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  • I am a big fan of the John Adams series too.I have found those miniseries are sneaky ways to get your kids to learn new vocabulay I also am a fan of the Bleak House series with Gillian Anderson.That is just awesome ,SO many great characters in that(also a lot of death back in Dickens time so not cheery)

  • I can’t vote!!! I love Abigail Adams! Talk about a woman would could run things. 🙂

  • Well, that sweater turned out, didn’t it?

  • My son was an extra in John Adams! Look for the cute kid (pubescent hottie?) with the head wound bandage walking in front of the Join or Die banner during the funeral procession for the Boston Massacre victims (episode 1). He is also flipping fish in a Boston Harbour scene and one of the wounded-in-snow earlier, but those are shots only a mother could find (he didn’t even recognize himself the first time we saw it). And wasn’t Ben the randy old man????
    Love the Pearl collar, too! Interfacing looks fab.

  • I found quite a few videos much like this when I cleaned out the tv cabinet last year! In a house like mine, all boys all the time, they’re everywhere! 🙂

  • I found quite a few videos much like this when I cleaned out the tv cabinet last year! In a house like mine, all boys all the time, they’re everywhere! 🙂

  • I’ve been known to tuck extra mending yarn up in those gigantic hems, just in case I ever needed it.
    Of course then later when I needed it, I dug fresh out of the stash rather than undo the humongous hem/interfacing. So, you know, not doing the extra yarn thing.
    Bet you could smuggle small animals in that thing. Heading to Indonesia soon? Galapagos, maybe?

  • Your knitting skills are genius….that’s all I can say!

  • annnnnn……..what an outstanding work of ART….!!!

  • This is immense and incredible! Great job!

  • LOVED the John Adams series! I got the book years ago at the First Annual National Book Festival, someday I’ll get around to reading it.
    I think Laura Linney and Paul G. have such amazing chemistry!

  • Beautiful job on the interfacing. Anxiously awaiting the modeling tomorrow.

  • If you like hot Thomas Jeffersons, I highly recommend the musical “1776,” starring Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) as John Adams. The guy that plays Thomas Jefferson in that one is a quality specimen. And he can sing.

  • Would have picked Jefferson, but I can’t get over the Sally Hemmings thing.

  • My attempts to vote elicit this message: “query error or cannot connect to database.” Guess I’ll to try to remember to come back tomorrow
    –Elizabeth D

  • Love the Pearl.
    Do they really call it an interfacing? It looks like a facing to me. Please forgive me if this seems nit-picky. I’m sure my only fault is wanting to be sure I have things straight. I know they are Rowan so I guess they can say whatever they want. Maybe it a Brit/USA language thing.

  • I did not vote. I could not be limited. I love all the founding fathers. I read the book and loved them then. I saw the miniseries (on DVD) and loved them more.
    Such deep thinking! So forward in their visioning! So hawt in those stockings!

  • I did not vote. I could not be limited. I love all the founding fathers. I read the book and loved them then. I saw the miniseries (on DVD) and loved them more.
    Such deep thinking! So forward in their visioning! So hawt in those stockings!

  • Hmm, it won’t let me vote.
    I haven’t seen the movie, but I did read David McCullough’s bio of Adams … I want to vote for Abigail, however. John seemed like a rock, a really nice guy, but hot? not sure he would qualify. Otherwise I’d vote for him.
    The other three were too likely to be off on a horse somewhere.

  • We finally watched “John Adams” last summer, over our July 4th holiday break…how apropos? And I agree 100% Ol’ Tom Jefferson is indeed smokin’! But the whole series was fabulous. Every time I heard that intro music I got a chill!

  • It won’t let me vote, but Abigail all the way, and much love for having her as an option.
    Thomas *is* smokin’, though. I also recommend that actor in Fugitive Pieces, where he is pretty *and* full of angst, just the way I like ’em.

  • It won’t let me vote, but Thomas Jefferson, 203%.

  • Hey you should leave behind a copy of M/D Knitting. And hottest founder ever, Betsy Ross! She had it all sewed up.

  • That is the most beautiful sweater I have seen in a long, long time. Looking forward to the shots-with-human tomorrow!

  • What now? Who’s on my right fingers? Are you talkin’ dirty to me?

  • The collar looks really well made. It looks like bringing the interfacing down beyond the edge was a really good idea.

  • found quite a few videos much like this when I cleaned out the tv cabinet last year! In a house like mine, all boys all the time, they’re everywhere!

  • found quite a few videos much like this when I cleaned out the tv cabinet last year! In a house like mine, all boys all the time, they’re everywhere!

  • You know how people get all turned on by Michelangelo’s David? Well I had a similar experience at the Jefferson monument in DC. Heart racing, sped up breathing… all over a chunk of bronze. Well– a HUNK of bronze.

  • I am just so jealous! You are an amazing knitter, terrific writer and you make me laugh out loud — which I really needed today. So many talents; thanks for sharing them.

  • Beautiful! I was not liking the collar as you were working but it is lovely finished.

  • perhaps the coat would like
    to go the cherry blossom festival
    lovely back ground for a picture
    i am surely glad this one is done

  • Alexander Hamilton all the way – I’ve loved him since high school. And can I just say that your sweater looks spectacular!

  • I’ve been a fan of Thomas Jefferson since college; it was ever so nice of HBO to go ahead and make him hot on top of brilliant, don’t you think? Yay, casting director.
    The interfacing WORKS – in capital letters. You are brilliant.

  • I love how the interfacing works. Sounds like a ton of work went into it, but it looks great.

  • Well, my computer really doesn’t do YouTube, but it DID allow me to vote! I chose Thomas J. based on my memory of how he was portrayed in the musical 1776 (saw it on Broadway in a revival some years back).
    Congrats on completing the sweater! I, too, can’t wait to see “how it looks on a human”.
    Ann, it is quite amazing that you managed to finish the sweater (with “make-do” equipment, yet) AND complete the first half of Kay’s birthday gift, all during one vacation.
    Kudos!
    LoveDiane
    PS: has the final decision been made as to the 2nd yarn to be used on the shawl?

  • The sweater is gorgeous. I remember 1776 on broadway when I was a kid and still love Jefferson, despite the adultery (though I’d go Lorena Bobbit on my husband!)

  • I love the John Adams series and all of our founding fathers. What a time to alive, eh? How did we get all those brilliant and argumentative people at the right time and place? Such luck.
    And I love your sweater – it is beautiful! Very classy.

  • Adultry?
    I had no idea Jefferson was an adulterer. I thought he was “almost as good as married” to one woman after the death of his wife.
    Boy, and I atteneded a grammar school that bore his name, and all. Where have I been?
    Can I change my vote to Ben Franklin? He at least, adored older women…
    LoveDiane

  • John Adams all the way! He may not have been a pretty boy like Jefferson or Hamilton, but anyone who’s read his and Abigail’s letters to each other knows the kind of swooning I’m talking about.
    Plus, 1776! Who knew he could sing?!?

  • I like how I could check out the map and see which states were tilting the vote. I think we need more of that. 🙂

  • I won’t reveal which founding father I voted for (the sacredness of secret ballot), but I will say it was not Wynton Marsalis. Or Ken Burns. I’m too fond of too many people who busted their collective butts keep Jazz a living art in to 1970’s to do that.
    On the other hand your blog rules!
    Thanks for all the laughter!

  • I won’t reveal which founding father I voted for (the sacredness of secret ballot), but I will say it was not Wynton Marsalis. Or Ken Burns. I’m too fond of too many people who busted their collective butts keep Jazz a living art in to 1970’s to do that.
    On the other hand your blog rules!
    Thanks for all the laughter!

  • I’m a Madison kinda girl – first (and last) openly atheist president. Failing that, Abagail Adams or Dolley Madison all the way.

  • Nice Job Ann!

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