late January 2015
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Ah, the icy fingers of January are upon us. Did you have enough new wool socks in your drawer? Enough felted mittens to brave walking, skiing, working outside? Are your family members whining with the cold, pleading for something warm for their neck? It's still not too late to knit them up a quick
 BETSI'S FLARED SCARF
in aran weight wool/ cashmere or even 2 strands of sport weight.
Countrywool Betsi's flared scarf pattern knit

One of the patterns in the shop has been recently edited and published
for downloading on-line. Check out
The Meandering Cable Vest

Wait! Do you need more yarn?
Have we got a deal FOR YOU!
This weekend, in celebration of our 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS this year,
all yarns are 25% off
this SUNDAY: January 25
and this MONDAY: January 26

While the cold is upon us, it's good to have something to look forward to.

The Cape Ann North Atlantic Knits Retreat is less than 3 months away. I am SO looking forward to the time at the ocean this spring, knitting cables again. Something about all that water and the fishing vessels that sail across our view from the cottage…I feel like I have lived another life spent knitting along the European coast.
This year will feature 2 main sweaters, one knit bottom up in aran weight yarn, and one knit top down, in worsted weight yarn. Both will have a hat for a gauge swatch, and I suggest anyone wishing to make either sweater to make the hat first. Last year folks who signed up for the retreat early in March got the pattern upon registration, and some knit the hats BEFORE we got together.
This ended up being a great idea, as it was easier to pick the RIGHT size to make in the pattern based on the finished and WASHED hat.
Stay tuned for more info
next month, and registrations open MARCH 1.

Countrywool knit retreat cape ann massachusetts

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 Wednesdays and a few 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 and keep knitting!!!
Claudia


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