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

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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Move Over, TMZ

Dear Ann, I love the knitblog world. The collective “we” don’t miss a trick. Today’s celebrity sighting is over at Snit & Knit. It’s like Britney, with a venti in one hand and a toddler in the other. Only it’s a small terrier, snapped unawares. Thank GAWD I put the sweater on, is all I’ve got to say. Can you imagine if she’d been nekkid? On the street? In January? I’d never live...

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Who’s That Girl?

Who’s That Girl?

January 2010 Dear Olive, Happy New Year! It is with my most sincere good wishes that I send you this humble gift. I do hope you like it and that it is of the right dimensions. (I have only your photos on which to judge your size.) I hope you will not think it too forward of me when I say that I believe the warm pink tones will enhance the radiance of your eyes and the golden tones of your hair. Wear it in good health, happiness and...

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I Hope Someday You’ll Join Us

I Hope Someday You’ll Join Us

Dear Ann, Imagine your sweater is too short to cover your hindquarters (It could happen to you) The vet could be laughing at your “belly sweater” (And the vet’s assistant, too) Imagine all the people, LOLing at you! You may say-ay-ay-ay I’m a dreamer You may say I’m barking mad But I bet the Big Lady Who Yells will make it longer And my sweater will be rad! Love, Kay P.S. I’m pretty sure this is not the...

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Salty Dog

Salty Dog

Dear Ann, Let me quash this rumor right now. (What rumor? The one I’m starting!) Hear me now and hear me good: I am NOT involved in any kind of Dog Sweater War with Norma. It is pure coincidence that we each are in the throes of tiny terrier love, a love which dare not speak its name and can be expressed in only one way: the knitting of tiny terrier togs. I am NOT trying to escalate the Sweater Count between me and Norma. I...

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Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

Dear Ann, I’m afraid I’m hopelessly behind in my knitting compared to highly industrious types who seem to be born-again sweater knitters. I have little to show, knitting-wise, but I do keep up an endless stream of miscellaneous projects. There’s never no knitting around here. I do have a new FO of which I am most proud. It is, if only technically, a sweater. Stitch for stitch, this little t-neck gets as many oohs and aahs...

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You May Already Be a Weiner

You May Already Be a Weiner

Dear Ann, With unaccustomed efficiency, I shut off the comments to the previous post at 12:04 New York Time, and promptly drew the winners. The stitch dictionary was such a huge favorite (this is a knitting blog, come to think of it) that it took 7 more draws until the random magic struck someone who wanted the sewing book, fab as it is (we’re not worthy). The winners, blogless both, are: 400 Stitches That Could Change Your Life and Make...

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Winners of a Forgotten Contest, Now with More Dog Pictures

Winners of a Forgotten Contest, Now with More Dog Pictures

Dear Ann, Just a quick break from PupWatch 2009 to announce contest winners of our new audiobook. I’m so heartened by the notes we’ve been getting from people who’ve listened to it. At the time, I just thought of the recording sessions as a lark for us; it hardly occurred to me that anybody would listen to the thing! Anyhoo, many people got one (or both) of the right answers: The project I am working on is a version of...

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Ode to (J)OY

Ode to (J)OY

Dear Ann, Meet Olive. Olive is part Australian Terrier, and part Flying Nun. (Seriously, Australian Terrier and Mini Poodle. She is 8 weeks old. She moved in with us yesterday. Her hobbies are kibble and Dragging Things. Her favorite color: Whatever Color Carrie Is. She is frightened of stainless-steel dog dishes, due to the Other Dog that appears in them.) Olive tells me she understands how I feel about The Furniture, and also The...

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