November 2014
Countrywool News

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Happy November! With fall transitional weather and the end of Daylight Savings Time upon us, I am making plans for knitting away through the dark evening hours.  It's nice to have a project waiting in my knitting basket :) Cold weather dog walking means leg warmers and mittens to me. Do you know someone who could use these?
A simple knit, these RIBBED LEG WARMERS (left) are sure to please.
Or, if you want unique, how about the OWL CABLE LEGWARMERS (center)
Or, how about some stash reducing STRIPED LEGWARMERS?
All patterns are

NOVEMBER'S CLASSES get off to start this Sunday, November 2, with a
    LEARN TO SPIN class at 1 pm. Did you get a wheel at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Fair, or a drop spindle? Sign up and enjoy some pointers in making the process go smoothly. Did you get a new fleece and are challenged by how to spin it? We can help there, too.
register here

  The Rip Van Winkle SOCK KNITTING SEMINAR which is scheduled for, yes,  NEXT WEEK!, November 7, 8 & 9 at the WINTER CLOVE INN in the Catskill Mountains, still has 3 spots open. Grab your knitting buddy and sign up!    Register here

Knit a a romantic cabled knit sweater at
→  FALL RESCUE KNITTING:  An Aran Sweater. Using an original Countrywool pattern, learn to make a custom fit sweater starting with the sleeves.  Knit seamlessly with little finishing using a circular needle and double pointed needles. If you can knit, purl, count and cable, you can make this sweater!  Knitters returning from an older class for a refresher are most welcome. 4 Sundays:  Nov 16 & 23,  Dec 14 & 28.  11-2 PM

Want to learn stranded knitting and make a gorgeous holiday stocking at the same time?
Do we have a class for you!
STRANDED CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS Mondays, Nov 10 & 24 at 6 pm, or Thursdays, Nov 13 & 20 at 1 pm.  register here.

holiday yarn soon to be here:
CASHMERE QUEEN is en route as I type
  for the season only 
...when it's gone, it's gone.
Make someone you love the most decadent scarf or hat imaginable.

Are you looking forward to the HUDSON VALLEY YARN CRAWL?
It will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23.
Stop by for your cookies, hot cider and FREE GIFT.

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

Knitting and spinning groups in Columbia County are getting 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. Right now I am finding time to be in town on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until bad weather. 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.


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