Posted on Tuesday, September 06 2016 10:13:00 AM in 2016 by Jeremy Lehmann
Fresh off Our Needles! MORE PONCHO!
We received a fresh batch of Alp Natural yarn from Feza yarns and knew we wanted to create a poncho kit with it! Made with silk and cotton, this lightweight texture-changing yarn creates a fabric with lots of depth and texture and absolutely amazing drape. We have three kit color combos to choose from: Navy/Taupe, Turquoise/Brown or Black/Natural. The pattern we improvised for this is quite simple - just knits and purls with a few yarnovers to create the eyelets - and best of all, free with the kit purchase!
Just in Case You Missed Some of This...
Last week's newsletter was absolutely crammed with information -- we know it was a lot to process! So this week, we wanted to emphasize a couple of things that might have gotten lost in the scrolling. There are a couple of really valuable classes and a couple of really to-die-for trunk shows coming up and we'd hate for you to miss them.
Learn a Lot...with Laura Linneman!
One-half of the ever-popular knitting video podcast The Knitgirllls, Laura Linneman is coming to Haus! She'll be teaching a sock class focusing on the afterthought heel technique and a world-changing class on fiber selection. Read on for more information and then call 615-354-1007 to reserve your space!
Making the Best Yarn Choice with Laura Linneman
Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
Learn how the fiber content and construction of yarn can affect your knitting. Topics covered in class include: making the correct fiber choice for your project, how spinning and plying of the yarn affect your finished product, questions to ask yourself when choosing yarn for a project, and how best to use technology to your advantage when selecting yarn. This is a really educational, fascinating class, and we promise you'll never just pick up a ball from your stash and say "eh, this'll do" again!
Afterthought Heels with Laura Linneman
Saturday, September 17th from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Learn how to make toe-up socks using afterthought heels! Techniques learned include: Judy's Magic cast-on, increasing for toes, a waste-yarn version of an afterthought heel, a stretchy bind-off, and how to complete an afterthought heel. Experience required: prior knowledge of casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off.
September. Let's Face It: It's Christmas
We know it still seems early, but we suspect that knitters are the ones who really know when the holiday season begins. These things don't knit themselves overnight, do they? So we've got a couple of things lined up in September that are sure to help you knock some names off your list.
Saturday, September 10th, 10am until 4pm
Ashley Neeley is an indie dyer from Kentucky who specializes in beautiful hand-dyed yarns inspired by movies, television and pop culture. She'll be bringing all sorts of her beautiful yarns including this "Wizard of Oz"/Wicked Witch inspired colorway. Her self-striping yarns usually include a sidekick skein for toes, heels and cuff. Ashley's yarn is a tremendous amount of fun and we cannot wait to see the smiles on your faces when you see it and hear about her inspirations - you'll want to load up your project bags and your DVRs!
Anzula Trunk Show
Tuesday, September 13th, noon until 2pm
Sabrina from Anzula Fibers will be arriving with twenty (!) vintage suitcases loaded full of yarn and a rack of samples for you to see in person and try on! Rarely do you get the opportunity to touch and feel EVERY single yarn base that a company has to offer, so join us on the 13th and do just that!
Knitalongs, Sockalongs...at Least There's Not a Singalong!
The Yearlong Knitalong...Allllllllmost Finished!
Don't forget to join us in the store -- Monday, September 12th -- at 11am for the second month of the Two Harbors Poncho. We love the construction of this piece -- stitched sideways in two easy panels and seamed up the center. Two Harbors is a fun knit and truly flatters every figure. Our sample is knit in Shelter from Brooklyn Tweed, which makes it incredibly light and airy.
Haus of Yarn Summer Sockalong
We challenged you to make four pairs of socks -- one pair of socks per month, all summer long. September 30th is the deadline! For those that have been playing along -- BRING your completed socks by the shop on Saturday, October 1st and receive a prize!
LOOKY LOO! New Additions!
Get This Stuff Outta Here!
Fall is just a few weeks away and with it comes a lot of exciting new Fall yarn! And we don't know if you've seen this store lately, but it's FULL! So we gotta grit our teeth and sacrifice some beloved favorites to make room for the newcomers. Everything on this list is 40% off...until it's gone. No special orders, no rain checks! Only deals, deals, deals!
We'll be adding some things to the list over the next few weeks, so keep reading the newsletter...it's the only way to know what's going on sale!
- Addi Lace Fixed Circular Needles
- Sweet Georgia | Trinity
- Lana Grossa | Lace Lux
- Debbie Bliss | Baby Cashmerino
- Sirdar | Baby Bamboo
- Universal | Classic Shades & Big Time
- Malabrigo | Rasta
- Classic Elite | La Gran
- Classic Elite | Fresco
- Berroco | Cosma
- Done Roving | Frolicking Feet
- Trendsetter | Ascot
- Dream in Color | Classy
- Made in America | Wayfarer
Free Needles...Always On Point!
Supporting your local yarn shop with both your presence and purchasing is vital in securing its status as a shared source of inspiration and community. As a "thank you" to all LYS supporters, skacel would like to give back a little something special. When you purchase three addi® Rocket circular needles at Haus of Yarn, skacel will send you one free addi® Rocket circular in your choice of size/length. There is no limit to the number of free needles you can earn, so start building your collection today! This promotion is limited to in-store purchases only, through your authorized skacel addi® dealer (which would be us!)
Here are the details:
- For every three addi® Rocket fixed circular needles you purchase inside a North American LYS, you will receive one FREE addi® Rocket fixed circular needle of your choice by mail.
- The three addi® Rocket circulars may be obtained at different times and through different brick and mortar shops (online purchases excluded), but must be purchased between June 15th, 2016 and November 15th, 2016 to qualify. All requests need to be postmarked by November 30th, 2016.
- The original, shop-generated sales receipt/s clearly itemizing your addi® Rocket purchases and prices paid, must be submitted for each of the three needles – a single receipt containing multiple needles is acceptable. When it's time to get your free needles, you can download the necessary form here.