December 2014
Countrywool News

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Here we are in the midst of December, with the Solstice and the holidays looming and I am enjoying the mini - holiday LEDs while knitting up a storm because.. New Year's Day's annual finish-or-rip-it-out purge of everything on my needles (except one project) is almost here.  Why do I do it?
To greet the new year with a clean slate and encourage NEW creativity.
Out with the old and in with the new!
I enjoy cleaning my needles (windex makes those Addi Turbo's FLY again),
placing them in fabric needle cases  (taking inventory as I go),  and
polishing my Ashford spinning wheel, bobbins and loom.
Want to join me but need some help finishing your old projects?
Stop in and I'll be glad to help.

While I am ripping and rewinding yarn and pondering
my NEXT project, there will be a
NEW YEAR'S DAY one-day event here in the shop
with EVERYTHING ON SALE - yarn - spinning fibers - books - patterns - needles - soaps - hand balms - hand knit goods.
Face the football game marathon with new yarn!
(and help Countrywool reduce what has to be counted for inventory...)
Cash, check or credit card welcome

Gift Certificates
Do you have a good knitting/crocheting/spinning/weaving friend who you'd like to gift with a little something? Not sure what he/she needs? Gift certificates to Countrywool might be JUST the ticket. Maybe YOU are the one with the wish list...point your gift giving friends to
COUNTRYWOOL to order one on-line. So easy!  And....those gift certificates will go very far if they are spent at the New Year's Day Sale.

New Mitten Pattern
sticks and slants mittens countrywool
The STICKS and SLANTS mitten pattern is done! For some reason, the test knitting was all over the place, and with holiday gift knitting, the pattern editing had to wait a bit. (My granddaughter helped it along by LOVING the original mittens and wanting a pair to match her new coat). 
But now it seems to read correctly. Buy it here.
A kit with the yarns pictured is available, just inquire.

And remember...want something delivered to your door?
There is always free shipping on orders over $50!

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. After the first of the year, 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.

Enjoy the BEST of holidays with your family and friends, and I hope to see you next year for The Sale!

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