60 Quick Knits from America’s Yarn Shops Book Signing/Yarn Tasting

My wedding day.

The births of my two children.

The day I finally knew I had beat cancer.

And the day my author copy of 60 Quick Knits from America’s Favorite Yarn Shops arrived at The Woolie Ewe.

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I’d been waiting so long, I’d forgotten about looking for it, then suddenly it was here, turning an ordinary day into platinum, diamonds, and pure cashmere.

Like others in the 60 Quick Knits series, it’s filled with patterns from 60 different designers, ranging from gorgeous to clever to fun and back to gorgeous. There are scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and more, each beautifully photographed and clearly written.

In the past few weeks, the Ewes and I have been knitting several of the projects:  Jacqui knit the Asymmetrical Shawl, Sylvia made the Animal Vest with intarsia bears, Edward chose the Graphic Mitts for his first color work project, Laurie and Christina knit my Lacy Cables Hat, and I knit the Mesh Cowl. I’ve also started working on the Faux-Woven Scarf.

Looking for quick gift ideas? The Cabled Boot Toppers, Twisted Rib Hat, Cabled Fingerless Mitts, and Slouchy Lace Hat are all great choices. I love the Sock Monkey Hat, Colorblock Sweater, and Felted Elephant for kids. Want to knit for your little dog? Check out the Football Dog Sweater. With so many choices, you’re sure to find projects perfect for gifts and for yourself.

As most of you know, I still have to wear hats even though I beat cancer a long time ago. I designed the Lacy Cables Hat to be comfortable indoors and when it’s not quite so cold outside. I’ve made it out of cotton for summertime, too.

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To celebrate my first time to be published in a book, The Woolie Ewe is staying open late this Thursday, Dec. 5, for a Cascade Yarn Tasting and Book Signing, 4:00–8:00 p.m.

Mike, the sales rep, will be here with all of Cascade’s new yarns as well as customer favorites for you to try out. We’ll have some snacks, punch, and lots and lots of door prizes.

Join us for your chance to win one of these kits:

Lacy Cables Hat

Longwood Afghan

Heritage 150 Pretty Mallory

Heritage 150 Arched Cuff Mitts

Fixation socks

Heritage Silk Spring Socks

Casablanca Infinity Lace Shawl

Kid Seta One Skein Shawl

Kid Seta Noir Lace Shawl

Ultra Pima Summer Waves Cardigan

Cherub Here Is My Heart Cardigan

Cascade 220 Fingering Rocket Ship

Cherub Aran Cardigan

Cloud Braided Beret

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

– Andy

Black Friday Sale

Customers had so much fun shopping in the dark when the power went out last year, that for the Woolie Ewe, Black Friday will be forever known as Black OUT Friday! So, before you blow your budget on boring Black Friday specials at big-box stores, be at the Woolie Ewe by 7 a.m. for the best deals at our Black Out Friday sale instead! Get set for quick holiday gifts or just add a little something special to your stash.

From basics like Cascade 220 and Plymouth Encore to luxuries like Sweet Georgia Cashmere Silk Aran and Lorna’s Laces Sportmate, find yarn for almost any project.

Be among the first in line when we open at 7 a.m. for a little something special as your reward for venturing out in the cold and don’t forget to bring your travel mug for free coffee from our Keurig.

Black Friday Sale

30% off all yarn, books, and patterns

10% off needles and magazines

 *sale applies to in-stock items only

Don’t delay! Visit the Woolie Ewe first on Black Friday!

We’re open 10 a.m. – noon on Wednesday for those of you who need to shop for a Thanksgiving Day project. We are closed Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. Friday we open the doors at 7:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 24  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25  CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1  CLOSED

Holiday Gift Knit-a-long

Holidays are just around the corner! But don’t start panicking about knitting gifts, because we have just the thing. Each week we will be hosting a knit-a-long for a different, quick-and-easy knitted project perfect for gift-giving.

The project for the first week is the Uber Cowl, knit in Cascade Magnum.

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The second week is the Baby Alpaca Grande Shawl, in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande.

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Click here for times and more information (pdf file)

Movie Night: Charade

November’s Movie Night has been moved to Friday November 15.  We’re showing Charade, starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

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Project Show and Tell: 6:00 p.m.

Movie starts: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 1 canned food donation

We provide the popcorn, you provide your own beverage in a spill-proof, straw-free travel mug. Soda bottles are fine as long as they’re tightly capped between sips, but please no disposable cups or straws.

 

Movie Night: Arsenic and Old Lace

Tomorrow is the second Friday of the month which means it is Movie Night once again! Join us for a laid-back night of knitting, crocheting, movie-watching and popcorn-eating. We will be watching Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant.

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Project Show and Tell: 6:00 p.m.

Movie starts: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 1 canned food donation

We provide the popcorn, you provide your own beverage in a spill-proof, straw-free travel mug. Soda bottles are fine as long as they’re tightly capped between sips, but please no disposable cups or straws.

 

Movie Night Suggestion Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner from our Movie Night Suggestions Contest is

Chris, with this suggestion, “Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
The Shipping News (this is one of my favorites, a little dark in the beginning but a happy ending. Great characters, too. With Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Kate Blanchette, and Rhys Ifan.). Set in Newfoundland.
The Gnome Mobile or The original Parent Trap (both movies are Disney classics)”

It’s entirely an accident that she also ended up suggesting the movie we’re showing! She’s won a spot in our upcoming 2-in-1 Christmas Stockings class.

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Movie Night: Roman Holiday

Announcing

The Woolie Ewe Movie Night

Roman Holiday

starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn

Friday September 13, 2013

Show and Tell  6:00 p.m.

Movie begins  6:30 p.m.

I’ll pop the popcorn, you bring your favorite beverage in a leak proof container (please, no straws or disposable cups) and a canned good for admission. We’ll be collecting canned foods from now until we deliver them to the food bank just before Thanksgiving. We’ll stay open until the movie is over.

Back to School Blowout Sale

Students are back in school and everyone is looking forward to cooler weather. Get a head start on holiday crafting with our Back to School Blowout Sale!

30% off all yarn
including Colinette Ab-Fab Kits
20% off patterns
20% off needles
discounts on select books
(priced as marked)
Friday September 6 and Saturday September 7
*limited to in-store items only*

Movie Night + Contest

You asked for it, so we’re giving Movie Night a try! We’ve decided that The Woolie Ewe will be open late the second Friday of every month for you to show off your finished projects and watch a movie with your yarnie friends. We’ll start with Show and Tell at 6:00pm, and the movie will roll at 6:30pm. We’ll stay open until the movie is over.

I’ll pop the popcorn, you bring your favorite beverage in a leak proof container (please, no straws) and a canned good for admission. We’ll be collecting canned foods from now until we deliver them to the food bank just before Thanksgiving.

Now for the Big Question:  What will we watch? Should our first Movie Night choice be a classic, something that brings back great memories? If so, is your vote for something from the ‘80s, or something older, maybe a Technicolor musical or a black and white movie? Or should we watch a popular TV show like Downton Abbey?

Please leave your suggestion in a comment. We’ll put your comments through the random number generator and one lucky commenter will win a spot in our upcoming class “Knit: 2-in-1 Christmas Stockings – Mondays Sept. 16, 23 + 30; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.”