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25 September 2018

Hi there,

For the book club this month, we're reading Circe, a novel by Madeline Miller, based on one of the lesser goddesses of Greek mythology. A textile artist who wove on a loom built by the legendary craftsman, Daedalus, Circe is best known as the witch who lured sailors to her shores and turned them into swine. In this work, Miller clothes the bones of Circe's myth with lovely flesh, casting her more as a mortal, who works the ground with her very hands. She tends her garden and harvests the flowers and roots to make her potions. In a way, Circe is reminiscent of the wise women in other books we've read who know the secret ways of herbs and teas to help and heal. She hones her craft through trial and error gaining understanding as she goes. She says, "I learned to listen and watch and began to trust my intuition to see where each plant hid its secrets and how to best coax them out." Maddeningly, as painstaking as her efforts are, still she finds that there is no absolute. Each potion, each blossom is different -- some need to be boiled, some dried, others crushed -- but she relishes the process. "The work was patient drudgery, but it was pleasure, because it was power."

Knowledge and understanding are power, and such is the power in the humble swatch. As knitters we must listen to continue reading

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No Plain Jane Cardigan Knitalong

We're moving right along on our No Plain Jane KAL. We had people just join this past Sunday, and several others ready to work their pockets. If you're thinking you'd like to get in on the fun, it's not too late!

We're meeting every Sunday through October 21st. Plus, Jenny is working hers top down with contiguous sleeves, so if that's something you'd like to explore, join her Monday evenings.

Order your kit here and join us Sundays, Mondays, or both!

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Noro Party

Join us October First Friday for a very special Yarn Tasting and Trunk show featuring all the new yarns and all the new patterns for Fall/Winter 2018/2019. We're delighted to welcome Gilda Ongkeko from Knitting Fever to give us a tour of the latest and greatest Noro yarns. There'll be food, fun contests, and prizes. You could win a full set of Lykke Interchangeable Needles! Tickets are limited - don't miss out.
more info and to register

Socktoberfest

Socktoberfest

Join us for a fun month-long celebration of hand-dyed yarns. Every weekend in October we will host a different hand-dyer who will bring piles of their best hand-dyed yarns more

What else is coming up?

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Knit One Sip Two

BYOP -Bring your own project, we've got the wine covered! Bring whatever you're working and join us for an evening of fun and knitting. Get a little help with your project, or get the basics of knitting.

Knit One Sip Two is a perfect great way to decompress, practice mindfulness, and give yourself a little me-time either by yourself or with your girlfriends. Wine is included
For more info or to register

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Girls Night Out

Mark your calendars for the third Thursday in October -- that's October 18th. Businesses will be open late with special fun things just for you.
At Crazy for Ewe, we'll have at least one trunk show and maybe a pop-up shop with stuff you've never seen before!

More info to come, but plan on being in Leonardtown for the evening.

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Gedifra Yarn Tasting

Beautiful and glamorous Gedifra yarns are finally here! I love this line - it's so chic, and yet, accessible --like Italians themselves. Join us for una festa bellisima (that's Italian for a really great party) on Friday, October 26th at 5:30. You'll have a chance to try all the yarns as well as my homemade Tiramisu! For more info and to register

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Join us for our second Craft and Craft event, a Crazy for Ewe partnership with Angela of Willow Tree Yarns and Lisa of Social Coffeehouse and Speakeasy. Angela is speckling up a beautiful limited edition hand-dyed yarn, and Lisa has been perfecting a Pumpkin Spice Martini just for us! If yarn and cocktails sounds like a perfect evening, sign up here. Space is limited to just 12, so if you're interested, don't wait. Click here for more info and to sign up

River cruise -- French Wine Country May 2020

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Join me on a fabulous river cruise through the Bordeaux region of France - home of legendary castles, chateaux, and wine! I'm not big cruise ship kinda girl, but this is a small, luxury ship built for the Gironde, a very small waterway where the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers meet. I've always wanted to do a trip like this -- it's going to be amazing! We'll have beautiful sights, delicious food, and legendary wine.

FAQ
1. Can I bring my husband? Yes!!! If you would like to bring your husband or significant other, non-knitting friend, please do! He/She would be most welcome. The more the merrier!

1. I would like to come, but I don't have a roommate. That's totally okay. Email me and I will pair you up with one of the other lovely knitters who would also like to go but doesn't have a roommate. I am pretty good at this, and have been doing it for the retreats for years. Never had a bad match!
2. Why do we have to sign up so early? This is a popular cruise that books up, and we want to be sure to have our choice of staterooms
1. I would like to come, but I don't have a roommate. That's totally okay. Email me and I will pair you up with one of the other lovely knitters who would also like to go but doesn't have a roommate. I am pretty good at this, and have been doing it for the retreats for years. Never had a bad match!
2. Why do we have to sign up so early? This is a popular cruise that books up, and we want to be sure to have our choice of staterooms

It's more than a year away, so you'll have plenty of time to save up, gather your leave, and get your passport in order. Put aside just $10/day, and you'll have this cruise paid for by next October. Your biggest worry will be which knitting projects to take with you!

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So many times the nice cabins are sold out before you can even book, but my friend Shirley, travel agent extraordinaire, has reserved 15 cabins just for us for 60 days. If you'd like to join us, please let me know as soon as possible. A deposit of $500 is due by 31 October 2018 (that's this Halloween) to hold the cabin you want. Here are the different cruise rates (BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY):

▪ Standard (small window) Category E - $3,274.00 per person
▪ French Balcony Category D - $3,574.00 per person
▪ French Balcony Category C - $3,774.00 per person
▪ Verandah Category B - $4,074.00 per person
▪ Verandah Category A - $4,274.00 per person
Standard (small window) Category E - $3,274.00 per person
French Balcony Category D - $3,574.00 per person
French Balcony Category C - $3,774.00 per person
Verandah Category B - $4,074.00 per person
Verandah Category A - $4,274.00 per person

For more info and a detailed look at the ship, the package, the cruise line, or whatever, you can stop by the shop -- I have several beautiful brochures, or you can check it out on Viking's website here

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Please feel free to contact Shirley directly at Cole Travel - (301) 863-9497. She can also get us great rates on airfare if we book early!

I hope you'll join me - it's going to be absolutely amazing!

 
 
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