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Werk, Annie, Werk!

Modeyarn (hero)

Dear Ann, Recently I got a little package in the mail from dear Annie Modesitt. Being an inventive knitwear architect and globe-trotting teacher, Annie is pretty much always up to something, but even so, this was news: Annie is in the yarn business. This was in the package: a luscious hank of ModeSock, a fingering weight wool blend that includes bamboo.  Like all of the ModeKnit yarns, ModeSock is hand-dyed. The collection will grow as Annie...

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On The Fly

On The Fly - 1

Dear Ann, It’s Spring Break and we are heading South for a few days. Meanwhile, I’m wrecking my wrists cranking square after square for my Cabin Raising blanket in Sophie’s Toes sock yarn. I may have mentioned that this blanket is on Number 2 needles. THIS BLANKET IS ON NUMBER TWO NEEDLES. A personal first I gotta say. Only bothers me when I think about it. Still life with back cover of Amish Abstractions, a book of...

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