Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterAugust 2013

Greetings!  

 

The dog days of summer are in full swing! So where is the warmth! With any luck we'll get to 70 degrees this week.  

We're gotten a lot of new yarn and fiber accessories to help you knit or crochet for the rest of the summer and into fall.

 

Liz will be at STITCHES Midwest in Schaumburg, Illinois from August 8 to 11, 2013. If you're in the area, stop by booth 451/530 to say hello. 

 

Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Summer Hours

Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm;
Saturday through Monday by chance or appointment.

  
What's New in the Shop? 

We have a bunch of new products in:

 

Interweave: Knitting Traditions Fall 2013 

 

Gleener - The Ultimate Fuzz Remover! Works like magic to quickly and easily remove fuzz, pills and lint from most woven or knitted fabrics. Everything from sweaters, t-shirts, pants, jackets, and scarves to drapes, cushions and upholstery will be completely revitalized!

 

Namaste Cozy & Mini Cozy - Two cases that are ideal for storing and carrying your knitting needles and crochet hooks. 

 

Namaste Double Wide Needle Case - Stylish case perfect for storing and organizing all of your circular needles! 

 

Namaste Oh Snap! Bags - Ideal for all your yarny projects! Sold in sets of three in three colors: Pumpkin Spice, Hollywood Pink and Eggplant. 

 

NEW PATTERNS from Dovetail Designs, Jojoland, Knitting Pure & Simple, Oat Couture and Plymouth Yarn. Some of the Plymouth Yarn patterns are freebies!

 

Adriafil Knitcol - DK weight jacquard yarn. 100% superwash merino wool. 137 yards per 50 gram skein. 

 

Blackberry Ridge Silk - 100% silk yarn. Fingering weight. 180 yards per 1.5 oz. skein. 

 

Interlacements presents New York - Silky ribbon yarn. Light worsted weight. 100% rayon ribbon. 200 yards per 2 oz. skein.

 

Jojoland 2-Ply Cashmere - Lace weight yarn. 100% cashmere. 440 yards per 50 gram skein.  

 

Jojoland 4-Ply Cashmere - Sport weight yarn. 100% cashmere. 175 yards per 50 gram skein. 

 

Jojoland Harmony - Variegated lace weight yarn. 100% merino wool. 880 yards per 50 gram skein. 

 

Kraemer Yarns Perfection Lights Worsted - Soft wool blend with a bit of shine to it! 28% domestic merino, 70% acrylic & 2% polyester. 200% yards per 100 gram skein. 

 

Kraemer Yarns Perfection Tapas - Worsted weight wool yarn. 23% domestic merino  & 77% acrylic. 200 yards per 100 gram skein. 

 

Kraemer Yarns Saucon Sock - Fingering weight, no-wool sock yarn. 44% cotton, 43% acrylic & 13% nylon. 430 yards per 100 gram skein.

 

Kraemer Yarns Tatamy - DK weight yarn - similar to Tatamy Tweed yarn but now available in solids! 45% cotton & 55% acrylic. 250 yards per 100 gram skein.

 

Plymouth Yarn Bamtastic - DK weight yarn. 60% bamboo rayon & 40% nylon. 248 yards per 100 gram skein  

 

Plymouth Yarn Diversity - Sock weight memory yarn. 93% acrylic & 7% polyester (elasthane). 420 yards per 100 gram skein. 

 

Zitron Wolkenspiel - Hand-dyed, high twisted superwash extrafine merino wool. 80% virgin wool & 20% nylon. 437 yards per 100 gram skein. 

Classes and Workshops

  • New Date  Aug 2, Friday, Knitting Your Way to Financial Security. Details in Events section below. 
  • New Date  Aug 3, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Beaded Purl I-cord Necklace. Learn to knit a classy necklace using a simple stitch and beads.  Materials needed: Betsy Beads book by Betsy Hershberg, size 2 double pointed needles, 150 size 6 seed beads, big eye beading needle, toggle clasp and one skein of solid or quick repeat variegated fingering weight yarn.
  • August 17, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Toe-Up Socks. 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.  
  • August 17, Saturday, 1-3 pm. The Wave Cro-Hook Scarf. You will use a crohook (a crochet hook with a hook at both ends) and two colors of yarn to create this fun tube scarf. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • August 19, Monday, 1-3 pm. 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.  

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.
Events

NEW DATE! - August 2, Friday, 5pm-9pm. As part of our "Knitting Your Way to Financial Security Series" we are presenting

Estate Planning 101. In this special workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss stressful financial concerns of estate planning with an expert while you knit to relax your nerves. Our guest expert, who just happens to be Liz's financially savvy younger sister, is

Margaret J. Brennan   

www.centennialsec.com
margaret@centennialsec.com
Enrollment is limited to 8 because of room constraints. Cost is $10 to cover the cost of the meal. Visit our website for the details of each workshop. 

 

We will be a vendor at STITCHES Midwest from August 8 to 11, 2013 in Schaumburg, IL. STITCHES is offering a vendor and sponsor preview on their Ravelry group.

Vilas County Fair will be August 8 to 11, 2013 for those who wish to enter a finished good in the knitting and/or crocheting categories. We have books with entry forms here at the shop. Registration day is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 9 AM to 6 PM at the Vilas County Fairgrounds.

Liz will be a vendor at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival at the Jefferson County Fair Park from September 6 to September 8. She will also be teaching her class, The Wave: an Infinity Crohook Scarf at the festival.
  
Joe's Puzzle of the Month

Find a four-letter word that will link the two given words. Good luck!

Example: WAR - FARE - WELL

Foot - Park
Vine - Stick
Snare - Kit
Training - Site
Gold - Wife
Wedding - Ring


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.

Send your answer to liz@suttersgoldnfleece.com.
  
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In This Issue
Summer Hours
What's New in the Shop?
Classes
Events
Featured Article
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Tip of the Month
Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
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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

FEATURED PATTERN Beaded I-Cord Bracelets  
Beaded I-Cord Bracelets
 

Knit these easy bracelets with pretty silk yarn and beads of your choice.

 

 

 

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 
Start planning for fall!
 Wondering what colors to knit/crochet this fall? According to Pantone, the 10 top autumnal are
Emerald, Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence and Carafe.
Click here to view Pantone's Fall 2013 Fashion Color Trends.
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