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September 11, 2017

The path to serenity is on your needles

Dijon and cognac beef stew

Last night I was reading New York Times' article "What to Cook this Week," and I came across this delicious looking beef stew with whole grain mustard. Clicking the link took me to the recipe and a reference to the recipe having been promoted in those dark days in 2001 just after September 11th. The original recipe was part of an article by Regina Schrambling "When the Path to Serenity Wends Past the Stove" about how she had felt an inexplicable urge to cook and bake in the aftermath of 9/11. She talks about the slowness of the process -- no aspect of this kind of cooking can be rushed. She talks about the physicality of the process and how it engages her senses and fires up her read more

More Upcoming Events and Classes


Come see Zona at the Shibui trunk show 23 September at Fall Fest

Saturday, September 23 - FallFest - Shibui Trunk show and new yarns from Willow Tree Yarns, Hazel Knits, Mirasol, Juniper Moon, and more!
Wednesday, September 27 - Mindfulness and Knitting
Thursday, October 5 - Next Advanced Sock Class - Changeful
Saturday, October 7 - Next Custom Fit sweater in 6 Weeks class begins

Crochet Corner - September's featured project

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This month we're featuring this bold scarf in Berroco's Millefiori Big. We have it in the shop right now in two gorgeous colors. It's an easy granny-square pattern brought up to date with a chunky fiber and on-trend fringe. Come see the samples, and get started on yours today!

In other crochet news, Antonella, the Crochet Queen and everyone's favorite Italian, is on a mission to create more beautiful crochet patterns an sample garments. So far she's done several lovely tops, at least three cowls, two sets of fingerless mitts, and more. Look for that pattern line this fall!

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