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19 June 2018

What to knit right now

Banana Leaf Shawl

Banana Leaf Shawl - perfect in Aine

Not yet the solstice, but already full on summer. This time of year I love to knit because, well, do I really need a reason? Lots of us knit wooly things all year round, like Jenny and her tribe who are knitting the beekeepers' cardigan. And lots of us going on the retreat are knitting Emma in straight up winter yarns like Shibui Drift. With air-conditioning, there's really no reason not to knit with wool all year round. I mean, how many of us actually finish things we start "in season?" Maybe Emma, which is worked on size 11 needles, but the other stuff? Not so much. Oh, my intentions are good, but the truth is that we finish things when we do and we wear them as soon as we can. Right? So, I love a good all-season fiber that I can wear no matter what. For me, continue reading

Upcoming Classes and Events

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Beginning Knitting

Every Friday morning at 11 we offer beginning knitting. If you or someone you know would like to learn to knit in a small group setting, this is the place to be. For more info and to register

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Bra Salon Trip

Mark your calendars for our next trip to the best bra salon I have ever experienced - a la mode Intimates. You deserve a great bra. A good bra will make your handknit sweaters and accessories look better, of course, but more importantly, a great bra will make you feel better. A quality bra that fits properly takes the pressure off your shoulders, neck and back, and improves your posture. A good bra will make you look 10 years younger and 10 pounds thinner. Your clothes will fit better and hang better too. Especially your sweaters. If you look great in your sweaters, that's a win for both of us, which is why you're invited to join us on a fabulous excursion to an honest to goodness bra store for a presentation on bras, how they should fit, and what they can do for you. Friday, July 20th Click here for more info and to register

beaded close-up

Sweet Dreams - Boo Knits Lace Shawl II

My favorite pattern from the Boo Knits' In Love Collection is Sweet Dreams. A Tudor arch motif and pointing spires give it a Medieval look, but beads and field of stockinette keep it crisp and fresh. While the pattern looks complicated, it's a marker-friendly 12-stitch repeat. In this class, you'll learn the tabbed cast on, and you'll be using Boo Knits' 2-row 6-stitch increase that automatically incorporates additional stitches into the lace pattern. In class we'll be working a small swatch of the pattern so you have a chance to practice every step, including the picot bind off and blocking.
For more info and to register
Saturday 28 July

Brown Banded Lizard-296x230

Studio Visit - Andrea Uravitch

I am thrilled to announce a wonderful opportunity to meet the very talented, Andrea Uravitch, visit her studio, and hear her speak. Ms. Uravitch is a renowned artist whose work is shown in the Smithsonian Museum's Renwick Gallery of American Art, the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and The Museum of Arts and Design, to name just a few. This is crochet like you've never seen continue reading and to register
Friday 17 August

Featured projects

Splash Scarf shop sample

Ice Cream Party Scarf

June First Friday - Ice Cream Party Scarf

This project is so much fun! Happy colors, clusters of sprinkles and easy knitting. It's everything you want to welcome the warmer weather. It's a perfect summer accessory.

Come see the sample and get started on your own. Takes just two skeins. Stop by the shop and choose your color, or Order your kit online here

Maras

Maras Copycat Cardigan KAL

For those of you still waiting on this yarn, my apologies. I spoke with Berroco Friday, and this lovely Italian yarn missed its ocean connection and was delayed. I'm doing my best to reverse engineer this gorgeous cardigan from Peruvian Connection. My version uses Amy Herzog's Curlew as a base, with a few changes. Bring yours and knit along most Saturdays at 1:30. If you're a little late to the party, no worries. I've uploaded my notes to the website here to help you along

We're expecting a fresh shipment of Medina from Berroco any day, and I'm typing up my note so you won't miss a thing. Click here for more info and to see the colors - they're all coming - I promise!

395 Davit-1

Davit, this cute criss-cross back top, is probably my favorite piece from the collection - clean, modern, and wearable, it's the kind of garment that's comfortable in a casual day setting, or a little more dressy for evening. Terrific in white, wouldn't it also be spectacular in black - or maybe red!

395 Breakwater-3

If you're more of a tee-shirt type, you'll love Breakwater, a fresh take on tees. With a clever side to side construction and a flattering vertical lace inset, Breakwater is a perfect summer go-to top.

Fire Savage Saffron cropped

Coming this summer - WOOLADDICTS

A new line from Europe -- WOOLADDICTS -- is coming to Crazy for Ewe. Five yarns, three trend colors plus neutrals, and designs that look like the stepped right out of Anthropology. We'll have models and samples and giveaways and more - keep watching - especially on Instagram -- for details!

 
 
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