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  • Oh yay! I absolutely freakin’ love it!

  • I just loved this… especially the “gladiator”…. lol!!

  • Awww, that’s so purty. Bless your hearts (in the nice way…).

  • What a great song. May I sing along? 🙂

  • Crap. I read Barbara Streisand and was instantly hoping for some Barry Gibb.
    “We got nothing to be guilty of, our stash, can grow bigger than a mountain.”
    YOU ROCK! Both of you. ROCK.

  • I still can’t believe you only took 2nd place with that gorgeous sweater. What a rip…

  • A classic! Thanks for the laughs.

  • Ageless and e-v-e-rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr green !
    xox xox

  • Kay, thanks for a good (heartwarming) laugh. And Ann and Kay, thank you both for making reading MDK one of my favorite procrastination techniques. I look forward to another great year reading about button hole bags, denim and Perfect Sweaters. All my best….

  • Bravo!!!!!

  • Brilliant!

  • Fantastic!!! I’m all misty eyed…..

  • Happy New Year to you all.
    And I love Ann’s look at the crazy surplus store. I miss our one in TO — Active Surplus. I used to buy weird electronic tidbits to make into earrings and stuff there. Ah…

    Dearest co-blogette, I lift my champagne glass, using only the tips of my extremely long and obsessively manicured fingernails, being careful not to disturb in any way my artful lipstick, in the glowing light of my $800,000 Tiffany lamp, and the Barbra in me toasts the Barbra in YOU.
    FOREVER BLONDE IN ’06, hon. Semper fi!

  • Lovely rendition. Natural blonde hair? Is Ann’s? I have it on good authority that her photographer’s (whose belly should have been photoshopped out!) is not! Loved it anyway!

  • (Applause)

  • Julia–If I had a belly like that, I’d have it photoshopped IN every chance I got. Ann’s hair? Chemically enhanced, a touch? Ya think????
    Not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with it. That is my position. xoox Kay

  • Only my hairdresser knows for sure.
    And yeah, Kay, how about getting a JPEG of Julia to patch into any and all photos of us this year OK? Suits me FINE.

  • Thanks so much for the oddest knit blog around. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into entertaining the masses. You are always my first stop on my road to procrastination and wasting time at work, and for that, you deserve a salute.
    Best wishes for a peaceful new year!

  • Awesome!

  • Gee, I didn’t know you could sing! That wuz luverly.

  • oh god.. i love babs. i really do.. and i can’t believe that i’m admitting it on the internet. you’ve moved me.

  • I just have to ask where you found the gladiator … Ren Faire? Society for Creative Anachronism? Just wandering through the park? And was he … knitting???
    Feral Dustbunny

  • Dear Feral Dustbunny (please don’t hurt me! you’re so feral….and dusty!), back in July we posted pictures of reader Mary B of Richmond’s trip to England. Apparently at some point she met a gladiator and made him pose with her sock-in-progress.
    And so it goes. xoxo Kay

  • Yeah!!!!!!!!! Toot toot on the vintage tin new year’s horn!!!!!!

  • Oh, dear. At least it’s only once a year. That was sass unrehearsed, by the way.
    Happy New Year anyway!

    Rev. back from the Advent/Christmas soon to dive right back into Lent Linda!

  • You two is the best-est. We ‘uns all loves ya to pieces. Please never stop.
    XXXs & OOOs

  • *Sniff* Them memories, they lit the corners of my mind….misty, yarny-colored memories…..:)

  • Oh, man …. I’m never going to get that song out of my head now!
    And I’m all … wiggly with happiness over having my photo in this archival post!! Wowsa. I’m sure the Centurion would be … perhaps less pleased. Now I’m ever sorrier that I didn’t get him to pose BEFORE he put on the cape!
    Y’all are the best; I can’t wait for THE BOOK!

  • That was a blast!

  • Happy New Year!!

  • Hey ladies, happy new year! Another vintage MDK year I have to say and now there’s the excitement of the BOOK in 2006…. can’t wait!

  • WOW! Still smiling……………still smiling…………still

  • Oh what it year it was…I’d say “what can possibly top all of that?!?” but with a book, the perfect sweater and another potential country fair ribbon on the horizon I’m sure it’s possible.
    I hope 2006 has been kind to you so far and that you have as great a year this year as those pictures show you had last year. (easier when said and I’ll be sure to appologize to my mom for the awful gramaticalness of that last sentence.)

  • Tish, I love misty, yarny coloured memories . . . .

  • You two are creative, inspiring, unpredictable, delightful, hilarious and your way with words, utterly unique. Thanks for entertaining us. Can’t wait to travel with you (virtually)on the 2006 MDK book tour.

  • Oh, I just LOVED this! How did I miss it t’other day?
    Love you guys!

  • You really captured the highlights, and I don’t mean the ones in Ann’s hair.

  • You both seemed to have a great year. Hope this one is even better!

  • Have you ever enlarged the Buttonhole bag pattern? I was looking for a bag to carry knitting. The pictures make it look smaller (width) bag than I was looking for. i know I can make taller – but what about wider? (I am a advanced beginner – K,P,dec,inc)

  • Awesome! Your song rocks!! You gave me goosebumps~~

  • oh my, oh my. my co-workers wonder why I’ve suddenly got the vapors. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You two are da bomb!