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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Topic: Shop News

May 2013
Countrywool News

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May has BOUNDED into Columbia County with lots of sun and fabulous weather for being outdoors.  And, we all enjoyed 60* temps and crashing waves as promised at the Cape Ann, MA, Retreat two weeks ago. Knitting at the beach is the perfect activity for April!

Water, sun, clear we think Spring has FINALLY arrived in the Northeast?!?

So much enthusiasm reigned for the sweet and trustworthy craft of Gansey knitting that the up-and-coming Gansey Wrap Project appeals all the more.  The class on May 12, which runs from 11am - 2pm, is structured to help you learn these stitches and get a little of the history of this age-old knitting style to boot.

Do you enjoy the simple act of knitting, the feel of wonderful yarn and needles in your hand and the peace a few minutes of this can bring to your day? Gansey stitch patterns are generally easy to memorize, allowing one to "turn off" and glide along. The monthly summer class will explore as many historical stitches as the class desires, and new knitting instructions will appear in your e-mail each month to keep you going. As a bonus, if you are part of the class project and pick out a stitch for us all to learn, you will get your name on the pattern that results from this.
6 Knit reference books will be at class to help everyone get acquainted with the possibilities. Sign up for the May class here.

And a reminder to SPINNERS... Countrywool's new monthly workshop will feature a spinning project. To start things off in May, we will have a LEARN TO SPIN basic overview for those of you who have not been working at your wheels for a while, which would be PERFECT for brand new spinners. The workshop will run from 10am - 1pm. 
Sign up here before May 8!


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Don't forget...that is where you will hear of sales FIRST
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Watch the next newsletters for our KNIT A TOMTEN JACKET and DYEING DAY at CGCC (June), EASY PATCHWORK POTHOLDER CLASS (July), and
all scheduled for the summer


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