If you’re Rhinebeck bound, we would love to see you at Jill Draper’s studio in Kingston on Saturday night. Details here.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down

Whatever You Do, Don't Look Down - 1

Dear Kay, One of the hazards of our philosophy of covering our entire houses with knitting is that sometimes, it can be a haunting sort of thing. For example. Every morning I wake up, and as I brush my teeth I invariably look down and see: The Tailgate Rag Rug, the one that appears in our book. Three years into its life, I can happily report that it has held up sturdily through a number of washings–air dried, mind you, no machine dryer...

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The Liberation of Rag Balls! Freedom!

The Liberation of Rag Balls! Freedom! - 1

Dear Kay, Motoring along on the Tailgate Rug, 2008 edition. I’m so hooked on this thing that I am lugging around two cones of Peaches n Creme double worsted–as if they were PORTABLE or something. My blue rag balls are holding up well, though I’m a little concerned that there’s a little too much cobalt in the dark blue. But not concerned enough to do anything about it. It’s a rug, right? So I’m flipping...

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My Head Is Spinning

My Head Is Spinning - 1

Dear Kay, I hate to interrupt this graduate-level seminar in poetics (keep those indigoey limericks and haiku coming, you guys–see below!), but I need to make a brief announcement. If you’re going to Rhinebeck, we want to see you. We’re cooking up a couple of blankets for Afghans for Afghans, so we would like to mooch some of your knitting skills. We’ll be in the Author Tent on Sunday from 10 until we keel over, so...

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Don’t Get Me Started on Rugs!

Ann–I’m onto you: you’re baiting me with that rag rug entry. Of course I went straight to the link and ogled the Bulls Eye Rug. I didn’t find the explanation of how it’s made all that ….. helpful, though. My Maysville Rug Filler (aka ‘mop yarn’) rug project is languishing in a shopping bag. Let’s review: In June I went to Downtown Yarns, a place I have no business frequenting given the...

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