10 November 2015 Needle in a Haystack As I write this today, my dear father would have been 98 years old. He was brilliant, finishing his PhD in Lin

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10 November 2015

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My dad, circa 1942

As I write this today, my dear father would have been 98 years old. He was brilliant, finishing his PhD in Linguistics before he was 22. As a young Naval officer during WWII, he used his skills to break German and Japanese codes. I miss him every day, although he could make me crazy. He was thrifty to a fault. No, I'll just say it plain. He was cheap. His cheap shoes hurt his feet. His cheap tires were a hazard to all, and his cheap wine, well, I think you know where that goes. My darling husband is also very careful with his money, but unlike my father, he is a fanatic about buying quality things that last and save money in the long run. He's imparted this philosophy to the kids so strongly that when considering their options, they often continue reading

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Entrelac Class - This Saturday 9-11 a.m.

I love entrelac. The fabric is this cool basket weave look, and the process is compelling and addictive. My current crush is this gorgeous entrelac bag that's knit and then felted. Felting makes any imperfections in tension just melt away, so it's a perfect project for learning the technique. I've also ordered gorgeous leather handles to take the bag from nice to extraordinary.

This project is slightly different from other entrelac things you may have knit. We'll walk through it together, step by step so you know just what to do. When continue reading

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Cavendish Throw Knitalong

This simple throw has been hugely popular! No wonder - gorgeous Silk Garden yarn and a stitch pattern that's easy but not boring. Honestly, I'm either knitting this project or wishing I were. It's not to late to get in on the action. The knitalong group meets Thursday afternoons at 2:00, and you're welcome to join us. Good conversation and fun knitting. What could be better?

For more information and to order, click here

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Great Glasses Case

Another chic answer to life's little challenges by Nora Bellows of Noni Designs. This felted eyeglass case helps you keep track of your glasses in Noni style. The smart snap frame gives you a place to add coordinating beads because life's too short for frumpy eyeglass cases. A great gift and a sweet treat for yourself!

Join us for the next few weeks to make your own Noni "Where Are my Glasses" case from start to finish.

Wednesdays 2 p.m.

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Mystery Knitalong

We had a fabulous kickoff for our Mystery Knitalong. Folks got their first clue Friday, and got started either that night or Saturday. It's not too late to join, but do hurry because you'll want to be ready for that next clue!

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Upcoming Events and Holiday Hours

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's the plan for Thanksgiving week:

Wednesday, Nov. 25 Open 10-3
Thanksgiving Day Nov 26 - Closed
Black Friday, Nov 27 - Open 10-3
Small Business Saturday, Nov 28th - Open 10-5

Be sure to shop with us Black Friday and Small Business Saturday for great savings on some big ticket items!

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