Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 10-3
If you love free
patterns and quick knit ideas,
Did you miss the Fair Isle inspiration of the Cape
Ann Spring Knitting Retreat? Due to popular
demand, we are keeping it going at the
Fall Knitting: Fair Isle
11 - 2
This 4 month workshop will be a
fun adventure for fearless color loving
We'll meet officially once a month at
but weekly meetings are not out of the
Learn two handed, two color stranded
knitting and how to get that
FABULOUS shading effect that makes us
breathless with its beauty.
Plan for a project using the colors YOU
as we explore Color Dominance theory and
experiment a bit.
Color inspiration for the sweater will
come from your first project:
Cross Cowl. Or, if you'd like, just make
Bring yarns from your stash or enjoy a
on yarns you purchase.
details and registration:
Or are you
up to your neck in fleece and spinning? Would you
like some help dyeing all that stuff? Next week
I'll be at Columbia Greene Community College
teaching simple acid dyeing at the
FLEECE AND FIBER WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 10-1
Call (518)828-4181 to sign up
And keep our
Retreat at Winter Clove Inn in Round Top, NY on
We'll be playing with Elizabeth Zimmermann
inspired knitting projects. On the short list are:
learning various ways to do short rows; I-cord
edgings and we'll tackle her classic RIB WARMER (below),
which I wear a lot in the shop and has elicited
many comments. We might even have a special guest
who'll explain how to go about making her BOG
JACKET (stay tuned on this!). Watch the retreat
website for more details to appear in August, with
registration opening August 15.
(If you just want to come and knit, relax
and absorb, no participation is necessary)
|Ready for the
hand spinning event of the year? Countrywool
will be sponsoring a SPINZILLA team in
Sign ups start in September. Save the dates!
Join TEAM COUNTRYWOOL as we spin as many
hours as we can that week, totaling up the
yards we make and entering our collective
results to the national contest. You need
not be present to be enrolled, or an
watch this space for more details
you will find Countrywool's daily post on Facebook
"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...
Happy almost summer!
|Miles and miles of mindless
garter stitch knitting can be a dream project
for someone who is worried, engaged in talking
or watching something on TV. "'Properly
practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit,
and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit
either.'" ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN
This FREE PATTERN allows for such activity.
Spunky colorway or more muted, follow the
pattern page recipe for all sorts of other color