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Happy Birthday to Anne!!!

Our Thursday knitalong group recently got to help celebrate the birthday of one of our very favorite knitters–Anne Montes. And since knitalong was on the day of her birthday, she even decided to come in and hang out with us, instead of sleeping in like I would probably do on my birthday! We might be a smidge late getting it up on the blog, but we were right on time with the cake!! (And delicious cake it was, too…Erin’s pistachio cake…yum!)

Happy birthday, Anne! We hope it’s a great year!

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It’s Finally Here!!!

We all had so much fun knitting up the Melissa Scarf for our Shop Knitalong this summer, and seeing how it turned out in all the different yarns people chose, that we decided to make it a tradition, and do a Shop Knitalong for winter, too!

This season we’re knitting the beautiful, airy Lacewing Scarf–you’ll find the pattern in our Winter EWEsletter.

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For this Shop Knitalong, we decided to do something REALLY special…and asked Sandy of Longmeadow Farms to dye some yarn especially for this project, just for us. Now, get ready, because this yarn is GORGEOUS!! A whopping 870 yards of pure silk, dyed in the lush, dreamy colors Sandy is known for.

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At $48, this is a little more expensive than our average skein…but trust us, it’s 100% splurge-worthy! The silk drapes beautifully and has a sheen that can’t be captured in pictures–plus, each skein is almost half a mile of yarn!!

They’re getting snapped up quickly, so stop by the shop this week to pick yours up. And be sure to show us the finished scarf so we can put you on our Show & Tell page!

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Sweet Charity!

There are LOTS of charity knitting circles out there. Knitters call to ask me about them all the time. That’s because charity knitting groups are feel-good groups. You get to get-together with a nice group of crafters while creating items for a good cause–it’s a win-win!

I made it a personal goal this year to try and pay a visit to these groups, so that when people call to ask me about them, I could actually tell them about having spent time with them.

I started with the knitting group at the Eden Public Library. They meet the first Saturday morning of every month in the library’s community room. Sometimes the crafters knit or crochet for a specific charity, and sometimes the crafters create things that get displayed in the library for people to buy and the money earned goes back to the library (that’s COOL!).

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They have a ton of donated yarn to work with, and there were lots of snacks to be shared. It was a good group and a good time!!!

And you should see the beautiful items they made—great job gals!!!

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Wine and Cheese…and Cookies!!

Are you signed up yet for our Wine & Cheese & Girl Scout Cookies event next Thursday (Jan. 28)? It is going to be SO much fun!!!
 
We are meeting at 7pm at 10,000 Vines on Main St. in Hamburg (right by Mammoser’s). Their wine experts will be giving us advice on what wines go best with Girl Scout cookies…and then, Jill from Nickel City cheese is stopping by to teach us what cheeses to pair with the wine and the cookies!
 
We are discounting the cost of this event to $10 for this week only, so call or stop by the shop and sign up! Preregistration is required.
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What the FLOCK!

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Well, as you can see, Kelly and I had a GREAT time at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival two weeks ago. The weather was just lovely, and our company was just lovely too (we went with friends Maureen and Tracy and met up with the gals from Buffalo’s Knit Core Group on Saturday night for dinner–soooo fun).

Special thanks to Indy Yarn Dyer Jill Draper who invited us to a special open house at her studio on Saturday afternoon! Here is a photo of my purchase.

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Isn’t it pretty??? Her colors are so wonderful. I am using the skeins to knit a long cowl that will be knit up like a tube on short circular needles–good wine-drinking knitting!

Jill has agreed to dye up some of this scrumptious stuff for the shop–look for a special cowl-making class this winter!

 

 

 

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