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Aug 17 / Beth Hanson

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!
Thankfully,
Karen

 

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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.
Karen

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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!
Karen

 

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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,
Karen

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