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It's been a while!  So good to talk to you again!  We took a nice long breath of fresh air after bombarding you with emails during Christmas and now we are ready to be back in your inbox.  The new year is always a busy time, making time for all of our resolutions for the new year . . . that will last another couple weeks.

Well let me tell you about my new-knitting-years resolution for 2019.  I know you are thinking the usual resolution is to complete all of the UFO's (UnFinished Object) that loom over our heads (pun intended).

No!  I personally have given up on wasting my precious spare time working on something that I no longer enjoy knitting. I know you have that project, the one where the pattern has 15 mistakes and you're not even to the armhole.  Or perhaps you have a half finished project that you break out in hives everytime you look at the yarn.  Enough of thinking that you are going to knit that poncho kit that you bought on a whim. Unless you are planning on opening an art gallery in Taos in the near future, it is time to GET RID OF IT.  Put it in a bag, thank it for its time and let it serve the rest of its days with someone who will enjoy it.

So here is your solution!:  Bring your UFO(s) to LambShoppe now through Sunday, February 3rd, and relinquish it to the donation box.  In exchange, LambShoppe will give you a 20% off coupon on your next yarn purchase!

Not so fine print: One coupon per customer regardless of how many projects are donated. Projects will be donated to charities of LambShoppe's choosing.  This coupon is good for one transaction only of a full price yarn purchase. Coupon expires 12/31/2019
Celebrate Pre-Super Bowl with a Super Trip!
Sunday, February 3rd 1:00-2:00 pm is your last chance to hear all about this once in a lifetime Italian Knitting Trip! 
Only 2 spaces left! 
Enough day dreaming about you and your bestie going - make it happen. Start by coming to LambShoppe on Sunday the 3rd of February.  Enjoy some snacks and a libation and set your dream in motion. 

Let's set the scene for you. Close your eyes . . . no wait, you can't read this with your eyes closed. Imagine with me . . . you are in Milan eating fresh pasta at a little bistro outside the hotel, knitting a brand new pattern with a cashmere yarn, the yummiest thing that you have ever felt. Until, the tall dark and handsome Italian waiter comes up to take your order . . . now the project is demoted to the second yummiest thing.  (Hold on, we are talking about the PASTA !) 

Just think . . .  where are you going to be March 28th- April 18?  Italy?
Spring Yarn Tasting!
It's the new year, let's try something new! Well, lets try 5 new things! 

Berroco just launched their spring line that looks so good you just want to eat it with a spoon! Join Whitney and Mary Carol for our first ever Yarn Tasting. Bring an assortment of needles and hooks and leave your spoon at home. 
 
After Shoppe hours we will have some snacks, some wine, and the 5 new yarns that Berroco rolled out for the new season for everyone to indulge in. "But wait! There's more!"  We will also be drawing names to win pattern books and a kit each night. All this for $10?!?!?  No need to pinch yourself . . . it's true!

Friday Evening February 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
OR 
Sunday Evening February 10th from 5:30-7:30
 
Don't delay! Space is extremely limited! Please call 303-322-2223 or come in to pay to reserve you space. 
Upcoming Classes at LambShoppe!
Mitered Blanket
 

This stunning mitered square crocheted blanket will add color and style to your home. The textured stitches make a 3D effect or a subtle color shift depending on your color choice.
Click here to see the dates for the knit mitered blanket.
Click here to see the dates and time for the crocheted mitered blanket.
Both versions are join as you go. No sewing required.

This class will answer all your questions about knitting socks from the toe up. It will also teach you how to knit both socks at the same time if you so desire.  (This helps to avoid the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome!)  In this class you will master Judy’s Magic Cast-On for the toes and Short Rows for the heels. You will also learn a stretchy bind off.  All these techniques will be taught using Magic Loop, knitting with one long circular needle, say goodbye to DPNs. 

Fun with Fiber!  Time to get fingers involved with colorful “string.”  Ages 5 ½ and up

Choose your favorite color for a headband, fingerless gloves or a hacky sack! Or whatever your little heart desires. We will be traveling beyond simply knitting and purling. This class is designed by the instructor to work at the skill level each child has achieved.  Everyone in the class could be working on something different.

The class is held every Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The $70 class fee includes four classes/sessions to be used within two months of start date.  10% discount on materials purchased for the class. 

Please call 303-322-2223 to sign up your little one!

If you're reading this, then you probably don't need a beginning knitter course, but everyone could use more friends. Here's an opportunity to get your friends addicted to the fine fiber art that has occupied your hands and your time from that first warm embrace of supple cashmere to that fourth artisan yarn bowl that rounded out your collection. No, this class isn't for you - it's for the friends you wish you could spend more time with, if only they would learn to make fine things with spun wool. Time to get them hooked. Starting February 2nd.

Here’s your first spring project. A lovely poncho that looks good over everything. Knit in the round from the top down and no sewing! You will learn simple increases and decreases, yarnovers for the lace details and how to read charts. The yarn is a blend of wool and cotton and knits up fast on size 10.5 needles.

Starts March 18th.  
Hey Ali! What's on your needles?
It’s not a secret; you’ll usually find a crochet hook in my hand.  But when the yarn is this pretty I couldn’t resist an opportunity to knit some socks.  This time I plan to use all of my meager knitting powers to knit two identical socks following the Very Vanilla free sock pattern from KBJ Designs.  There is an excellent chance you will find me at LambShoppe over the next few days working with this pattern.  You too can make these socks and we can be twinsies.
Let’s just say this yarn chose me when it jumped off of the drying rack as I was dyeing “GOLD” series of Road Trip Sock Yarn for my alter ego Herd Of Cats.  These fun colors saturate 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. You will see more of this series soon as each skein represents many of the local mines that produced ore near Denver.

Mark your calendars! It's official!
Our semi-annual sale is
February 16th - March 16th

Sweet sixteenth to the sixteenth!

We are about to have a sale that will rock your hand knit socks off! We are clearing out a lot of our stock to make some room for new exciting yarn in the near future. And that means huge savings for you!  We have been slowly stashing yarn away in the basement and we are busting at the seams with yarn that we need to get off our hands and into yours.  All our sale items will be 25%-75% off and discounts will be more and more with each passing day.
 
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