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5 November 2019

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Hi there,

As I was scrolling through social media this weekend, a sponsored link popped up from Masterclass. Most ads annoy me, but there is something very compelling about these online classes. Maybe it's the rockstar artist types they have doing them - I mean, legit famous people world renowned experts in their field teaching subjects not in the catalog of the most prestigious universities. Annie Lebovitz, Itzhak Perlman and Wolfgang Puck speak with such candor. It's as if they are a close friend, right in the room with you sharing their authentic experience, helping you to explore and learn. It is honestly mesmerizing. One particular promo featured the novelist Joyce Carol Oates. A legend in the writing world, and a household name in the reading world. She appeared on my screen talking about writing and I was hooked.

"We'll begin with shorter forms short stories, short monologues, and poetry something we can finish. Something we can show other people. That's very satisfying and necessary to a writer," she explained, "What we all need is the satisfaction of this little uplift that we get psychologically from continue reading

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Brioche is huge for fall. A lovely stretchy fabric, it's especially striking worked in two colors. It's not hard, but it is a little fiddly, especially when you throw in those increases and decreases that make brioche patterns so appealing. In this class, Ginni will show you how to do shaping in your brioche fabric as you make this lovely two color cowl. Click here for more info or to register

Avalanche kal

This is a great top down project by everyone's favorite Heidi Kirrmaier. Cables and a bit of lace make it fun and interesting, and US size 10s make it fast. Our sample at the shop is in Alpaca Silver by Katia Concept, but you have lots and lots of options. Join Keidi to knitalong Sundays starting October 27th at 1:30.

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Join Ginni for a knitalong on this beautiful sweater by Martin Storey for Mode at Rowan. Worked in Cocoon, it's a soft and easy to wear.

You'll love knitting it, and you'll love wearing it.

Tuesday afternoons, starting November 5th.

Hat Class

This is a fun and easy project class perfect for newer knitters who want to build skills and work something cute they'll actually wear. This slouchy hat worked in bulky yarn and knits up quickly for an on-trend pop of color this winter. They make great gifts too.

Class meets for two sessions. More info and to register here

Mode at Rowan

Join us Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 1pm to kick off the Mode at Rowan Trunk show. We'll have almost all of the garments from this first collection by Mode, Rowan's newest and freshest addition. I was so blown away by this new line when I saw it in the spring that I bought every yarn in every color from the Mode palette. A lovely soft and wearable palette, you'll want to build your wardrobe around! Let us know you're coming here

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Looking for a fun way to treat yourself and maybe get some gift knitting done this holiday season? Join Jenny for a fun advent knitalong, Knitvent 2019 with Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade. Jenny has followed this designer for some time and has enjoyed the Handmade Sock Society and other knitalongs in the past. Jenny likes Curious Handmade because the style is classic with a modern edge giving you something that looks fresh now and for years to come. The patterns are well written and easy to follow, so it's a pleasant knitting experience all the way around.

This new knitalong is a mystery with 6 different patterns released during the month of November. You can make them as gifts or treat yourself a little this season. The first pattern, which releases Thursday, November 7th more

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