Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterJanuary/February 2013


Winter here in the Northwoods - last week we had sub zero temperatures, and 4 inches of snow. Today it's in the 30's and very sloppy. Terrific weather for knitting and crocheting!

We're planning on doing some traveling this late winter/spring, so we are going to Winter Hours. So far there is only one week when we are closing the store - February 13, 14, and 15.

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Winter Hours

Starting February 1st, Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Noon to 3 PM or by chance or appointment. June 1st we'll switch to summer hours.
What's New in the Shop? 

We have a bunch of new products in:


Vogue Knitting - Winter 2012/13 


Interweave knitscene - Spring 2013


Molly's Party Dress - 18" American Girl doll pattern by Margaret Brennan of Ravenswood Knit Designs. Molly is ready for her summer party this evening with her smocked dress with ruffles. She's bringing her beaded lace shawl in case it gets chilly. This pattern is for an advanced beginning knitter looking for a little challenge.


French Knitter by Greenview Valley Farm in Crandon, Wisconsin. Hand-crafted, burn-etched, four pin French Knitter and Loop Lifter. Beautifully hand-made and designed-a handy tool that helps you make i-cords! Comes with a fabric storage bag.



Classes and Workshops

  • March 5, Tuesday, 10 to noon. Toe-up Socks Cast On by Claire Pagel. Come and learn this interesting and fun knitting technique. During the class you will learn how to cast on seamlessly to move smoothly into knitting two at once with the Magic Loop technique. Materials list will be provided at registration.
  • March 5, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. Mini Sweater Ornament by Claire Pagel. These miniature ornaments knit from left-over sock yarn using the Magic Loop technique and are fun and fast. Each one will be a delightful surprise. Make a dozen as ornaments or as gift box decoration. Materials list will be provided at registration.
  • March 11, Monday, 10 to noon. Moebius Cowl. Learn the basic moebius cast-on technique and knit one (or more!) of several different versions of the cowl for yourself or to give as a gift. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • March 11, Monday, 1-3 pm. Cabled Wine Cozy. Learn to knit a wine sack with a cable pattern then felt it. It would be a great way to present a gift of wine to someone. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • March 19, Tuesday, 10 to noon. Beginning Crochet. You've wanted to crochet but don't know where to start - this is your opportunity! Learn the basics of crochet by making a useful if not perfect dishcloth. No experience needed. Materials list will be provided at registration.
  • March 19, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. Crochet an Infinity Scarf. Crocheting an infinity scarf as a Moebius scarf or a loop scarf is a great project. You can use any stitch you want - make it simple or as complex as you want. Only basic skills needed.   Materials list will be provided at registration.

If there is a topic you're interested in please send us a class suggestion. Pre-registration is required for all classes. All supplies are available at the shop. Students receive 10% off supplies. The fee for workshops and/or classes is $10/session unless otherwise stated. 


Individual or group classes can always be arranged at a time to accommodate your schedule. Fee is $10/person per session.

Madison Knitting Guild Knit-In is March 8 and 9 at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison. Liz will be teaching a knit class and a crochet class. Hope to see you there...
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
What is " 3.1416 and an area of land "?   
The first person who emails back the correct answer will receive a certificate for 15% off of one item. Once the first correct answer comes in, we will post it in our Ravelry group.
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Just for Laughs ...
Jan-Feb 2013 Just for Laughs
Happy Groundhog Day!
In This Issue
Winter Hours
What's New in the Shop?
Up Coming Events
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Just for Laughs ...
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Made in the USA
Tip of the Month
Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
can now be found on:
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Margaret Brennan, Liz Sutter, Claire Pagel  and Cathy Benecke are publishing their patterns under the Ravenswood Knit Designs label. So far the RKD inventory includes 18" doll patterns and accessories

Cup Holder Yarn Holder

Joe designed and made this handy item for knitters and crocheters who travel often. Its foot fits in a standard size car cup holder and  is removable when taking your work inside. Price $55. 

Made in the USA

In 1815, Thomas Jefferson announced, "I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make, be the difference of price what it may." 


Tip of the Month
Think spring!
 Wondering what colors to knit/crochet this spring? According to Pantone, the 10 top made-in-the-shades are Monaco blue, dusk blue, emerald, grayed jade, linen, poppy red, African violet, tender shoots (a bright green), lemon zest and nectarine.
Click here to view Pantone's Spring 2013 Fashion Color Trends.
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