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Knitter's Review
July 26, 2002


a single pink peony against white angoraI can't believe that the next time I write this it'll be August. Where has summer gone?

I barely got any knitting done this month. The highlight was a beautiful little pillow I knit for a dear friend going into the hospital for major surgery.

I stuffed it with silk, cashmere, camel down, sprigs of fresh lavender, and other special materials I thought might impart good luck. The surgery was a success, and I was comforted knowing that a part of me was there through her recovery.

Knitters possess a marvelous gift. We can turn a seemingly insignificant piece of string into a beautiful object whose meaning deepens with age. This month I felt particularly grateful for that gift.


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New This Week
Morehouse Farm Merino was immortalized in Melanie Falick's "Knitting in America" and Candace Eisner Strick's "Sweaters from New England Sheep Farms." Yet when I first saw the farm's lace-weight yarn, I thought it was a spinning experiment gone awry. How did it knit up? We find out.

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How do knitters keep their hands soft and supple? Share your secrets.

July Winner
Congratulations to Kim S., winner of this month's newsletter subscriber giveaway prize, a $50 gift certificate to L.L. Bean!

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Happy knitting, and I'll chat with you in the forums.

Sincerely,




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