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4 January 2019

Taking Stock

Hi there,

A new year is all about taking stock. At the shop, we do it with inventory as we count each and every skein of yarn, bag, needle, and notion. It's a huge job that takes 8 people all day, and I'm always glad when it's over. As painful as inventory is, I'm always glad to have done it because an accurate count gives everyone a new perspective.

Inventory gives us a clear picture of exactly what we have, what we need, and what we should let go. It also provides insight into what happened last year. Sometimes we find loss. Frustrating, but we write them off and move on. Often we find random skeins of things -- yarn clutter that shouldn't be taking up time, energy, or shelf space. These we send to the sale bin, where treasure continue

All the fun things going on!

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Fabulous Cardigan for now and later

A perfect and pretty way to start the new year is this swingy cardigan. If you love an all in one piece construction, this is right up your alley. With angled fronts and an easy lace motif on the back this sweater is stylish and flattering. We're using a beautiful Alpaca yarn that adds to the drape on this garment. Melissa, our No Plain Jane pro will be leading this knitalong Saturday afternoons, starting January 5 at 2 p.m.

Mindfulness retreat

Join us for a wonderful, refreshing mini-retreat with yoga instructor MaryEllen Steveling. This is a day for you. It is a day to learn about and practice mindfulness, awareness, and gratitude through yoga, knitting, and journaling. While knitting was touted some years back as the new yoga. I think that's perhaps pushing it a bit, but knitting, yoga, and journaling are definitely linked. Yoga is an ancient practice widely recognized for its ability to soothe and create a sensation of peace. Knitting has much the same ability to create calm, put you in a relaxed state, and open your mind more info and to register

Valentine Party 2018

Join us for a fun party at Elements Eatery on Saturday, February 9th. We'll have a project show and share, with a special selection of treats prepared just for us. Afterwards, Chef Robert Plant will do a demonstration showing us how to temper chocolate and how to do chocolate dipped fruit and other goodies

Wear or bring your proudest knitting accomplishments and share them with us. You'll never find a more appreciative audience! more info and to register

Learn Fair Isle and Lace Forensics

We're thrilled to welcome designer and teacher, Tanis Gray to Crazy for Ewe February 22-23, 2019. Tanis' designs have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Scene, Vogue Knitting books, and more. She is best known for her work in Fair Isle and lace, and now you have the opportunity to learn from her, first more info

map and ship

You still have a chance to join me on a fabulous Viking River Cruise through the Bordeaux region of France - home of legendary castles, chateaux, and wine. I'm not big cruise ship kinda girl, but this is a small, luxury ship built for the Gironde, a very small waterway where the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers meet. I've always wanted to do a trip like this -- it's going to be amazing! We'll have beautiful sights, delicious food, and legendary wine. If you are thinking of signing up, there is still space. Please contact Shirley at Cole Travel to see what cabins are available and to make sure you get our
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Post Inventory Bargains.

As I said, the sale bin is always brimming after inventory, so hop on down to score some great deals. Don't miss our super bargains at 75% off!

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