News from Double Ewe - February 2010

In This Issue

  • Double Ewe Rewards Program Change
  • February – March Classes
  • New Stuff In The Shop
  • Free Pattern – Two Felted Bowls

Double Ewe Rewards Program Change

If you’ve been to the shop in the last couple of weeks, this is old news to you…just skip on to the next section. If not, read on:

Ever since Double Ewe opened, I’ve offered a “Rewards Program”. In a nutshell, for every $250 spent on merchandise and class fees, you earn a 25% discount*. What a deal! First, I want to make sure you understand that “the deal” is not changing. What is changing, however, is that I’m no longer going to be able to keep track of your totals, and we’re going to a “Receipts/Envelope” system. Here’s how it’s going to work:

  1. You’ll be given an envelope in which to keep your receipts, and on the outside of the envelope, there is a place to tally your purchases. The next time you make a purchase at the shop, I’ll record your balance from your card, so you’re not losing anything. There will also be a “start date” on your envelope, and any receipts you may have at home prior to that start date cannot be added to your tally (because they’re already included in your balance from previous purchases). Also, if you have unused discounts coming, don’t worry, they aren’t going away – you can still use them whenever you like. I want to stress: nothing about the rewards are changing, and you will not lose any unused discounts.
  2. When your total reaches $250, bring me your envelope and your receipts, and you’ll receive your 25% discount.

So, that’s the scoop. Still the same great deal, but it’s your job to track it. I hope you understand.

*The small print:
The $250 you spend can include all regularly priced merchandise and class fees. Just record the total on your receipt, including sales tax.
The 25% off discount can be used on your entire purchase of patterns, books, needles & yarn on one day. The discount cannot be used on class fees, handspun, swifts, ball winders, or looms. Sorry.

February – March Classes

We’ve got some fun new classes to offer as well as some old favorites. Please click here for the details and pictures, but the lineup includes:

  • Mitered Squares
  • Crochet Workshop
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Tunisian Crochet
  • A Lovely Cowl: Smoke Ring with Lace Edging
  • Socks on DPN’s
  • Cables with an Owl Cup Cozy
  • Bebop Scarf by Miss T
  • Crochet 101
  • Continental Knitting
  • Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Note: We may be adding one or two more classes in March. Ann is expecting a new grandson (yay!), and her schedule is a bit up in the air right now. Watch the website for updates.

New Stuff – Yarn & Goodies

Fortissima Socka Colori 1776 American Flag Fair Isle: Just in time for the Olympics (and the 4th of July will be here sooner than you think). It’s printed to make red and white stripes alternating with a field of blue and white stars. Very cool. Consider it for patriot socks, or maybe a baby hat or sweater.

Musique from Crystal palace Yarns – very soft, kind of chunky, thick & thin. This blend of acrylic/wool/cotton is beautiful for winter accessories, and it creates a very interesting texture when felted along with another wool.

Nubbles from Crystal Palace Yarns – If you want bumpy, wooly texture, this is the yarn for you. Great when knitted alone, or combine it with another yarn in a bag, on the cuff of mittens, or even in garments. Mostly wool, this yarn is a great choice for adding interesting effects to a felted project.

100% Cashmere from Jojoland – Finally, we’ve got some 100% cashmere! Luxuriously soft with generous yardage (400 yards), in what I consider a heavy lace/light fingering weight.

Bamboo from South West Trading Company – Cool, silky soft with wonderful drape, this one is made by processing the bamboo grass stalk and combing the fiber strands from the actual plant itself, this yarn is 100% bamboo, nothing else.

Inspiration from South West Trading Company – A blend of alpaca & soysilk in a DK weight. This would be especially pretty for a lacey cowl or scarf, or maybe some feminine wrist warmers.

Therapi from South West Trading Company - This is an interesting yarn I just can’t quite wrap my head around. It’s a blend of Bowlder (Jadeite) Fiber, wool, and silk. Yes, that’s Jadeite, as in the rock. Hmmm. Not sure how that’s done. One thing I DO know, is that the yarn has a lovely sheen…it almost glows on the shelf.

Stitch Markers in a Dumpling Case – Oh my gosh. These are so cute! My first order disappeared in three days, but more should be here any day. The Dumpling Cases come in beautiful, assorted brocades and each Dumpling Case is filled with 6 yarn ball stitch markers. Just squeeze your dumpling case to open it and when you release the case it closes effortlessly.

Knit Happy Stuff – The idea behind Knit Happy is to have things that remind us we’d rather be knitting. And they’re so cute! I’ve got coffee cups, sticky note holders, idea notebooks, as well as a variety of project bags. And they’re so Cute!

Free Pattern: Two Felted Bowls

I thought it would be fun to include a simple pattern for two of felted bowls. For pictures of the bowls, please visit our website here. These would be cute for Valentine’s Day, knit in red or pink, filled with some chocolate treats (wrapped, of course). Quick to knit, you can make them in an evening.

Click here for complete pattern.

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