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Amazing Threads: Knit for YOU Challenge & Chill Chaser Event

New Year's Resolutions come and go.  Yes, I want to Lose weight.  WHO doesn't.  Yes, I want to do lots of things.  Every Monday I read Harvey MacKay in the Star Tribune.  Smart guy and lots of what he writes applies to life and not just business.  His article on Monday closed with "Make your life story a best seller." One of his many points had to do with putting fun and creativity into your life.  So I am resolved to laugh more, take more time for family and friends and be ok with taking time to sit and knit when I should be cleaning or working.  

Starting the New Year out right!  I AM KNITTING FOR ME! - ok a hat or 2 for Avery & McKinley are interspersed into my ME KNITTING FOR ME time. 
So here is a challenge - spend the next 30 days knitting for YOU! 
When you are done, send a photo your project (include pattern and yarn used) to  Enter as often as you wish. Each entry will be eligible to win a $25 Amazing Threads Gift Card. All projects (even if you don't finish) are due to us February 5, 2016. By entering you all us to publish your first name and project on our website and on Facebook. 
I will post projects and the winner in my February 9 newsletter and on Facebook.
Sunday, January 10:  12 - 4 pm
   Angel, staff, and our knitters have been working furiously to create new samples to chase the Minnesota Chill away! 
New samples inspire our creativity & there is no charge for looking. You might win a great door prize, too!
   Join us for treats & prizes!

Love these fabulous new scarf kits from Plymouth - so cute and easy.  The faces are finished and all you have to do is knit the scarf.  Fun knit and great for those kids in your life.  Yarnanimals are so fun
  This Vogue is a great issue with at least 4 patterns I could add to my queue!

Dream in Color January Dream Club is here and it is FABULOUS! 1 skein makes the kerchief and mitts
Jilly with Cashmere. A gorgeous blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. 440 yards.
Classes & KALs

January classes are underway and new KALs start this MONTH!

  Crochet Rib Cowl - 1 session class and you will be done before your know it - January 16 

Boot Toppers - 2 session class - January 14 & 21 6-8 pm

FREE Wedding Shawl KAL with Mary - 3 Wednesdays evenings: January 13, 20 & 27 - 6-8 pm
Downton Abbey Wedding Shawl  
As the last year in the series begins, knit the Downton Wedding Shawl with Mary.  Choose from lace or fingering weight yarn and small or larger size. Mary is knitting her shawl in Blue Heron Yarns Rayon Metallic (it has a hint of glitz) 

The Brides of Downton Abbey inspired the creation of this lace shawl. Each section of the sampler depicts a word of encouragement from the previous brides of Downton Abbey.

  So pretty - Join the KAL - 20% OFF Kits for KAL

Join Cori for Sweater Inspiration February 7: 12-3

New Products we love to KNIT!
 The race continues between Suzanne & Angel
Who will finish Capetastic FIRST!

   Angel in Mad Hatter OR

Suzanne in Aztec 
Freebies & Resources
Perfect of warding off the upcoming DEEP FREEZE:  Cozy Cable Cowl from Purl Soho - Scrumptious in Rowan Big Wool Silk (3 skeins) or Encore Mega (4 skeins) or Ella Rae Superwash Chunky (doubled=6 skeins)  - Nice drape and a quick knit on size 15 needles.

Boomerang Scarf - cute in Gina, Liberty Wool, or Kureyon
Lazy Hiker perfect out of my Baah stash!

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