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Delirious New Year!

Delirious New Year!

Dear Kay, Well, here we are–into the Mayan apocalypse, over the fiscal cliff, right on into a brand-new year of handknits and whatnot. We are not going to talk about guns today. Anybody who wants to talk about guns can go find one of the many, many websites where you can rattle on all day about them. Hope everyone had a pleasant New Year’s Eve. We laid low last night, with me dragging down the frivolity level 100% due to the flu. At...

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Wreathed in Glory

Wreathed in Glory

Dear Ann, A super-short post to announce the winner of the drawing for the Hampstead Wreath knitted by my own fair hand. The lucky soon-to-be-adorned one is Lorajean aka KnittedWit on Ravelry. Thanks, everyone, for your generosity to Citymeals and your support of our efforts to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. We’ve sold 154 patterns so far. The total donated to Citymeals is yet to be calculated but definitely exceeds $4000 at...

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Hampstead Wreath in the Wild

Hampstead Wreath in the Wild

Dear Ann, It’s late Sunday night and after a busy weekend, I am spending it like anybody would, checking Ravelry to see if there are any finished Hampstead Wreaths posted there yet. Here is the very first one: Isn’t it lovely? It’s by our own, by which I mean Nashville’s own, Mary Sue Taylor, mtaylormusic on Ravelry. A dear heart and a great knitter and also a person who, I was not the slightest bit surprised to learn,...

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From London With Love

From London With Love

Dear Ann, Here’s a sweet bit of news. Our lovely pals Belinda and Wendy at True Brit Knits, knitwear fashion designers extraordinaire, have given a lovely gift to Sandy-ravaged residents of New York City. It’s called the Hampstead Wreath, and it’s a knitting pattern. Through the end of the year (i.e., the very peak of wreath-knitting FEVER), all sales of downloads of the Hampstead Wreath pattern will go to...

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