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  • Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration! How did I live without you?

  • I love Rowan Denim and have some ageing in my cupboard from 2010. The medium blue..

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  • The Trader Joe’s image made me laugh. The last time I was at TJs, someone called my name as I was lugging my lumpy canvas totes back out to my car. It was a friend I hadn’t seen in months! We opened our bags of snackyloot and had a tailgate picnic on the spot. 🙂

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  • Monomania is looking lovely. I have been rummaging my stash to see whether I have a nice enough combination to make one.

    Love that central cable in the denim!

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  • I was reading your review of the Rowan denim yarn. I was wondering, for the particularly math-challanged, if one could hank up the yarn and wash it to get all the shrinking out of the way before knitting?

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  • Kay,

    Wishing you a great trip and a lot of fun visiting your college girl.

    LoveDiane

  • How did you guess I was just about to post a picture of my blue fingers on Instagram? I broke into ancient stash and a precious bag of Elann.com’s version of the cotton denim a couple of days ago. My own swatch experiments (soak in near-boiling water, then machine-dry) have confirmed that shrinkage occurs only lengthwise. Blue fingers unite!

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  • Well, my period of mourning the demise of MDN was premature – alleluia have and welcome back, ladies. You’ve been much missed… Elizabeth

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    (And to think my LYS once carried Rowan Denim, and because it wasn’t wool, I didn’t buy any…)

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  • Great post – I think that’s about 3 days worth of blogging all in one day! Love the sweater – just put it in my queue in Ravelry.

    Enquiring minds want to know…did you really truss a chicken with Rowan natural? Thanksgiving is coming up, ya know.

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  • Can’t bbelieve i returned 5 skeins of medium, 5 years ago. Lately i’ve been dyeing my own indigo yarn instead. But not quite the same. I care for the blanket much like my Levi’s of yore.

  • If you’re coming anywhere near Cincinnati, Fiber Optics yarns retail store is in Milford. Also, what’s with all the names of commentators with the word ‘comment’ and nothing else?

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  • Love your take on all things. So glad you are back!

  • I need to do a deep dive into the stash to see if I have any classic Rowan Denim left. I think I last used it in 2006, to make a pair of those cute baby jeans for my cousin’s then-infant son.

  • Passenger seat knitting is the best. Have a wonderful trip to Ohio. xox

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  • If you’re headed toward Cleveland, check out the museum of art. Monet to Matisse exhibit is there through Jan 5 (I think.). Enjoy the road trip!

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  • Aw, smooches! I experienced the “MDK bump” (much like the “Colbert bump,” but better) and had no idea. Thanks for the shoutout! The big news is that i just got permission to use an electron microscope for some new wackiness. Things are gonna get smaller smaller smaller. xo

  • And I hope the trip to Ohio goes swimmingly. Parent’s weekend? I hope she’s enjoying things there.

    Also? is there some sort of black market in this blue yarn-crack? Just an anthropological query. I’m feeling like I missed an awesome era, though I’m okay with trying to dye my own.

  • So if your daughter is at OSU, you were a mere 30 minutes from me. I know we don’t know each other, but the prospect of meeting you is so tempting. If your daughter is at Ohio University, OSU, Denison, Otterbein, Capital, or Franklin, you’re in my neck of the woods every time you visit. I’d love to meet you & treat you to a cup of tea sometime. Just sayin’.

    Hope your trip to OH was a good one. We went the opposite direction & traveled to MD to visit DH’s bestest bud and his family. Our toddler followed 2 big kids (boys, ages 8 & 11) everywhere they went for 2 solid days. She was heard to ask, “Where are my guys?” when she couldn’t locate them in her immediate vicinity. LOL.

  • Enjoying your blog.

  • Missed you guys! Glad you’re back!

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  • Yay!

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