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Late January 2017 

Countrywool News
www.countrywool.com

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Monday 5-8
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday  10-3


Deep in January, we start fully appreciating the WARMTH of wool.
Right now we are experiencing a week of rainy, drizzle, icy weather,
and a wool sweater is WAY warmer than a cotton one this time of year.
Add in those wool mittens and socks, and a hat as well,
and one can brave the cold for a brisk walk on a calm day.
Getting outside when the daylight is short, helps keep demons away
so wear your wool garments with pride and stay active in the winter!





classes coming up...
SPINNING...Saturday, January 21 at CGCC
ARAN SWEATER...February 5 at Countrywool
Knitting a Scarf With Wool...February 11 at CGCC
Follow up classes... Sunday, February 26 at Countrywool






We can't wait for the
CAPE ANN North Atlantic Knits GANSEY KNITTING RETREAT
April 8 and 9, 2017, on Long Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Registrations  have been open since January 2, and as of today
there are still 4 spots left. But, hurry!

click here for more info and to register online


The view from the front porch of our cottage on LONG BEACH



The 1st Hudson NY Charity Knit Sock Auction

has been organized in order to raise $ to buy HUNDREDS of pairs of socks for the needy.
It is less than a month away!!!!

Consider knitting a pair and entering it. The top 3 selling pairs will all win a prize.

Knit some wild and crazy colored
socks for men, women and babies from cotton, wool, alpaca, bamboo, rayon or what-have-you.

When you send your socks in, label them with fiber content, washing instructions, size and a tidbit about yourself
(you may remain anonymous!)
FACEBOOK and WEBPAGE.



Charity knitting is moving right along
and now that we have
GREAT places to meet,
we need YOU to come and help us out.

THURSDAY Jan 19
1-3 pm at Countrywool

WEDNESDAY Jan 25
1-3 pm Claverack Library, Claverack, NY


Our goal is to buy 500 pairs of socks
with the money we raise from this auction.
HELP us help folks who are in a bad way this winter by keeping their feet a little warmer.



If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas,
you will find Countrywool's daily post on Facebook very useful. 
"LIKE" the page and under that LIKE button, click on
"see first"

to get the patterns in your daily news feed.







Here's one of the 5 patterns posted
last week...

Classic pattern. So neat and unexpected. And FREE!
How about a video to help you over the tricky parts?
https://youtu.be/E5BXocM4qk0


   Enjoy the snow. The groundhog peeks out in 2 weeks!!!
Claudia