March 2020
countrywool news

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Does it feel like spring in your neighborhood?
Even though we are still cold, the ground is bare,
the daffodils are 4" high and the snow drops are up.
I've been able to dry laundry on my clothesline twice in the last 2 weeks.
Maybe Punxsutawney Phil was right?

I just finished knitting the RED sweater
for the Cape Ann Icelandic Knitting Retreat
Countrywool Icelandic Hygge Sweater
and am now finalizing the pattern.
Sweater #1, the blue one, is back on the needles getting its
yoke reknit with better short rows and a slightly different yoke chart.

I look forward to having folks try on both sweaters, and the matching hats,
at the beach in Rockport, Massachusetts, in April.
After the notebooks are all printed up on my trusty printer,
I'll start cooking and freezing meals for our weekend.
The menu? Vegetarian and I make all the food from scratch (recipes here).
(feel free to bring foods you would like to have with you...lots of fridge space!)
potato leek soup
white bean soup
quinoa salad
scalloped potatoes
+ coffee, tea, seltzer, fresh fruit, green salad, crudites,
hot bread, yogurt, ice cream sundaes
wine, beer, cheese

Interested in coming this year? Register by clicking on the picture below.

Registrants will receive the gauge hat pattern for the sweater
so they can do their color planning and swatching BEFORE the retreat,
guaranteeing a well fitting sweater.
 Just want to get away? Folks are also welcome to come and relax with their current knitting project.

Icelandic Hat slouch style


We continue to meet at the Claverack Library on 4th Wednesday evenings.
And there's a weekend retreat planned for May IF we can gather enough folks.
There needs to be 8 registrants by March 6 to schedule it, and we have just 2 so far. 
If you are interested in coming, sign up this week so we can keep it on the schedule.
May 15, 16 and 17, 2020, at our favorite Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY.
Interested in coming? Read all about it and register by clicking on the picture below.
Countrywool Spinning Retreat May

New Knitter?
We have a class that covers all the basics scheduled for Sunday, March 22.
There's a kit including our favorite tools and yarn available as well.
Two chairs left right now. Email to sign up.

Knit Nite every Monday, 6-8PM.
if you are working on a project made with Countrywool yarn; $10 a week otherwise.
This month, just March 2, 9 and 16. (No Knit Nite March 23 or 30)

We are working on a knit-a-long skirt project, if you are interested.
Knit and modeled below by Jo.
Stop by for the FREE pattern and good knitting company.

Pondering a quarantine for health reasons?
After we all make sure we have enough yarn to make it 3 weeks without shopping (!)
we will need to find ways to stay connected.
I am pondering a virtual KNIT NITE if push comes to shove.
Interested? Let me know as I'll need some folks to play with me online
using the TWITCH app before we can take it live.

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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