Late September 2017
countrywool news

shop hours:
Monday 5-8
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays: 10-3

With a late taste of summer here in Columbia County, the days have been good for
revving up the solar panels and cooking/canning applesauce
(I like to put up 150 pints when the wild apple trees are full, and they are this year!)
Fall arrives with Autumnal Equinox at 4 PM on Friday
and I will celebrate by organizing my quilting, knitting and weaving plans for the winter.
(I think half the fun is planning what you WANT to make and then don't keep score)

We promised that this fall we would feature some crochet classes, and the first one up is
this crochet swing jacket. Clear your calendar and make room for this great project.
Our guest teacher, Ellen, is eager to help you through this.
The first offering for the class is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons early next month.
Let me know by October 5th if you'd like to come. (We need 3 of you  to run this class)

But, first, the end of September brings a Learn To Knit class on Sunday, Sept 24,
and the return of the SPINNING DOCTOR, also on the the 24th. We'll begin with the basics this month for
folks who are a bit rusty to both techniques, so check out their timing and pass the word.

at the Winter Clove Inn in November is full.
→  There is a waiting list you can add your name to.

We have just opened registration for the February 8, 9 & 10, 2018,  SOCK & STRETCH RETREAT
at a NEW to us place, The Won Dharma Center in Claverack NY.
 A few folks who could not get into the Rip Van Winkle Retreat have already signed up
 for the sock retreat, so we are down to 13 spots open. Don't wait too long if you are interested.

This would be a PERFECT holiday gift for any knitter!

 CHARITY KNITTING * * * charity crocheting

Want to help the homeless and the needy? 
Like company while you work?

twice a month this fall and winter.

→ 2nd Thursdays at Countrywool, 1-3 PM (Oct 12 next month)
→  4th Wednesdays at the Claverack Library, 1 - 3 PM (Sept 27 this month)

What to bring with you?  
Mittens: #10 double pointed needles  (or a LONG #10 circular for magic loop)
Hats:  #9 - 16" circular (and double points to close top)
Scarves: #9 needles any length
Afghans: crochet hook #G-H and scissors and/or pair of #10-10.5 knitting needles

Patterns and wool yarn will be provided, or bring your tried-and-true favorites. Want to get a reminder when we meet?

free patterns * FREE PATTERNS * free patterns

If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas,

you will find Countrywool's daily post on Facebook very useful. 
"LIKE" the page and under that LIKE button, click on
"see first"

to get the patterns in your daily news

Knit this traditional diagonal scarf pattern with a fancily dyed yarn, or a tonal yarn, or a solid color doesn't matter as they all look great in different ways. Use fingering weight for the best drape and tie-ability, but worsted weight will work as well.
free pattern →

More time is coming for evening handwork.   Start planning :)

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