12 April 2016 Crazy for Ewe this week ▪ British Spring savings▪ Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton is coming▪ Nymphalidea - April First Friday project▪ Ear

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12 April 2016

Crazy for Ewe this week

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Sheep dot the landscape in rural parts of Britain

As I tied my coat against the drizzling cold yesterday morning, I had this rush of of deja-vu. Everything about the moment seemed so familiar. It was the spring chill, the rain, the way the light shone low on the horizon - it all took me back to a vacation in Northern England and Scotland. This is very British weather we've been having. It's fitting then, that we celebrate beautiful British weather with a sale on beautiful British yarns by Rowan. From heirloom sheep to classic tweeds, Rowan is as British as knitting gets. Just look at this darling town - this is where Rowan is headquartered. It's continue reading

Cornelia Hammilton

Mark your Calendars for May 13 and 14, because Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton is coming to Crazy for Ewe. She's doing a lecture on Noro Friday night, a class on her new technique Freefall into Open Space Saturday morning, and a yarn-tasting and trunk show Saturday afternoon.

For anyone in the free knitting world who doesn't already know, Cornelia is the designer who literally wrote the book on Noro. She's created dozens of patterns for Noro yarns (Bettna, Klaralund, Kolsva and more), and she is one of the only people outside of the Noro company ever to be allowed inside the factory. During her recent trip to Japan she had incredible access to Mr. Eisaku Noro, founder, owner, and artistic genius continue reading

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Our April First Friday project is Nymphalidea, a beautiful shawl that brings to mind a butterfly's wings. Our sample is worked in two shades of a subtly self striping, softly marled yarn. If you missed us on First Friday, it's not too late. Stop in the shop and choose your yarn, and get the pattern here. You'll also want to download the Extras file which is a compilation of modifications and improvements various Ravelry users have made that you might like to incorporate in your Nymphalidea.

It's a beautiful statement scarf that makes a perfect third layer.

earth day on the square

The shop will be closed Friday and Saturday this week while we retreat in lovely Mt. Holly and visit Stacy Charles at TSC Yarns.

If you're not coming on retreat, do come to Leonardtown for the Earth Day Celebration Sunday from 12-4. There will be music and festivities on The Square. It's a wonderful event for the whole family! Find out more here.