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countrywool news
January 2022
 

     
WINTER STUDIO HOURS
Sunday     10-2 pm
 
Tuesday    10-2 pm
closed in icy weather...call or text first
and wear a mask when you come

Happy New Year!
As I type this it is snowing (yay!!!) and we are bracing for an ice storm on Sunday.
This winter the shop will close when driving is difficult,
so call or text if you intend to come in questionable weather.
But the snow, THE SNOW! So pretty. This PERFECT knitting weather
has me getting out all my hygge tricks. My house is FILLED with candles
and knitted shawls and afghans to snuggle under,
along with a closet full of warm hats and thick mittens so when the weather
breaks out into sunshine, off I go for a walk with the dogs.
And...stranded socks are my BEST friend as my feet hit the floor in the morning.

Yours' and my safety is my number one concern going forward,
and strict health protocols are in place to keep our pandemic in its place.
Look for ONLINE classes to make mittens,
socks and sweaters this month and enjoy this winter.
Consider the gift that is  ZOOM CONNECTION with other knitters.
Come and join us for weekly KNIT NITE, classes and KnitALongs.

We remain optimistic that we can meet safely in March.
So, the Cape Ann Knitting Retreat is now open for registration.

January Online Knit-A-Longs and Classes
 
Open Star Mittens       Thrummed Mittens        Stuffed Mittens
KNIT NITE: Mondays
January 10, 17, 24 & 31
 6-8 pm ET
$2 a night
OR
Subscribe & save

The Mitten Marathon : week 3
Fair Isle or Faroe Open Star Mittens
Jan 11, 8:30 AM & Jan 14, 6 PM  ET
$10 for FAIR ISLE MITTENS
or
Subscribe & save
Celtic Plait Aran Class,
3rd Saturdays
Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16
2-3 pm ET
Subscribe
for 6 months


The Mitten Marathon : week 4
THRUMMED MITTENS
Jan 18, 8:30 AM & Jan 21, 6 PM ET

$10 for THRUMMED MITTENS
or
Subscribe & save
Mrs Claus' Cardigan,  4th Sundays
Jan 23, Feb 27, Apr 24, May 22
2-3 pm ET
felt your steek at the Cape Ann Retreat March 27!

Subscribe
for 6 months

  New Knitter? Spinner? Need specific help?
Zoom classes are being scheduled weekly. Details here.
We've gotten rave reviews about our 2 camera style allowing
full view of what my hands are doing.


new pattern * new pattern * new pattern

Mrs Claus' Cardigan
Online interactive class starting January 23
Steek demo IN PERSON
at the CAPE ANN KNITTING RETREAT
 
 
this pattern offers a
NEEDLE FELTED STEEK finish!
(the FASTEST and flattest way we've found!)
Read its history on Ravelry
Knit with organic wool
 AEGEAN TWEED
 

And looking ahead to February...

We will knit SWEDISH SOCKS on Zoom.
This 3 week class hosted on Ravelry, interactive (optional through Zoom)
will take newer/rusty knitters through the entire sock process.


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!

Claudia

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