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3 November 2020

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I love reading Sam Sifton who writes a cooking column for the New York Times . This week he talks about how reading cookbooks, especially those of ethnic cuisine, is a wonderful stand-in for all of the interesting places we don’t have the luxury of visiting at the moment.

Knitting right now is kind of the same. This time of year I tend to have a lot of beautiful sparkly yarns in the shop and plenty of glamorous sweaters to pair with satin skirts or black silk pants. Gossamer shawls draping over bare shoulders as we glide to this or that event. Even if it just a dinner party, the holidays make everything a little more festive and in need of sparkle.

This year, with no splashy holiday parties on the calendar, it is easy to feel down and forgo any projects we might wear to those non-existent events. But I say, continue reading

What's inside the newsletter

Copy of Sharon s GlampingBlanket

Meet Nancy, by Boo Knits. I love this shawl pattern, and I've been looking for a perfect partner for beautiful new Katia Infinity. I think Nancy is the one. A beautifully written pattern, both charted and written out, it is easy to follow, and deceptively easy to knit. I think it will be especially amazing in Inifinty Shawl's gradient colors.

Hand-knit sample sale

Copy of Earth Day Sample sale

We only rarely offer our samples for sale, but when we do, it's something special. If you're looking for a beautiful hand-knit gift, or a special treat for yourself, join us Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 8th for a special sale on our most beautiful hand-knit garments and accessories. As a newsletter subscriber, you have access to the sale early- Thursday, November 5th at 11 am.

Open to the public starting First Friday, November 6th at 11 am.

Share with your friends and anyone else who might be interested.


Early this year I talked about starting a podcast. I was all in and ready to go. Then everything went all 2020 on me. I started doing the Crazy for Ewe Live events, to say hi and stay in touch. That turned into a regularly scheduled thing with guests and a format, and well, a video podcast! So look for it on the Crazy for Ewe Yarns Facebook Page and the Crazy for Ewe YouTube Channel Share it on Facebook with your friends, subscribe to the YouTube Channel, and click the little bell icon so you can get a reminder when each episode is about to go live.

I'm so happy and proud to have been able to bring you great guests and patterns on the podcast, and I hope you enjoy getting a little inside scoop on the industry and more. Thanks for watching, and for being part of the community.

This Week's Episode

rowan patina

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I tend to reach for the same thing over and over. Ask me how many pairs of black pants I have! Someone I just wish someone else would reach out a hand and drab me out of my rut. Is that you? Nothing in your stash doing it for you? I hear you! That's why we're offering you a Crazy for Ewe Surprise Package! Give me two words to guide me, and I'll pull together an awesome project just for you. Each package will contain yarn for a particular project and a pattern. more

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