Monthly Archives: April 2017

Brioche Knitting Class

We hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend! We are very excited to tell you about a great event that will be held on Sunday, April 30th, between 12:00pm and 3:00pm.  Lisa Myers, owner of Fairmount Fibers (Manos Del Uruguay), will be teaching a brioche stitch class!!!

We will be doing the Churros pattern:

Churros pattern, manos del uruguay yarn

Isn’t that lovely? Please register in advance for this class.  Here’s what you need to know:

  • You will need a size 6”, 24″, or 32″ circular needle (if you don’t have one, we can provide it).  
  • We will be using two different colorways of Fino of Manos Del Uruguay (we will have a selection of this yarn from which to choose).  
  • The cost of the class is $30.00 (You can register online, stop by our store or call at 215.598.9276).  
  • It will be great fun to make this beautiful scarf!

In other news, we have nearly sold out of the new Cocoknits book, but don’t worry – more are on the way!  All of us at Knitting to Know Ewe have been doing projects from it. And may I just say how awesome it is??  Come in and check it out! While you’re at it, choose a great yarn to use. We have just gotten in more Madeline Tosh, Shibui (New Shibui Linen! Yay!), and beautiful Anzula. Lots of great new things to choose from!

See you soon,

Diane and Christin

Epic Cake Failures

cake fail
Who doesn’t love a cake?  Not only are cakes delicious, but they convey the many expressions of humanity in a succinct, confectionary message.  Typically, we find messages of joy, love, and well wishes.  Sometimes, however, amidst the delightful world of cakes there are a few epic fails. We discovered that there was a whole other world that existed.  Who knew just how many different sentiments could be conveyed on a cake?  Here are just some of the many examples that we found (yikes):

Cake fail

cake fails

 

cake fail

Sometimes, we are in such a hurry to convey a heartfelt message that we are a little hasty with our execution.  We don’t always get it completely right.  What can we say?  It doesn’t get much better than this:

cake failscake fails

Clearly somebody was rushing through the cake decorating process. Learn a lesson from these bakers for your own knitting projects – don’t rush! Take your time and enjoy the process. Of course, no matter what the finished product looks like, your gift (of cake or knitting project) will be greatly appreciated.

 

Please be aware that our store will be closed on Easter Sunday, but open on Saturday (in case you want to stop by when you aren’t hiding eggs, or baking a cake).

Have a great holiday! Remember, cake is always a nice thing, even if they may be…surprising.

CakeFail_7

 

See you soon!

Diane and Christin