Today's the Day! THE BIG FINALE! The Yearlong Knitalong: October
Join us in the store at 11am today, October 3rd, as we kick off our FINAL installment of the 2015/2016 Yearlong Knitalong! This time around, we'll be working on Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts. This one-skein pattern has become a fast favorite here at Haus. Wear them when knitting outdoors or indoors on a chilly day, or just layer them over your leather gloves when the temperature drops. These are easy to knit in DK-to-lighter worsted weight yarn. Make a pair for a gift, and one for yourself! Not interested in making mitts? 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.
Save the Date! A Day with the Shepherd Trunk Show! Saturday, October 8th!
Plus: Free Patterns!
Francis Chester, the shepherd behind Cestari Wool Company is coming to Haus of Yarn! He'll be in the shop all day this Saturday, October 8th from 10-4, with a special presentation at 2 o'clock. Come hear the stories of the sheep, the wool and the cotton that come from one of our favorites! Let us reiterate: we love this yarn.
He'll be bringing ALL the yarns he makes (in ALL colorways), samples for you to try on, and sheepskins and woven blankets straight from the Cestari Farm in Virginia. You don't want to miss this -- we know we get excited about a lot of things, but this one is really exciting! And as if meeting Francis isn't enough...attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win yarn! YARN! And one lucky person will win a 100% Merino Wool Throw, made in the USA with American Merino!
Just for the event, two Haus-designed patterns using Cestari's Monticello will be available...for free! Monticello is a dk weight linen/cotton blend that is perfect for these baby car seat blankets (top photo). We've written one for crocheters and one for knitters, so no one's left out! Get your free copy on Saturday!
New in the Shop!
We just received a shipment of Ewe So Sporty from Ewe Ewe Yarns! Ewe So Sporty is an incredibly soft, bouncy sport-weight merino wool, perfect for shawls, scarves, baby clothes or just about whatever you're looking to knit or crochet! Available in twenty great colors, it has a beautiful stitch definition.
Three Ewe So Sporty projects, clockwise from upper left:
The Peek a Blue Blanket is an allover textured blanket which features easy to remember stitch patterns. It's soft, washable and so squishy!
Bundle of Beanies is a pattern for the whole family! Solid, striped, pompom or plain, sized baby to large adult, there's a size and color for everyone on your list!
The Crossroads Mitts are a perfect beginner crochet project. They're cute, hip and the color combos are endless!
New Girl Trunk Show!
We're thrilled to be hosting a trunk show from Tot Toppers featuring the New Girl collection, a 5-piece knitted layette for the newest little lady. The designs are sized from preemie to toddler and they also include a variety of options for versatility. Knit the colorwork as shown, or simplify any design by working it in a color-changing yarn or replacing the stranded work with solid. The booklet includes technique instructions and tips for knitters stranding for the first time! New Girl patterns are available as a booklet or an e-book and individually as well. Samples will be on display in early October to whet your appetite. For this event, we ordered super soft Baby Smiles yarn from Schachenmayr -- a 100% merino wool that's easy to care for, super soft, free of chemicals and exceptionally soft - perfect for baby's tender skin.
Class Time! Don't Miss Out! There's Still Time to Sign Up!
Ready to learn a new skill? Clear the calendar and save the dates, we've got some amazing classes coming up! All class dates and times are listed on our website. Call the shop at 615-354-1007 to register if you're interested. We've had an incredible response to our classes lately, so don't wait too long!
Absolute Beginner Classes
Fiber Necklace with Ashley, November 13th!
Tapestry Weaving with Ashley, October 9th!
Pick Your Project with Shayron, three session class begins October 3rd or October 6th!
Bandana Cowl with Leah, October 15th!
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.