How are you doing on your own journey through
the HUDSON VALLEY YARN SHOP CRUISE? I have
handed out over 100 free sheets of MAGNETIC
NOTES to cruisers who have stopped by, and
collected 3 filled Passports. Those lucky
cruisers are registered in the drawing to win $800 in
yarn/knitting supplies !!! Register for
the cruise here at Countrywool or any of the
shops listed ($10 gets you a neat tote bag with
the logo below and your passport), pick a route
and plan your stops.
You'll have until
September 5 to get to as many as you can.
|Ready for the hand spinning
event of the year? Countrywool will be
sponsoring a SPINZILLA team in October.
Sign ups start September 1. Save the dates!
Join TEAM COUNTRYWOOL as we spin as many
hours as we can that week, totaling up the
yards we make and entering our collective
results to the national contest. You need
not be present to be enrolled, or an
We have our own
thread on the Ravelry group SPINZILLA.
Come check us out here.
Lots of spinning tips and how to's will
While we are gearing up for the event, SPINNING CLINICS
are offered every Monday night
starting August 1. Get out your
wheel/drop spindle and
call/text BY SUNDAY
If we have at least 2 bodies, we'll have the
class that week. More info here.
Our July yarn, SIMPLICITY,
stays on sale until 7/31/2016, but,
Mini Mochi is
ON SALE in AUGUST at 20% OFF
in while the selection is still good.
I flood FACEBOOK with free patterns using
the sale yarns,
make sure you check out all the offerings
there in August.
you miss the Fair Isle inspiration
This 3 month workshop will be a
fun adventure for fearless color loving
Cape Ann Spring Knitting Retreat
Due to popular demand, we are
keeping it going at the
Summer and Fall
Knitting: Fair Isle
11 - 2
We'll meet officially once a month at
but weekly meetings are not out of the
Learn two handed, two color stranded
knitting and how to get that
FABULOUS shading effect that makes us
breathless with its beauty.
Plan for a project using the colors YOU
as we explore Color Dominance theory and
experiment a bit.
With 3 sessions, there's plenty of time
to make the cowl.
Bring yarns from your stash or enjoy a
on yarns you purchase.
details and registration:
Fall Knitting Retreat at Winter Clove Inn in
Round Top, NY is open for registration!
We'll be playing with Elizabeth
Zimmermann inspired knitting projects. On the
short list are: learning various ways to do
short rows; I-cord edgings and we'll tackle
her classic RIB WARMER (below),
which I wear a lot in the shop and has
elicited many comments. And we will tear
apart her formula for circular shawls so you
can design your own or make a Countrywool
Each day will
end with a Knitter's Stretch session.
you just want to come and knit, relax and
just absorb, that's fine.
sure to bring your copy of KNITTING WORKSHOP
If you love free patterns and quick knit
you will find
Countrywool's daily post on Facebook
"LIKE" the page and
under that LIKE button, click on "see
to get the patterns
in your daily news feed.
Here's one of the 5
Who couldn't use a lace cardigan for the
Take advantage of SIMPLICITY at 20% off and
put a few skeins to work in your knitting
basket to make this FREE pattern.