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10 October 2017

The only way to fail

A few weeks ago I took this class called Cardio Dance at Spice Studio. Now, I've been doing aerobic dance/exercise classes for going on 40 years now -- Jazzercise, aerobics, step aerobics, blah blah blah. So you'd think this would be a cinch for me. Well. It wasn't. The teacher, Taryn Brown, is a professor of dance at St. Mary's College, and winner of the Maryland State Arts Council individual artist award for choreography. She's talented, hip and fun. Her moves are current. Mine are not. Taryn is very patient going over and over all the moves slowly adding on a little at a time. Only I wasn't quite getting it. Just a smidge behind, you know. The gal dancing next to me was having trouble with it too, and we laughed and agreed that we hated it. The truth is, though, I didn't hate it, and neither did she. What we hated was messing up. It's embarrassing to be out of step - turned the wrong way - zigging when everyone else is zagging.

As adults, its uncomfortable to feel incompetent. We learned all the hard stuff, like walking and talking and typing and playing tennis or whatever, a long time ago. If we didn't learn to play a sport or a musical instrument when we were young, chances are we're not going to pick it up now. It's just too painful to be a beginner in a world we perceive to be filled with experts. And that's a shame, because not only are we never too old to learn, it's the learning that keeps us young and vibrant.

As knitters, we often sit at the table and see women of all ages stop by and admire completed garments or read more

Upcoming Events and Classes

Noro Promo 1

Noshes with Noro 22 October

Saturday, October 14 - Beginning Socks
Thursday, October 19 - Beginning Socks - Two at a time cuff down
Saturday, October 21, Trick or Treat on the Square
Sunday, October 22, Noshes with Noro - Noro Event and Trunk Show
Thursday, October 26 - Sock Rescue
Thursday, November 16 - Advanced Socks - Faultlessly Neat
Saturday, November 18 -Cocoknits Sweater Workshop exciting new way to work sweaters in the round that even I can get behind - #setinsleeves

Pink Friday's Project - One in Eight

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Designed for our 2017 Pink Friday breast cancer awareness fund-raiser, this pattern is a multiple of 8 stitches which reminds us that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Awareness is an easy knit in a fun yarn with gently shifting colors and subtle twinkle.

For every kit purchased this month, we'll be donating $10 to MedStar St. Mary's Breast Cancer Outreach and Awareness program.

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