21 July 2015 Beautiful Sweaters Last week I talked about the ugly sweater. The link was wonky, so in case you missed that article, you can see it he

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21 July 2015

Beautiful Sweaters

Spanish Bay sweater

Spanish Bay - a Custom Fit design

Last week I talked about the ugly sweater. The link was wonky, so in case you missed that article, you can see it here. This week I want to talk about beautiful sweaters. Have you ever picked out a beautiful pattern to knit, worked it up perfectly, then when it was all done, it looked terrible and you never wore it? Or maybe this is exactly the fear that's keeping you from knitting a sweater. I totally get it. A sweater is a big commitment of both time and money. A failed sweater is not only a waste, it's a blow to our ego as well. When a sweater doesn't look good on us, we look in the mirror and think, "What's wrong with my body that this sweater doesn't look good?" But here's the truth. There is NOTHING wrong with your body. You need to look at that sweater and thing, "What's wrong with this sweater that it doesn't look good on me?"

There are objective characteristics with which we can evaluate whether or not a sweater is inherently beautiful, but none of that matters here. The only thing keep reading

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Quicksilver

Quicksilver - perfect for summer

July First Friday project - Quicksilver

July First Friday was a blast - we had a great time around the table with our July First Friday KAL, Quicksilver. the rain held off, and we enjoyed live music by The Blue-Eyed Blues.

It's not too late to get in on Quicksilver, a beautiful and colorful wrap in three colors. Fun to knit, and perfect for summer. I'm suggesting Hempathy because it''s great for summer wear, and because its fabulous color range gives that you have all sorts of stunning combinations. So, come choose your palette and get started with us. Friday afternoons, 3-5 p.m.

Free

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ZickZack scarf knit along meets Thursdays

ZickZack Knit Along - meets Thursdays

We kicked off this a gorgeous scarf project last week,and wow - what fun! It looks really complicated, but it's just a simple combination of increases and decreases. The secret is in the yarn, Millie Colori Baby, a fabulous self-striping yarn with fast color shifts. Two skeins each of two colorways produces a fabulous Missoni-style accessory. The pattern is a free Ravelry download from designer Christy Kamm.

Choose your colors here, or come by the shop and join us as we kick off our knit along for this fun and addictive accessory! Thursdays, June 11th 3-5 p.m.

More info and to sign up here

Free.

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12 September -- Save the date

The St. Mary's Arts Council, in conjunction with the Leonardtown Arts and Entertainment District is hosting a fabulous day of art workshops. Painting, bead crochet, shadow knitting, poetry, needle felting, and much more! The very best artists from Southern Maryland and beyond are coming together to teach and share. Class for all skill levels - beginner and advanced. Details to follow, but plan to be in Leonardtown because this is a tremendous opportunity, and you don't want to miss it!

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