasonal treat. Such a spirited defense! Thank you all for explaining that the papery food/not-food thing on the bottom is called an oblaten. I’m going to start putting oblaten under everything I make. Pancakes. Hamburgers. Tacos. It can’t hurt, right? Kind of like Spanx for your food. Laura, Su1281, Emily all ask...

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A Very Late Night

A Very Late Night - 1

Dear everybody, Well, the finalists all went out last night in what started out as a UN-style celebration of how great everybody is, and everybody’s a winner, and it’s just cool they all got to meet. “That cardigan really sets off your green complexion so awesomely.” “You really don’t look much like a potato with that awesome sweater on.” “You’re so THIN! How do you stay so...

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Teeny Project Runway: Finalists!

Teeny Project Runway: Finalists! - 1

Dear everybody, Congratulations to everyone who entered Teeny Project Runway! If you read the comments from our last entry, you will see the overwhelming feeling that these 62 entries have, in the words of Tim Gunn, knocked everybody’s socks off. And in a world of knitters, that is a LOT of socks. We need hardly point out that this has exceeded our expectations in every way. Still chuckling, still puzzling, still hearing speculation about...

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