6 September 2016 Crazy for Ewe this week ▪ Everything in its season▪ Crochet Vest class - next Sunday▪ Sweaterfest 2016▪ Monkey Sock Mondays▪ Je

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6 September 2016

Crazy for Ewe this week

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I went over to my favorite little garden center, Green Acres Nursery, the other day to get some chrysanthemums for the fall. Run by several generations of Mennonites, Green Acres has beautiful specimens and great prices. With two big mums (and a few impulse items) safely in my wagon, I stopped by their annuals section to take a peek. Even when I'm not in the market for anything growing, I love being tempted by the rows and rows of colorful blooms. But it was all bare. End of the season. I looked around and realized that other than the two sweet girls in bonnets, I was the only one in there. Being Captain Obvious, I said to the young lady ringing up my mums that it must be slow this time of year. She smiled and said, "Yes. It's a lot more fun in the spring," then she added sagely, "Everything in its season, though, I guess." Indeed.

The season for gardeners is spring. Nothing is flowering in the greenhouse this time of year. But the season for knitters is now, and our shelves are in full bloom with gorgeous new yarns. Sweater knitting season has arrived, and we're kicking it off with Sweaterfest! Sweaterfest is your chance to get the most continue reading

macrame look vest
 
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This vest is adorable, and the fabric is probably one of the most beautiful crocheted stitches you've ever seen.

Antonella will be teaching this project on three Sundays - September 11th, September 18th, and October 2nd from 1-3 pm.

This is an intermediate crochet class - you should be comfortable with crochet basics, like chain stitch and single crochet. If you need to get up to speed, contact the shop, and we'll get you hooked up (pardon the pun) with the skills you need to successfully work this gorgeous garment.

More info and to register

Sweaterfest

Tired of sweaters that don't fit? Too short, too long - bust/shoulders/waist not right. That's because knitting patterns aren't written for you. They're written for some imaginary body that doesn't actually exist. But Custom Fit patterns are written just for you - your body, your gauge, your style. Finally knit the sweater you want to knit, for the body you have, in the fabric you love. It fits, it flatters, it lasts.

Join us for Sweaterfest , Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th from 10-5 and learn more about Custom Fit and how it works. You can get measured, browse latest collection of Custom Fit designs, and save 10% on continue reading

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How many times have you wished we were open Mondays? And at least one evening. Because you work and can't get here by 5. I know, right? I hear you. I truly do. So, Mondays is your day. And your evening. Starting September 12th (one week from today) we'll be open Mondays from 1 to 7 pm.

Jenny will be celebrating our special new hours with a fun knitalong of Monkey Socks. A very cute pattern free on Knitty, and a terrific "next sock". continue reading

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We kicked off the Jessamyn Saturday choosing our size and swatching. It's not too late to join us, so click the link below and keep your eye on the blog for Jessamyn KAL posts. Here's the first one, in case you missed it.

Choosing your size: This is the first and sometimes scariest part of starting a knitting project. You put all that work into it, you want it to fit, and you want it to look good. So, choosing the right size is important. Fortunately, Berroco gives you lots of good info to help you make a good decision. I love that Berroco gives you numbers rather than words like medium or large. Those words really don't mean anything. What matters is how big the finished garment is intended to be and how you would like it to fit you.

You'll want to start with your full bust measurement. This is not your bra size, but the measurement continue reading

Spectrum Scarf

Spectrum

Our September First Friday project is the beautiful Spectrum Scarf worked in alternating sections of Rain and Silk Cloud for a gorgeous texture and a distinctly modern look. The combination of these fibers gives you crisp stitch definition and silky softness.

Spectrum is the perfect pop of color for your fall wardrobe. You'll enjoy knitting it as much as you will wearing it. An easy pattern (quick too, on size 8 needles) and a perfect mindful project to help you relax and remember why you love to knit.

Want to order the kit? Shipping is free through September - use code SPECTRUMFF

Shibui FW 2015 postcard reverse

Shibui Trunk Show

In addition to Spectrum, First Friday is also the opening of the new Shibui Trunk Show. This collection features transitional garments that you can knit now and wear all year round.

Mark your calendars! August 30 -- September 13

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