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Living the Mad Men Dream

Living the Mad Men Dream - 1

Dear Kay, If you have been watching Mad Men (and if you haven’t, go ahead and start), you have probably been mesmerized by all the weird style. I’m loving it. The whole show looks so mannered, so odd. The designers can’t resist anything having to do with the early 1960s. Peggy the copywriter in particular has a very strange look. Fabulously dowdy, like Diana Prince before she turns into Wonder Woman. When I finished up my...

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Almost Ready to Go

Almost Ready to Go - 1

Dear Kay, VERY rainy day, most excellent. I’m in the midst of the Constant Hem, and I turn on the radio only to find myself listening to a two-hour NPR call-in fest, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, all about the topic of CIVILITY. Of course, if you throw Camille Paglia into the mix, things get feisty pretty fast. It’s kind of funny. The bottom flap of the cuff folds under, all hemlike, whereupon one commences to matching up stitch for...

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Oh, BeHAVE! And Let’s All Watch a Movie Together

Oh, BeHAVE! And Let's All Watch a Movie Together - 1

Dear Kay, I don’t know WHAT is going on, but these outbursts–congressman Joe Wilson, Serena Williams, Kanye West, even Federer!–are getting on my NERVES. What is with people? Whoopsy–getting a little unattractive there myself. I sincerely apologize for my outburst. Don’t censure me! I don’t know what came over me. Seriously, even my ten year old saw Kanye’s ploy for what it was: “He just wants...

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Game, Set, Match

Game, Set, Match - 1

Dear Kay, A quick hello and Rowena update. But first of all: Roger Federer . . . watch this: My blågrå Rowena cardigan is heading into the thrilling Finishing phase. I bound off the last sleeve late last night, delirious, wondering what I had just done. Let’s just say that the US Open makes for prime knitting. Except for when you throw your needles in the air in abject delight. I took The Big Piece of the sweater off the blocking board,...

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