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17 September 2019

Going on and coming up

An attitude of gratitude

Not real life

Hi there,

Saturday in the shop, Melissa and I were looking at an ad from Eileen Fisher.

Melissa said, "I love this ad‑ three women, all different ages, all different sizes, and all different colors, wearing basically the same sweater. It makes me sad when I hear women look at a pattern and say 'I could never wear that.'"

"Maybe they mean it's just not their personal style," I offered.

"That's different, " she said. "That's 'I would never wear that' not 'I could never wear that.'"

I agreed. "I think when someone says, 'I could never wear that,' there is this unspoken following clause of 'and look like that in it,' which is not the point."

"Right," she said, "because you're not supposed to look like someone else in your clothes. It's not a costume. You're supposed to look like you in your clothes."

Exactly. The beauty of knitting is that you make your garment to fit you, the way you like it. 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

Crocheted Scarf

In this class with Mary you'll not only learn to work this lovely stitch, but how to read a crochet chart. This is a perfect next step class for anyone who wants to take the next step beyond single and double crochet. Click here to register

Brioche overview 1
Kashwool Brioche hat

Brioche Hat

Brioche is huge for fall. A lovely stretchy fabric, it's especially striking worked in two colors. It's not hard, but it is a little fiddly. In this beginning class, you'll get the basics of working Brioche in the round as you get started on this great hat in Kashwool, a merino cashmere blend with great yardage and a lovely hand. .

Click here for more info or to register.

EAsy bulky one

Love this slouchy easy fitting sweater for fall in cozy Ultralight Merino. Soft yarn, big needles, and no seaming. What's not to like? Want to knitalong with us? We'll be doing Friday afternoons at 1:30 starting September 27th. 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 2

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 Party - Fall 2019

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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