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8 October 2019

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It's about the color

Fall 2019

Hi there,
This month is all about Color. Between Socktoberfest with all the beautiful hand-dyed yarns and our annual Noro event, I am in color heaven. Color is a powerful force. It is what first attracts us, evoking an involuntary emotional response. We see the color, and there is a sudden slight intake of breath. Our pulse quickens. Our eyes dilate, and our blood pressure rises a bit. It's like love - or lust anyway. The first words out of our mouth are "I love this color--what can I make with it?"

It's different for everyone - we all seem to be kind of hardwired to prefer a particular color or set of colors, and our preference may have little to do with what flatters our skin, matches our home, or works in our wardrobe. Little continue reading

Noro event Fall 2019 1

We've had so many people interested in seeing the latest from Noro, that I've decided to make it a free event. If you've already paid for the event, your registration fee will go towards any purchase you make that evening. Join us as we celebrate Noro Yarns and their beautiful colors inspired nature. This year we're especially excited to celebrate Noro's newest book, Noro Knit Blankets with 25 cozy designs you'll love. With lots of interesting techniques that play up Noro's incomparable fibers, you'll have as much fun knitting them as you will snuggling up in them.

I'm thrilled to host the exuberant and playful Gilda for this event. It's a party wherever she is! There will be fun and games and laughter and prizes more

Tanis Gray weekend

We're thrilled to welcome designer and teacher, Tanis Gray back to Crazy for Ewe October 19th and 20th. Tanis' designs have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Scene, Vogue Knitting books, and more. She is best known for her designs in Fair Isle and stranded knitting, and is one of our most popular guest instructors.

Tanis will be teaching 4 different colorwork classes with something for everyone.

Fair Isle Knitting 101
Knitted Braids
Design your own Fair Isle Cowl
Steeking 101

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.

The Yankee Dyer this weekend!

Yankee Dyer event 1

October 19-20 Kim Dyes Yarn and Queen City Yarns
October 27 Brediculous Yarns

toe up beginning socks

Why knit socks from the toe up? So glad you asked! Working from toe up has lots of benefits - you can use up all your precious yarn, increases instead of decreases make them smoother on the foot, and toe up means never having to kitchener again :) Also, when you turn the world upside, you see things from a different perspective, and often gain a better understanding overall.

Keidi has done lots and lots of socks in both directions and will be your able instructor and field guide as you learn this method of construction. No previous sock-knitting experience is necessary - just the ability to knit and purl in the round. Click here for more info or to register

Avalanche kal
Easy bulky one IG

This slouchy easy fitting sweater for fall in cozy Ultralight Merino is my idea of heaven. Soft yarn, big needles, and no seaming. What's not to love? Come knitalong with us starting this We'll be Friday afternoon at 1:30 starting September 27th. I'll also be in the shop Saturdays at 1:30, so join us!

You'll need between 1000 and 1560 yards depending on the size you knit.

Some great options are Concept Ultralight Merino (which I'm using), Wooladdicts Trust, Wooladdicts Faith, or Cestari Mt. Vernon. All beautiful choices for this modern sweater.

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