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22 October 2019

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Get outside your comfort zone

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Hi there,

My son, Colton, likes a girl at school. He'd like to ask her out for coffee or something but he is terrified.

"This is so hard," he moans.

"What's so hard?" I wonder, "Pick up the phone and call, I mean text and see if she'd like to get coffee." These are simple words, simple concepts.

I cook, and he stares at his phone. I set the table.

"Did you text her?"

"No."

"Are you going to?"

"Maybe. I dunno. Probably not"

"Why not?"

"What if she says no?"

Aaah, the crux of the matter. It's that the words are hard, but the fear of failure is something else entirely‑especially when you're 17. continue reading

Brediculous Yarns this Saturday and Sunday!

Brediculous yarn

Beginning toe-up sock class starts Saturday

toe up beginning socks

Why knit socks from the toe up? So glad you asked! Working from toe up has lots of benefits - you can use up all your precious yarn, increases instead of decreases make them smoother on the foot, and toe up means never having to kitchener again :) Also, when you turn the world upside, you see things from a different perspective, and often gain a better understanding overall.

Keidi has done lots and lots of socks in both directions and will be your able instructor and field guide as you learn this method of construction. No previous sock-knitting experience is necessary - just the ability to knit and purl in the round. Click here for more info or to register

Heidi Kirrmaier-- Avalanche KAL starts Sunday

Avalanche kal

This is a great top down project by everyone's favorite Heidi Kirrmaier. Cables and a bit of lace make it fun and interesting, and US size 10s make it fast. Our sample at the shop is in Alpaca Silver by Katia Concept, but you have lots and lots of options. Join Keidi to knitalong Sundays starting October 27th at 1:30.

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Join Ginni for a knitalong on this beautiful sweater by Martin Storey for Mode at Rowan. Worked in Cocoon, it's a soft and easy to wear.

You'll love knitting it and you'll love wearing it.

Tuesday afternoons, starting November 5th.

Mode at Rowan

Join us Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 1pm to kick off the Mode at Rowan Trunk show. We'll have almost all of the garments from this first collection by Mode, Rowan's newest and freshest addition. I was so blown away by this new line when I saw it in the spring that I bought every yarn in every color from the Mode palette. A lovely soft and wearable palette, you'll want to build your wardrobe around! Let us know you're coming here

Hat Class

This is a fun and easy project class perfect for newer knitters who want to build skills and work something cute they'll actually wear. This slouchy hat worked in bulky yarn and knits up quickly for an on-trend pop of color this winter. They make great gifts too.

Class meets for two sessions. More info and to register here

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We had an amazing response to the Noro entrelac afghan! It really is kind of magical-- the fabric looks like it has been woven!

Entrelac is a perfect way to showcase Noro's colors, with each square featuring a different color. You'll enjoy learning this technique so you can create your own beautiful Noro entrelac afghan. More info

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