This Week's Inspiration!
Crochet washcloths make for great "pamper me" or "new Mom" gifts. How cute would these be, bundled in threes with a handmade locally-sourced soap? They're also super-portable, quick-and-easy summer takealong projects. Choose an Aran weight 100% organic cotton like Organico from Lana Grossa or a DK weight Giza cotton like Summerlite 4 ply from Rowan. Both yarns are incredibly soft and are available in a multitude of matte color options.
What's that? You don't know how to crochet?
Take a class! We have a full roster of class offerings scheduled in May and June.
Call the shop to register! 615-35-1007
Saturday, May 21st, and 28th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 24th, and 31st from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 7th, and 14th from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 18th, and 25th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 21st, and 28th from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Silk Batwing Shrug
Another great, portable project for summer knitting is the Risoni Batwing Shrug. This shrug is beyond easy to knit...it's just knits and purls. A quick fold on each end with a teensy bit of seaming, and voila, you have yourself a shrug! Choose 2 colors for a little pop at the cuffs or just one for allover color. Risoni is 100% silk, available in deeply-saturated colors and medium sheen, alternating between smooth and soft to slubby sections.
Shifting Silk Scarf
Another great portable, and super easy to memorize pattern is the Shifting Silk Scarf. It utilizes one skein each of three different yarns:
- Risoni 100% silk: available in deeply-saturated colors and medium sheen, alternating between smooth and soft to slubby sections.
- Speck 100% Silk: matte, rustic texture, soft and slubby.
- Fusilli: thick and thin silk with slubs of white cotton that marble the yarn randomly throughout.
We've put together some suggested combinations but feel free to let your creativity run wild and stop in to choose your very own, one-of-a-kind color combination!
Back in Stock: Shawl Pins!
We recently received a fresh batch of shawl pins! We brought in some natural Surina wood - which is super lightweight - a natural shell option and a Rosewood option. All have a luster-polish finish (achieved without the use of any harmful chemicals or agents) ensuring superb smoothness!
Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival
The Yarn Bus will be in Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend -- Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd -- for the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival at Masterson Station Park. It's one of our favorite events to participate in, so If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!
Super Summer Sockalong...and an ADDED sock class!
WOW! Y'all were seriously excited about a Saturday sock class. The June classes we mentioned last week filled lightning quick so Leah's added additional dates for a July session. The class will be held over the course of three Saturday sessions: beginning July 9th from 3pm-5pm, continuing July 23rd from 3pm-6pm and ending July 30th from 3pm-5pm. Call the shop to register! 615-354-1007
Socks are the perfect take-along project for the summer months: They're small, portable, seriously cute and make perfect gifts. After a busy spring, we thought it would be a great time to celebrate with a Super Summer Sockalong! Beginning June 1st and ending September 30th, we're going to attempt to make one pair of socks each month, 4 pairs in all.
The rules are simple:
- Make a pair of socks, one pair per month, June-September 2016. Post your photos and progress in our Ravelry group and/or on Instagram using the #HOYsupersummersockalong
- Learn something! Top-down, toe-up, experiment and learn new techniques.
- Have fun!
- We ask that all yarn for the knitalong be purchased from Haus of Yarn! As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each months knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. Double Stamps!
The Yearlong Knitalong: May & June!
Join us in the store TODAY, Monday, May 2nd at 11:00 am, as we kick off the next installment of our Yearlong Knitalong! This time around, we'll be working on the Meet Me at the Ryman shawl, inspired by the architecture of one of Music City's most famous landmarks - The Ryman Auditorium, home of The Grand Ole Opry - this fingering weight shawl is perfect for indoor concerts or twilight picnics. This shawl begins with a garter tab set-up and then alternates between easy stockinette "walls" and more challenging lace "windows". Not interested in making a shawl? You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book.
Remember: attendance for Knitalong Mondays is always free! 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.!
Don't Forget Your Passport!Just for fun, we created a Knitting Passport so you can track your Yearlong Knitalong progress. When you purchase materials for a specific Yearlong Knitalong project, we'll give you your very own passport! As you complete each project, simply swing by the shop with it and show it off (and receive loads of compliments, of course)...and don't forget to bring your passport so we can stamp it! Fun, right!?
Not local? No worries. We want you to join in the fun as well! When you call and place your materials order, we'll kinda know why you're calling based on your order -- we're smart that way! -- but by all means, shout it from the rooftop that you're a Yearlong Knitalong participant. We'll be keeping and managing both your Rewards Card (remember: Double Stamps for Yearlong Knitalong materials!) and your Passport.
So what's gonna happen with these Passports? At the end of our Yearlong Knitalong, all participants with a fully completed Passport will receive a magnificent prize. (We'll be honest, we have no idea what this magnificent prize will be but, hey, we have a year to figure it out! It'll be awesome, trust us!)