Hello everyone!  It's September - so hard to believe!!  This week our sale is 20%
Knit and Crochet Books & Patterns (excluding Ravelry)  
With cooler weather
coming, we can settle in and start knitting and crocheting. So stock up on patterns
for upcoming projects.  We have so many models here in the store and we do try to
share as many as possible with you on our newsletter.  So take advantage of this
sale and stock up for your next projects!


We have so much to share with you in our yarn dept. this week:

New Yarn:
Designed with shawls and accessories in mind,
Jilly is sure to become a new favorite!
Its soft and lustrous single-ply construction is a
delight to work with, and gives fantastic drape
when blocked. Available now in all of our popular
Everlasting colorways!

For all of you who missed getting your "Color Grid" last time, they are back in stock!  
The" Color Grid" helps you choose colors with confidence. Our last shipment of these
went very fast!  Be sure to stop in and see how helpful this is in choosing
coordinating colors.

Next we have new items that everyone just loves!

Stashbot  is a new booklet that is a comprehensive guide to
building a useful stash. It includes yarn
requirements for all size sweaters &

We have some new models for you:

Common Ground
by the Brown Stitch
Yarn: 3 skeins Eco Wool by Cascade.

Two more new models:

Starshower   (Yarniad) by Hillary Smith Callis
Yarn: 1 Zen Serenity Glitter Sock Yarn

Paloma Ribbed Hat
Debbie Bliss - Free Pattern
with purchase of yarn
Yarn: 2 skeins Paloma yarn


New and eperienced knitters, why not "Build Your Skills" with a new project class?  
Ruth Boelkins will be teaching Knitting Lace and Colorwork Cowl classes in September
and October.  Each class will guide you through a few techniques.  Come for a one-
time, 2 1/2 hour class and go home with your project started and everything you
need to know to complete it.  Check out the details for each class on our website, or
come in the store to see these beautiful models for yourself.

Knitting Lace Class
Colorwork Class  

The following classes will be starting this week and next week.

Learn to Crochet Class - Sept. 3 or Sept. 4
Crochet from a Chart Class(scarf) -  Sept. 9 or Sept. 10
Cabled Cardigan Class - Sept. 10
Pullover Sweater Class- Sept. 13


This class starts next week!


"Creating Cards with Stencils"
Teacher: Chris    Cost: $10.00

Wed., September 10: 2-4pm, 6-8pm
Thurs., September 11:  10am-noon, 2-4pm, 6-8pm

Stencils are one of the hottest trends in card-making-
the possibilities are endless!
We will make 3 cards, taking stencils to a level beyond our May class.
We will add embossing paste, glitter, embossing powders, splatters, and so much
Bring to class:  Your favorite adhesive - tape runner, Skor-tape, etc...

Sign up soon! Class size is limited!
Country Needleworks 616 457 9410


Laura made another model for you.
The attached slip tells you
everything you need to make
this necklace.


She will be here the following dates:

Thurs., Oct. 2, 12-8pm
Fri., Oct. 3, 9:30am-8pm
Sat., Oct. 4, 9:30am-1pm

She will be doing free classes on the following:

Necklace Class

Necklace Class Dates:

Thurs., Oct. 2 - 6:30pm or
Fri., Oct. 3, 2:00pm or
Sat., Oct. 4, 10:00am

 Leather Wrap Bracelet Class

Leather Wrap Bracelet Dates:

Thurs., Oct. 2, 2:00pm or
Fri., Oct. 3, 10:30am or 6:30pm

Although classes are free, you must sign up for them.


We have new hanging replacements for the wooden arrows.
(Use inside or outdoor)

Black and white sheep
Black and white hen
Carved swan


in Chicago on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Cost:  $60.00 per person for round trip on the bus.  Meals on your own.

Leave Grand Rapids at approximately 6 am
Location(s) to be determined and return between 10 and 11pm

When you purchase your bus trip we will give you a password
to buy your discounted ticket to the Market Place.

Phone Country Needleworks (616-457-9410)
or email (         

Free fashion shows!  Great shopping!
Check the Vogue Knitting website for more details on the Marketplace.


This weeks recipe is from Cher, one of our owners.  She made this one morning
when she had family staying with her and they loved it! Thanks Cher!



1 pkg. (9 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3/4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 t. ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream and butter on low
speeed for 30 seconds.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour half of the cake mix into a greased 8 in square baking dish.  Top with apples.
Combine the sugar, nuts and cinnamon; sprinkle half over the apples.  Top with
remaining batter and sugar mixture.
Bake at 350º  for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.  Enjoy!



Country Needleworks is happy to join with the Department of Human Services to
collect Beanie Babies or other small stuffed animals for children entering foster care.
The stuffies will be given to children who are being removed from their home due to
neglect or abuse. This gives them a comfort object to hold while they are driven to
their new foster home.

Beanie Baby type "stuffies" are easily washed and stored, so they would be
preferred, but the brand name does not matter. New or gently used are fine. It
doesn’t matter if the tags are still attached.

Donations made to the Department of Human Services are tax deductible, so if you
have a large collection you would like to donate please contact Wendy Wheeler (Jerri’
s daughter) and she can arrange for you to get a receipt. or
616 558-7841

Thank you for bringing a smile to the face of a child during a very difficult time.

Wendy Wheeler, MA
Children’s Foster Care Program Manager
Department of Human Services
121 Franklin SE
Grand Rapids MI 49507
(616) 558-7841

Gloves, Mittens and Scarves For
"Cast Off the Cold"

Bring a donation of hats, mittens, gloves And/or scarves
(handmade or purchased) and hang them on our tree.
Items will be donated to "Cast Off the Cold" to benefit the homeless families and
individuals at Mel Trotter Mission. Thank you for your help!


Click on classes for the classes we have available.


Monday evenings 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings, 10am
Friday mornings, 10am
Spinners meet Tuesday mornings at 10am

**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!

If you would like to meet at other times, just give us a call. 616 457 9410.


MON. THRU FRI - 9:30am-8:00pm
SAT. - 9:30am-5pm
Closed Sunday
Isn't this cool?
It is a
row keeper you wear on
your finger. Adjustable and in lots
of colors.
Only $4.98!