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New Blood (Not About Vampires)

New Blood (Not About Vampires)

Dear Ann, So, what I’ve been up to, craftywise: 1. It’s Red Scarf Season! My submission this year is a good, old-fashioned, 2-row stripe scarf in some exquisite hairy handspun that I was gifted years ago, and some non-exquisite, yet cheerful red tweed that fell out of the cabinet when I was looking for the exquisite stuff. After all these years, and all these scarves, I still love the Red Scarf Project. I want everyone else to love...

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(Predominantly) Red Scarf Project

(Predominantly) Red Scarf Project

Dear Ann, Yoo-hoo! Just a short shout to show off my 2009 contribution to the Red Scarf Project. The deadline is approaching (December 15), and I almost didn’t get it together this year. But this is such a good cause, so positive and life-affirming, so we-all-been-there-or-somewhere-like-it. So it seemed like fate when our charity-minded London pal Juliet lobbed me, out of the blue and across the Atlantic, a lovely hank of Scrumptious...

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