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13 November 2018

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Last Thursday I had lunch in Baltimore with my sister, Janet. A fabulous artist, and very much into the city's art scene, she took me to a little restaurant inside the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). There was a show in the museum called Parenting, an Art without a Manua. The show featured 36 different artists and dozens of different media. Each artist presented his or her own experience of being a parent, or being a child, and all the ways humans approach those complicated relationships. There were some lovely celebrations of warm happy childhoods, and there were some exhibits that were really sad and kind of disturbing. It makes you realize just how hard parenting is, especially since babies don't come with very good instructions. I remember being so naive when Elizabeth continue reading

All the fun things going on!

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Millou Cardigan

Join Jenny for here Millou Cardigan knitalong. This is a great cardigan with an easy fit and modern shape, but what really makes it special is the fabric. Lovely Mt. Vernon merino plus a strand of laceweight kid mohair silk makes a perfectly delicious fabric. It looks delicate, but is surprisingly sturdy and looks even better after a trip through the washing-machine. You won't believe what a difference that tiny strand of mohair silk makes. Takes 5 skeins Mt. Vernon and either 4 skeins of Rowan Kidsilk Haze or 3 skeins of Shibui Silk Cloud.

Worked on a US size 10, this is a fast, easy knit.

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Beginning knitting - Baby Blanket

Learn to knit with this easy baby blanket

Lots of beginners start with baby blanket because they're simple, soft, and small. This one is all of those, and especially dreamy to knit in cozy Cumulus cotton from Juniper Moon. Soft as a cloud it's absolutely lovely to knit with, and a perfect fiber for baby's tender skin.

Join Gina Tuesday evenings to knit a cozy blanket for a sweet little one in your life, on the way, or in your dreams. Four evening sessions. Yarn for the softest baby blanket in the world is included. more info

Tuesday nights 6-8 pm, starting November 27th.

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Noro short row sweater knitters

We had quite the crowd Sunday for our Noro Short Row Sweater KAL. It's not too late to get on board this fast and fabulous sweater.
Don't tell anyone, but we still have the sample for you to try on. So cute. The flattering center panel looks great on every body shape, and the vertical side panels make it easy to change the size. Worked in beautiful Noro Silk Garden.

Sundays at 1:30.

Emma Version a in Drift cropped

Top-down, set-in sleeves, great fit!

Join us Saturday, November 17th to learn the Cocoknits Method of knitting sweaters. The Cocoknits Method is a beautiful combination of top-down construction with set in sleeves that's easy to knit and fits beautifully. There are some new techniques to learn, but some of it is just a new application of skills you already have. It's not hard, but it is new, and this class will take you all the way through the fiddly bits. Click here for more information or to register. If you're wondering if the Cocoknits method is for you, check out this blog post for five reasons you might like it.
Saturday, November 17th 10 am - 4:30 pm

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Beginning Hand-Dye workshop

I you missed the first hand-dye class, or maybe you liked it so much you want to do it again, here's your chance. Angela Harkness, the lovely and talented artist behind Willow Tree Yarns, will lead a workshop in which you'll create a skein of your very-own hand dyed yarn. She'll give you the instruction and guidance on the dyeing solid, variegated, and tonal yarns. After all the cooking, cooling, and drying, more
Sunday, November 18th 1 pm

Be sure to stop in Black Friday 10-2 and Small Business Saturday 10-5. We'll have special promotions on interchangeable needle sets and other big ticket items, as well as a few surprises

. I'm also thrilled to welcome fused glass artist, Colleen Martines from Glitz Glass Creations for a trunk show here at Crazy for Ewe. Colleen makes absolutely gorgeous pendants and earrings more. These make perfect gifts because every one is a tiny, unique work of art.

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Beginning Socks - today!!

Jenny May loves socks and after this class, you will too! If you've never knit a pair, this is where your sock journey begins. Using worsted weight yarn and two circular needles, Jenny will take it from the top -- literally. You'll complete a beautiful pair of socks from cuff to toe, and really understand what's happening throughout. All those fiddly more

Tuesdays at 2 pm
November 13, 20, 27

Beginning Toe Up Socks

Knitting socks from the toe up has lots of benefits. Jenny likes it because she can use every speck of her beautiful sock yarn without fear of running out. For those of you who hate grafting, toe up means never having to say kitchener stitch. If you've only every worked socks from the cuff down, this is more

Thursdays at 5:30 pm
November 15, 29, and December 13

Basketcase entrelac socks

Advanced Socks

Mark your calendar, you advanced sock knitters! Jenny's next advanced sock class is going to start December 6th. She's selected Basketcase Socks, our first ever entrelac sock class. Hurry and finish up whatever socks are on your needles so you'll be ready for this fun adventure.

Every other Thursday at 5:30, starting December 6th

Dryad Cabled Scarf

Cables, those lovely sinewy patterns you see on Celtic knit sweaters and accessories. They can be as simple as two stitches and four rows and as complicated as, well, as complicated as an Irish Fisherman Knit sweater. But cables are all just stitches worked out of order. The trick is really just understanding the language of the pattern and keeping track of where you are. As a bonus in this class, Ginni will show you how to correct a missed or miss-crossed cable rows down without unknitting the whole thing - that's worth the cost of the class just by itself!

In this class, Ginni, knitter of dozens of cabled things, will show you all the tricks as you work the more
Saturday, December 1
10:30 am -1:00 pm

▪ Sunday, January 20 - Mindfulness retreat - knitting, yoga, journaling
▪ Friday-Sunday, February 22-24 - Designer Tanis Gray will be at Crazy for Ewe.
Sunday, January 20 - Mindfulness retreat - knitting, yoga, journaling
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24 - Designer Tanis Gray will be at Crazy for Ewe.
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You still have a chance to join me on a fabulous Viking 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. If you are thinking of signing up, there is still space. Please contact Shirley at Cole Travel to see what cabins are available and to make sure you get our
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