Newsletter 386

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published February 8, 2016


Save The Date!

March is National Crochet Month (NatCroMo)! The fine folks over at Crochetville are hosting their 4th annual event: the 2016 NatCroMo Blog Tour! Join them for a virtual train tour as they spend every day in March visiting some of the people from around the world who add so much creativity and inspiration to the crochet industry!

In celebration of NatCroMo, we'd like to mention that we are beyond lucky (and awfully proud!) that one of the many wonderful and talented designers featured during the month will be our favorite crocheter, in-house designer extraordinaire, Julie!  If you are on Ravelry, be sure to take a look at all of the many, beautiful designs Julie has listed. She designs under the name CrochetWorks and also has a very active group on there as well!

Lucky gal Julie has been wintering in Florida but will be back mid-March to teach an intermediate crochet class (the Nanci Shawl) and then in early April, she'll teach a beginning crochet class (a dishcloth).  Take a look at our full class schedule here, save the date, and call the shop to register! 

We thought we'd give you a little peek at just a few of the lovely designs you'll find on Ravelry to get those wheels of inspiration turning!

Nanci Shawl, crocheted with one skein of Teresa Ruch 100% Tencel yarn.
Lori's Scarf, crocheted with 600 yards of any lace weight yarn.
The Mesa Cowl, crocheted from one Lux Adorna Mini Fun Sized 100% Cashmere Bundles


Susie Rogers Reading Mitts 

We've Restocked Lady Dye Yarn!

You have to love Lady Dye's yarns and colorways.  Hand-dyed in Boston, each of her colorways are "urban inspired," many by graffiti artwork. Since these can be somewhat one-of-a-kind skeins, especially the multi-colored ones, they'll vary from skein to skein.  They're perfect for a one-skein project like Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts!  If you've been keeping up with our Yearlong Knitalong, you'll notice these have been designated as October's project...but we couldn't wait that long to talk about this amazing yarn! 


Reversible Churchmouse Poncho

Fresh Off Our Needles!

Churchmouse Yarns has done it again...they’ve finessed the details of this longtime favorite poncho style to make it ‘twice reversible’: both the fabric and the shape can be flipped. They've chosen a stitch pattern that has two ‘right sides’ and added a nifty hybrid graft/seam for true reversibility. You can wear your Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho point-in-front for relaxed ‘boho’ style, or point-in-back for a little more polish. Our sample, knit in Juniper Moon Farm's Sabine, is one of those yarns that'll steal your heart: a blend of royal llama, merino and cotton with a great feel and drape.  We've shown just a few of the available colors...stop in, make a selection and get to knitting! You'll have it ready for Spring wearing!


February Knitalong

The Yearlong Knitalong: It's STILL February!

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