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24 September 2019

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Knitting heroes

Heroes are ordinay people

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Author Joseph Campbell wrote extensively about the creation of legendary figures - the hero story. Heroes begin as relatively ordinary men and women who receive a call to action. Whether to fight a monster or simply prove themselves, heroes resist the call at first, but eventually accept, heading off to lands unknown, both figurative and literal. They meet a mentor who shares the skills and secrets the hero needs along the way. The journey is not without difficulties. They try and fail. They fall and get up. They lose faith. They begin again. In the end, the hero succeeds and returns a new and stronger person with the trophy and wisdom they have won. It is a beautiful theme that we see in ancient characters like Beowulf and Hercules, as well as in modern ones like Anakin continue reading

Tanis Gray weekend

We're thrilled to welcome designer and teacher, Tanis Gray back to Crazy for Ewe October 19th and 20th. Tanis' designs have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Scene, Vogue Knitting books, and more. She is best known for her designs in Fair Isle and stranded knitting, and is one of our most popular guest instructors.

Tanis will be teaching 4 different colorwork classes with something for everyone.

Fair Isle Knitting 101
Knitted Braids
Design your own Fair Isle Cowl
Steeking 101

EAsy bulky one

I literally cannot wait to cast on. This slouchy easy fitting sweater for fall in cozy Ultralight Merino is my idea of heaven. Soft yarn, big needles, and no seaming. What's not to love? Come knitalong with us starting this We'll be Friday afternoon at 1:30 starting September 27th. I'll also be in the shop Saturdays at 1:30, so join us!

You'll need between 1000 and 1560 yards depending on the size you knit.

Some great options are Concept Ultralight Merino (which I'm using), Wooladdicts Trust, Wooladdicts Faith, or Cestari Mt. Vernon. All beautiful choices for this modern sweater.

Interested? Let me know you're coming by signing up here

Socktoberfest 2019 3

Mark your calendars for every weekend in October! We're celebrating Socktoberfest again this year, and it's going to be even bigger and better. We have lots of great hand-dyers on the books and more to come! Every Saturday and some Sundays!

Noro event Fall 2019 1

Every fall, the Japanese celebrate Koyo, which means colorful leaves. Every fall Crazy for Ewe celebrates Noro Yarns and their beautiful colors inspired nature. This year we're especially excited to celebrate Noro's newest book, Noro Knit Blankets with 25 cozy designs you'll love. With lots of interesting techniques that play up Noro's incomparable fibers, you'll have as much fun knitting them as you will snuggling up in them.

I'm thrilled to host the exuberant and playful Gilda for this event. It's a party wherever she is! There will be fun and games and laughter and prizes more

Dark Cloud

Another great design by Joji Locatelli, Dark Cloud is fun to knit and especially beautiful in Katia's lovely Cotton Merino. It's a garment you'll reach for again and again - so easy to wear. Join Mary Thursdays to knitalong with her.

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