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19 March 2019

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This past weekend I came across an interesting article by Jenny Anderson. She talked about her brother who had given up the glamour of life in New York City and settled his family in boring small town suburbia. What was this drab life of little league and kid parties, compared with the exciting urban world of museums, galleries, and theater? She admittedly looked down on his choices a bit. At least until her brother's struggle and eventual death from cancer.

What she found was that her brother had thrived in a community that he had built for himself and his family. He had built his community literally, through his work as an architect, and figuratively, through his involvement with his neighbors, their families, and their lives. It is as she moves into his world to help care for him that she realizes the power and importance of what is so continue

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learning to knit

Bring your own project, we've got the wine! 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. Continue Reading

beginning knitting group

Learn to knit Wednesdays and Fridays

Did you know that we have beginning knitting classes every Friday morning and every Wednesday evening? If you'd like to learn to knit, brush up on the basics, or work through your first (or tenth) project with some hands on guidance, join us. These are one-hour group lessons. Space is limited, so you will need to register to ensure your spot. Sign up for one or several right here

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Nightshift has been a super popular project, but I think our version is the best. Keidi, who knit the shop sample in 7 different colors of Kureyon, has graciously accepted my invitation to get everyone started on your own Kureyon Nightshift. It's a fun project that looks complicated, but is actually pretty easy, using slipped stitches to create the intricate color work. There's even a neat i-cord knit right along for a smooth edge.

Join us Friday, March 22nd 5-7 pm
Sign up here to let us know you're coming
If you're not local but would like to knitalong with us, you can order your kit right here

mystery knit

Spring Mystery Knit

Mary has a brand new, wild and fun mystery knit for you starting April 12th. The project is a shawl featuring Silk Degrade, a beautiful gradient yarn in 100% silk. This mystery knit includes beautiful coordinating beads, and I guarantee it's like nothing you've ever knit before. There will be ten weekly clues, so you shouldn't have any trouble keeping up!

We have a limited number of kits available, so when they go on sale next week, be sure to pick yours up right away!

Cowl Shell

Cowl Shell Knitalong

Melissa of the Flying Feathers fame is back for a new spring knitalong of the Cowl Shell. This is a beautiful and timeless sweater that flatters a the feminine form and takes advantage of the kinds of yarns we love for warmer weather.

Worked in the round up to the armholes, with a lovely draping neckline created by German short rows, this is a quick project and a fun knit. I can see this becoming a wardrobe staple to wear under a jacket for work or on its own. Might need on in every color. We're using Rustic Silk, a lightweight silk yarn with beautiful tonal colors.
KAL starts Saturday, April 27th

NSL036 Kureyon lace trimmed pullover

Noro lace-trimmed sweater KAL

Gina loves this stunning sweater that's been featured in our front window, and you will too! Kureyon is a beautiful fun yarn. Japanese for Crayon, it makes you happy just looking at it. Get started on this easy sweater with Gina Wednesday evenings 6 to 8 starting February 27th. Stop by and choose your color of Kureyon!


Perris Shawl CrochetAlong

Love to crochet? Join us for a fun CrochetAlong to work this lovely shawl in Louisa Harding's new yarn, Giardino, a beautiful multicolored cotton blend. We rarely see great looking variegated cotton, so we grabbed this as soon as we saw it. The colors look amazing in this crochet stitch pattern, and it's such a cute design. Come by the shop and pick up your yarn, or order it on line through the link below.

The shawl takes 2 skeins, and you can order the pattern through Ravelry here, or we can get it for you in the shop. more


Giardino 101


Giardino 102


Giardino 103


Giardino 106

Triton Knitalong

Triton - a modern pullover

Triton-- a gorgeous design with exactly what I like in a sweater - clean lines, elegant detailing, and a modern look. What else would you expect from Shellie Anderson, the creative force behind most of my favorite patterns from Shibui Knits. Shellie now designs under her own label, Shel Designs, bringing an aesthetic that manages to feel both timeless and contemporary.

Triton is worked in a yarn that's bulky but light, very much like Air from WoolAddicts. I am going to suggest either Air, or its sister, Earth more

March Bookclub Selection

The last painting of sara de vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Our selection for this March is The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, by Sarah Crichton.

In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain - a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive.

You don't have to be a "member" to attend, just read the book and join us to discuss it. The last Wednesday of the month.

map and ship

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 more info

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