Deli is a veritable trove of unusual jams, artisan crackers, craft beers, and creative kitchenware. Last week we missed it. We met at my house instead. There was a lot of weather and I was feeling under it. We draped the electric blanket over the sofa, grabbed all the pillows, and added several squares to the blanket pile. Only sixty more to go!

We went back to our usual table today. After the obligatory ritual of browsing the shelves and mentally noting potential presents for people we know, we ordered teas and coffees and settled down for a good yarn.


I think Claire’s square is the success story of the day. Last week, she didn’t want to try because she didn’t think she could do it. I taught her to make this:


And now this:





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