Newsletter 369

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published October 5, 2015

Sunset Squares 

Afghan Bound!

Fresh off our needles, the Sunset Squares afghan that even Store Dog Stanley adores!  The overall afghan is big, but each mitered square is worked individually, so this makes for a great portable project, allowing you to carry your knitting with you.  We knit ours using Kureyon from Noro in 16 different colors.  Each skein will make 2 squares for a total of 30 squares.  You'll use the last skein to seam all the squares together and add a crocheted edge.  Don't be afraid of that dreaded word "seam"...the pattern has you slip stitches at the beginning and end of each row, creating a nice edge for seaming!  Noro Kureyon, 100% wool; 110yds.


Top This! Hat 

Heads Up!

Seriously cute!  This is our third shipment of these adorable hats!  Top This! is a snuggly, silky bulky weight yarn that comes with a whimsical character that adorns the top of a knitted hat. The bright, colorful yarn is made up of three continuous textures in a blend of acrylic and nylon. It's easy to knit a Top This! hat because you never need to change yarn.  A free hat pattern is included with each ball.  ALL of your favorites are back in stock!  

(And don't worry Jackson, TN, knitting friends! Meg set aside some inventory just for you...she'll be bringing it on our monthly Yarn Bus stop, coming your way a little earlier than normal this month. See you on Saturday the 17th!)


Pawley Studios Yarn Bowl

Bowled Over!

We have a fresh batch of yarn bowls from Pawley Studios. Amanda Pawley custom crafts every one of these pieces on a made-to-order basis out of her studio in Russelville, KY, to create functional pottery that inspires the senses. 

We love that this is a small American studio, where each product is touched by the artisan.  The colors are dramatic and the designs unique. These bowls come in colors and designs ranging from elegant earth-tones to fanciful polka dots – oh, and stripes! They nestle your yarn while you work, preventing “roll away” and keep yarn clean as you work. Each bowl has a “Y” hook channel design, making it easy to switch out your working yarn, while still attached to your work. They also have a pass-through hole if you don’t need to change colors mid-project. These make excellent gifts...or just grab one for yourself!


A Note from Christina, Organizer of Threads of Kindness:

Hello everyone...I'd like to invite you to join a group that is very near to my heart as I know it is for many of you.  We are working to provide hospice patients in middle Tennessee with a blanket or shawl for a little comfort at a time when they may most need it and preemie blankets and hats to many of the Nashville's Neo-Natal units.  If you think this giving opportunity may be right for you, please reach out to us.  We are fortunate to have generous yarn donations from Haus of Yarn helping us along our way and would love to share our stash with you.  
Threads of Kindness