Newsletter 804

by Meg Strong

Happy holidays and Season's Greetings!

2023 was a professionally exceptional year for Haus, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the continued support and for allowing us to visit your inbox on a weekly basis. We relish the opportunity to share with you - both online and in-store - projects and yarns that we love.

From a personal POV, however, 2023 was...less than stellar, and we can't wait to yank the calendar off the wall and burn it. Yes, that is the actual plan: burning it. We've borne a handful of losses this year and each and every time we shared that news, the emails, phone calls and in-store hugs lifted our spirits. Typing "thank you" somehow doesn't seem adequate, so we hope you felt that hug we just gave you virtually.
Here's wishing you all best wishes for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!

Ear Warmers in a Jiffy!

OK now...we're down to the wire for gift-knitting and if you still need a few ideas, and have the time...

The Warm Blonde ear warmer pattern is knit using super bulky yarn on US 17 needles. These fly off of your needles! Our sample is worked using Nashville-based Camellia Fiber Co.'s Merino Chunky, and we made two ear warmers from a single skein!

Shop Camellia Merino Chunky HEREfind the Warm Blonde pattern HERE!

Cristina Hat + Cowl + Ushya

OK! We know it's probably unrealistic to expect to get this cute set finished in time for holiday gift-giving...but we love it anyway and think it'll make a lovely project to work for yourself (!!) after all the hustle and bustle of the season. Work it up in Ushya, a light, soft, bulky chainette merino wool blend. The chain construction keeps the yarn feeling as lofty and squishy as can be!

Shop Ushya HERE; you'll need three skeins to complete both the hat and cowl. Faux Fur Poms are HERE! The pattern combo is free with any Ushya yarn purchase.