Our Mailbox

We usually have a very large mailbox. Sadly, about a month ago, the arm of the mailbox post rusted through, causing the mailbox to plummet to the ground. The welder hasn’t been able to come and fix it yet, so we are making do with a teeny tiny plastic mailbox that is zip-tied to the post. I was very worried that there would be a problem with the Dish Rag Tag boxes when they returned home, but, as you can see:


They fit perfectly.

Three cheers for Deuces Wild, this year’s Dish Rag Tag’s first place finisher! Sarah-Hope was the last knitter to have the box. With the help of Melissa and the USPS, she managed to get it from California to Alabama in just three days. I tip my hat to our postal workers for this amazing finish. And to you, Sarah-Hope (and Damian) for such a great box.


This year’s return yarn is next year’s start yarn.

The dishrag is wonderful (I love it in the variegated)! I know your Team Captain, Susan, will really enjoy it. Thank you so much for the treats – buttons are such a great idea for a small and sweet swap present! Here’s a close up of the ceramic ones:


I think there is a cardigan in my future.

The other very cool thing that the Deuces Wild team did for me was to include a postcard (or tourist map – I heart it) from all the different locales. This box has really been around.



Biggest congratulations, Deuces Wild! Your team work and dedication really shows.

Who’s box will be next? Will all the teams attain Dish Rag Tag Glory? Will Dish Rag Tag repeat the unprecidented 100% participation of last year? Stay Tuned to find out!

Dish Rag Tag: the Sequel Round-Up
1… Deuces Wild 9/24/2008

22 thoughts on “Our Mailbox

  1. Abigail

    Congratulations to Deuces Wild. Well done.

    I just got my box late this afternoon so tomorrow it will go on to Texas and then straight to your door.

    Thanks Emily, this is too much fun. Is this legal?

  2. robintrout

    Woo Hoo!!!! This was a blast!!!! Thank you so much for setting this up. I had the best time.
    Robin – The Labor Day Weekend Leg – of Duces Wild

  3. Cathy-Cate

    Excellent job, Deuces Wild! Sarah-Hope was my teammate last year, and we’ve kept in touch ever since, as I have with a couple other teammates.

    A bonus for DishRag Tag! Knitting not only dishrags, but friendships across the country!

  4. Toni

    Oh YES, congratulations Deuces Wild!!
    DRT is the best little game this side of the Pacific, the Atlantic, the….whatever. Very cool.

  5. Susan

    Wahoo! It’s amazing to me — a package takes as long to get from Nashville to Atlanta as it takes to get all the way across the country! I can’t believe we won! Emily, I this was a second year of fun!

  6. Anita

    Did I hear next year? I’m glad this is becoming an annual thing because I am sorely missing this year.

    Congratulations to the Deuces Wild team! I love the post card montage.

  7. Kathy

    Congrats to our winning team! What a way to knit across the country! Our box is making its slow way to Michigan…but we are determined to finish the race. Doesn’t matter what place we finish…the game is the thing.

    Looking forward to next year’s race!

  8. Vicky

    Emily, todays suspense is killing me – Dishrag Taggers and maker of your DDs hat!! Can’t wait to see the pic of her in it.

  9. Thimbleanna

    WooHoo! That comment about the yarn being next years start means there will be a next year! I’ve watched with envy for two years now afraid to participate — methinks next year might be the year! You and your dishraggers are so fun to watch!

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