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  • I’m first!

  • What a cool link… hope it isn’t addictive.

  • I always feel so DEPRESSED after reading the so-called “Fashion Supplement. The models look so angry, but I guess I would be, too, forced into those dreadful creations after being starved for six years! I missed the Liberty rag balls…I gave up after those heelless “high heels”.

  • Thanks to you, the word “whiffy’ has been running through my mind all weekend. I am trying to incorporate it into my scrabble matches, but I don’t think the board game gestapo will let it through.

  • Wait a sec, we’re not going to start wearing those rugs now, are we? They’re still for the floor, right?

  • Chloe Sevigny has a thing for rag balls? *sigh* I want so badly to not like her, cuz she’s all tall, and blonde and beautiful and talented and stuff and now this? She finds a ball of Liberty scraps! How lucky can one girl get?

  • I used to wonder seriously about fashion shows and fashion photography until I realized it had nothing to do with practicality, and everything to do with ART. They never mean for you to wear that stuff. They mean to evoke a mood, a thought, and a-coveting. When the stuff trickles down, you have images and feelings in your head that you hope to recapture. I get it now and can enjoy it just for it’s art sake.

  • Linda, that is the most lucid explanation I have ever seen of this type of fashion photography, and I’m so glad you ‘get’ it. It is mere window dressing and flummery, but pretty with it. I wish more people saw it this way instead of trying to look like it and enjoyed it for the imagination involved. Art for Art’s sake.

  • I can’t wait to see the teeny fashion show. I was way too lazy to take a break from my attempts at sweater knitting to knit a small stuffy garment.

  • I can’t wait for Teeny Project Runway. Who gets to play Nina?

  • please someone tell me how to make a rag ball. please

  • I did enter the contest, but I’m most anxious to see what everyone else did, it sounds like there will be some AWESOME entries!
    I too would like to know how to make a rag ball. Specifically, do you sew the strips together, and do you fold them?

  • Liberte!, Egalite!, Fraternite! Knit Away!
    Oh, sweet freedom of, rag balls, cotton cones and CHOICE–the needle clicks heard ’round the world…
    By the way, to my mind, there just can’t be such a thing as “too much cobalt”, but that’s what’s great about the freedom to share ideas…
    Vive la difference!

  • P.S.–Looks like a “whale” of a paperweight that you’ve got in the picture above, Ann. Will you be knitting it a bikini??
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • The portability of 2 cones of cotton is in the bag of the beHOLDER. I’m sure once again, Elmore-Pisgah (I love saying that slow) will notice a rapid depletion in their cone stock. I know I helped.

  • I’m going to have to give in and succumb to the rag ball … but how to fit it in with my log cabin throw, the quilts, the cushion covers … I think it would be best if I just gave up work, feeding the family, etc and just sat on my rocker in the kitchen … I can but dream!
    Rachel – whiffy is definitely a real word in our house, usually associated with dogs!

  • what fabulous, talented people you have reading your blog!! It was so hard to pick just one!

  • Rag Balls – I’d love to make some; any idea where I can find directions on attaching the strips together? I googled but can’t find a “rag ball how to.”
    The rug in your book would be wonderful made with rag strips. Think I’m channeling my grandmother with that comment.