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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Topic: Shop News

September 2012
Countrywool News


September and October EXPANDED Shop Hours
SUNDAYS: 10am-4pm
MONDAYS and TUESDAYS: 10am-2pm

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!)
 

The crickets are slowing down a tad around Countrywool, deer have GORGEOUS new antlers and families of turkeys stroll down the driveway and around the shop every day. Life in the country has marked summer's passage into fall. Back to school and back to knitting. Cool evenings sprinkled in with late summer's heat and humidity gets the knitter in me motivated!


Have you checked out our page on 
yet?
Don't forget...that is where you will hear weekly sales FIRST.
There are 3 special deals going on right now:

Our NEW all natural shampoo bars ...normally $7.00 but with an introductory price of $2.50 if you say the magic words:
"Shampoo in a bar?"

Baby hooded sweater pattern FREE on Ravelry and 25% off the BABY ULL for it (yarns in stock only) if you show up with a copy of that pattern.

Adult hooded cardigan pattern FREE on Ravelry and 25% off the Peace Fleece or Lamb's Pride Bulky for it (yarns in stock only) if you show up with a copy of that pattern.

   

The November Knitting Retreat at Winter Clove Inn is filling up. We still have 8 spots open, so ponder what you'd like to be doing the first week of November and take a look at the projects lined up. If you love stranded knitting and color in your hands, you will LOVE the small projects for this retreat. They would make wonderful gifts for anyone.  Check them out by clicking on the picture below.



NEW IN THE SHOP:
Shampoo Bars - Citrus
6 News Soaps!
   Goats Milk  based ORANGE CLOVEBUD, LAVENDER,
                                   MEDITERRANEAN, HEATHER, BERGAMOT
And, the ever popular SWEET ANNIE

KNITTING GROUP ON SUNDAYS is back! We have to meet later since so many new classes are scheduled, but put your Sunday dinner in a crockpot and come on over.
2 - 4 pm. Set a spell. We love to knit/chat/help.

Have you been promising yourself that THIS year you will attempt making a sweater for yourself or someone who is always complaining that they are cold? The all natural fiber yarns that Countrywool stocks give you LOTS of choices in fiber and fabric weight and color style. We have test-knit all of our yarns, and the samples are everywhere in the shop for you to feel and ask questions about BEFORE you take the plunge. The 4 class series will walk you through the whole process. Use the free circular and seamless pullover pattern supplied OR bring your own.

CLASSES THIS MONTH:

Sunday, September 9, 10 am - 12 noon.
KNIT A SIMPLE SEAMLESS SWEATER FOR YOURSELF + PERCENTAGE SWEATER KNITTING FOR HANDSPINNERS:  Class 1: Gauge Hat.
This series of 4 classes will take any intermediate knitter through the process of making a sweater from a finished item, following the time honored way ethnic knitters have for centuries. Before any pattern plotting takes place, a gauge swatch needs to be made. Using any yarn and knitting needles students bring to class, a gauge hat will be knit as a swatch to use for figuring out details in the sweater design. 

Handouts supplied.  $35. Prepayment required.
       
Materials needed:
  • 1 skein of yarn to use in making a gauge swatch hat (available for purchase, Cascade 220, Lamb's Pride worsted, Lanaloft worsted or Peace Fleece worsted suggested)
  • 1 circular needle, 16” long, US #7 - US #9, to match yarn (available for purchase)
  • Double pointed needles to match US size chosen above
  • pencil, calculator, measuring tape and blank spiral notebook

Monday, September 17,   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.
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:

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.


Happy Knitting and Spinning!

Claudia


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Updated: Wednesday, 29 August 2012 7:35 AM EDT
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Monday, 20 August 2012

Topic: Shop News
August 2012
Countrywool News


Summer Shop Hours
SUNDAYS 10am-4pm


www.countrywool.com always has the hours listed

OR call for an appointment at any time
(518)828-4554 (leave a voice mail and I'll get back to you!)




August...the calmest part of summer. LONG days and waning sunlight. A great time of year to ponder plans for the future, but not get energetic about them just yet.  Still time to recharge your batteries before the chill of fall gets you up and moving again.

The Fall Knitting Retreat at Winter Clove Inn is filling up. A whole group of friends got together to come...what a great idea! We still have 10 spots open, so ponder what you'd like to be doing the first week of November and take a look at the projects lined up. If you love stranded knitting and color in your hands, you will LOVE the small projects for this retreat. They would make wonderful gifts for anyone.
  Check them out by clicking on the picture below.



We are taking August to play with a few new ideas here at Countrywool. Our first ever SOAPMAKING CLASS and HAND SEWN PATCHWORK POTHOLDERS classes are listed below. These homemaking classes will be part of our summer lineup in the future, and we hope you enjoy them when hot weather arrives.

We are also working on our presence. So many of you check in there and at that we decided to make it easier for you to see what is happening here. When you 
us, you will hear all about the FACEBOOK ONLY sales for the month of August.  When you come by to shop and say the magic word...voila...you'll get the sale price for the yarn mentioned that week!

If you are a wanna-be yarn dyer, there is a special class just for you at Columbia Greene Community College. Check it out!

Knitting on Sundays has been put on hold until September as everyone is doing fun things outside. But watch for it next month along with our extended FALL HOURS.

NEW IN THE SHOP:
........100% cotton and 100% wool quilting batts.
........100% cotton quilting fabric
........100% cotton quilting kits
........Quilting threads and notions

CLASSES THIS MONTH:

Tuesday, August 7: MAKING SWEET ANNIE SOAP: 8 am - 1 pm. Learn the whole process of creating lye based soap using all natural ingredients and organic Sweet Annie grown at Countrywool. Take home over 4 pounds of soap.  LIMITED TO 4 SOAPERS! All ingredients provided. You may bring all your own ingredients (up to 16 oz frozen goats milk) if you wish but results will not be guaranteed.  You may come to just observe the process at a reduced fee. Bring a bag lunch. $105.

Sunday, August 12: Hand Painting Yarn at Columbia-Greene Community College: 12noon-3pm.  Call (518)828-4181 to sign up. $36.

new!  Sunday, August 26, 12 noon - 3 pm. HANDSEWN POTHOLDERS: Log Cabin. Our introductory class for those new to hand sewing and quilting. Make beautiful pieced traditional Log Cabin patchwork squares and turn them into potholders. No experience needed.  Bring your own fabrics or pick up a 100 % cotton kit with everything included except the sewing needle and thread ($13.50). Pattern supplied. $25. Prepayment required.

RETREATS ON THE RADAR:

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.


Happy Knitting and Spinning!

Claudia



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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Topic: Shop News
July 2012
Countrywool News


Summer Shop Hours
SUNDAYS 10am-4pm


www.countrywool.com always has the hours listed

OR call for an appointment at any time
(518)828-4554 (leave a voice mail and I'll get back to you!)




Greetings from a green and fruitful corner of New York! My vegetable garden is finally in and the long process of keeping weeds at bay and watering between rainfalls finds me there in the evenings. With the 4th of July just around the corner, summer heat will soon be the order of the day.

But, summertime in Columbia County brings surprisingly cool evenings. Do you own a lightweight shawl to throw over your shoulders as you transition from an 80* day to a 55* evening while sipping a tall cool one with friends and family? It is a fabulous item to make and use daily this time of year. There is a class scheduled to make one later this month during our hopefully-to-be-annual SUMMER GARDEN PARTY KNIT IN. 

If you are a hand spinner or a felter and have a hankering to do some fleece and fiber dyeing, there is a class scheduled just for you at at Columbia Greene Community College. Check it out!

Next month Countrywool begins to branch out into summer crafts and will hold its first ever SOAP MAKING class. Many of you have been interested in this topic and in the handmade soap found here, so let's do it! Class is limited to 4 and will be held in my kitchen. There are dogs in my house and they will be put away during class, but if you have any allergies, consider if you can easily handle the environment.

Summer also brings out my love of working with fabric, and there exists a possibility to hold a quilting class for real beginners. Sound interesting? Drop me a note.

Knitting on Sundays has been been put on hold until September as everyone is doing fun things outside.

CLASSES THIS MONTH:

Sheep To Sweater Class: Sunday, July 22 at Columbia-Greene Community College: 12noon-3pm: Dyeing fleece and fiber. Call (518)828-4181 to sign up.

Sunday, July 29: SUMMER GARDEN PARTY KNIT-IN: A Circular Shawl: 11am-3pm. Come and enjoy a vegetarian buffet from the Krisniski's vegetable garden and knit all day in the company of good folk. Want to make a beautiful lace shawl easily in the round and learn how to wear it a few different ways? Pick up a kit and we'll help you get going. Fashion show at 11:30!

    Knit In and buffet only: $25
    Knit In, buffet and shawl kit (8 colors available...please inquire): $54
    you'll need to bring (or buy when there) double pointed needles #8 or larger;
    16" + 24" circular needles # 8-10, 20 ring markers; G crochet hook.

sign-up on the CLASSES WEBSITE

RETREATS ON THE RADAR:

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.


Happy Knitting and Spinning!

Claudia



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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Topic: Shop News
March 2012
Countrywool News


Are the birds singing in your neighborhood?Spring is definitely in the air. The days warm up nicely, but those spring mornings still call for wool socks.  At the Rip Van Winkle Sock Retreat 2 weeks ago LOTS of socks and sock

techniques were worked on but the big hit were the SWEDISH SOCKS featured that weekend:
$4.00

I have always loved the wee Swedish chart I found years ago at one of Beth Brown Reinsel'sclasses (anyone remember the STITCHES CAMP at Lake George, NY?).I came up with an unconventional approach to creating the heel flap heel in that continuous patternwith no gusset shaping and was PLEASED AS PUNCH when the retreaters did not have any troublewith the directions. The pattern is done and ready for purchased download if you clickthe BUY NOW button.

The SPRING YARN CRAWL is upon us in 2 weeks! Fill a car with your knitting buddiesand enjoy the Hudson Valley budding weather! A very special treat will be handed out to eachand every person who stops by:
March 24 & 25
Saturday 10-6   and   Sunday 12-4

You can find Countrywool and all the shops on this
interactive map

BIG CHANGES are arriving here at Countrywool in 2012. The economy has taken an unexpected (and debilitating) slice out of my business and I will be returning to the work force to meet the bills.
I will keep the shop open on SUNDAYS starting March 18 to meet your needs, and I SO APPRECIATE that you might choose to SHOP LOCAL and keep my little place going in these tough times. The retreats and requested knitting & spinning classes will continue on, and I will keep writing those new knitting patterns that crowd my head. SIT N KNIT will continue from 12-3 on Sundays so do stop by and chat while you spend a fun 3 hours knitting. And you can ALWAYS request to have your yarns, patterns and needles mailed to you when you shop through the website.

Happy Knitting and Spinning!

Claudia


Posted by countrywool at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 26 March 2012 5:27 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Topic: Shop News
mid January 2012
Countrywool News

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When you get up in the dark on a January morning, and it is 5* with a wind chill of -12* and you look at what socks to put on, how do you choose?

I have a slew of hand knit socks. Some are from handspun yarn. Some are made with Kroy, Tuffy, Durasport, Peace Fleece, Peace Fleece Sport, Bearfoot, Step, Berroco Sox, Inca Alpaca, Mini Mochi, Naturespun, Lamb’s Pride. Lush,  and Cascade 220. Some are knit with 2 strands, some with one, one pair felted.


Do you know what? The warmest AND most versatile pair of socks I own are knit with Peace Fleece Sport and Durasport. The above TALL TREE SOCKS were featured at the Sock retreat last year and the pattern may be downloaded by clicking on the BUY NOW button. After 30 years of making socks, I think I have found the perfect fiber combination for wear and super warmth.

I am working on a new pattern with these yarns this month in anticipation of the Rip Van Winkle Sock Knitting Retreat next month. SWEDISH SOCKS will feature a heel I had never done. Necessity is the mother of invention, and it was created to fit the needs of the color stitch pattern.

But, aside from wearing good socks made from warm natural fibers in this weather, I highly recommend legwarmers knit with Lamb's Pride, Peace Fleece or Lanaloft Worsted. Legwarmers can go on over tights, over jeans and get you through any blast of frigid air. If you do yoga in chilly rooms, these will save your muscles. I manage a 3 mile walk daily in any weather in comfort with these on. The mentioned yarns are simply fabulous and hold up while holding warmth in. Lamb’s Pride is my go-to yarn for January and February socks, mittens, hats, sweaters and legwarmers. Peace Fleece is a little more rustic, and Lanaloft much softer, filling the needs for all knitters.


Want a simple pattern that I make and wear?


Weigh a skein of yarn with a kitchen scale, and mentally divide that # by 2. Write that weight on the label. Grab a 16” circular needle size 5, or 6, or 7. Cast on as loosely as you can: 40 stitches. Join to work in the round. Work in K1, P1* ribbing until you have knit through almost half the weight of the yarn. Bind off VERY LOOSELY.  Make the 2nd legwarmer to match the first.

 Enjoy the winter by getting outside in it and BREATHE.

Happy knitting and spinning!
Claudia


Classes this month and next:
Learn To Spin: Sunday, 12-3 (at CGCC) January 22.
OPEN knitting and spinning:     Saturdays  12-3   January 21, & 28
                                                       Saturdays 12-3   February 4, 11 & 18
Rip Van Winkle Sock Knitting Retreat: February 24, 25 & 26
Stranded Knitting: Nordic Mittens: Sunday  12-3   February 5  at CGCC

RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
  6th Annual Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING RETREAT in February
filled at this time...watch the website for any opening!
Cape Ann NORTH ATLANTIC KNITS in April
sign up by March 15...2 spots left

Are your hands feeling the colder weather lately?
Are the cracks in your skin causing yarns and fibers to catch
while you knit and spin?
Seal your hands with BUNNY BALM 
which I make myself to deal with this issue.


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Monday, 26 December 2011

Topic: Shop News
late December 2011
Countrywool News

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Lights are glowing, frost is in the air, and the birds are quiet as the end of 2011 approaches. 
What is it about the coming New Year that just breathes LIFE into us all
after the Solstice celebrates the shortest day of the year?

In the Middle Ages, the 12 days of Christmas was a time when spinners, weavers, dyers, and knitters had their fiber work finished before the celebration started,
as it was considered bad luck to have any work left undone when the new year dawned.

Here at Countrywool, we've tweaked the timing, but have kept the tradition:
all (except one) unfinished personal knitting projects are ruthlessly unraveled
and returned to their yarn state on New Year's Day.
All bobbins are emptied, and polished.
All needles and tools are collected, cleaned and restored to their storage boxes. 
Then we welcome the new year with an open heart,
unencumbered by past energies, ready to create again.

If you would like some encouragement in this process on NEW YEAR'S EVE,
we will gather together to RIP & REWIND, PLY & POLISH from 12-3. 
There are swifts and ball winders here for you to use.

And those Middle Age folks had a great celebration
the day they went back to work. ROC DAY was traditionally a day
they teased each other mercilessly as they started up again.
This year, we will celebrate Roc Day on JANUARY 7
with an OPEN HOUSE and POT LUCK lunch from 10-2.
During this time there will be a discussion of the year long workshop for
learning to spin a wool fleece into yarn, and knitting a sweater with your handspun yarn.

But first...

The NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE is back!
(cash or check only for these prices and no Frequent Shopper card punches)
12-4 on New Year's Day
Buy one skein, get one skein free
Lamb's Pride Bulky
Lanaloft Handpaint Bulky
Lanaloft Handpaint Sport
Fixation
all needles...buy one pair, get one pair free
(higher price prevails)

Classes this month and next:
Roc Day Spinning OPEN HOUSE (and pot luck!), Saturday, January 7; 10-2.
Learn To Spin: Sunday, 12-3 (at CGCC) January 22.

OPEN knitting and spinning: Saturdays Dec 21, Jan 7, 14, 21, & 28.

RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
  6th Annual Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING RETREAT in February
just 2 spots left....sign up by January 15
Cape Ann NORTH ATLANTIC KNITS in April
sign up by March 15

Are your hands feeling the colder weather lately?
Are the cracks in your skin causing yarns and fibers to catch
while you knit and spin?
Seal your hands with BUNNY BALM 
which I make myself to deal with this issue.

A report on the KNITTING FOR HURRICANE IRENE VICTIMS project:
We (along with WARM HATS, WARM HEARTS in Vermont)
knitted, labeled, collected, and distributed over 125 hats,
11 pairs of mittens, 8 scarves, 4 shawls and 16 pairs of socks
to folks in Prattsville and Middleburgh, NY.
Thanks for your support of time, yarn, driving, and postage.
A job well done everyone!

And 2011 comes to an end, I want to thank everyone for their patronage of Countrywool.
I truly enjoy seeing you, your enthusiasm and your projects!
The economy since 2007 has not been kind to us all, and my small business which survives on discretionary income, has been hard hit for the 4th year in a row.
To continue to justify its existence to my family,
(for without their support I would not be able to offer my time to you),
I have made the decision to stay open in 2012 for Saturdays only until September.
However, I am always glad to open the shop at other times if you call or e-mail
and make an appointment.

Claudia


Posted by countrywool at 7:04 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 26 December 2011 7:23 AM EST
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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Topic: Shop News
December 2011
Countrywool News

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Happy December from my place to yours'!
Lots of holiday knitting is going on as we count down to a gift exchange in a couple of weeks. I find knitting for those I love to be SUCH a satisfying experience.

We have one more SIT 'N KNIT/spin/weave/crochet Saturday left
before Christmas. If you need help with any of your projects,
stop in on  Saturday, December 10, from 12-3.


The shop's holiday hours schedule is posted on www.countrywool.com,
so make sure you check, or call, before you make the drive.
Countrywool will be closed the entire December 17 & 18 weekend
so I can celebrate with my family.



Classes this month and next:
Sweater Workshop this Saturday Dec 10 from 10-12: LAST SESSION
Spinning Fiber Clinic: MOHAIR - this Saturday from 3:30 - 5:30: LAST SESSION
Roc Day Spinning OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, January 7; 10-2.
        Bring your wheels, drop spindles and a dish to share for a pot luck lunch!
        We'll talk about the year long SHEEP TO SWEATER WORKSHOP.
Learn To Spin: Sunday, 12-3 (at CGCC) January 22.


Save the date: January 1, 2012!

NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE!

Watch this space for details


RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
  6th Annual Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING RETREAT in February
just 6 spots left....sign up by January 15
Cape Ann NORTH ATLANTIC KNITS in April
sign up by March 15

Are your hands feeling the colder weather lately?
Are the cracks in your skin causing yarns and fibers to catch
while you knit and spin?
Seal your hands with BUNNY BALM 
which I make myself to deal with this issue.

Have a great HOLIDAY!
Remember...gifts you make with your hands wrap up your loved ones well:)

Claudia


Posted by countrywool at 7:07 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 7 December 2011 7:09 AM EST
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Topic: Shop News
mid November 2011
Countrywool News

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Are you getting into the holiday spirit at your place? My (LED!) lights have just been put up everywhere and will stay on all through the New Year.
During this increasingly dark time, I find tremendous joy
in working with bright colors, much like putting lights in my knitting!

Like these mittens?

This week will see our biannual YARN CRAWL, where 11 shops and farms put out the welcome mat for yarn crawlers. Fill a car with your fiber buddies and spend the day visiting them all. Each shop/farm will have a gift for you!

And the following week, come to the STUFFED MITTEN MARATHON
on Sunday, November 27, from 10-4 and bring a dish/dessert to share
for our pot luck lunch (I'll supply the drinks).


Early in December we are having an ARAN KNITTING WEEKEND WORKSHOP. Come to make a cabled hat!! Irish knit sweaters for babies and adults!
A truly warm pullover vest with flattering side slits!
Enjoy Jim's homemade soup for lunch!
Two chairs are left, so hurry and sign up if you are interested.


A class in the planning stage:
...a year long workshop for SPINNERS, exploring the process of spinning from a fleece, making enough yarn for a sweater, and then knitting the sweater. If you have been telling yourself you wanted to learn to spin and make a sweater the time honored way, 2012 could be your year of opportunity at Countrywool. Sign up with a friend and each of you will receive a FREE GIFT for your spinning wheel.
Watch this space in December for details!


OPEN ON SUNDAYS this month and next.
Countrywool is open 6 days a week and if you make an appointment, on the 7th as well.

SALE!  PEACE FLEECE!
And we have gotten in 3 new shipments in the last two weeks.
Come and check out what's here.

RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
  6th Annual Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING RETREAT in February
just 6 spots left....sign up by January 15
Cape Ann NORTH ATLANTIC KNITS in April
sign up by March 15

Are your hands feeling the colder weather lately?
Are the cracks in your skin causing yarns and fibers to catch
while you knit and spin?
Seal your hands with BUNNY BALM 
which I make myself to deal with this issue.

Have a great HOLIDAY!
Remember...gifts you make with your hands wrap up your loved ones well:)

Claudia


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Monday, 31 October 2011

November 2011
Countrywool News

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Halloween is upon us and the early evenings find me knitting by the fire at 6 pm.
We just had our 2nd snowfall of the year and did the cold descend quickly!
It always surprises me how quickly I forget
how much I enjoy the comfort of being warm in hand knits.
This has to be my FAVORITE time of year! The projects we all toyed with take a serious step as the cold weather firmly settles into everyone's neighborhood,
and we get motivated to make things for holiday giving.

NEW HOURS are in effect for this month and next.
Countrywool is open 6 days a week and if you make an appointment, on the 7th as well.

The shop is chock full of finished hand knits for you to check out, all with accompanying patterns. AND, our COUNTRYWOOLERS  Ravelry group constantly points folks to patterns available free on-line.  To help out with your fall project needs, Countrywool is discounting all the remaining LANALOFT WORSTED MONOCHROMATIC yarns to
4 skeins for $20 a 40% discount! (must buy 4)
and all the remaining
BERROCO SOX skeins to
3 skeins for $30 a 30% discount (must buy 3)

We have a new credit card system in place and during the month of November,
if you make a $50 purchase and use your credit card to pay for it,
 you'll get a free KNITTER'S TOOLBOX (one per customer).

Used JOY Spinning Wheel FOR SALE
new: $725
$425 (folds flat & comes with green carrying bag)
 

 
I am in the process of organizing a SHEEP-TO-SWEATER class for spinners next year...check out our RAVELRY group to get in on the planning.

CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH:
Faroe Island Mitts (below) November 6 (hurry! Sign up by Nov 4!)
Sweater Workshop Nov 12 & 26
Spinning Fiber Clinics: Nov 12 & 26


RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
  6th Annual Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING RETREAT in February
sign up by January 15
Cape Ann NORTH ATLANTIC KNITS in April
sign up by March 15

Have a great Fall!

Claudia


Posted by countrywool at 7:23 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 2 November 2011 3:14 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Topic: Shop News
mid October 2011
Countrywool News

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Are your needles clicking while you are reading this note? I am hurrying to complete the NORTHCOTT CARDIGAN SWEATER so I can wear it while the weather cools. That sweater and the ROLL NECK PULLOVER SWEATER will both be featured at our fall SWEATER WORSHOP. This class runs for 4 Saturday morning sessions and can get you a sweater that FITS by seriously cold weather.
Both patterns use bulky soft yarns, so the knitting moves right along.
Our first class meets Saturday, October 22, at 10 am.  Sign up now!

 

And for all you spinners...how about working with a few local fibers? We have some FIBER CLASSES scheduled where you'll receive the washed fleece from local farms, instruction on what to do with it, and some yarn samples to aim for.
Learn about flick and hand carding; curly spinning, and breed characteristics.
The first class is Saturday, October 22 at 3:30. Sign up now!

   Countrywool has expanded hours this week for our Rhinebeck visitors...
Stop by Thursday and Friday for coffee, chat,
 spinning and knitting company!
 
Are you feeling creative? Need to jump start  your holiday gift knitting list?
Come and share and Sit 'n Knit/spin/crochet/weave with us. Want to help victims of Hurricane Irene? Come make them a hat with donated yarns.
EVERYONE is welcome on
 Saturdays, October 15, 22 & 29 this month, from 12-3.


CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH:
Sweater Workshop Oct 22

Spinning Fiber Workshop Oct 22

Faroe Island Mitts November 6

RETREATS ON THE RADAR:
Alas, the November RIP VAN WINKLE KNITTING & SPINNING Weekend Retreat
  did not garner enough interest in time to run it (sob)...
If you miss seeing all your buddies like I do,
you can look forward to the
 6th Annual Rip Van Winkle Sock Knitting Retreat in February
sign up by mid January to that one does not get cancelled!

Have a great Fall!

Claudia


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