September 2014
Countrywool News

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MONDAY and WEDNESDAY     5 - 8

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September...BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK TO KNITTING, SPINNING, WEAVING AND QUILTING CLASSES!  There is an energy in the shortening days that lends itself to engaging in hand work. If you love to knit, spin and sew, this month offers opportunities to take a class and fine tune a few skills. Take advantage of all the NEW HOURS the shop is open!

Do you want a new needle case? These 3 just made their debut from Countrywool's QUILTING ROOM and are available for purchase. For circular needles and double pointed needle, these 3 are the first of a dozen that will include cases for single pointed needles  as well as crochet hooks.
They will gradually be arriving by Thanksgiving.
Would you like to make one (or two or three) instead?
We have a class set up for you this month on September 18.
Come, bring your lunch and go home with a new needle case!
sign up here
countrywool handsewn needle cases
 


Learn to Spin or Learn To Knit classes are in full force for September. Do you have a friend who wants to get going learning the basics? Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month will offer classes for both, with an extra intense learn to spin class on Saturday in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College. Are you  part of a group that wishes these classes would meet at another time? Let me know and I'll be glad to accommodate you.  
sign up here


The RIP VAN WINKLE SOCK KNITTING Seminar has been scheduled for
November 7, 8 & 9 at the Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY.
Come for the weekend and knit with us! Learn to make simple Dutch socks
and/or
TWISTED GERMAN cast on
SEWN BIND OFF
FIGURE 8 CAST ON
JUDY'S MAGIC CAST ON
DUTCH HEEL
PEASANT HEEL
NORWEGIAN PURL
SHORT ROW heel
STRANDED 2 COLOR KNITTING
WEDGE TOE
STAR TOE
KNIT BACK BACKWARDS
Open to the first 20 new folks to sign up (and if you are returning we'll find room for you, too)
Registration opens September 15.

New colors, new yarns and new spinning fibers have been steadily arriving at the shop. We've added machine wash and dry yarns for gift knitters...SIMPLICITY, FIXATION and PERFECTION will take the worry out of what will happen when to your hand knits when laundered. Plus 8, count 'em, new wool roving colors for spinning, as well as alpaca and merino/silk/silver blends. AND, new angora/wool blends are coming off the Patrick Green carder every day.
See what's in stock right now.


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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