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.”

More Knit, Swirl

With the Knit, Swirl trunk show in the store, we’ve had even more interest in the Mountain Colors + Knit, Swirl knit-a-along.  So…we’re adding a second group and taking orders for more kits!

For this second group, we’ll need your kit order in by end of day Tuesday August 27.  This knit-a-long group will begin Thursday September 19, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  The first week we’ll all cast on and the second week we’ll join all those stitches.

Also, you don’t have to be knitting from the Mountain Colors kits to join the knit-a-long! There are many other beautiful Swirls in the book and we are more than happy to help you match yarn to the Swirl you want to knit.

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When you invest the time and money into a project such as a Knit, Swirl coat,  you want to love the final product and we want you to love the final product too. Trying on the samples is really the best way to determine what shape and size to make, so please come in to see the Knit, Swirl trunk show. Ask us as many questions as you want and we’ll try to give you answers to all of them.

We look forward to assisting you!

 

Knit, Swirl Trunk Show

The Knit, Swirl Trunk Show is in! We’ve just had a giddy 20 minutes of trying on samples, planning of yarns and sizes and patterns and laughing, giggling and chattering. Does that sound like a slumber party to anyone else?

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And of course, we are now all debating which ones we want to knit first.  Come in and try out the jackets to find which one inspires you!

Dog Days of Summer Sale

 Students are getting ready to head back to school and knitters and crocheters are getting ready to delve into autumnal projects.  Get prepared for cooler weather knitting with our Dog Days of Summer Sale.
 
30% off Cotton and Cotton Blend yarns
20% off all other regularly priced yarn
15% off already-discounted bags
Friday and Saturday August 9 + 10
phone orders welcome
**Limited to in-stock yarns only**
To shop online, use these discount codes at checkout:
DogDaysCotton2013
DogDays20
Tax-free Weekend Sample Sale
Following our long-standing tradition, this weekend is our Sample Sale.  Take home a pre-knitted or crocheted store sample at a great price.
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There is still time to join us! Apart from the Coat of Many Colors and Plum Perfect, the Sheer Beauty coat is a top favorite.  With a multitude of laceweight mohair options in the store, find the perfect color palette to create a unique coat.
The trunk show featuring samples in each different coat shape will arrive any day.  Try on the samples and determine what size and shape option suits you best.
For technique tutorials and articles on selecting yarns and sizing, visit knitswirl.com
We will be hosting two Knit-A-Long groups, The evening group will begin Tuesday August 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  The daytime group will begin Wednesday August 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  We will continue to meet on these days and times. The Knit-A-Long is free, although we do ask that you reserve a seat, at least for the first two sessions, so that we make sure we have enough chairs for everyone.
The first session we will help everyone cast on their stitches (500 +) and the the second session we will help everyone join to work in the round (three rows are worked before joining).
Call us to reserve a seat: 972-424-3163
Classic Movie Night
Friday September 13 will be our first Classic Movie Night.  Bring your projects (finished and in-progress) and hang out with us on the second Friday of every month.  Share your finished projects during Show and Tell before the movie starts.  We’ll provide the popcorn and you BYOD (Bring Your Own Drink – in a spill-proof, leak-proof, condensation-free travel mug).
As we get closer to the date, we’ll post more information on A Woolie Tale.
Show and Tell: 6:00 p.m.
Movie Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: 1 canned good for a local food bank

Upcoming Class: Billington Bag

One of my favorite parts of my job is to prowl through patterns on Ravelry or elsewhere, looking for patterns that customers might enjoy.  My personal to-knit queue is quite long as a result of this job responsibility. Sometimes, I’ll happen upon a pattern that I have to start Right. Away.  I’m also always keeping an eye out for patterns that would be ideal for teaching a class.  This pattern stuck me as both an ideal learning pattern and a Must-Knit-Right-Away pattern.

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The Billington Bag, designed by Snowden Becker, features an enticing traveling twisted stitch motif that has a touch of modern paired with art deco. Knit in wool and lightly felted, this bag is sturdy enough to carry everything you need.

BillingtonBagDetailStarting with a provisional cast-on, the Billington Bag is knit from bottom up, then the cast-on is used to knit the base of the bag.  The next step is to gently felt the bag, without eliminating the stitch definition. Finally, the bag is lined and handles are attached.

BillingtonBagHandlesIn this three session class, we’ll cover everything from using the provisional cast-on, twisting stitches, reading a chart, picking up the provisional cast-on, felting methods, creating the lining and attaching the handles.

The class meets Fridays August 9, 23 and September 6, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Tuition is $50 and includes the pattern.  To knit the bag you’ll need 660 yds of feltable worsted-weight wool, such as Cascade 220 (shown in color 8908 Anis), size US9 24″ or 32″ circular needles, and stitch markers, plus 3/4 yd of fabric and interfacing for lining, as well as purse hardware such as feet, magnetic snaps and handles.

Click here to register for the class