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22 May 2018

Patience is hard. Knitting helps

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We're none of us born patient, as a baby's wails demanding immediacy can attest. But we learn as we grow that we must wait, and we find that we can. We wait for big things and small alike -- our loved ones to return home, our gardens to grow, and our turn to cross the street. Waiting is hard, plain and simple.

Patience, however, is not the same as waiting. For the most part, having to wait is not a thing we can control. But patience is solidly in our area of control. Patience is the calm mother who soothes her toddler's tired tears as the Target checkout line inches forward, creeping solidly into nap time. Patience is the gentle response to an aging parent who asks, yet again, for the exact information you delivered just moments ago. Patience is the kind response we offer in a situation when we'd really like more

A Gentleman in Moscow

May Book Club selection

May Book Club Selection

The May book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I read this book earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. A beautiful story of a Russian aristocrat imprisoned in a Mosow hotel who manages to build a wonderful life and find great happiness despite losing his wealth, position, and liberty. I listened to the audiobook, and the voice actor was absolutely delightful. Although his accent is more

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Advanced Socks - Owlie Socks

Ready for the next step in socks? If you've already mastered the basics of working socks two at a time and you're looking for something a little more challenging, this class is for you! Jenny will lead you through the gorgeous Owlie Socks from designer Julie Elswick Suchomel. This design features a little beading in the cute owl motif giving your socks a new little twist. Jenny will show you the ins and outs of all the techniques involved.

Class meets every other Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 starting May 24th.

Skills needed: Previous sock knitting experience and a sense of adventure!

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Maras Copycat Cardigan KAL

I'm doing my best to reverse engineer this gorgeous cardigan from Peruvian Connection. My version uses Amy Herzog's Curlew as a base, with a few changes. Bring yours and knit along most Saturdays at 1:30. If you're a little late to the party, no worries.

We're expecting a fresh shipment of Medina from Berroco any day, and I'm typing up my note so you won't miss a thing. Click here for more info and to see the colors - they're all coming - I promise!

Honey Honey Honey

This gorgeous shawl by Lisa Hannes has been on Jenny's list for quite a while - waiting for the perfect gradient set to come along. We got tired of waiting and asked Angela for Willow Tree Yarns to create the perfect set just for us. And she did not disappoint! Join us Sunday to kick off this beautiful project. The knitalong will meet 6 consecutive Sundays at 1:00. Kits should be in this week - you'll want to grab one when you can because when they're gone, they're gone!

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Stash Series - Sweater Quantity

Stash Series - Entropy Throw

The second our Stash Series, What to do with what you've got, this class is about leftovers. In this class we'll look at single skeins and partial skeins in in different gauges, textures, and colors. You'll find a way to bring this disparate collection of treasures together into a fabulous throw that's fun to create, compelling to knit, and fabulous to display in your home More info and to register

Drift away

Drift Away -- Boo Knits Lace Shawl

The easiest pattern in Boo Knits' In Love Collection is Drift Away, and that's where you'll start your Boo Knits journey. In this class you'll learn the tabbed cast on, as well as a simple hack you can use instead. You'll also learn the 2-row 6-stitch increase and the lace pattern. [More info and to register]

7th Annual Crazy for Ewe Retreat

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We're already full for the 7th annual Crazy for Ewe Retreat, Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 and it's going to be fabulous! We're going to Winchester, Virginia, and staying at the elegant historic George Washington Wyndham Hotel right in the center of Winchester's downtown close to the pedestrian mall.

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Enjoy a beautiful drive across Virginia's rolling countryside and check in at the hotel Friday afternoon. You can come early and book a massage at the hotel's spa, take a stroll around the town, or enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine at the hotel's Half Note Lounge. We'll gather in the elegant Lord Fairfax Room for dinner around 5:30. We'll have the room to ourselves all weekend, so after dinner you can hang more info

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