Newsletter 382

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published January 11, 2016

Brooklyn Tweed 

Brooklyn Tweed!

We are so happy to announce that we have Brooklyn Tweed in the Haus!  Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter is an airy, gently spun worsted weight yarn and BT's Loft is an airy, gently spun fingering weight. Both are beloved for the light fabric they produce, great stitch definition and stunning color palette.  We ordered the entire collection and most colors have already arrived, with a few soon to follow.  We couldn't be more excited and the timing is perfect since Brooklyn Tweed releases their Winter Pattern Collection this Wednesday. If you haven't already, come take a look at all the samples we have on display utilizing this amazing yarn and you'll see what all the hubbub is about!

1. Farmhouse Shawl - a big, soft embrace of lightweight warmth; a simple, relaxing knit.
2. Brush Creek Shawl - a small lace shawl, knit in three colors to create an ombre effect.
3. Bradway Shawl - textured knits and purls combos make for a fun, relaxing knit.
4. Juneberry Triangle - for the more experienced knitter, a textured triangle shawl.
5. Guernsey Wrap - fisherman-inspired texture, a simple rectangle of knits and purls.
6. Sempervivum Shawl - for the more experienced knitter, a textured lace shawl.

You know, we really do have the greatest customers.  The arrival of Brooklyn Tweed (which would be a big deal for any yarn shop) came at a time when we were at our lowest over the recent, sudden loss of our dear shop owner, Carolyn.  It was difficult to be excited about much of anything, let alone attempt to work up energy to knit new yarn showcase samples.  Every sample on display is on loan from customers that are best described as friends.  We can't thank you enough for allowing us to borrow your handknits. Thank you Anne.  Thank you Cindy.  Thank you Donna.  Thank you Lisa. Thank you Lisa K. Thank you Missy. Thank you Vicki.  We promise to get busy knitting up our own samples so you can have your beauties back ASAP!


January Knitalong 

The Yearlong Knitalong: January and February!

It's a new year, a new month...and a new knitalong project! We know a ton of you are well underway and fast at work on January's Yearlong Knitalong project but it's not too late if you want to join in!  We have designated The Wonderful Wallaby project as a two-month long Knitalong so there is plenty of time to jump in and join in the fun.

The Wonderful Wallaby is an adventure in seamless knitting. The efficient use of double point and circular needles eliminates seams and joining of component parts.  The Wallaby is sized children 2 - 12; adult Petite (31" chest) - Super Size (48" chest). Not interested in making the Wonderful Wallaby?  You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book. 

As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each month's knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. DOUBLE STAMPS! We really do appreciate your participation and want to encourage as many of you to make as many of the monthly projects as possible.  Earning double stamps will make it that much easier!

Not local?  No worries!  Join the Yearlong Knitalong virtually.  We'll be creating threads for each Knitalong project in our Ravelry group.  Click here to join our group and come knit along with us!  

We'd love to see your projects!  In process or completed...if you're on Instagram, join in anytime with #yearlongknitalong and #hausofyarntn.


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