"MARCH" INTO INTARSIA!

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Look at what our friend, MARTHA, did! First she knitted this wonderfully beautiful--and self-styled (!),  INTARSIA SWEATER based on her buttons! That's right, she loved her pansy buttons so much she designed each flower to be unique to match her buttons! Now THAT'S inspired creativity in action for you! Then she let her inspiration continue and she took ordinary sock yarn and gave it it's lead and ended up with this gorgeous patterned sweater--the yarn did all the work! Amazing! On one sweater she allowed the yarn to do it's own thing and on the other she took control over the colors and design--both stunning! Don't forget--spring and summer knitting is a great time to incoporate intarsia mofits into your projects--especially when knitting for children:) REGISTER TODAY either over the phone at 240-632-9276, in person at the shop, or online for our INTRO. TO INTARSIA CLASS on Saturdays, March 16th and 23rd from 12-2 PM and inspire your knitting, at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!  

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MODULAR KNITTING - PART DEUX!

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This past Sunday, these lovely ladies participated in our second MODULAR SCARF CLASS! Looks like they got the technique down just in time in knit up a beautiful warm scarf for these cold, windy days we've been having lately, brr! Another INTRO. TO SOCKS CLASS also began up this weekend and a new BEGINNING CROCHET CLASS starts this coming weekend--these are all in addition to our super popular SAFARI GROUP KNITTING CLASSES! It's cold outside--time to knit/crochet inside! What will YOU create this winter? Come in from the cold and join us at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop! REGISTER for your classes online TODAY!

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PERFECT SNOWDAY/SUPERBOWL SUNDAY PROJECT!

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Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for some snow? It's Superbowl Sunday AND we're expecting some snow--what's a gal to do? Get her knitting project ready, of course! And at Woolwinders we have just the thing for you: Easy and quick super bulky weight scarves and hats like the ones pictured here, knitted by Thursday morning safari class member GAIL LIBIN using CASCADE MAGNUM PAINTS wool! Whether you're watching the big game or waiting out the snow, get hooked up with your MAGNUM project at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!

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NEW FROM PAGEWOOD FARM: LANA DE NUBE!

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Today we received in THREE new shipments of yarns! First, our latest offering from PAGEWOOD FARM, LANA DE NUBE (pictured)! This fun and fuzzy chunky novelty yarn has just a hint of sparkle spun into it and pairs perfectly with ROWAN KIDSILK HAZE GLAMOUR to create the LANA DE NUBE STOLE. The pattern for this stole is at the store and our own LIZ SYMBORSKI is currently knitting up the model for you! This stole is extremely easy to knit and ideal for spring weddings and graduations or just another day at the office! Choose your colors before they are gone! NEXT, a new shipment of STONEHEDGE FIBER MILL CRAZY yarn has also arrived! This fingering weight merino and alpaca blend has also been very popular, with no two skeins alike, we also advise you to pick your colors early before they disappear.  And last but not least, we've re-stocked a dozen of our most popular colors of DEBBIE BLISS BABY CASHMERINO yarns (including white!) for everyone out there looking to knit for those spring babies or for color knitting enthusiasts who need a wide range of fingering solids for colorwork. Whatever you need, we've got it at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!

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COLORWORK IS ALIVE AND WELL!

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Colorwork is alive and well! Case in point: JOANNE EATER knitted this fabulous FAIR ISLE SWEATER using STONEHEDGE FIBER MILL SHEPHERD'S WOOL with the two-color stranding technique. And what a terrific job she did! Well done, Joanne! Plus, the latest issue of ROWAN MAGAZINE #53 for spring is just loaded with colorwork projects as well, many featuring the intarsia technique ("picture knitting"). Never taken the plunge into colorwork? Why not give it a try this March in our INTRO. TO INTARSIA CLASS on Saturdays, March 16th and 23rd from 12-2 PM at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!

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SAVE THE DATE: METRO YARN CRAWL APRIL 20-28!

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Save the date! This year Woolwinders will once again be participating in our area's annual METRO YARN CRAWL! The dates have been set and the 2013 MYC has been set for APRIL 20-28TH! Mark your calendars and join us and other area knitting enthusiasts again this year for wonderful discounts and prizes at ten local yarn shops in the Metro DC/Maryland/Viriginia region! Call your friends and make plans NOW to enjoy this very special event! Specific details to follow soon!

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LITTLE OAK CARDIGAN!

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Two of my favorite knitting elements combined: a beautiful yarn and a beautiful pattern! The LITTLE OAK CARDIGAN byAlana Dakos is just a delightful baby/child cardigan knit all in one piece with a playful and interesting oak leaf motif around the yoke. Our own FLO MEIT expertly knitted our model up for us using STRING THEORY MERINO SOCK yarn in a pretty shade of golden yellow--perfect for any spring babies (boys or girls) on the horizon!

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DOWNTON ABBEY KAL, HALFWAY THERE!

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For those of you who having been following our DOWNTON ABBEY KNITALONG on our WOOLWINDERS RAVELRY GROUP PAGE, here's a photo of what our sampler scarf looks like at the halfway mark. After tonight, we will have knitted 6 out of the 12 sections with more beautiful patterns yet to come! Want to join us? There's still time! All the instructions can be found on our ravelry group page, each section has it's own thread, at http:/ravelry.com/groups/woolwinders-yarn-shop. And don't forget to share YOUR photos with us at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!

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OUR NEW AWNING, FEATURING "HANK," IS HERE!

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Hurray! Another giant step for Woolwinders! Stop by this weekend and see our NEW STOREFRONT AWNING! You'll never get lost again on your way to Woolwinders, all you have to do is follow our sheep logo, "HANK," and our name on our new red awning. Only difference is Hank forgot to put on his red coat when he posed for the awning--all the better to see him! Have a wonderful weekend everyone and stay warm!

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CELEBRATE AFGHAN SEASON!

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Whether you're just starting an afghan or finishing one like Thursday afternoon SAFARI KNITTING CLASS MEMBER, BETH HIRSCH, it is most definitely afghan season! All this cold air is turning many of you into afghan knitters if the number of ladies coming in telling us they want to knit afghans is any indication. Pictured here is a beautiful baby blanket knitted by Beth using CRYSTAL PALACE MOCHI PLUS yarn. The photo doesn't do justice to the lovely color shading or the gentle halo so characteristic of this yarn but you CAN tell the stitchwork is immaculate. Lovely job, Beth! We have LOADS of afghan yarns in stock right now from a new shipment of DEBBIE BLISS BABY CASHMERINO, to the all-purpose CASCADE 220 SUPERWASH and 220 SUPERWASH SPORT (new shipment due next week!), to luxurious bulky BABY ALPACA CHUNKY, and even COLINETTE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS AFGHAN KITS at Woolwinders, your cold weather yarn shop! 

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