Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!! 2013 for The Taming of the Ewe!

Hello, Everyone!!

Well, 2012 is quickly winding down, and 2013 is knocking at the door!!  Since my last blog post, we have VERY BUSY at the Ewe, and points beyond!!  We had Santa join us for 1st Friday in December, and we also had classes ongoing, along with holiday shopping.  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday, and have enjoyed the festivities of the holidays.  We wish you all the best in the coming New Year, and 2013 looks to be an excing one at the Ewe!!

SPECIAL CLASS--We would loved to invite you to our first BOOK Signing and SPECIAL CLASS scheduled for January 4th and 5th.  Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, designer and author of "Reflections and Poems", is scheduled for these special events, and we are VERY EXCITED to have her come to Gadsden!!! This special event is open to all, but the class limit is 15, so please sign up for this class soon!! Cost is $50, and this includes the book and the class!! It is a great deal, and a wonderful opportunity. For more details, please call us at 256.546.9090.

BOLO--New calendars are on the way for 2013!! We have some exciting classes planned for 2013, and a few changes to our schedules for 2013.  Please come by, and pick up the new quarterly schedule after Jan. 2!!

NOTICE--We will be closed Jan. 1st for the New Year's holiday, but will reopen on Jan. 2nd.  We look forward to seeing you in the new year, and want to remind you that January is "Knit Something for Yourself" month.  This is a nice way to reward yourself after your hard work on all those lovely, handmade gifts for the holidays.  We have some wonderful wool yarns in for these cold winter days ahead, and plenty of patterns to choose from to make.

Well, wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and see you in 2013!!  I should be back on a regular schedule for the year now, and look forward to seeing you all, and would love to hear from you!!

I remain as always,
Your Roving Yarn Wench
Becky : )

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to You from The Ewe

Hello, Everyone!!

Well, it is Nov. 20, and Thanksgiving is just 2 days away!! For our shoppers, Black Friday is coming in 3 days!!  Remember, comfotable shoes are essential, and please stay safe during the holiday shopping season!!  Each and every one of you are special, and we hope for the best for each of you for the holiday season!!

Tonight is "Knit Night" in Gadsden, from 5p.m. to 8 p.m., and we hope you can take some time to join us before you get caught up in the rush of the Thanksgiving feast preparations.  You can enjoy a nice break with Pat and the other folks tonight at the Ewe.  We will be open our regular hours on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 22.  We will re-open on Friday, Nov 23, 10 a.m. to    5 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you start your holiday shopping with us!!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving,
I remain your Roving Yarn Wench,

Friday, November 16, 2012

The EWe's Christmas Open House in Gadsden Nove. 17

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Hello, Everyone!!

Today, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, is the Christmas Open House for downtown Gadsden, and The Taming of the Ewe Yarn Shop is participating in our first open house in Gadsden.  We want to invite everyone to come visit us, knit or crochet awhile, amd check out our specials, and our decorations.  The holiday season draws near, and we know it is a good time for purchasing yarn to make those lovely winter sweaters, scarves, and hats.  We look forward to seeing all of you during the holidays!!

FYI--The Ewe will be open on the FRIDAY after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, and we are also open on Nov. 24, during the Alabama vs. Auburn football game.  Nov. 24 is also Small Business Saturday, and it is a great opportunity to not only shop locally, but it shows your support of businesses like The Taming of the Ewe.  We welcome everyone as we start the Christmas season. 

We have received a shipment of new yarn, and we are also continuing classes throughout each week.  Bring a friend, and spend some time with us, and we also want each of you to bring in your friends who would enjoy taking up a new hobby.  This may give you a chance to get something special for your friends, or yourself, and open up new opportunities to promote our love of fiber arts.  This can give a new meaning to "adding fiber to your diet!!"

Well, as your Roving Yarn Wench, I am off again to new adventures with yarn.
Happy knitting and crocheting, and we look forward to seeing you very soon at the Ewe!!

Wishing everyone a great weekend,
Becky : )

Friday, November 02, 2012

November 2 is First Friday at the EWE!!

Hello, Everyone!!

Well, this has been a busy week in so many ways!!  Our thoughts are with all of those whose lives have been touched by Hurricane Sandy, and we hope that there will be lots of progress made toward getting life back to normal as soon as possible!  Please keep the victims, first responders, and everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers.

I am a day ( plus or minus) late wishing everyone a "Happy Halloween!", but hope it was full of fun for everyone, with more treats than tricks!! : )  Now, we are in November, and it looks like a very busy month!!
Nov. 2nd is First Friday in downtown Gadsden, and we will be open until 9 p.m., so please come join us!! 

Also, on Oct. 31, Detta, Lead Yarn Wench at the Taming of the Ewe, was a Lovely Yarn Wench for the day!!  Her parrot, "redheart Wooly" was by her side for the day.  Check out the photos on our Facebook page to check Detta out!! She is looking "smokin' hot!!"

HOT ITEM OF THE WEEK--We are running a "hot" special of the week.  Come by the shop for details, and for the winter months, we will have "hot items of the week" to replace the "cool item of the week."  Temperatures change, and so do our features!! Stay tuned for more updates!

Well, it is late, and we are going to be busy.  We look forward to seeing all of you, and hope that you can come visit for a little while at the Ewe.  We know the holidays are coming, but this is the perfect time to start that "Secret Santa" project, finish any last minute gifts, or pick up a gift or gift certificates!! We are expecting an exciting winter season, and you part of our joy!! 

Have a great day, wonderful weekend, and see you at the EWE!!

I remain as always,
Your Roving Yarn Wench
Becky : )


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

EWE News for Oct. 23, 2012

Good afternoon, Everyone!!

Your Roving Yarn Wench is posting a little earlier today, and is back on track with updates.  I have missed being online to update, but we all hit busy spots, and the past three weeks have been VERY BUSY!! So much to tell with so little time to tell it, but now we are back in the "swing of things", and can keep posts current again.  This way you don't have to miss out on any of the latest EWE News.

TUESDAY "SPECIAL EVENT!"--Tonight is usually "Knit Night" at the Taming of the Ewe, but we have change in venue for this evening.  Hicks Shoes on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden is hosting a FASHION SHOW from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, October 23.  Fashion and Shoes!! That is just the perfect combination of events, don't you know!!  The Taming of the Ewe will be attending the show, and we would love to invite all of you to this special event.  It will be a fun and exciting evening for all.  See you there!!

BOLO--Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Taming of the Ewe will be participating in the DGI Halloween events for the fall.  More details will be posted tomorrow, but please feel free Saturday to come out and "Trick or Treat" with us!!  We promise TREATS!!

UPDATE--We will have calendars/class schedules available Oct. 24.  Please come by to pick up a copy if you have not picked one up from us.  These schedules are good until the end of 2012, and list several opportunities to work on some last minute holiday gifts, or settle in for the a fun winter's knit, or crochet!!  We will have the 2013 Class Schedules available in December, and we are looking forward to an even more exciting, and event filled year for 2013!! 

Well, this is a "quickie" update as I have several projects to get back to, but I wanted to wish all of you a lovely day, and hope you have a wonderful evening!

I remain your Roving Yarn Wend,
Becky : )

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Busy Sheep at the Ewe!!

Hello, Everyone!!

Sorry I have been away from the Blog, but these are busy autumn days at the Ewe!!  We have picked up quite a few new knitters and crocheters, and have several classes that have been well attended.  We have also seen quite a few of our familiar friends who come by to share time and see what's new at the Ewe.  We hope to see you soon, and I will try to take a moment more often to let you know what's going on, and how much we enjoy seeing our friends!!

UPDATE--"Socktober" has gotten off on the right foot, or left, depending on which sock you are working on right now!!  Our sock classes on Saturday are in full swing, and we hope everyone is having a great time with this project.  We are also on our second "Building Block" for that course, and this class has been well received.  If you didn't get to start with "Building Blocks", we will have a new session starting in January.  So, stay tuned for more details.

CALENDARS--For those of you who like the "hard copy" calendar, we have a class schedule available at the Ewe.  This calenar lists majority of the classes, and runs through December 2012.  The NEW quarterly calendar will be available in December for January-March 2013.  We have some exciting things for the rest of the year, and even more for next year!!  Come see us, and pick up your copy today!!

COOL ITEM OF THE WEEK--"comin' Up Flowers!"  This item is really "Smokin' Hot!!"  This yarn is one of the most creative and fun yarns we have in the shop.  Every scarf or mobius turns into a beautiful bouquet of flowers that you can give someone, or make for yourself.  The flowers come in a variety of colors, from Wildflowers to Asters.  These "bouquets" are available for $14.95, and require no planting, watering, or weeding!!  They can make excellent Christmas gifts, or any a gift "just because."  You will fall in love with these flowers, and want more!! Come in and check them out today!!  A photo will be posted here and on Facebook soon of this product, and you will see why it is the "Cool Item of the Week!"

Well, I have a lot more to catch you up on, but I need to get my flock moving to accomplish the rest of today's business!  Take care, and be good to yourselves!!  Keep on knittin' and crochetin'!! 

I remain as always,
Your Roving Yarn Wench,
Becky : )

Monday, September 24, 2012

Back in Action at The Ewe!

Hello, Everyone!!

Your "Roving Reporter" has returned from her travels, and has missed you all!!  My vacation was great, and I was able to use the time finishing several projects that had been patiently awaiting my return to finish them projects.  Of course, I started three more upon completion, but I find this is what we all do!! ; )

UPDATE--The "Building Blocks" and Sweater classes have been very successful!! We are glad to see all of the the folks that have turned out for these classes, and hope you all will come in to start "Socktober" with us.  Now is the time to start working on those socks for the chilly days ahead.
Also, check us out on Facebook!!

"Knit & Perk"--No, this is not an error--it is to announce the MONDAY KNIT NIGHT in Jacksonville at JAVA JOLT!!  This is just a fun night for knitting and crocheting, and of course, COFFEE!  Also decaf coffee, or tea.  For those folks who live in Calhoun County and miss us on the Square, we can visit and catch up at Java Jolt.  We will be doing this every Monday night, from 5 p.m to 8 p.m., and hope you will join us!!

COOL ITEM OF THE WEEK--We are pleased to announce the arrival of a really cool yarn called "COming Up Flowers."  This is a fabulous yarn that can be knitted on a size 11 Hiya Hiya needle, or a 13 if you like.  The flowers literally "pop up" as you knit the piece.  We have 3 lovely "bunches" in at this time, and it just makes a beautiful piece.  The yarn retails for $14.95, and is so well worth it!!  Stop in the Ewe this week, and try out our sample knit.  Bonus tip:   these "flowers" are POLLEN FREE!! : )
**ATTENTION--This is also this week's  "Lunch & Learn" project for Thursday, Sept. 27.  Y'all come!!

Well, this is a short update after a long absence, but thereseveral things to tell you over the next few days.  September is quickly coming to an end, and we look forward to seeing you all more often as you work on your winter projects.  We will have more news and updates over the coming weeks, and look forward to see you soon!  Hav a great day, and beautiful evening.

I remain, as always,
Your Roving Reporter,
Becky : )

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ewe News and Updates

Hi, Everyone!!

Welcome to Tuesday morning!! There are several things to tell you about that are happening and new at the Ewe!!  September is flying by, and we know fall means getting into those new knitting and crocheting projects that you will want to give as gifts to others, and of course new and fun things you can use yourself!!

UPDATE--Monday nights are going to be "Java Jolt" knit nights in Jacksonville!!  I willl be updating you with times, or you can always call us at (256) 546-9090, for times.  This may be a perfect fit for those who are closer to Jacksonville, or you would like a little different venue for knit night.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

SWEATER WEATHER--The September Sweater class is off and running!! We are excited to tell you that we will be opening another sectionf of this class for Tuesdays.  I will have times for this later today, so stay tuned!!

BUILDING BLOCKS IS BUILDING UP--The two classes for the "Building Blocks" is also doing very well!! We have had wonderful responses to our first block class, and we are looking forward to the next one!  We hope everyone is enjoying the classes, and we look forward to more great classes with you all, and tell your friends, too!!

"TWO THUMBS UP"==Pat and Detta are receiving great kudos among those who are taking the classes with them!!  These two lovely ladies of the Ewe are working hard at making your experiences rewarding and fulfilling when you come to the Ewe.  Just wanted to take a minute to say "GREAT JOB!!" If you are taking classes with them, they love teaching, and we hope you will want to share the good times with your friends who would love to learn a new needle skill, or work on a knitting or crocheting project that they have wanted to do.

REMINDER--Tuesday is KNIT NIGHT at the Ewe!! We look forward to seeing you there tonight!!

Well, I am off and running. Many things to do and see, but most of all, looking forward to seeing all of you at the EWE! 
Have a great day!!

Your Roving Yarn Wench.
Becky : )

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Thursday Daylight Update!

Hello, Everyone!!

I guess that "hello" is my daytime greeting. : )   Now that is after 12:00 p.m., and I have had plenty of coffee, I can provide you with more deatils about today and tomorrow's events!

UPDATE--SUSAN HOPE!! Susan is the lovely yarn rep that will be visiting with us at The Taming of the Ewe on FRIDAY, SEPT. 7th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  She is the representative for Aurora and Shaeffer yarns, and this is a Cash & Carry event!! Please come by and meet Susan, add to your yarn stash, and have a great time with us!!

BOLO--Today marks the first day of the new Building Blocks class.  It starts at 1:00 p.m. today, and we are looking forward to hearing some wonderful reports about this class.  We will "repeat" the class on Saturday, so if you work during the week, come join us on Saturday.  Same great class, different day!! We will keep you posted on the progress of this project.

REMINDER--This Saturday also marks the FIRST day of our FALL SWEATER CLASSEsS!!  This should prove to be a lot of fun, and quite handy for those cooler days of fall that we know are coming soon!  The classes are spread out over the next three (3) Saturdays in September, so be sure to join us!! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Well, your roving yarn wench must start roving again (not that I ever stop!)   : )
Wishing you all a wonderful afternoon, and a beautiful evening,
I remain,
Your Roving Yarn Wench : )

Thursday Thoughts and 1st Friday is on its way!

Hi, Everyone!!

It is early Thursday (very early!), and we are looking forward to today's "Lunch and Learn" class, and (drum roll, please!), the new Building Blocks Class!! This is the first of a 12 part class that will prove to be a fun and innovative project for anyone interested in expanding their new knitting skills.  If you can't make the Thursday 1:00 p.m. class, that's cool...we have another session of the same class schedule for Saturday.  If you have any questions, please call the Ewe at (256) 546-9090, or email us at   We look forward to seeing you.

A BIG THANKYOU!!--I would like to say "thank you" to all of you who are starting to follow the blog from the Ewe.  We appreciate the interest in what's new with the Ewe, and we are working hard to let you all know of upcoming classes, events, sales, and more!!  Again, thank you!! : )

1st FRIDAY ALERT!!--Sept. 7th marks First Friday, and we are looking forward to seeing you!  We are open EXTENDED HOURS, and we welcome you to come by and spend some time with us at the Ewe!  1st Fridays are always exciting, and offer a bit of fun for everyone. So, make sure you come by and join in the fun!!

COOL ITEM OF THE WEEK--We have a lovely yarn rep coming to the Ewe also on this Friday.  She will be on hand with a "Cash & Carry", which is always a great opportunity to see what's new and what's on special!!  Make sure to join us, and I will have the time posted later today.

Wishing everyone a great day!!
I remain,
Your Roving Yarn Wench