October 2014
Countrywool News

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Are glorious fall leaves blanketing the ground where you are? I don't remember quite as much color the past few years. Our sugar maples are STUNNING!  With all the fiery foliage, one is fooled into thinking the balmy weather we are having will be the norm, but already a few mornings have been crisp, the sun is setting around 7 pm, and we are indoors sooner. It's nice to have a project waiting in my knitting basket :)

I have been working on a new sock pattern for the Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING SEMINAR which is scheduled for November 7, 8 & 9 at the WINTER CLOVE INN in the Catskill Mountains.


Come for the weekend and knit with us!
If you are a beginning sock knitter, learn to make simple Dutch socks.
If you want a little more challenge, add Peasant Socks to your itinerary.
If you want a color-work sock, start Reindeer Socks!
If you are returning from a previous retreat, Celtic Plait Socks can be your NEXT project.
All socks are knit with thicker yarns to aid in the learning process.
countrywool's dutch socks
countrywool's peace fleece socks
countrywool's reindeer socks
countrywool's cetic plait socks
Above all, we have a good time. This is a no judgment zone!
If you would like to add new techniques to your skill set, these are what we tackle

TWISTED GERMAN cast on
SEWN BIND OFF
FIGURE 8 CAST ON
JUDY'S MAGIC CAST ON
DUTCH HEEL
PEASANT HEEL
NORWEGIAN PURL
WRAP and TURN SHORT ROW HEEL
SHADOW WRAP SHORT ROW HEEL
STRANDED 2 COLOR KNITTING
WEDGE TOE
STAR TOE
KNIT BACK BACKWARDS
There are 6 spots left right now.   Register here


  October brings a Sweater Workshop on Monday nights, a spinning workshop on Tuesday mornings, and a Fingerless Mitts class on Wednesdays. (There is also the possibility of moving the knitting classes to daytime should enough folks wish it, so let me know).
check them out

Fall Rescue Knitting:

Sweater Workshop

Mondays
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
6-8 pm




Pointless Gloves
or
Fingerless Mitts

Wednesdays
October 1 & 15
6-8 pm

Spinning
Workshop

Tuesdays
October 7, 14,
21 & 28
10 am - 12 noon



OCTOBER SALE at COUNTRYWOOL

SIMPLICITY  20% off
bring this coupon in or mention code
October Leaves when ordering
expires Oct 30, 2014


And remember...want something delivered to your door?
There is always free shipping on orders over $50!

Knitting and spinning groups in Columbia County are getting organized on FACEBOOK's Hudson NY Knitting and Fiber Circles group page. I have enjoyed getting to know a few new folks, and some old friends, while knitting (and chatting) away. Right now I am finding time to be in town on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until bad weather. These groups are VERY welcoming, so feel free to come and sit for a spell!

If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas, you will find Countrywool's daily post on Facebook very useful.  "LIKE" the page to get the patterns in your daily news feed.


Claudia

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