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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Topic: Shop News
mid October 2012
Countrywool News

October Shop Hours
SUNDAYS: 10am-4pm
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... 


Saturday, October 27,   12 - 2 pm:  
Crochet an African Flower.

NEW! Learn to crochet and make the prettiest of granny squares! The African Flower has become one of the most popular patterns out there, and guest teacher Wendy Wolosoff Hayes has created beautiful throws with these flowers. Her harmonic sense will delight you as you get to create with color on a quick and satisfying scale.  Price $25.00. Prepayment required.

      Materials needed:
  • 6 colors worsted weight yarn, about 30 yards each. Cascade 220 suggested (available for purchase)
  • #G crochet hook
  • clip marker
  • scissors


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. .
        Materials needed:
  • spinning wheel or drop spindle
  • 4 - 8 oz clean wool roving or top
  • 2 spinning wheels are available to rent for $20 by calling 828-4554. All items will be available for purchase: drop spindle: $25; wool roving: $8


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.

Have you checked out our page on  yet?
Don't forget...that is where you will hear of sales FIRST and get links to free patterns.

Happy Knitting and Spinning!

Claudia



Posted by countrywool at 7:22 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 7:28 AM EDT
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