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Dec 20 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 12/20/2019

A Note From Karen
Dear Friends,
As with every year, in 2019 we were successful in reaching some goals and not as fortunate with others. However, we hopefully learn from all experiences.
Now, we plan a comprehensive calendar for 2020! The Knitting Temptations’ staff is brainstorming to create classes and programs which welcome new knitters and crocheters into our community, enable fiber artists who want to maintain their creative talents and challenge those students who are ready to advance their skills.
Please keep watch for new classes to appear on our calendar. Never hesitate to request a class or event. Your ideas help us build our ability to meet your needs and expectations!
I’m thankful for each and every one of you. Because of the talented and supportive staff at Knitting Temptations and you, our customers, I love my work.
I hope you have a peaceful and joyful holiday. We look forward to working with you in the new year!
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Nov 18 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 11/14/19

A Note From Karen
The last few weeks have flown by! We had an amazing time and are so grateful for the excellent teaching of Beth Brown Reinsel. Check out her website at to see her beautiful patterns.
Vogue Knitting Live! What a fun weekend! We introduced VKL participants to a taste of our shop and reconnected with friends.
Many thanks to students, fans and customers who attended our celebration of Michelle and her Knit Along history. We had a wonderful time and managed to give her a few surprises!
Now, we move to the holiday season – one of my favorite times of the year! We have classes, events and times to relax, stitch and enjoy friends.
But first, I want our customers to know that in this season of thankfulness, I am reminded how grateful I am for each and every one of you.

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Sep 20 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 9/20/19


A Note From Karen
Fall is a great time for learning! Children are back in school, college students are (hopefully) attending their classes and now it is time for you!
We have an array of new classes, visiting teachers and fantastic yarns!
  • Michelle Hunter’s final KAL is quickly approaching. Be sure to select your yarn as soon as possible!
  • Beth Brown Reinsel’s classes are filling quickly. Please call the shop if you want to attend any class or the entire weekend.
  • Linda has many holiday project classes scheduled.
  • Becky is teaching technique classes as well as a fun mitten class.
  • Kristen and Jenny are teaching again!
  • Vogue Knitting Live Columbus promises to be a spectacular event in early November. Check Vogue Knitting Live for all the information!
All the details are included in this newsletter.
Hoping to see you soon!


Aug 17 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 8/17/19

A Note From Karen
To all of you who visited us during the 2019 I-75 Yarn Crawl, thank you!
It was such fun to welcome so many fiber artists and learn about your interests! We hope that you enjoyed your time at Knitting Temptations and look forward to seeing you soon!
I love this time of year – football, colorful leaves, holiday planning and new patterns, yarns, colors, classes and resolutions for skill building. This fall, I will develop my crochet skills! We have a full array of classes scheduled and many more in the planning stages. Please keep a lookout for all the exciting opportunities.

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Photo: Our first customers of the 2019 I-75 Yarn Crawl – all the way from West Virginia – ready and waiting for us when the doors opened!
Jul 26 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 7/26/19

A Note From Karen
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 27, from 1-3pm our Knit for the Love group will focus on creating “Knitted Knockers.” We will welcome Beth Good and several of her companions. Beth and her friends are breast cancer survivors. Not only will these women guide tomorrow’s group in knitting the “Knockers”, but they will share some of the details of their journeys. Knitting Temptations is honored by their generosity and look forward to seeing many knitters meet them. Please join us for this unique opportunity!
In addition, please plan to join the “I-75 Crawlers”, as they veer off the highway to the east and visit the wonderful shops in central Ohio. Each shop has special gifts, prizes and events to make stopping worth your time. In addition, Knitting Temptations has special pricing of a wide variety of yarns, including Amano, Malabrigo, MadelineTosh, Manos and as promised, a trunk show! This time, Lorna’s Laces has sent a lovely selection of models and a variety of their most popular yarn bases in stunning colors!
Be sure to visit Knitting Temptations!


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Jul 8 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 7/8/19

A Note From Karen
We hope you are enjoying your summer! The gardens are in full bloom with stunning colors!
Knitting Temptations is well stocked with yarns in beautiful colors to match the season. We have great ideas for small projects to keep your hands busy while on your travels or relaxing in the shade.
I’ve just finished a large project and I’m so excited to sit back, relax and work on my Magical Thinking pullover shawl.
Hope to see you soon!

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Jun 24 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 6/24/19

This summer the shop is filled with creativity! Knitters and crocheters are using beautiful yarns in unique color combinations to learn new techniques and create stunning projects.
Linda, Barb and I just returned from the “needlework market” in Cleveland! We found new guest teachers, yarns and projects. It was a fantastic day! Keep watch as our plans develop.
We look forward to your visit during the Yarn Crawl which begins August 2. We have gifts, prizes and special packages for all. Plan a respite in our spacious class room. Light snacks and water will be provided.
It’s a busy time at Knitting Temptations and we hope to share the fun with you.


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May 31 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 5/31/19

A Note From Karen
Those of us who knit and crochet know the many benefits we receive from the crafts we love. However, there is much more to this story.
After reading the article, In Mindful Knitting, It’s the Journey, Not the Scarf, in the Wall Street Journal, I began digging deeper and discovered quite a few references to studies conducted to evaluate the effects of crafting activities.
A very brief synopsis of this research indicates that those of us who practice crafts are likely to be more successful in smoking cessation, weight loss, managing stress, eating disorders and other serious health issues. Most interesting is that if these activities occur in social settings, they may delay the onset of memory loss.
Listed below, you will find several links to the research:


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May 18 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 5/18/19

A Note From Karen
In celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the Memorial Tournament and to recognize the amazing work done at Children’s Hospital, Knitting Temptations will donate 4.3% of all yarn sales between Monday, May 20 and Saturday, June 1, to the foundation of the hospital. We will include online orders, as well as in-store purchases. This contribution will be in honor of the many customers who support our LYS. We want to thank you with a meaningful gift to our community.
Be sure to read further in Tempting Tidbits to discover many opportunities available to increase your skills and support an outstanding medical institution in central Ohio.



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May 1 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 5/1/2019

A Note From Karen

Dear Friends,
I am truly humbled and filled with gratitude to everyone who supported our shop this past Saturday. We had so much fun celebrating LYS Day with our wonderful customers. Thank you to those folks who weren’t available to visit on Saturday, but express their support in many other ways. Knitting Temptations has a community filled with talented and amazing fiber artists!
We are already brainstorming LYS Day 2020 and welcome your suggestions!


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