December 2018

countrywool news
 


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

A blast of REALLY COLD air drifted over our Thanksgiving table last week,
causing all those attending to shiver and ask, "What are you knitting for ME this year?"
Since I do love to knit for folks who wear what I make them,
after the turkey and pie was totally appreciated (!) I made a list.
And each night I am checking it twice!  By dark each evening my goal is to
be surrounded by baskets of yarn, needles and patterns.  Knitting bliss...
nordic hat pattern
Hats are the main event so far,     Nordic Ridges hat pattern $    although a scarf is on the list,
as well as 2 pairs of House Elf Socks for a set of friends who dress up in Hogwarts attire for school.
house elf socks
House Elf Socks pattern $

We were was just informed by the Cascade yarn folks that there will be a PRICE INCREASE on their yarns starting January 1.
We have not seen that in YEARS, so if you like knitting with them as much as I do, stock up on your favorite colors now.


As we count down to the end of the year, and gift giving and receiving become a favorite topic of conversation,
consider the gift of a KNITTING RETREAT.  In February, we will spend 48 glorious hours at
the WON DHARMA RETREAT CENTER in Claverack , NY,
knitting socks, stretching with a knitting yoga teacher, and meditating while being
wonderfully fed and kept warm on heated floors (!)
This retreat is perfect for beginning knitters and experienced ones, as well as beginning yoga students!


Heads up! KNIT NITE gets a new burst of STRANDED KNITTING ENERGY this month,
and check out the classes below we have on tap for Sundays!


Monday Knit Nite



For those who LOVE to knit
 and learn with friends.
New projects are selected
 by those attending.

 
THE LAST KNIT
(click the picture to watch the video)


Pattern and class are FREE if you purchase your yarn at Countrywool
($10 a week otherwise)

call or email to register
Mondays
6-8 PM
fair isle rib edged scarf

FAIR ISLE RIB EDGE SCARF
 
December 3, 10 & 17


SPORT WEIGHT
16" US #4 or 5 - circular needle
ULTRA ALPACA LIGHT, CASCADE 220, PEACE FLEECE SPORT, DURASPORT, LANALOFT SPORT, GALWAY SPORT, RUSTIC TWEED
100 grams main color
50 grams each 5 contrasting colors


PLUS
6 ring markers AND 1 clip-type marker
Yarn Shepherd for stranding (optional)
  Darning Needle

Thrummed Mittens
Sunday, December 2      11 am-12 noon


Materials needed for this clinic:
4 oz skein Lamb's Pride Worsted or Lanaloft worsted, Peace Fleece worsted or
          Tuffy          

Angora, wool, mohair, OR alpaca roving for spinning:  ¾ , 1, 1 ¼ , 1 ½  ounces
#4 and #6 double pointed needles (bring all your double pointed needles)
clipping ring marker
2 mini stitch holders 
ruler
darning needle
$10
Buy your yarns and roving at Countrywool and the class is free



Stranded Christmas Stockings

and assorted
Holiday Fun Projects


Sundays   12-2pm

December 2, 9,  and 16

knit christmas stockings at
                          countrywool
The pattern and class are FREE
if you use yarns purchased at Countrywool,
and bring Holiday cookies to share
(we'll rotate)
otherwise $10 a week.
Learn:
Braided cords...Two handed stranded color knitting...
How to make a sock heel

A stocking is the PERFECT place to make your first sock heel.
These stockings make IMPRESSIVE door decorations.
16" circular needle US  #7
150 grams total dk/worsted weight yarn -
CASCADE 220 or TUFFY  suggested
double pointed needles US #7


Calling all charity knitters. The Claverack Library has graciously offered to host
weekly KNIT INS on Wednesday afternoons, 1-3,
to work on charity knitting projects for the homeless and less fortunate and at the VA in our area.
We need your help to knit/crochet/sew for our needy neighbors.
Lots of patterns, yarns and cheery conversation await you! All skill levels are welcome.
If you ever worked on knitting fish for our afghans, we can use some more.
7"x9" squares for afghans are also needed.


free patterns * FREE PATTERNS * free patterns

If you love free patterns and quick knit ideas,
you will find Countrywool's daily post on
 the COUNTRYWOOLERS group of Facebook very useful. 

You'll need to join the group, then "LIKE" the page and under that LIKE button,
click on "see first"
to get the patterns in your daily news feed.



Knit and spin (and quilt) on!

Claudia

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