My son and I walk together to school in Brooklyn
each day, in all weather. On rainy days, I would
normally cover his wheeled backpack with a plastic
bag from the supermarket — not terribly efficient.
The bags were usually too small, they’d slide off,
they couldn’t be used again, etc.
I was so pleased to see Diana Baker’s “Recycle It”
column featuring ways to reuse fabric from a broken
umbrella as a weather cover for items like backpacks
and laptops [Volume 07, page 148, “The Other Life of
Umbrellas”]. I grabbed my recently broken umbrella
from my office, bought a $1.50 length of stretch
cord, and made a backpack cover this weekend. I’m
thrilled with the finished results. Thank you.
—Jennifer Wysokowski, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Iwas so happy to see Annie Mohaupt and her
Mohop shoes profiled [ Volume 07, page 42,
“Design-As-You-Wear Sandals”]. I bought a pair of
her shoes through her website (
year and I love them. Not only are the shoes fantastic, but the customer service was impeccable. I have
been speaking her praise since I got them, and I get
compliments whenever I wear them. I am going to
buy another pair ... if only I could decide which ones!
Thanks for the great article, and thanks to Annie
for the DIY sandal instructions.
—Aimee Santeler, Middletown, Conn.
Could you please tell me, in the article “Simply
Socks” by Meredith Davey [Volume 07, page
120]: what sock yarn did they use for that patterned
green, blue, and gray sock on the opening page?
—Jessica Egmont, Gloucester, Mass.
Editor’s Note: Our staff editor Arwen O’Reilly Griffith
knit those particular socks, and she used Opal Hun-dertwasser yarn, 75% Superwash virgin wool, 25%
polyamide, in color 1432. We’re certain you’re not the
only crafter wondering!
Map Coffee Table author Mary Anderson’s middle
name isn’t Jane, it’s Elizabeth [Volume 07, page
9, “Contributors”]. We saw her business name,
Marajane Creations, and jumped to conclusions.
We apologize, Mary!
I love CRAFT magazine so much that I read
and reread it cover-to-cover. When I read
“Simply Socks” [Volume 07, page 120] I was
surprised that the heel pattern was referred
to as “Eye of Partridge.” I’m sure you’ve gotten
messages from several other rabid sock knitters advising you that the Eye of Partridge heel
flap is a 4-row pattern:
EYE-OF-PARTRIDGE HEEL FLAP
NOTE: All slipped stitches are slipped purlwise.
Row 1: Slip the first stitch, K1, slip 1 across,
ending with K1.
Row 2: Slip the first stitch, P across.
Row 3: Slip the first 2 stitches, K1, slip 1
across, ending with slip 1.
Row 4: P across.
Repeat these 4 rows until you have 2" or the
distance from your anklebone to the floor.
End after completing a purl row.
Your magazine does so much to inspire
and inform, I thought you might appreciate
support in providing correct information.
—Jennifer A. Meyers, New Milford, Conn.
Thanks for setting us straight, Jennifer!
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