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

Hatty New Year!

2016 hats

Dear friends, From our heads to yours, we wish you a Hatty New Year! May your yarn be ample. May you knit in multiples. A couple of hat binges: Up top are four Shaynes and three-and-a-quarter hats. Ann’s could be called a Ventilated Conversationalist. It’s the Conversationalist hat from The Plucky Knitter. The lack of pompoms is starting to be a problem. The yarn is Malabrigo Rios, which has such saturated color. One...

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How Green was my Knitting

How Green was my Knitting - 1

Dear Ann, We are both on a green journey. This is the latest output of my Honey Cowl cottage industry. I used two skeins of Hiwassee Creek DK Weight which I scored at the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza in December. The dyeing style of this yarn reminds me of Madelinetosh: it’s basically a solid color, but there are lighter and darker shadings of the color, a few speckles of its close relations (here, a dark blue-green), and the...

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MDK Mailbag

MDK Mailbag - 1

Dear Ann, A few treats landed in my inbox this morning. My first thought: 15 minute blog fodder! FANCY DOG COAT ALERT Emma sent me a link to the kit for this dog coat, based on Kate Davies’ wonderful Rams & Yowes blanket. I have to agree that it would look smashing on my earth-toned Olive. It is hard to make much of an impression at our local dog cafe because so many of the dogs are so very well dressed. I think this might be the...

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Pull From The Tangle

Pull From The Tangle - 1

Dear Ann, A few years ago, I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology to hear our cutest knitting heroes, Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably, speak. As you know, one of Kaffe and Brandon’s super powers is Intarsia. During the Q & A, someone asked Brandon whether he used bobbins when working with so many colors at once. With a blitheness that can only have come from decades working with Kaffe, Brandon said that his technique was to...

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