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Do I Or Don’t I?

Do I Or Don't I? - 1

Dear Kay, Well, I’m back. I went. I’ve just survived a couple of things: 1) my 25th college reunion and 2) a really unfortunate episode with the shawl that I started a couple of days ago. I don’t know which was more unnerving, really. The shawl thing went like this. The second — and I mean second — I stuck the last blocking pin in the Diminishing Rib Cardigan, I craved a project that would be smooth and silky and...

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The Thin Green LIne

Dear Ann, Hear me now: I love Volt. Long live Volt. I love Volt so much that I am determined not to hold it against Volt that its first 10 rows nearly brought an end to my long apprenticeship as a knitter. Yes. I nearly walked away from knitting forever. Because I kept messing up the increases and decreases on Volt. Maybe it was the black yarn (and my lousy vision) on that first stripe. Maybe it was the blinding light and heady coconut...

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