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Jul 24 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits July 24, 2020

Dear Friends,

The Knitting Temptations staff is hard at work to deliver the best of our shop to you! Although the size of our shop is shrinking, our imaginations continue to flourish!

Casapinka’s latest venture, “The Sharon Show” Summer MKAL, created the opportunity for us to play with colors! We had a great time! In our ecommerce shop you will find more than 25 kits we have assembled. My thanks to Barb, Becky, Beth, Deb, Linda, Jen and Kristen for all their ideas and work putting this project together.

We want to remind you of projects you saw previously in Tempting Tidbits. Today, you will find the “Darn Knit Stripe It” cowl included in this newsletter. It is a quick knit and uses just one skein of the magically striping Uneek Worsted. It is such fun to watch the colors evolve. We will continue to include more gifting projects. In addition to our many “tried and true” projects, we are testing patterns and yarns to share with you over the coming weeks.

In closing, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the dear notes, emails, texts and in-person messages that I have received over the past weeks. You make this transition much easier. I am truly blessed to have your support.

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Apr 24 / Beth Hanson

Casapinka Promotion and Zoom Meeting

LYS Day was scheduled for Saturday, April 25…..
Because of the Coronavirus, LYS Day has been moved to September. However, Casapinka is generously making her beautiful shawl pattern, Breathe and Hope, available to Local Yarn Shops at no cost with purchase of yarn! The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn (800 yards), 1 skein Variegated and 1 skein Solid.
Casapinka is giving us the code and Karen is offering 15% off her beautiful selection of fingering weight yarn.

  1. Select your yarn for shipping or curbside pickup.
  2. Karen will provide a code for your free Breathe and Hope pattern. Do Not Delay!! This coupon must be used no later than 11:59 pm on April 26.  
  3. Fingering weight yarns that we might suggest: Baah La Jolla, Baah New York, Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, June Cashmere Fingering, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Lorna’s Laces Solemate, Manos del Uruguay Allegria, Spud and Chloe Fine, Urth Gradient Kit, Urth Harvest, and Urth Uneek Fingering. Check out the yarns here.

But, there is more!! Karen invites you to join her in a ZOOM event with Baah Yarns. Baah owner, Mira Cole, is hosting this “behind the scenes” party. She will share her ideas for Casapinka’s Breathe and Hope shawl and make Baah’s entire selection of fingering weight available for your purchase. To ensure our customers receive the 15% discount and free pattern, all orders will be processed through Knitting Temptations and may be picked up at the shop or shipped.

We are extremely excited about this unique opportunity and hope you will join Karen and Baah at 4pm tomorrow.

Here is the information from Baah:
Topic: Shop with Knitting Temptations at the Baah House

Time: Apr 25, 2020 4:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 7762 9902

Password: baahhouse

Mar 13 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 3/11/20

A Note From Karen

Dear Makers,
It is with heartfelt gratitude that I say thank you for all the birthday wishes!  So far, March is roaring – Sweater Camp began today, Building Blocks registration is open, Carolyn is teaching a Beginning Sock Class, and Becky is teaching a cast-on technique class, as well as the heavenly Yann cowl. Andrea Wong will return to teach her Portuguese-style knitting class. We are so excited that Mandy Root-Thompson will be here to teach a hands-on class about color theory. March may be roaring – but we have no expectation that April will come in like a lamb! We are making preparations for Local Yarn Store Day (Saturday, April 25). This is such a fun time celebrating customers who come into our brick and mortar store. Robin Richey and her Yarnbyrds truck are landing in the Knitting Temptations’ parking lot for LYS day. Look for sales, gifts and raffles from both Yarnbyrds and Knitting Temptations! 

All the best,Karen

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Feb 25 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 2/25/20

A Note From Karen
Dear Makers,
You are keeping Knitting Temptations a busy place! We are so pleased that many of you are participating in Sweater Camp I. Since we are starting on March 11, I encourage anyone who is interested to call the shop ASAP. Registration will close on Saturday, February 29.
For newer knitters or those who want to learn the new techniques, I suggest the Building Blocks! I am so excited that Carolyn, Becky and Beth are teaching this wonderful skill-building class designed by Michelle Hunter. In addition to increasing your knitting knowledge, you will expand your circle of knitting friends. 
We have several new classes on the schedule. Becky will teach Yann, an elegant cowl using a light fingering weight yarn and mohair. It is stunning!  
Are you stumped when trying to select colors that will work together in a project? Well then, Kaleidoscope of Color is the class for you. Mandy Thompson, a medical illustrator and instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design will lead a “hands-on” class.  You will have the opportunity to wander about the shop selecting colors and determining why they work together or fight with each other.
Please read more to find all the details for these exciting opportunities,Karen
PS – This beautiful shawl was knitted by our friend, Susan. Isn’t it amazing?

Feb 11 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 2/11/2020

A Note From Karen

Dear Makers,

Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many ways to knit? There is no “wrong” way! Each knitter has a unique way of pulling yarn through hoops. However, there are different knitting methods! A particular method may be useful in a project, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the best way for every project! Plus, your hands might need a change! I encourage knitters to learn multiple methods!Earlier this month, Andrea Wong taught Portuguese-Style Knitting. This class was well attended and students loved her teaching style. If you missed this class, please let us know. We will check Andrea’s availability for repeating the session. In the near future, Andrea will be teaching Portuguese Knitting in Colorwork – a technique that you don’t want to miss. In addition, we scheduled a Continental Knitting class. It will be held on March 7 from 1-3pm and I will be the instructor. 

In the meantime, read further to find more opportunities. Enjoy your knitting!


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Jan 29 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 1/28/20

A Note From Karen
As promised, Knitting Temptations continues to add exciting new opportunities to our 2020 calendar! While the Ohio winter slugs its way to spring, we will help you focus on new skills, techniques and projects. 

Last week, we introduced our first Gift Along (GAL) project. Twistmas,” by Espace Tricot, is a quick and easy hat pattern to jump start the additions to your GAL trunk of gifts.

Upcoming opportunities include a “hands-on” color workshop with Mandy Root-Thompson and the first Knitting Temptations’ 12-week Sweater Camp.

Please continue to forward you suggestions. Knitting Temptations welcomes your input!


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Jan 29 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 1/14/20

We listened to your suggestions and are taking action! The Knitting Temptations staff gathered to formulate more plans for 2020. As I heard idea after idea, I wasn’t surprised by their ingenuity and creativity, but excited and thankful for the staff’s enthusiastic dedication to enhance your making experiences.
For example, we will launch a sweater KAL that includes a special twist, new visiting teachers will share their expertise and talents, and, we are starting a new program, GAL! Continue reading for more details.

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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!