countrywool news
August 2022


Sunday     10-2 pm
Tuesday    10-2 pm
text for anyday appointment:  518   828   4554

Ah, the dog days of summer. Too hot to do anything but...sit?
Well, I do find a revolving spinning wheel some comfort as it creates a nice breeze.
I am trying to assemble enough folks for our Spin In The Grease all day clinic
on August 14, but so far we haven't gotten the 6 we need.
If you would like to come, please register by August 7.
As long as you are fully vaccinated/boosted against Covid, and are testing negative
before you walk in
(free rapid tests available at the door), come and join in!

August IN PERSON Classes
KNIT NITE: August 8 & 22    6-8 pm ET

Negative covid rapid test proof at the door required
preregistration necessary -

or spend $8
 while there
SPIN IN THE GREASE CLINIC: August 14    10-3 pm ET
Lunch and 2 lbs well skirted Romney fleece grown in Columbia County included.
Topics to be covered:
flick carding, fleece choosing, twist angle, ply, yarn diameter control, washing and setting the twist.
Bring with you:
spin wheel or drop spindle; flick card or hand card; leg cut from old pair of jeans; niddy noddy

Negative covid rapid test proof at the door required
preregistration necessary -

$95 cash/check


$98.95 by credit card

* cancellation with less than 24 hours notice : refund is less $10 + any fees
SIT 'N KNIT: August 18    12-2 pm ET

Negative covid rapid test proof at the door required
preregistration necessary -
or spend $8
 while there

August is the month I ponder what classes to hold online in the fall.
Right now the lineup includes:
The Roll Neck Sweater (left)
(starts in late October)
The Icelandic Flecks and Diamonds Sweater (right)
(starts in November)
A mitten class is coming!
A sock class is coming!
A repair-your-handknits class is coming!
A mitered afghan class is coming!

new yarn * New Yarn * NEW YARN!!!

NEW just dyed COLORS for Durasport
Online KnitALong through Ravelry and Zoom
Come play with us on Zoom in August...share your favorite charity knitting projects and
figure out what all this Zoom online tech stuff is about.
We'll walk you through figuring out how to get your screen to work so you can see ALL of us :)

Got an I-Pad, I-Pad Mini, Fire or Samsung Tablet?
They work really easily for Zoom allowing you to see EVERYONE on one screen..

August Online Knit-A-Longs and Classes
Charity Knitting Projects
Mondays August 1 and 29   6 pm ET

Join Zoom Meeting

(copy and paste the above address WITHOUT THE ARROWS into your browser at 5:55 PM ET Monday)



how to join online KNIT NITE, classes and KnitALongs
(but August is FREE!):

Our last Weekend Retreat for this year is full.
But the Rip Van Winkle Knitting Retreat, September 30, Oct 1 & 2
 does have a last-minute cancellation Waiting List you can sign up to...

Be aware that registrations for Next Spring's Cape Ann Knitting Retreat
are being accepted now.
That, too, has a new smaller size, so get on board early if you plan to come.
Checks are ALWAYS accepted, at any time, to claim your spot.

  New Knitter? Spinner? Need specific help?
Private classes are being scheduled weekly.

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 crochet and weave and sew/quilt) on!


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