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26 February 2019

Never stop learning

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Amazing. That's how I describe the weekend with Tanis Gray. So often designers of this caliber are not the best teachers. Some teachers are not even the best teachers. Tanis, however, is not only a talented, prolific, and celebrated designer, but a wonderful and generous teacher, and a warm and genuine person. It was a pleasure to get to know her, to watch her teach, and to learn from her. As students were leaving Sunday, I heard them all thank Tanis and say how much they'd enjoyed the class and how much they had learned. Ginni and I chatted afterwards about how these women, some of whom have been knitting for decades, attended the class and had all learned something.

I certainly learned a lot. I think we all did - even Ginni, the shop's resident guru and knitting technical expert, learned something. She and her husband, Chuck, a college professor himself, talked about how academics attend seminars to learn more about their subject, or just how to better teach it. They all agree that no matter how much you know, you can always learn something. And you can. As continue reading

All the fun things going on!

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

NSL036 Kureyon lace trimmed pullover

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!


Unsheltered - the latest from Barbara Kingsolver

Our selection for this February is Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver.

Author of The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver landed her newest book on the top of every major media outlets best book list. Unsheltered asks the question, "How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute?" Please Join us Wednesday, February 27th for a lively discussion details
You don't have to be a "member" to come. If you've read this book and would like to discuss it with us, please come. You would be most welcome!


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


WoolAddicts Trunk Show and Yarn Tasting

WoolAddicts, the stunning new line that captured everyone's attention last fall has introduced its spring line with two beautiful new yarns -- Sunshine and Happiness! Both beautiful cottons, each with its own special appeal, and lots of chic new patterns too. More details and to register

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
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