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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Topic: Shop News
late December 2012
Countrywool News

Open December 29 and 30, 10 am - 2 pm

Open Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 10 am - 3 pm
for the

New Years Day only SALE!!!!!!!!

EVERYTHING is on sale
The more you spend, the more you save!
Bring your friends and SHOP TOGETHER...your totals will be added together garnering a BIGGER DISCOUNT for all!

regular winter SUNDAY HOURS start on January 6.
10 am - 3 pm

OR call for an anytime appointment
(518)828-4554 (leave a voice mail and I'll get back to you!)

Greetings all you intrepid knitters! With the new year right around the corner, those of you who know me know that I HIGHLY recommend starting it off with empty and newly polished needles, with an organized yarn stash, allowing just a SINGLE PROJECT to remain on the needles for finishing in the New Year. If you are a spinner, all bobbins should be empty and polished by the New Year. This is to encourage a space where you can be creative, free and genuine, not encumbered by the past.

Some of you think I am nuts to rip out a sweater that is 2/3 finished, but I’ve done it. One can lose steam or love for a project, or the match between needles/yarn/pattern was not a good one. Give yourself a dose of forgiveness and move on. If you can’t rip something, give it away. Salvation Army LOVES stuff like that!

In the meantime, enjoy this FABULOUS video about how obsessed we can become about knitting.

Once we have greeted the New Year properly, we'll need a new project!

Two have garnered many votes, and I present them to you here.

The first will be an on-line Knit A Long for SWEDISH SOCKS. The pattern is available for purchase and can be downloaded or picked up at the shop. Directions are available for 6 sizes from child through extra large adult.  This class has no fee and does not meet except virtually!

We'll start this project JANUARY 2, on RAVELRY (click right here), so stop by, introduce yourself and let's get chatting!

8 stitches and 8 rounds = 1”
In stranded two color stockinette stitch

 DURASPORT: 85 wool/15 nylon 
  4 oz /430 yds: 1, 1, 1, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1)  
 PEACE FLEECE dk: 70 wool/30 mohair 
4 oz/350 yds: 1, 1, 1, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1)
double pointed needles: 1 size each  size US #3, US #2 (cuff)
Clipping Stitch Markers: 3 different colors
Darning Needle


The 2nd is the CELTIC PLAT ARAN SWEATER. Knit with soft USA wool yarn, cabled stitches, custom sizing....what better time to tackle a warm and timeless sweater project than in early January! Join this once-a-month knit along class at Countrywool and learn the ins and outs of sweater knitting. Hate gauge swatches? You'll LOVE this original Countrywool gauge swatch necessary!!!

Do you have another sweater you would rather tackle?
This is the class for that, too. Perhaps you have a project already started you need help with...bring it along and I'll help you get it finished.

This class will meet the first Sunday of each month until the spring.

Price $35.00 a month   

Sign up for this class NOW
Sunday, January 6, 2013

Materials needed for the Celtic Raglan Plaited Aran:

Gauge: 4.5 - 5 sts=1" in stockinette stitch
Needles: double pointed: # 5                  
                16" circular # 5 and # 7                                          
                 32" circular # 5 and # 7                                                  

Yarn: 1800-2000 yards heavy or worsted weight wool
Notions:  clip board                   point protectors
              stitch markers (50-60)            gauge ruler
              magnetic board
              4 stitch holders
              cable stitch holder SMALLER than #7
              tape measure



Have you checked out our page on  yet?  Don't forget...that is where you will hear of sales FIRST
and get links to free patterns, so LIKE IT!

Watch the next newsletter for our first ever EASY QUILT CLASS scheduled for the spring


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