mid March 2015
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Ready for Spring! Next week!?! Boy, are we ever here at Countrywool.

Well, working with bright colors certainly provides a pocket of cheer while we wait for the MUD to dry.
Countrywool's Winter Star Fair Isle Hat Countrywool's Winter Star Fair Isle Hat
I got out my basket of Ultra Alpaca Light and Cascade 220 sport weight wools and had a go. Green for spring! Blue for brilliant daylight!
Like this pattern? You can purchase and download it here.
Want a kit? I have 2 with these colors @ $24.95 each. To order:

Cape Ann Knitting Retreat with Countrywool

In 4 weeks we gather for the 15th time on the Gloucester shore of Massachusetts for knitting. The Cape Ann North Atlantic Aran Knitting Retreat takes place on Long Beach where we will eat, laugh and knit for 48 hours. 
I've just finished knitting the Weeping Heart Lattice Aran Sweater, which is featured at the retreat this year, along with 6 other projects:

You will receive patterns for everything you find on the retreat web page. Folks have been signing right up, and at this point there are 4 openings.
If you just want to come and hang out, there is no pressure to knit the patterns included, as our main focus is on relaxing. We'd love to have you!

And lastly...what are you doing the weekend of March 28 and 29? Come out for the HUDSON VALLEY SPRING YARN CRAWL. We'll have FREE GIFTS for everyone who stops by. 10-3 both days.

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 Thursdays, as weather allows. 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.

Keep warm, keep knitting and think spring!!!

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