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4 December 2018

Malcolm

Hi there,
Meet Malcolm, our new puppy. We were very lucky to find him, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving we brought home an 8 week old bundle of cuddles and happiness. I still miss my Dorey every day, but this little guy is working very hard to fill the hole in my heart. He is also working very hard to learn the secrets of my knitting bag and to understand why it fascinates me. He already knows that yarn is not very tasty, but he seems to lack a discriminating palate.

I have never had a brand new puppy before, so there is a lot for me to learn. It's only been a few days, but I can see that he's pretty much just a furry cyclone destroying everything in his path until he collapses.

That's not exactly true. Malcolm gets a good bit of focused exercise running around outside exploring his new digs and then he usually has a nice nap. According to Cesar Millan, this is good because a dog needs a balance of energy - part exercise, part mental stimulation, part sleep. Not so different from our needs, is it? Great in principle, but harder to effect. continue reading

All the fun things going on!

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Millou Cardigan

Join Jenny for here Millou Cardigan knitalong. This is a great cardigan with an easy fit and modern shape, but what really makes it special is the fabric. Lovely Mt. Vernon merino plus a strand of laceweight kid mohair silk makes a perfectly delicious fabric. It looks delicate, but is surprisingly sturdy and looks even better after a trip through the washing-machine. You won't believe what a difference that tiny strand of mohair silk makes. Takes 5 skeins Mt. Vernon and either 4 skeins of Rowan Kidsilk Haze or 3 skeins of Shibui Silk Cloud.

Worked on a US size 10, this is a fast, easy knit.

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Learn to knit with this easy baby blanket

Lots of beginners start with baby blanket because they're simple, soft, and small. This one is all of those, and especially dreamy to knit in cozy Cumulus cotton from Juniper Moon. Soft as a cloud it's absolutely lovely to knit with, and a perfect fiber for baby's tender skin.

Join Gina Tuesday evenings to knit a cozy blanket for a sweet little one in your life, on the way, or in your dreams. Four evening sessions. Yarn for the softest baby blanket in the world is included. more info

Tuesday nights 6-8 pm, starting November 27th.

perulana hat cropped and flipped

Join Gina for a fun featured project, or bring whatever is on your needles. No need to register, just bring your project and show up.

Wednesdays 6-8 pm -- Oh, and we have wine available for purchase -- yum.

December 12th -- we're doing a cute hat in super-bulky Perulana.

December 19th -- cabled wrist warmers in Wool Addicts Water

Basketcase entrelac socks

Basketcase Socks

Mark your calendar, you advanced sock knitters! Jenny's next advanced sock class is going to start December 6th. She's selected Basketcase Socks, our first ever entrelac sock class. Hurry and finish up whatever socks are on your needles so you'll be ready for this fun adventure. Register here

Every other Thursday at 5:30, starting December 6th

Kims mitten

Thrummed mittens are hands down (hehe) the warmest thing you can put on your hands. They're beautiful on the outside with their sweet dot pattern, but the sweet secret is that thrummed mittens are lined with big ole hunks of roving that trap the air and keep your fingers super toasty.

In this class, Jenny will teach you how to make your very own pair of thrummed mittens. They're pretty fast to knit, so you still have time to more info and to register
Saturday, December 8th

I am so pleased to bring you a cool trunk show from Arnica, of ArnicArt, an exclusive line of wearable fiber art bags and garments. Arnika is a classic upcycle fiber artist, turning vintage garments into chic bags and totes embellished with textile collage and needle felting. Her style aesthetic is modern classic, which fits right in with what we like to knit and what we like to carry. I love that her pieces are a all one of fashion statement - kind of like a hand-knit sweater. Be sure to come get one of Arnicka's bags either as a gift or as a treat for yourself -- or maybe one of each!

Saturday, December 15th 10-4

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▪ Sunday, January 20 - Mindfulness retreat - knitting, yoga, journaling
▪ Friday-Sunday, February 22-24 - Designer Tanis Gray will be at Crazy for Ewe.
Sunday, January 20 - Mindfulness retreat - knitting, yoga, journaling
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24 - Designer Tanis Gray will be at Crazy for Ewe.
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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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