Thank you for buying from our locally  
owned small business for 36 years!

We really appreciate your support!
Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsma
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
New Tuesday mornings, 10am
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
SockKnitters -
Wednesdays, 1-3pm and 6-8pm
Country Needleworks Newsletter|

Tonight's the Night!

*You’re invited to the Boundary Bay launch party!

Be among the first to see this all new wrap by our super talented local designer,
Ruth Boelkins.  She will bring all her samples and show fun styling options for
this lightweight, stretchy and textural rectangle.

Join us for our party

Monday, September 18th @ 6-8:00 pm

Get inspired to make this beautiful piece, and enjoy help from the designer as you select
colors and fibers.
We’ve stocked our shelves to give you unlimited options.

Another bonus at the party: you will have first opportunity to take a Boundary Bay class with Ruth.
Class details and sign up will be exclusive to the parties, after which we will advertise any remaining
availability.  Enjoy 10% off your supplies purchase for class.

And of course, we’ll have goodies and a drawing to win a store gift certificate!

*The pattern is now available in our store and on Ravelry.,

You can also follow @spoutknits on Instagram for advance sneak peeks of Boundary Bay.


for our annual

Thursday, Nov. 9, 1-8pm
It's our favorite day of the year!
We already have over
$2000 in Door Prizes!

A Huge Neighborhood Fiber Co. arrival!

Ruth Boelkins helped us pick fabulous colors to use the her new Boundary Bay Shawl and Farmhouse
Cardigan and so much more! Ruth's cardigan sample is made with NFC Worsted "Patterson Park" color. It is
so lovely!

May we ask a favor of our newsletter friends?

Would you please "like" us on Facebook? We'd love to see how large the number could be!
Thank you so much!
Click here to go to our facebook:  

We just received a new shipment of Crazy yarn!

We have some new models for you

Knit & Crochet Tutor

Bring all your projects, questions and problems (of the Knit & Crochet variety!)
and  Pat will help you.

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 or 6-8pm       Cost:  $10

Lots of classes coming up!

For more details on any of these classes,
just click on classes.

New Seamless Cardigan Class
5 sessions

Tuesdays, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12 & 1/9

Cost: $60
Ruth Boelkins


Learn to Crochet

Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 11, 1-3pm

$20 – includes pattern
Taught by Kelly


Crochet 2 Class

Date: :  Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1-3pm OR
       Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-8pm

$20 – includes pattern
Taught by Kelly

New Hat Class

Why wait for fall to begin knitting hats?

If you're looking for a skill-builder, an awesome gift project,
or just help with a great pre-tested hat pattern, sign up for
this class. The store is cool and comfy, and classes
are so much fun!

Mondays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 6-7:30pm

Class fee:
Taught by Ruth Boelkins

Easy Knitting Drop In Circle

"Easy Knitting Drop in Circle" is our all new way to offer beginner and refresher
knitting instruction.  
Ruth Boelkins will be available to help you learn to knit on a basic scarf, or refresh your
beginner skills with a simple hat.  Begin one of the projects in a drop in circle, and then
come back again, at your convenience, as many times as you like.
The fee is $10 per drop in, and you may select and
purchase your supplies with a 10% discount.

We can help you with your next projects -
sign up for a specific class, or choose your own project and use "Knit Tutor" drop in sessions to get help.
No need to sign up.  Just drop in and knit!
Go to our website for dates:

Come as often as you like,
and just pay a $10 fee per visit.

Instructor: Ruth Boelkins

Butterfly Shawl Class

Dates: 2 sessions:  Sept. 27, Oct. 18,  1-3pm

Instructor: Renee Kuiper

Yipes Stripes Cowl

Dates: Mon., Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 9   6-8pm

Taught by Pat Brower

Portage Sweater Class

Dates: Mondays Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Nov. 27  1-3pm or
Thursdays, Sept 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Nov. 30  6-8pm

Taught by Pat Brower

Advanced Mitten Class

Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 26  6-8pm


New Sock Class-Top Down with DK yarn

Learn how to make a sock using DK weight yarn!
              Mondays, October 2 & 16, 12:30-2:30
              Tuesdays, October 3 & 17, 6:00-8:00

$30 includes pattern
Taught by Pam

 Estilo Open Front Cardigan Class                                   

Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 21,  1-3pm and
Oct. 12, 1-3pm

Instructor: Breva Grasmanis

FYI: If you would like to order yarn by phone, we are happy to do that. We mail yarn on a weekly basis. If
we have the yarn in stock, we will ship it out to you or you may pick it up. If we don't have it, we can usually
order it for you if it's a yarn we normally stock.We really appreciate that you "buy local" from us! Thank you!


Classes coming up soon in beading:

Basic Beading Class

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30pm OR
     Thursday, Oct. 5, 1-2:30pm

$25 – includes all supplies
Taught by Kelly
Basic Wrap Bracelet Class

Date: Monday, Oct. 9, 6-8pm OR
      Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1-3pm

 $20 + supplies
Taught by Kelly

Stretch Cord Bracelet Class

Date:  Monday, October 23rd 6:30 – 8:00 OR        
Wednesday, October 25th 1:00 – 2:30

$15 + supplies ($6.00 and up)
Taught by Kelly

Leather Jewelry with Sizzix Class

Date: Monday, Nov. 6, 6-8pm or
      Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1-3pm

$20 + supplies
Taught by Kelly


Metal & Wire Techniques Class

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-4pm

 $30 + supplies
(all patinas and tools will be provided to use during class)
Taught by Kelly         

Crochet Bracelet/Necklace Class

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-8pm  OR
       Thursday, Oct. 19, 1-3pm

 $20 – plus supplies
Taught by Kelly

New Wire Wrapped Ring Class

Dates:  Monday, November 27th 6:30 – 8:00 OR    
 Thursday, November 30th  1:00 – 2:30

: $15 plus supplies



We have a new stamp class for you:

Encore: Backgrounds

Teacher: Chris       Cost: $12

2 class times available:

                  Thursday, Sept 21, 9:30-11am               

                 Saturday, Sept. 23,   10-11:30am   

Let's explore 3 more beautiful backgrounds:

1. using ColorBurst powders,
2. using Distress Oxide inks on vellum and
3. a blending technique with some of the new Deistress Oxide colors.

You will love the results!
Sign up early!!!                                  *Bring your favorite adhesive

Below is the model for this class:



1 pkg. Betty Crocker Super Moist German Chocolate cake mix
Water, oil and eggs as called for on cake mix directions
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 jar (17 oz.) caramel, butterscotch or fudge topping
1 8 oz. container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 bag (8 oz.) toffee chips or bits

Preheat oven to 350º. Bake cake as directed on package for 13 x 9" pan. Cool 15 minutes. Poke top of
warm cake every 1/2 " with handle of wooden spoon, wiping handle occasionally to reduce sticking. Drizzle
sweetened condensed milk evenly over top of cake; let stand until milk has absorbed  into the cake. Drizzle
with caramel topping. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until  chilled. Spread whipped topping over top
of cake. Sprinkle wit toffee chips. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake. Enjoy!







Click on
classes to view our classes.

Just go to our
website to view or print out our September calendar.

We have a very large knitting/crochet area available for you and your friends to use.
(See picture below)
Stop in anytime to sit & knit or plan a regular time each week to meet.
It's a great way to relax and get your projects done.
We will make coffee and we always have cookies.   


*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group,
give us a call at 616 457 9410. We would love to make you feel welcome!
**Anyone who loves to knit or crochet is WELCOME! Just bring a project to work on.
No need to sign up, just come and have fun!

Mon. thru Fri., 9:30-8pm
Sat. 9:30-5pm
Closed Sunday


We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes:

Abigail's Attic
Newborn Hats for local hospitals
Cast off the Cold
Project Linus
Knitted Knockers
Gilda's Club
On the right is Ruth's gorgeous
Boundary Bay Shawl she just
brought in. It is so lovely and it feels so
So many people comment on how they
love this when they come in the store.  

This pretty shawl used a
Fashion Box which includes
yarn and pattern.
A very soft "feel".
Huenique Mosaic Cowl

Yarn is 1 skein Ella Rae
Huenique and 1 skein
Encore Chunky
Baby Guernsey Pullover
Yarn - 2 skeins of Worsted Merino
Size 6-12 months
Hayfield Rabbit

Yarn - 2 skeins of
Baby Blossom Chunky
1 skein Caribou
Cher is sharing another recipe with us this
week. I have made this recipe myself and
it is one of my family's favorite. Everyone
seems to request it for their birthday!
Thanks Cher!
Thank you for buying from our locally
 owned small business for 36 years!

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsma
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
New Tuesday mornings, 10am
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
SockKnitters -
Wednesdays, 1-3pm and 6-8pm