In the shop we keep a basket full of small bits of yarn that we call 'bibs and bobs'. Some are large enough for a small item, most have only enough yardage to use as a contrast or a sample to practice a technique. This post is like that basket!My Sister Knits' Olympic ChallengeFor those of you who finished the Scelte Cowl, it's time to show us! You may bring it into the shop or email us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are eager to see your color combinations!We will put your names into a yarn bowl and draw one to win that yarn bowl plus a 20% off coupon for any one item in the shop. Please have your cowl or photo into the shop by 5pm Saturday, August 27th. We'll draw a name on Tuesday, August 30th and will notify you if you've won!Fearless KnittingBlocking!! Are you unsure of the ins and outs of this all-important finishing technique? You'll find out why it's so important, how easy it is, why there is stomping involved, and will leave this demonstration confident and eager to block your next project. You may even find yourself digging an almost finished WIP (Work In Progress) out of hibernation in your excitement to try out your new skill!The dates are Thursdays, August 25th and September 1st and Saturdays, August 27th and September 3rd. The time is from 11am to noon with knitting help offered from noon until 1pm. A cozy space under the eaves!We created a new spot for samples behind the Sock Wall upstairs to make it easy to find what you're looking for. It's a lovely cozy space; be sure to explore it the next time you're in the shop if you haven't found it already!Fun factDid you know that many sheep farmers use llamas to guard their flocks? Llamas will scare off predators, even kick them if necessary. They also can become attached to their sheep and take an interest in the lambs when they're born! Guard llamas, who knew?