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23 June 2020

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Hi there, my friend,

People start knitting for all different reasons. I started when I was in college because I always loved sweaters, and I wanted to make my own. Sure, I loved having it as a creative outlet since I had run out of places to put my needlepoint, and yes, it was enormously helpful to knit while I put off all the papers I had to write. There’s a word for that, by the way - Procrastiknitting.

Since I came to knitting from that sweater-making route, I’ve always considered knitting a fashion-oriented hobby. Lots of my sorority sisters were knitting cute little tops and vests and more. So I was shocked, perhaps naively, so, when I found that knitting has a reputation as a hobby for old ladies, and that handknit garments are frumpy and unattractive. I was crushed, outraged even.continue

What's inside the newsletter

006 striped tank top HKC

I had a super fun time doing the Rowan Mode Trunk Show last weekend. If you missed it, you can still catch it here.

If you are local, please stop by the shop and see these gorgeous garments in person before I have to send them on their way.

This was the standout garment from the Mode at Rowan Trunk Show. Designed by the fresh young, Georgia Farrell, this sweater is both stylish and cozy. Knit in wonderful Rowan Cotton Cashmere with an easy-two row lace pattern, you'll love knitting it almost as you'll love wearing it! Four gorgeous color options.

Click for more info and to see sizing

I said in a previous newsletter, lots of us are looking for comfort from our knitting, and for many of us, that means cozy afghan. These are two that I like especially - one from Noro worked in mitered squares, and one from Berroco that features lots of cables and skill-building stitches.

Skill-building afghan project

The wonderful folks at Berroco have put together a perfect project for those of you who want to build some skills, challenge your brain, or just create a lovely afghan. Designed by the inimitable Norah Gaughan, this afghan features 20 unique cabled and texture squares. We have kits in beautifully coordinated colors in both Berroco Vintage, a luxurious wool blend, and Berroco Comfort, a snuggly soft blend of acrylic and nylon.

Choose your colors, and download the pattern free here. read more and order here


Noro Square in Square Afghan Kit

This lovely afghan in soft Kagayaki is a perfect knit for right. I cozy comfortable blend of cotton, wool, and silk, this is a blanket you'll love to knit and will enjoy snuggling in all year long.

A prepacked kit for the "Square in a Square Blanket" from "Noro Magazine Issue 12". Includes eight skeins of Kagayaki

Queen city sample

Beautiful sample knit by Queen City in Fierce Pink Colorway

I am all over Casapinka's stuff this year. I think it's because here colors are so fun and happy, and her projects are accessible. Hug Shot is no exception. Designed in her trademark pink, this is an easy fun accessory, and the pattern is free through June 14th with purchase from your local yarn store, thanks to her associate, Sharon, Head of Security.

Order your kit today!.

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Fierce Pink

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Lunchtime Lessons - Tuesdays at 11:45

A fun and relaxed conversation about knitting techniques - yarn - patterns, whatever you want to talk about or know about. Basically, ask me anything. You never know what you might learn!

Don't do Facebook? that's okay! Hop on over to Crazy for Ewe's YouTube channel and hit subscribe - I'll be posting my videos over there for you to enjoy

Don't miss Crazy for Ewe Facebook Live videos

To get notified that a Crazy for Ewe Facebook Live video is starting do this:
1. , go to the Crazy for Ewe Yarns Facebook page (not the group, but Facebook page.:)
2.Underneath the picture of Ginni and Mary and me, Click on the Following button, which will open a menu
3. From the drop down menu, under Notifications, Click next to On (Highlights Post)
4. You're all done. You'll get a notification whenever I start a Facebook Live. You don't have to watch it, of course, but at least you'll know it's there if you do want to watch. You can always watch it later on if you prefer.

Click next to Notifications.
Select the type of notifications you'd like to receive:
If Standard or Highlights is selected, you'll receive live video notifications from the Page

Don't do Facebook? that's okay! Hop on over to Crazy for Ewe's YouTube channel and hit subscribe - I'll be posting my videos over there for you to enjoy

Did you know that I have a YouTube Channel? It's right here. You've probably seen the videos that are linked from my website, but they're actually part of a larger Crazy for Ewe YouTube channel. I have lots and lots of content in the works, so head on over there and click the red subscribe button so you won't miss a thing! I'm really excited about this, and I hope you will join me!

It's not too late to order a Quaranskein Surprise Package! Give me two words to guide me, and I'll pull together a surprise package just for you. Each package will contain yarn for a particular project and a pattern. more

We will be offering free quick fix sessions by appointment. Ginni will be available Tuesdays, and Fridays, and Mary will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays.

It will be a while before we have implemented a system I really like, but we’re working on it. In the meantime, if you need a little help, please mail me at ,
So that we can best help you, please include the following information when you contact us:

• Name of project
• Yarn used
• Description of the problem

We will absolutely do our best to get you on track. Please remember that our team's availability is extremely limited, so please be patient, and remember that these are quick-fix appointments. During this time, you can have a private lesson at the same price as a group lesson. If you need extensive help or need to learn a technique, such as such as finishing, working socks, brioche, etc, please sign up for a private lesson. .

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