COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS NEWSLETTER
www.countryneedleworks.net

Hello everyone!

Can you believe Christmas is two weeks from today?!


We received a very nice re-stock on Malabrigo Rios and Sock - such great colors!

Check out the colors below:



    





















And we have a new yarn from Malabrigo called Dos Tierras.


Dos Tierras means Two Lands, reflecting the sources of the two
amazing fibers found in this ultra-soft yarn. By spinning together 50% of Uruguayan Merino wool (superwash) with
50% baby alpaca from Peru they have created a DK weight yarn that is as versatile as it is beautiful.

210 yards
50% Merino Wool and 50% Baby Alpaca
Needles US 5-6
20-22 stitches = 4"



       












The yarn below is our new feltable 100% wool Galway by Plymouth Yarn.

Galway is a worsted 100% wool knitting and crochet yarn from Plymouth Yarns. Warm, feltable, and durable, Galway
is a great option for felting, or winter knits that promise to be hand-washed.

210 yds
5 sts = 1 in
8 (US) Neelde

100% Wool
Hand Wash, Dry Flat























We have two new models for you:

Nako Shawl

This gorgeous shawl was made using
Nako Arya Ebruli.
Pattern free with purchase of yarn.

      












Pluscious Cowl

This cowl is so soft!
We used 2 skeins of Pluscious
Pattern free with purchase of yarn.





























KIT SPECIAL!



















Below are the three different colorways.












Check out our "FAST & EASY" table shown below:


















SAVE THE DATE!


      Open New Year's Day
It's a Party!   12-5pm
     


Join us for coffee and a dessert bar!
Lots of "Surprise" specials!
A great afternoon of shopping!
Register to win $100 gift certificate!
Bring a project if you would like to sit & knit!


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        Cost:  $10

For the winter hours Pat will be here on Tues. 1:30-3:30pm
and if someone needs help on a Tuesday evening,
please call the store by 2:30pm to let Pat know and she
will come back at 6pm.


Lots of classes coming up!

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


Log Cabin Blanket Class

2 Sessions:

Mon., Dec. 4 & 11, 10:30-12:30pm or
Mon., Jan. 8 & 15,  10:30-12:30pm

Class Fee:
$20
Taught by Mary Kay




Boundary Bay Class with Ruth

Two Once-a-Month Classes to Choose From:
Monday Evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm
12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/12

Thursday Afternoons, 1:00-2:30 pm
12/14, 1/11

Wednesday Afternoons - 1-2:30pm
1/10, 2/7, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18
Cost:
$45


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:
http://www.countryneedleworks.net/easyknittingdropincircle.html

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

Instructor:
Ruth Boelkins
                                         
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!

STAMPS/SCRAPBOOKING

We have a new Stamp Class for you!

BALLOONS, STARS AND DINOSAURS

Teacher: Chris       Cost: $15

6 class times available:

Wednesday, Jan. 10   2-4pm,  6-8pm
Thursday, Jan. 11   2-4pm,  6-8pm
Friday, Jan. 12     2-4pm

In this class we will make three cards geared for kids!
We will be using many different mediums...including Distress Oxide Inks,
Superfine Glitter and Copic Markers.

Below is a model for this class:




















DORITO DIP

Ingredients:

1 can Green Chillies
12 oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
2 eggs
2 T. water

Heat oven to 350º
Place green chillies in a greased 8 x 8 pan
Cover with shredded cheese.
Beat the eggs and water.
Pour over the chillie/cheese mixture.
Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Serve hot with Doritos

PRINT RECIPE ONLY













CLASSES        

Click on
classes to view our classes.

Just go to our
website to view or print out our December 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!

Store hours:

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



SERVICE PROJECTS


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  
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
New Tuesday mornings, 10am
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
Thank you for buying from our locally    

owned small business for 36 years!

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsma

This weeks recipe is from Barb. Her mom,
Annette Broodman, gave her this recipe and she
served it on Thanksgiving Day.
It was a hit! And so easy too.
Malabrigo Rios
Malabrigo Sock  
Check out our new keychains
with tiny knitting needles.
Great stocking stuffer!
Neighborhood Fiber Co. "Find Your
Fade" Kits.

These are gorgeous. We have 3
different color ways and
a lovely sample on display.

Original price = $137.00
Sale price = $99.99

Grab one before they're gone!
Final Sale.


There is still time to get one more project done
before Christmas!

We have a display here at the store that  has
lots of projects that are
FAST & EASY!
Check out the picture on the right.