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  • Ellen Lewis
The stress of not knowing

One of the biggest sources of stress in our life is knowing what we need to do but not knowing how to do it. Fortunately, we are all adults managing our lives with relative success, but when it comes to knitting, there are things, large and small that can derail the mindful mojo that knitting typically brings.  Whether it's the panic of having some or all of your stitches fall off the needle, the fear of putting your sweater pieces together, or the overall anxiety that your finished garment will fit and look as beautiful as you imagined.  

Any of this sound familiar?  I get it.  I hear it in the shop all the time.  There are even knitters who have stopped knitting altogether because of these worries and fears.  Is this you?  If so, stop worrying.  We are here to help.  

If you're concerned about making a hash of your fabric with mistakes you can't fix and instructions you don't understand, then "Fixing your Knitting Mistakes" is the class for you.  You'll never again panic when your needle comes out, drop a stitch, or just see your fabric looking wonky.  This class will give you knitting confidence and ensure there's no knitting crisis you can't handle.  

Anther source of angst for many knitters is finishing.  If you shy away from anything that's not worked top-down in the round because you don't know how to seam your handknits, pick up stitches perfectly, or set in the sleeves of your sweater, then our Finishing Workshop is the class for you.  I would say that if you hate to do finishing, you need this class, because once you really know how, finishing is actually fun.  In this class you'll gain all the skills you need to ensure your sweater looks absolutely picture perfect and is something you'll be proud to wear.  Knowing how to do it with confidence every time will make all the difference, and when someone compliments your sweater and asks you where you got it, you'll know you've arrived.  

The biggest not knowing stress, though is fit.  Perfect fabric and immaculate finishing is all for naught if your sweater doesn't fit you.  Maybe you chose the wrong size, or perhaps you didn't get gauge.  Either problem spells disaster and the very real fear of it can keep you from ever even starting a sweater project.  But it doesn't have to be.  The Custom Fit Program ensures your success because every pattern is generated to your exact measurement, fit preferences, and knitting gauge.

We are here to help you.  We are always happy to lend a hand and show you the way, but I guarantee you will have more fun knitting if you have the skills you need to feel confident handling those little crises before they become major emergencies.  Sign up for one or all of these classes and spend less time worrying, and more time relaxing with your knitting.    

I look forward to seeing you in class, or in the shop around the table.  You are always welcome here.

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  • Ellen Lewis

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