mid October 2016

Countrywool News

fall hours

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

Our SPINZILLA Team Countrywool spun over 20 miles of yarn this year.  If you missed all the excitement, and are looking for some spinning instruction, info, tips, check out the last intermediate spinning class we'll have until the spring. This caps off our summer/early fall spinning extravaganza! Look for a repeat program next year, and the possibility of a SPINNING RETREAT in the spring.

Come play with us!
Learn how to use your wheel better
while you spin through your stash.
October 30      9 AM - 3 PM

homemade lunch
and drinks provided

Immerse yourself in spinning
while you experiment with

washing raw fleece
flick and hand carding
long wearing yarns
color blended yarns
marled yarns
sock yarns

$ 50.00

Cascade 220 Heathers worsted wool
made in Peru
is going up in price next month. Stop in today and get it at below retail of $9.00/skein.
  We have over 80 colors in stock!
Buy a bag of 10 and get 10% more off!

Our Fall Knitting Retreat at Winter Clove Inn in Round Top, NY
is full, but you can add your name to the waiting list...

We are putting together a SOCK CONTEST and AUCTION in order to raise $ to buy HUNDREDS of pairs of socks for the needy.
Come this Thursday to COUNTRYWOOL and be part of the planning for our event!

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

Neutral colors and adult sized hats, mittens, mitts and scarves are so welcome. I am encouraging knitters to use wool and when their donations get to me, I machine felt everything a tad to make it warmer, softer and better armour against wind (but you may do that if you wish before you hand it in). We are also knitting along with the knitters at Claverack Free Library as they work on afghans for the Albany Veterans Hospital and we need mittens for ages 2-6 kids at the WIC program.If you want to drop in and knit with us, our schedule is as follows:

1st FRIDAYS 6-8 pm Verdigris Tea shop in Hudson
2nd WEDNESDAYS 1-3 pm Hudson Senior Center, above the Hudson Library, corner of 5th and State, in Hudson
3rd THURSDAYS 1-3 pm at Countrywool
4th WEDNESDAYS 1-3 pm Claverack Library, Claverack, NY

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...

Calling all Fair Isle knitters!

Do you have a bag of leftover sport weight wool yarns? This scarf pattern, popularized by the Harry Potter movie crowd, is a stunningly fun good knit.

If you need a spare color or two, check out Countrywool's stock of 96 colors.....

free pattern → http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermiones-scarf

   Happy Fall!