mid June 2015
Countrywool News

summer hours
Sunday and Thursday       10  - 3
Monday and Wednesday      5 - 8
or by special appointment - call (518)828-4554 and leave a message

As I write this, we are being drenched by the remnants of a tropical storm.
The gardens are thriving with all this water, and this is a PERFECT day to knit.
Today kicks off a 3 week FREE workshop for this lovely sweater

Do you have a baby you'd like to knit for? How about stashing this sweater away for a future child? Stop by on Sundays, June 21, 28 and July 5, at 10 am and knit with us on this top down baby bee sweater. The pattern for the striped cardigan is free on Ravelry, and I have worked out a chart to incorporate the bees at the bottom. 
Bring in a copy of the pattern (available HERE) and join us!


I have been promising quite a few of you a sock workshop filled summer.
Well, here it is.
Check out more the details here, but you can sign up on-line in the link at the right.

For every Monday night in July and August we'll gather at 6 pm and knit. Come into the AC and relax with us! By September you'll be a smarter knitter
and have new heavenly hand knit socks to prove it.



Are you a fabric lover?
Every summer after the garden gets planted I indulge my love of cotton fabric and quilt projects large and small.
Right now I am working on two bed quilts, a shopping bag design and potholders. If you would like to dabble with one of the EASIEST quilt designs I have ever tackled, come to the LOG CABIN POTHOLDER class on Sunday, July 12 from 10-1.

Details here.


12 Yarn shops of the Hudson Valley have banded together to create the Hudson Valley Yarn Shop Cruise Event. It began on Saturday, June 13, and runs to Labor Day in September. Get in your car and ‘cruise’ the parkways, highways, and country roads of this historic place we call home. This self-guided tour will give you the opportunity to experience the unique qualities that make each shop and each town beautiful.

Start by visiting Countrywool to purchase a special project bag showing a beautiful map of the participating shops. Inside you’ll find your passport and all you need to participate in the events at each shop and be eligible for the prizes drawn after Labor Day.
The event will end with a knitting cruise on the Hudson River starting at Newburgh,
and a limited number of tickets for that are available to purchase.

For guidelines, special events and a list of shops, visit
the Hudson Valley Yarn Shop Cruise Ravelry Group
or the Hudson Valley Yarn Shop Cruise Facebook Page
Check back often as these sites will be updated as the summer progresses.
Post your purchases, prizes, and projects on Instagram,
Twitter, and Facebook using #HVYarnCruise.

If you purchase your Project Bag at Countrywool, in addition to all the prizes offered,  you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE set of classes ($175 value) at the
Countrywool Rip Van Winkle Knitting Retreat Fall 2015

Knitting groups in Columbia County have gotten themselves 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.  I will be in Hudson on some Tuesdays and Thursdays. (check FACEBOOK on Mondays to see who's doing what and where that week) These groups are VERY welcoming, so feel free to come and knit for a spell.

Countrywool will be hosting SPINNING and DYEING classes on Thursdays in August. Watch this space for updates, and check them out.

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.

Get out in the sunshine and enjoy THIS summer!!!

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