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19 February 2019

Letting go of fear

Hi there,

As I was going through this whole planning and goal setting process that I mentioned last week, I came across an interesting question that I had to answer in order to complete the plan. It asked, What are you afraid of?

Afraid? Me? Really? Wait a minute. I'm a grown up. I'm the one who looks under the bed to check for monsters. Grown-ups aren't afraid of anything, are we? Or are we? The truth is that everyone, at some level, is afraid of the unknown. Kids don't know what's under the bed there in the dark, and we don't know what lies ahead as we embark on a big new project. Every new experience carries a large measure of uncertainty - the bigger and newer, the greater the fear. Either consciously or unconsciously, we shy away from the unknown as from a fire that might consume us. There is power and comfort in knowing exactly how things will go, so we avoid the unknown, the uncertain. We don't go to those places, real or figurative, where we feel out of control. continue reading

All the fun things going on!

Tanis Gray lace update

Lace Forensics

I'm so excited about having Tanis Gray here! She's amazing and talented, and totally cool. Her background in knitting, designing, and teaching is broad and deep, starting at Vogue Knitting, through writing several books herself, and finally designing a zillion cool patterns. I had the chance to chat with her on the phone last week as we went through the last details of her visit more info

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


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 more

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 Spring 2019 Event


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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