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Socking it to Stephen Colbert

Socking it to Stephen Colbert

Dear Kay, Just a quick postcard from Monteagle to show you Proof of Progress on my vow to help provide a lifetime supply of handknitted socks for Stephen Colbert–if he decides to cover the recent Ravelympics fiasco and I do mean fiasco. I’m knitting these with Size 2 pitchforks. This is Sock Number One using the sock pattern we named for Stephen Colbert: the Stephen Colbert Sock from Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines, back in...

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We Band of Knitters

We Band of Knitters

Dear Ann, Warning: the following makes no sense. But I’m having fun. Are you having fun? Anybody who doesn’t know what the fuss is about, read the post after this one. Short version: We’re upset with the U.S. Olympic Committee so we’re knitting socks for Stephen Colbert. WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those Ravelers That knit no socks to-day! KING. What’s she that wishes so? My...

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KNITTERS WHO ARE DESTROYING THE OLYMPICS

KNITTERS WHO ARE DESTROYING THE OLYMPICS

Dear Ann, I interrupt this delightful virtual book party for Bowling Avenue with this shocking news bulletin: knitters–our people! our friends!–ARE DESTROYING THE OLYMPICS. By now you may have heard about a letter, from a legal clerk writing on behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee, to Casey Forbes at Ravelry.com. The letter asks Ravelry to stop using the name “Ravelympics” because it infringes on the trademarked words...

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Humility, Attention to Detail, and the Superfoxy James Madison

Humility, Attention to Detail, and the Superfoxy James Madison

Dear Kay, So I just got to the 50,000th word of my movel, and the word is “rags.” How are you? I’m still thinking back on the weekend David and I just spent in Washington. David is 14 at this point, and I have to say, he is the most delightful company. I really can’t believe he’s here, and he’s like that. We had a blast, and got so jacked up on butterscotch from the front desk of the Holidome that we are...

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Sleeves Sleeves SLEEVES

Sleeves Sleeves SLEEVES

Dear Kay, I haven’t felt this behind since that walking half marathon when I ended up so far in the back that the heart attack ambulance and the cone-picking-up truck chased me all the way up Demonbreun Street. I have finished the Afghans for Afghans sweater that I signed up to do for the Ravelympics. Which ended in August. In a fit of self-loathing, I finished the last three inches of the second sleeve, which had languished on my desk...

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