Is Starshower the new Honey Cowl? Only time will tell (but it looks good).

Self-Portrait, A Little Too Early in the Morning

Self-Portrait, A Little Too Early in the Morning

Dear Kay, My photographer claimed he had to “go to work” this morning, that he has “a job” or something. So here’s the finished Print o’ the Wave shawl, from a distance. Slightly blurry. Here’s my post-game wrap-up of this project, including the Top Ten Things I Learned While Making the Print o’ the Wave. It is snowing here! Wandering little clumps, a thin little blizzard, but still. I wish the...

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Late-Night Thoughts While Blocking a Shawl

Late-Night Thoughts While Blocking a Shawl

Dear Kay, I finished the Print o’ the Wave stole! Snipsnap in a jiffy I cranked the final foot of the border. Something 18 stitches wide just isn’t that much knitting, you know? This little project has been a revelation–if you do 90% of a project, get disgusted, put it away for eight weeks, then return to it, the whole thing seems like a PRESENT. You mean, if I just do this crummy little border, then I’ll get a whole...

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Surrender, Dorothy?

Surrender, Dorothy?

Dear Kay, Here’s how bad it is: I ran into a civilian reader of the blog, somebody who is a) a male and b) does not knit. (No, I don’t know what’s bringing him here except maybe he’s a Jack White fan? Loves felted containers? Looking to meet women?) Before “Hello” or “My, you’re looking even more like Julia Roberts than usual today,” he says, “So. Are you just not writing the blog...

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