November/December KAL/CAL

Tomorrow is the first of November and that brings with it the start of a new knitalong/crochetalong on Ravelry. For the next KAL/CAL we will be knitting or crocheting any pattern that fits in with the theme Flora (plants). You can choose any pattern (socks, hat, sweater, shawl, whatever) that is named after, inspired by or depicts a plant or part of a plant.
I went back into my own archive of HK projects to see what I could find that fit this description and found a few examples to share with you. These are all socks, but you can knit whatever catches your fancy.

 Hunter Hammersen's Linaria Bipartita in Artisan Sock in Indigo.

Cookie A's Hedera in Artisan Sock in a rogue red

Anne Hanson's Papaver Sok in Artisan Sock in Hoppy Blonde
Lisa Stichweh's Haystacks in Artisan Sock in the club colour Weather Vane 

Mona Schmidt's Embossed Leaves in Artisan Sock in Shady Verdant
You can find more information about the KAL/CAL on Ravelry here and we hope that you will join us for a fun two months of plant related knitting or crocheting.


October Newsletter

We recently started sending out monthly newletters letting everyone know about the exciting things going on around HK headquarters. Here's a version of what went out a couple of days ago for October featuring upcoming events and our new featured colour.
If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss out on exciting news, you join up here.
What's New For October?
Featured Color
October's featured color of the month is Pink Ribbon. Just like every month, this featured colorway will be on sale for 10% off, however, in addition, with the purchase of this colorway during October 10% of the full retail price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to aid in the fight against breast cancer. The sale runs thru October 31, 2012.
And to thank you for helping us support this cause, upon purchase, you will also receive a $10 off coupon towards the purchase of a Jordana Paige Knitter's Satchel in PINK, available for sale on the Jordana Paige website.
You can find more information or purchase the featured color on our website.
Upcoming Events
October 5th - October 8th are the dates for the 6th Annual Hill Country Yarn Crawl in Texas and several of the stores on the crawl have received new shipments of Hazel Knits yarn just in time.
Stash Local in Corvallis, Oregon is celebrating their first anniversary on October 12th with a special event and Hazel Knits has contributed a little something to the goodie bag.
The Tinsmith's Wife in Comfort, Texas will be celebrating their 4th anniversary on October 13th. We've dyed up an exclusive color for them. Be sure to check it out.
The Fiber Gallery will be hosting a Hazel Knits Trunk Show on October 20th and 21st. This is always a fun event!
Hazel Knits Blog
The blog is a great place to find out what's new around Hazel Knits Headquarters and to check out some of the amazing projects some of you have knit that have caught our eye. We will also be adding other exciting features in the coming months including book reviews and interviews.
And VERY soon we will be having a book giveaway on the blog, so you might want to update your bloglines, google readers etc. You won't want to miss out!
Yarn Club
October's club colors will be shipping just after the middle of the month. Signups for the December yarn club close on November 30th. Order before November 14th to receive early bird pricing!
Ongoing KAL
Our current KAL on Ravelry runs until October 31st and features the talented designer YvetteRose of Rose Hiver Designs. Check out the amazing colorwork pattern, Fireweeds, she has designed specifically for our group. You can find more information about the Rosehiver KAL here. It's not too late to participate.