Topic: Shop News
mid October 2012
October Shop Hours
MONDAYS and TUESDAYS: 10am-2pm
additional RHINEBECK WEEK HOURS:
Friday, October 19: 10-8
Saturday, October 20: 10-4
www.countrywool.com always has the hours listed
OR call for an anytime appointment
(518)828-4554 (leave a voice mail and I'll get back to you!)
O' dark thiry arrives here pretty early most rainy evenings, allowing me to pull out my knitting, and this October has had a surplus of them so far. I am knitting up a storm: felted footies; reversible cable scarf; lace knee sox, leaf cowl... and the stash still draws me to start yet ANOTHER project.
The cowl is an amazing creation working up overnight with
2 strands of Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Bulky or Lanaloft.
Stop in to pick up 2 skeins of it and get access to the pattern:
FOR SPINNERS: I have been hard at work carding up wonderfully soft and easy-to-spin colored rovings with Countrywool angora, dyed merino wool and natural local Cormo wool. This is a seasonal effort on my part (it takes 2 hours to card 8 ounces) and the bunnies produce only so much each year. These pretty creations do not stay on the shelves long, so get 'em while they're here!
Two classes are up and coming yet this month...
Sunday, October 28, 11-2 pm Spin A Yarn.
Ever wonder how it was done? Do you have sheep, alpacas, llamas, bunnies, sheep dogs or mohair goats in your life? Fashion yarn from their fur in a timeless fashion by hand on a drop spindle, or more quickly with a spinning wheel. No experience necessary to take this class! Handouts supplied. Call Columbia-Greene Community College (518)828-4181 to sign up. Price $36.00. .
RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
We still have 6 spots left!!!!!!!
Friday through Sunday, November 2-4: North Atlantic Knitting Techniques at Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY. Come and relax with a fabulous group of knitters while you learn a few new things and laugh a lot. $175 for the classes; $230 for your room and meals. Bring your friends and have a grand time in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains.