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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Topic: Shop News

late August 2013
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Ah, summer heat.  I miss knitting when it is cold. I love the cozy feeling of plopping in my chair with a mug of coffee by the wood stove with our dogs, Jack and Penny, curled up near me.  I know cool weather is coming as a powerful thunderstorm rolled over Columbia County last night and dragged in drier air. It won't last, but it feels good to pull on jeans and wonder if socks are needed! With the light fading earlier at night, my thoughts turn to what knit accessories might be worked on now, so that when the first cold morning hits, my wardrobe is restocked.

TECHIE NEWS: our website is s-l-o-w-l-y getting web-buyer friendly. Since yours' truly is doing all the HTML work, it's slow going, but the intent is to get ALL the inventory on-line by the fall. Right now you can purchase the yarns below at


Our last hurrah to summer is SIP 'N KNIT 'N SPIN: Sunday, August 25
: a garden party! Learn to how spin LONG DRAW and/or play with MITERED KNITTING, both of which can benefit from a sip or two of locally produced, New York State red wine. Sign up by Aug 20 here.

Once September arrives, Countrywool's SHOP HOURS will increase to 3 days a week for the next 2 months. Watch this space, and the website, for details. AND, brand new this year: TECH TUESDAYS. You've asked for middle-of-the-week classes, and we'll try that idea next month. On tap is spinning, quilting, weaving and, of course, knitting.


Do you remember the GANSEY WRAP class from this past summer? So many of you wanted to come but couldn't, that I thought you might enjoy knitting the project and have put together A KIT for you, featuring lovely super soft wool/alpaca RUSTIC TWEED yarn. The kit includes the pattern and enough yarn for the 18" x 36" CAPELET version, that can be worn as a buttoned (you'll need to add 3 buttons) poncho or unbuttoned shoulder wrap. If you LOVE the KNITTER'S PRIDE #3 or #4 needles pictured, there's an option to include them as well.  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.

Blue Tweed

Gold Tweed

Lavender Tweed

Rose Tweed

Walnut Taupe Tweed

KITS in stock...choose one
Blue Tweed 911 $40.00 USD Gold Tweed 930 $40.00 USD Lavender Tweed 925 $40.00 USD Rose Tweed 931 $40.00 USD Walnut Taupe Tweed 928 $40.00 USD Blue Tweed + Needles $48.85 USD Gold Tweed + Needles $48.85 USD Lavender Tweed + Needles $48.85 USD Rose Tweed + Needles $48.85 USD Walnut taupe Tweed + needles $48.85 USD

Here's the starting date for that sweater knit-a-long
we mentioned on our
page. If you need class time for help, it is all set up. Otherwise it will be an on-line FREE project. Mark your calendars!!!
Don't forget... is where you will hear of sales FIRST
and get links to free patterns, so LIKE THE PAGE!

Watch the next newsletter for our FALL SHOP SCHEDULE!


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