Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterDecember 2013



Christmas is fast approaching but the recent weather has made it feel like mid-January. Does this very chilly weather make you want to stay inside and knit or crochet cozy winter projects? Or does it make you long for a warmer season and warm weather projects? Either way, we can help you with all of your project needs!  


Make sure you don't miss our Annual Inventory Sale from January 1, 2014 to January 4, 2014. More details are below in this newsletter!  


We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Inventory Sale 
We will be holding our
Annual Inventory Sale
January 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2014.
All in-store inventory is at least 20% off except Joe's Woodworking.  Some special discounts up to 60% off.
Winter Hours

Wednesday, Thursday and  Friday Noon to 3 pm;
Saturday through Tuesday by chance or appointment.

What's New in the Shop? 




Interweave Crochet Winter 2014

Interweave Spin-Off Winter 2014 

Classes and Workshops
We're announcing a new format for instruction and help. Instead of the shop setting up the time schedule for class you and/or your friends will arrange the time and day. Several times a year we will present a list of suggested knitting and crochet classes on our website and in the newsletter to help you choose, but keep in mind that any and all suggestions will be accepted.
As always there is no charge for help and instruction during regular shop hours. At all other times of the week the cost is $20.00 per student for a 2 hour private or semi-private instruction. Groups of 3 to 6 students are a total cost of $50.00 for a 2 hour class. Groups of 7 students or more are $100.00 for a two hour class (2 teachers required.)  
Pre-registration is required for all classes. All supplies are available at the shop. Students receive 10% off supplies.


Current list of classes


Beginning Knitting

Beginning Crocheting

Toe-Up Two at a Time Socks

Beginning Entrelac

Cabled Sides Wine Cozy  

Raglan Sweater Ornament

Claire's Sweater Dishcloth

Intarsia Sheep Bag 

See website for more details and additional classes. 


Fox Valley Knitters Guild - Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece will be a vendor at the guild's January 2014 meeting.

Susan's Fiber Shop announces The Brioche Stitch with Nancy Marchant
Nancy Marchant is the author of Knitting Brioche and will be a featured speaker at the Madison Knitting Guild on January 13, 2014. Then on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 Susan's Fiber Shop will host Nancy in a series of four classes on the brioche stitch at the Columbus Super 8 Hotel (stay overnight for a discount rate of $57.15 plus tax). Nancy Marchant's classes build on one another. The fee is $75.00 per class or $250.00 for the whole series and a special price of $200.00 is available if booked before December 21 - a great Christmas gift! For complete details, call 920-623-43237 or email

Iceland & Beyond - A trip to Iceland & the Faroe Islands especially for Fiber Enthusiasts & Adventure Seekers! June 2, 2014 to June 10, 2014 - This is the third trip to Iceland that Pam and Barb have organized and this time we have added a visit to the fabulous Faroe Islands. I went on the first trip in 2003 and had a great time.

In the Faroe Islands:

* Learn INNOVATIVE systems of making knitting patterns

* Expand your senses in Knitting

* The Faroese knitting heritage - lecture.

* Meet a Faroese knitting club - local knitters

* A visit to Sirri store in Faroe Islands  

* Visit to Gudrún og Gudrún, the famous Faroese design duo 

* Visits to local yarn shops and knitting clubs


In Iceland:

* ALAFOSS LOPI yarn factory & shop

* South Shore tour 

* &The World Famous BLUE LAGOON SPA

Joe's Puzzle of the Month

You have a barrel, filled to the top with water, which weighs 150 pounds.

What can you add to the barrel in order to make it lighter?

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

Just for Laughs ...  

In This Issue
Inventory Sale
Winter Hours
What's New in the Shop?
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

Molly's Winter Outfit 


Molly is ready for snowy weather with her new sweater coat. She is also wearing her new matching hat, scarf and mittens. This is an easy knit with three different weights of yarn: chunky for the coat and a strand of sock yarn and a strand of mohair held together for the accessories. We carry kits for this adorable pattern in the store! 


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 

 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.

Start planning for next spring! Wondering what colors to knit/crochet next spring? According to Pantone, the 10 top vernal are Placid Blue, Violet Tulip, Hemlock, Paloma, Sand, Freesia, Cayanne, Celosia Orange, Radiant Orchid and Dazzling Blue.
Click here to view Pantone's Spring 2014 Fashion Color Trends.
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