4 August 2015 What is it about a Curl? Join us for two beautiful Trunk Shows this week. First is the show from Hunter Hammersen featuring several Cu

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4 August 2015

What is it about a Curl?

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My new favorite shawl pin!

Join us for two beautiful Trunk Shows this week. First is the show from Hunter Hammersen featuring several Curls from her book by the same name, as well as a few treasures from her Curiosity Cabinet series. The second is a beautifully complimentary trunks show featuring the colorful shawl pins of Bonnie Bishoff The Curls are a perfect backdrop for the shawl pins, and the pins are a perfect accent for a curl. It's a match made in heaven, and I'm super excited to bring them both to you!

Hunter Hammersen's Curl book started out as what she refers to as "a pile of swatches and a stack of scribbled notes" As she knit, she played with increases and let the stitch pattern do what it would do. And what it did was curl into a lovely shape she could wear a bunch of different ways. She was totally infatuated with her creation, and so am I. There are many reasons to love Curls, but here are my top 6.

1. Versatile and flattering fit - Curls are beautiful a beautiful shape that sits effortlessly over your shoulders and fits all the curves of your body. Because there's a wide end and a narrow end, you can wear it lots of different ways. Wrap it around your shoulders and continue reading


Caesious, a beautiful introduction to the wonderful world of Curls!

August First Friday project

Caesious Curl KAL kickoff

Come see the Hunter Hammersen Trunk Show featuring projects from all four of Hunter's books - Curiosity Cabinet I, II, and II, and her latest book Curls. We're especially excited about Curls, a collection of shawls with an innovative shape that's fun to knit and easy to wear.

We'll be starting a First Friday knit along with the Caesious Curl in Breathless DK from Shalimar. Breathless DK combines cashmere, silk, and merino into an elegant yarn with a beautiful hand. Your Caesious will be a treat to knit and an luxurious accessory to enjoy.

We'll have signed copies of Hunter's books available for purchase. Join us for a wonderful evening - Friday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.

Moebius cowl

Beautiful Colinette Giotto arrived earlier recently - such happiness! Shimmery cotton ribbon hand-dyed as only Colinette can. Oh my goodness. We'd barely gotten it into baskets when Mary showed up with this cute cowl. A perfect summer thing - beautiful colors, mindless stitching, and fun fringe to really show off the yarn. Of course you can leave the fringe off you prefer a sleeker look.

This is a true moebius which means you need to do a moebius cast on, but don't worry, Mary has graciously offered to show everyone how this Thursday afternoon (August 6th) from 4 to 5 p.m.

Come choose your color and get started on a quick summer fling - just one skein! Bring or buy 40" size 11 needles.

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Beautiful New Shawl Pins and Sticks

When we were at TNNA, Ginni and Mary and I found this beautiful new line of shawl pins and stick pins. We brought a few back with us, and they were gone within a week. Fortunately, we had worked with the artist and scheduled a trunk show to coincide with our Curls Trunk Show, As I said above, it really is a match made in heaven.

These pins feature colorful inlays of polymer clay in white bronze and lead free pewter settings. Some of the polymer based pins encase metal armatures in their structures. Everything is crafted in the USA, of nickel silver made exclusively for Bonnie's designs.

Betcha can't pick just one!

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Custom Fit sweaters are perfect every time

August Custom Fit Workshop

This three hour session comprises a series of exercises in which you'll really think about and determine your personal style. You'll look at your clothing preferences, your personal style, and your body silhouette. You'll discover which sweater shapes flatter your silhouette, which styles make the most of your best assets, and which types of sweaters work best with the way you like to live.

Once you know what types of sweaters you like, what flatters your shape, and what suites your lifestyle, we'll move on to the nitty gritty -- making a flattering sweater that fits you perfectly. We'll take a complete set of your body measurements and store them in the Custom Fit database for you. continue reading and sign up

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ZickZack scarf knit along meets Thursdays

ZickZack Knit Along - meets Thursdays

We kicked off this a gorgeous scarf project last week,and wow - what fun! It looks really complicated, but it's just a simple combination of increases and decreases. The secret is in the yarn, Millie Colori Baby, a fabulous self-striping yarn with fast color shifts. Two skeins each of two colorways produces a fabulous Missoni-style accessory. The pattern is a free Ravelry download from designer Christy Kamm.

Choose your colors here, or come by the shop and join us as we kick off our knit along for this fun and addictive accessory! Thursdays, June 11th 3-5 p.m.

More info and to sign up here



Art Work Shop - Explore the Creative Arts

Saturday, September 12th

1 day - 15 Artists -- Endless possibilities

The St. Mary's Arts Council, in conjunction with the Leonardtown Arts and Entertainment District is hosting a fabulous day of art workshops. Painting, bead crochet, shadow knitting, poetry, needle felting, and much more! The very best artists from Southern Maryland and beyond are coming together to teach and share. Class for all skill levels - beginner and advanced. You can register here, but hurry because space is limited and you don't want to miss it!

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