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  • Twit-twoo.
    xxx

  • I hope Carrie doesn’t read the blog, otherwise you’ve blown the cover on fobbing her off saying I’ve sent the apron over… good idea though. Actually I might really and truly have something rather fabulous to send her, involving one of Neil’s old shirts that might be a bit like said apron.
    What is a Redwork sampler? I thought it was some sort of knitted barcode… x x x

  • I’m glad you gave a hint as to the Controversial Embellishment. When I read the first mention I assumed that Olive herself had christened the quilt (which would be normal for a puppy but disheartening for the quilter).
    And yay for the love on Downtown Yarns. I adore Downtown Yarns. It’s just that, as you said, it’s hard to get to.

  • I think Belinda should do a guest post to teach us some British-isms. I want to incorporate “fobbing” into my conversations, but I have the feeling it will sound really dirty if I misuse it!

  • Aren’t those owls cute??? I love the idea of telling the kids the things I knit them came from some exotic far off place so they’ll wear them without being guilt-tripped. Definitely gonna try that! Olive looks like she can’t wait to have her completed quilt. My Louie would have eaten all those markers before the shutter snapped.

  • Wow, what a cool window display for a yarn store — I want to go just to see the Owls. And what a fun knit — no end to the possibilities. Be sure to show us when you are done (as if you wouldn’t).

  • What is controversial about fabric markers? Unless, of course, you are using the Wrong Kind of fabric markers. The fancy markers, with the brush like tips are much nicer and have better colors. And don’t forget to heat set all markers!

  • Maybe you could start a campaign to return sheep to the Meadow?
    And for what (little) it’s worth, I think you will be much, much happier if you take a hiatus – just temporary, mind you – from daughter-knitting-projects and channel ALL your knitting magic toward Olive and your friends. Really.
    Your friend,
    quinn

  • I too wondered what a “redwork sampler” was. Ya learn something every day!
    http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/redwork.htm
    I think that hand-knit one is way cuter than the real kind!

  • Owls and Olive! Great combo!
    Can’t wait for the “controversial” canine counterpane. Kay, if it’s coming from you/your imagination, I KNOW it’ll be special.
    Keep on keeping on.
    LoveDiane

  • Um, probably that would have worked better as a link to an article on redwork samplers. Whoops!

  • You are the only person who could actully make me think that knitting an owl would actully happen, now I must google owl pattern:)

  • uh Kay?
    You’re making me a little nervous with the Crayola markers RIGHT NEAR Olive…. a painted dog???
    m in m

  • That redwork thingie is funny.
    I know the fabric markers [shudder!] will be fine and all, I’m just saying that puffy paint fabric markers look more three-dimensional and AWESOMER. They even make sparkle ones, I bet.

  • The owl in the tip photo has legs! It’s walking out of the shop!

  • That Olive. She makes me swoon. Can I borrow her for a walk?

  • Don’t you think that Rita and Pearl are holding down the knit ends of Manhattan. Remember thinking when R opened Downtown Yarns that seemed such a big leap. Who would go there?
    Clear that I am not such a great prognosticator of trends. Still missing Knitty City while very pleased with Portland, O. Often have imagined conversations with you on “deep issues” of gender and religion.