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May 31 / Beth Hanson

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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Apr 10 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 4/10/19

A Note from Karen
My thanks to all of you for keeping Knitting Temptations such a busy shop! Your enthusiasm is both motivating & inspiring. It is our pleasure to assist you in solving problems and selecting purchases. We love to see your projects in process and completed. Please send us pictures or stop in the shop to share your work.
April is full of interesting skill building classes! In addition, the staff and I are bursting with ideas for our second Annual Summer KAL! We had a great time last year and want to carry this tradition into 2019. Details coming soon!
Most importantly, please mark your calendar for LYS Day on Saturday, April 27. Created by TNNA’s Yarn Group (The National Needlework Association), Local Yarn Store Day is an opportunity to celebrate fiber artists and to show support for small brick-and-mortar yarn shops. This year is the second annual LYS Day. We look forward to seeing you!
Be sure to read all the details below and mark your calendars.

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Mar 22 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 3/22/19

A Note From Karen
Dear Friends,
With longer days, the weather is beginning to catch up with the calendar. Soon Spring will arrive in central Ohio. In the meantime, Knitting Temptations will celebrate past experiences, launch exciting events and offer interesting classes for knitters and crocheters.
Here are some of the highlights:
  • April Fool’s Day will bring games, prizes & DISCOUNTS!
  • Navajo Intarsia, with our talented Michelle Hunter, is an opportunity to learn a fun technique and create a “show-stopper” shawl. Don’t let the name of the class scare you.
  • Kagan’s KAL knitters will celebrate the participation of all the “knitted triangles” with a reunion that includes special gifts.
  • LYS DAY, an event sponsored by The National Needlework Association, promotes local yarn shops and provides a day for shops to thank their fiber artists’ communities for their support of local yarn shops.
Be sure to read all the details below and mark your calendars.
We look forward to seeing you!


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Mar 9 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 3/9/2019

A Note From Karen

Dear Friends and Knitters,
Thank you for creating such a wonderful birthday for me! Your messages and cards made my day!
Yikes! Tonight we lose one hour of precious knitting time! My solution is to go to bed early and get up early to knit.
Although we open at 10am on March 16, it will be difficult to gain access to the shop until around 12:30pm. However, if you would like to watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade, it passes in front of the shop and you are more than welcome to watch from here.
May the luck of the Irish be with you,

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Feb 22 / Beth Hanson


A Note From Karen
One of our Friday Morning Knitters said, “This weather is as unpredictable as a teenager!” I’m sure most of us will agree. But, I’m confident Spring is coming to central Ohio! My poor soggy frozen pansies keep trying to poke their heads through the ground.
March brings opportunities to “March Forth” into spring. Jenny is teaching classes to knit hats and bunnies on double pointed needles. This skill opens the door to amigurumi creatures, preemie hats and other projects requiring work in small circumferences.
On March 4, we have a birthday party “skein swap” paired with an opportunity to fill boxes for those in need. We suggest toiletries, such as shampoo, soap, diapers and tooth paste, or socks, hats, mittens and scarves. Please make certain that all items are unopened, new purchases and not past expiration dates.
April opens with a fresh, KAL from Knit Purl Hunter. Michelle’s design, Cable Channel, is a stylish pillow featuring an original cable pattern. Hikoo’s Kenzie is her yarn of choice. Knitters can select from 30 rich colors and coordinate their yarn with beautiful buttons selected especially for Michelle’s project.
Finally, April 1 will bring surprises and gifts to our customers. Stayed tuned!


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Feb 9 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 2/9/2019

A Note From Karen

It’s party time! We have several upcoming events in which we are going to celebrate our knitting successes. It would be great if you joined us! On February 11, we will celebrate the end of our 2018 Passport to the Holidays program. March 4, we will celebrate, well, me! We have fun plans to share with you that day. April 18, we will have a Kagan’s Quilt reunion. It will be fun to see everyone’s quilt, finished or not.
Call (614.734.0618) or email ( if you plan to attend.
Let’s get the parties started!
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Jan 26 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 1/26/19

A Note From Karen
As you wrap up your 2018 projects, look forward to our venture into European knitting techniques in 2019. Future classes will include journeys to the British Isles, Lativia, Sweden and other Scandinavian countries.
But, before we “take off” abroad, kick off Super Bowl Sunday by joining us for an Open Knit from 2-5pm on Sunday, February 3.
2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year full of possibilities for our friends!
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Jan 11 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 1/11/19

A Note From Karen
Guided by your input and suggestions for classes, several of our staff met last weekend to develop new and interesting programs for 2019. You can look forward to “Technique of the Month.” The first Saturday of each month, we will teach the basic skills to knit a project. Later in the month, the newly learned skill will be featured in a more advanced project.
On Saturday, February 2, from 9-11am, I will teach Intro to Cables. We will make a simple cup cozy for your favorite water bottle or for your coffee shop cup.
The word of the month is CABLES!

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