COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS NEWSLETTER
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Here is the link:  
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/country-needleworks



SIDEWALK SALE
July 21-August 8, 2015

Great Bargains from Every Department!!!
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30am-8pm, Sat. 9:30am-5pm



YARN

Knit Circus Yarn Club

We just received an opportunity to participate in a yarn club from Knit Circus Yarns -
The Four Seasons Yarn Club!  We are in love with the Knit Circus gradient yarns we have in the
store.  The colors are beautiful and the yarn feels fantastic.  This club will be a great opportunity to
try several of their different yarn bases.

The club will include four packages - each inspired by the colors of the season. Because of the unique
nature of this club, we'll have a yearlong, four-package set-up so we can enjoy each season as it
comes!

Each Knitcircus Yarns package includes (at least) 100g of an exclusive color of yarn, either a self-
striping, hand-dyed gradient colorway, a variegated hand-painted yarn, or a "matching socks set" -
two cakes of yarn dyed to match each other exactly every time. Each package also includes a note
about the color inspiration, a list of suggested patterns, and a seasonal or color-inspired gift.

Luxury fiber will be wool-based, featuring different blends like silk, cashmere, tencel and nylon.
Luxury fibers will include favorites like Thrilling, Opulence, and Greatest of Ease, new yarns reserved
exclusively for Clubbies, and early access to yarns not in the shop yet.

Knitting-related treats in every package include collaborations with small woman-owned and fair-
trade businesses, from one-woman operations to nationally recognized brands.

Shipments: Summer: August 2015; Fall: October 2015; Winter: January 2016; Spring: April
2016
.

Each of the four packages will be $53.00. They are expected to arrive at the end of the month.

We need a count by July 30th to give to Knit Circus, so if you want to participate, please let
us know soon!  
Call the store 457-9410 or email us sales@countryneedleworks.net



We have some new yarns:



We are so excited! We now have Uptown DK in all the colors!!!


Uptown DK is machine washable & dryable 100% pill-resistant acrylic yarn. Soft and easy to work
with, Uptown's wide array of solid shades coordinates beautifully with self-striping Uptown DK Colors.

See picture below:



















Painted Sky

Knitting Fever Painted Sky is a machine washable, 100% superwash wool yarn in worsted weight.
Painted Sky creates soft & colorful striping as you knit, and is very soft - a great choice for sweaters,
accessories, blankets and hats. 218 yds., 4.5-5 sts. on US 7-8












Katia Azteca

Katia Azteca is a fantastic wool and acrylic blend aran weight yarn. It is an elegant and funky
variegated yarn which creates beautiful striped tonal variations when knitted.

50% wool, 47% acrylic, 197 yds.
Worked on size 8-9 needle.​















Ella Rae Twist

Ella Rae’s Twist is a chunky acrylic/alpaca blend that is super soft. This yarn knits up quickly for hats
and sweaters.  Each option has a solid base color and a striping twist to add some fun!

91 yds., 3-3.5 sts. = 1" on US 10-10.5










Below are
two new colors of Painted Desert yarn. We have carried this very popular yarn, but it
is always fun when we get new colors in a yarn we love!










We have some new models for you:


"Sampo" scarf
, modeled by Jen,
is an exclusive pattern from
Country Needleworks!

Yarn: 1 skein Dragonfly Dance
Rustic Silk - color Cognac Thing














This gorgeous sweater was made by
Kelly and it has received   
so many compliments!

It's called
Clayoquot by
Tin Can Knits
Yarn: 5 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo
Prussia Blue
1 skein Malabrigo Arroyo Natural
1 skein Tosh DK Jasper​


















Baby Angel is a darling cropped girls cardigan.
Yarn: 1 skein of Baby Angel
which also comes in lots of colors.












This is the back of the Baby Angel
sweater. It is so cute!












"Swaddle" Blanket
Yarn: 2 skeins of Swaddle - color 10
Pattern free with purchase of yarn.  











     


Newsboy Cap by Ann Norling
Crochet Version
Shades Frenzy #906
Shake It Up
(Modeled by Kelly)  














Reminder:

Vogue Knitting Live
in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Bus trip for Vogue Knitting Live
For details, please go to our website.



STAMPS/SCRAPBOOKS

"Gelli Printing II"
Sample below
Teacher: Penny   Cost: $10.00

Tuesday, August 11:  6-8pm,  Wednesday, August 12:  6-8pm,
Thursday, August 13, 6-8pm

We will take Gelli Printing to the next level! No previous experience needed!
Come and learn techniques to use the Gelli Plate
as a stamp and  learn how to make a stamped image
transfer!
Can't wait to see you there!!!

Bring to class: Your favorite adhesive - tape runner,
Skor-tape, etc...
***Sign up soon! Class size is limited!

Country Needleworks -  616 457 9410           

   










CROSS STITCH



If you are looking for a quick fun pattern for summer or maybe an easy project to do
on a long drive, here are two patterns for you.  



From the Trilogy, we have Holiday Reminder:

Believe














From Stacy Nash Primitives,
Snowed In Pinkeep & Ornament
we have a sweet pin cushion and
ornament. I know the word
Snow is not everyone's favorite,
but like it or not, we will be there
in the future.
















Please join us for

Knit and Dine

Treat yourself to a Friday night out!

The second Friday of every month
5-8pm
Here at Country Needleworks

Our next date will be August 14.

Click the following link for details:
Knit and Dine


THIS WEEKS RECIPE


This weeks recipe came from our first "Knit & Dine". Catherine Crawford brought this delicious
dish and it was yummy and delicious! This group is having fun and enjoying great food!
Thank you Catherine for sharing your recipe!



CHICKEN ENCHILADA ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE



Ingredients:

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (about 1 pound)
2 1/2 cups Zucchini, cut into 1/2 " chunks
2 T. olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 clove, garlic
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 t.  chili powder
1/2 cup water
1 cup frozen corn
1  1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
For serving:   diced Roma tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sour cream  (optional)

Preheat oven to 400º.  Pour 1 1/2 T. olive oil into 9 x 13 baking dish. Add zucchini and bake until
nearly tender 20-25 min.

Heat 1/2 T. olive oil in medium sauce pan. Add onion and saute 3-4 min. until soft. Add garlic. Saute
10 seconds more. Remove from heat. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Add
water. Bring to a boil, then simmer 5 min. Stir in shredded chicken.

Remove zucchini from oven. Spoon chicken mixture (removed from sauce), onto zucchini. Sprinkle
corn and cheese blend onto casserole. Bake 10 min. longer until cheese has melted and zucchini is
tender. Serve warm, topped with tomatoes, cilantro and sour cream. Enjoy!

PRINT RECIPE ONLY


SERVICE PROJECTS

If you would like to donate to any of our service projects,  

please go to our
website.


CLASSES


Hello everyone. Because we have had some people have allergic reactions
to perfume, may we kindly ask you to not wear fragrance at classes?
Thank you so much!

Click on
classes for the classes we have available.


*SOCIAL KNITTING TIMES

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

*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group on Tuesdays or Thursdays or any other time,
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!

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


STORE HOURS:

MON. THRU FRI - 9:30am-8:00pm
SAT. - 9:30am-5pm
Closed Sunday