24 January 2017 Just tonight my son Johnny drove back to College Park after a wonderfully long winter break. All month I've been cooking my boys' fav

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24 January 2017

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Photos by Jared Flood

Just tonight my son Johnny drove back to College Park after a wonderfully long winter break. All month I've been cooking my boys' favorites - lots of meat and hearty food. This time of year, even I crave warm stew, the way I crave a BLT in summer. There's an appropriate time for the things we want to eat - I guess it's the weather, the angle of the sun, and the availability of seasonal produce. These days we can have fresh raspberries in December if we want, but that doesn't make them particularly appealing. At least it doesn't to me, anyway. Part of the reason I love living in this area is because I like the seasonality. I need it in a way. The seasons give my life an organic kind of structure that just feels right. There's a sense of order to what I cook, and what I eat and what I knit. This time of year, when it's cold and dreary, I crave comfort food -- and comfort knitting continue reading

Upcoming Events and Classes

February 1 - Umaro class 2:30-4:30 or 5:30-7:30
February 2 - Sock class - Top down, two-at-a-time
February 4 - Beginning Knitting Feb 4, 11, 18
February 4 - Umaro afghan Knitalong Kick-off 2:30-4:30
February 7 or 8 - Maidenhair Lace Cowl
February 15 - Fixing your mistakes
February 18 - Beginning Brioche 2:30-4:30
February 24 - Advanced Sock Class - details to follow, but if you're interested, please save the date!

February 25 - Mystery Shawl knitalong kickoff
March 17-19 - Crazy for Ewe Retreat

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