1 March 2016 In the newsletter this week ▪ The Knitting Type▪ It's First Friday this week▪ Beginning Lace - this Thursday evening▪ Noro Crocheted

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1 March 2016

In the newsletter this week

I got an email from my cousin, Robert, the other day. His wife's boss is moving to this area, and he said, "I told her about your shop and showed her your website. I'm not sure she's the knitting type, though."

The knitting type. What does that mean anyway? I think about the people who regularly join us Friday mornings, or Saturday afternoons and I see such a mix. Who are we? We're engineers, teachers, retired attorneys, college professors, paralegals, travel agents, hair dressers, and more. We're 30-something, 40-something, 50-something, -60-something, 70-something. We're married, we're single. We have 8 kids, we have no kids, we're working continue reading

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Our March First Friday project is going to be really fun because there are so many options. I wanted to do something like a pattern I had seen on Ravelry in which bands of beautiful self-striping yarn float on a sea of Kidsilk Haze in a giant triangular shawl. I showed it to Mary, and she pulled some gorgeous combinations of our fingering weight continue reading


Lace patterns can be very simple with just one pattern row and a plain row back, or it they can include many rows with the pattern worked on both sides of the fabric. If you're just getting started and want to learn the basics of lace, we're offering a beginning lace class that will go over the fundamentals - yarnovers and double yarnovers, paired decreases, double decreases, and ways to keep sane while you work your lace. This is a great way to get started continue reading

Taiyo crocheted jacket

Learn to crochet this smart jacket in soft Noro Taiyo. Mary, an expert crocheter and teacher, will walk you through gauge, sizing, stitch patterns and all the crochet techniques you need to work up this beautiful jacket quick as a wink. This is a good beginning crochet project, but still fun even if you have more experience with crochet

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Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Crazy for Ewe Retreat April 15-17. Get the details and sign up here.

The highlight of the retreat is a visit to TSC Fine Yarns and a chance to meet Stacy Charles himself, the creative and business force behind the company that brings you Tahki, Filatura di Crosa, and Collezione Stacy Charles yarns. He's going to share with us the gorgeous model garments and give us a peek at the Fall 2016 line!

We'll be staying across the river in beautiful Mt. Holly, a lovely historic town with lots to see and do. In addition to its galleries and antique shops, Mt. Holly offers you a bakery, a yarn shop, and a quilt store. Really, what more could you ask for!

We have a fun-filled weekend planned for you - details will follow, but start planning because this is gonna be the best retreat yet!