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Dear Kay,
As I recall, one of our early emails (waaaay back in ’02 it was?) had to do with my profound philosophical opposition to any yarn that looked too hairy, too chunky, or too variegated. Crunchy earth mother stuff, I think I called it. Goes well with Birkenstocks. Vermontish–NOT that there’s anything wrong with it. Are you telling me that you are officially, on the record, loving Noro? Shocking. I reckon I’m going to have to go the Haus of Yarn here and have a moment in the Noro bin, to see if I can find the inner beauty of the stuff.
I have to say, your enthusiasm is contagious, and I think one of the basic tenets of Mason-Dixon Knitting is that we be open to new and beautiful worlds of yarn. Oh wait–I’m getting all teary.
Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, you say? Giant Swedish women? Need to find this one.
And I can’t believe you have already blasted through Tumbling Blocks. So what did you think of Rowanspun 4ply? Did you double it? Is it fluffy?
Re the new Rowan: I caved in and took a peek at the new issue at Rowan site. But I only looked for a second. Honest.
x0x0x0 Ann


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  1. Ann–Well, when I said that thing about thinking Noro was for ‘creative knitters’ you know I really meant the Birkenstock & granola set who prefer their yarn a bit on the sheepy side! (Not that there’s anything wrong with it!!) And who are we kidding, that we’re ‘open’ to wonderful new yarns? We are so NOT open to many of the crunchier, eyelashier, lurexier new products out there. We are stuck solidly in 1952 Vogue-land. (And loving it!!) But even a Donegal Tweed, 4-ply loyalist such as you had to be admiring of DB’s way with Noro in her 2 books, no? C’mon get happy, Ann!!! Let Cornelia show you the way!! xox Kay


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