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 Heindselman's Knit & Gift
America's Oldest Yarn Shop

 

801-373-5193 SINCE 1904 - OUR 119th YEAR 800-660-9276
  Vol. XLI  No II AMERICA'S OLDEST YARN SHOP Feb 2023



ANNUAL COTTON SALE, NEW YARNS!


February is the month! Our annual cotton sale is here and that means any yarn with any amount of cotton content is AT LEAST 20% off, with much deeper discounts on selected yarns. This great sale runs the entire month of February.

Cotton is truly a year round option in Utah: great as a layer in the winter, comfortable in the spring and autumn “shoulder seasons,” and one of cotton’s best features is how it wicks moisture away from the body, causing more rapid evaporation. That means that in the hot summer months, you are actually cooler wearing cotton than if you were wearing nothing at all. And although true, please don’t ask us how we know this. It really wasn’t pretty.
To kick off the cotton sale right we have added some great new yarns to the mix:
ALPICO: 58% baby alpaca, 42% Peruvian pima cotton dk weight. This variegated, textured yarn is simply delicious. Rich, beautiful colors, great cotton slub texture, and a softness that defies description. A simple sweater pattern will look anything but simple in this gorgeous yarn, and will be a treasured part of your wardrobe for many years. Regularly $19.99, just $15.99 in February.

DRIFTER CHUNKY: This is the big brother to the wonderful Drifter fingering weight yarn we carry. 69% premium acrylic, 25% cotton and 6% wool truly makes it the best of all the worlds. It is soft, durable, colorfast and beautiful. Check out the beautiful palette of solids and the exciting self striping fairisle choices. At 170 yds in a 100 gm ball and size 10 needles, you’ll be wearing your project before you know it. And of course… February means this fabulous new yarn is 20% off! $12.99 is the regular price, you get it at $10.39 during the cotton sale.
FINESSE COTTON/SILK: This iswhat dreams are made of… the good kind, not the ones where you wake up screaming… 77% cotton, 23% silk and 100% wonderful. Besides knit and crochet, this lovely, slightly slubby yarn is simply made for weaving lovely things on the Cricket loom. Everybody wins with this delightful yarn. Usually $7.99, on sale at just $6.39 in February.


NEW FROM RAVEN FROG

BABY FEET: 51% combed organic cotton and 49% rayon of bamboo. 480 yds/4 oz. A fingering weight yarn with the softness of cotton and the luster of bamboo. This yarn is kettle dyed and ready for all sorts of great summer knitwear, and its potential for woven items is endless! Regularly $22.99, 20% off makes it $18.39 in February! (cont. on next page)
SHEEPLESS: The worsted weight version of Baby Feet. 245 yds/4 oz, 490 yds/8 oz. The same great cotton/bamboo combo, the same great hand, the same great potential… it just works up a lot quicker! Regularly $22.99 for 4 oz and $36.99 for 8 oz, just $18.39 and $29.59 during the cotton sale.
SUMMER BREEZE: dk weight, kettle dyed, 84% cotton 16% linen. Knitters, crocheters and weavers will find this lovely slub yarn divine to work with. And it takes the dye great, producing rich colors that make it hard to choose. Regularly $29.99 for 4 oz (350 yds) or $48.99 for 8 oz (700 yds), they are just $23.99 and $38.99 in February.
KING COTTON: 100% organic, grown in the USA, chunky weight, kettle dyed cotton. Weavers, this is life changing! Regularly $17.50 for 4 oz (210 yds) and $24.99 for 8 oz (420 yds), take 20% off in February and get them for $13.99 and $19.99!

There are much deeper discounts for some of our other great cotton and cotton blend yarns, like the 40% savings on the Nako worsted weight “Denim” and dk weight “Calico” yarns. All sales for these yarns are limited to stock on hand. Other non-cotton yarns have been added to the sale rack as well so don’t miss it!

LOVE ON SALE!

RAVEN FROG FIBERS has a colorway called “Raspberry Truffles and Cream”. It is shades of deep mauve, light mauve, light pink, bright pink and ecru. It compliments just about every skin tone and simply SCREAMS Valentine’s Day. So, in February, every Raven Frog yarn dyed in that colorway is 20% off. All the weights, all the fibers – if it is dyed in the Raspberry Truffles and Cream colorway you get 20% off in February!

 

KAL/CAL SUPPORT 2nd and 3rd Saturday of every month, 2-4 PM. Come get help, or just hang out and work on your KAL/CAL and share the joy with others who are on the same journey. Free.

 

NEW WINDING STATION!

Perhaps you have been in the store while our winding station was a construction zone. We were modifying the table to make it user friendly (and pretty!) and it is done and now the winding is self serve! No more waiting for us to get a free minute to wind your yarn! Easy to use equipment is all set up and ready to go. It’s a win all the way around!

 

ALWAYS get all the free help you need with any project you purchase here. Come in any time we are open and let us get you back on track. No judgement… what happens at the table STAYS at the table! And anyway, the only reason we know how to fix your mistake is because we made the same mistake, probably a lot. We are open 10-6 Monday and Tuesday, and 10-9 Wednesday through Saturday.

 

LACE MAKING SUPPLIES FOR SALE: Our lace instructor, Dale Pomeroy, has a huge inventory of lace making tools and supplies from his personal collection for sale. This includes tatting and other lace forms including tamari lace. For more information contact him directly at 801-224-4490.

 

ART STROLL Every first Friday of the month from 6-9 PM is Art Stroll in downtown Provo. Featured artists, showcased products and in our case usually some sort of a hands-on art project are happening all up and down Center Street as well as the rest of downtown Provo. It is a fun time to be downtown, eat great food and discover the treasures that await you in downtown Provo.

 

CLASSES


KNITTING


CABLES/CELTIC DESIGNS:
Unlock the mystery of cables and intricate cabled Celtic designs with Hava in this fast moving 3 week class. If you can knit and purl, this class will open up a new world of knitted texture and design. Learn the basics, how to use the charts, and even how to do 2 color designs. Complete 3 swatches in this technique class. Tuesdays, 6-8 PM. March 7, 14, 21. $35.00 plus supplies.

 

A DISHCLOTH FOR EVERY PERSONALITY: Introvert, Extrovert, Easy going, Straight Laced (uptight)! 4 weeks, 4 dishcloths, 4 different stitch techniques to learn. Bring all your moods and join Hava for this fun class where you learn a lot and don’t stress in the process! Thursdays, 6-8 PM. February 9, 16, 23, March 2. $15/class or $45 for all of them, plus supplies.


MAIN SQUEEZE CARDIGAN: Quick and simple to make up, yet a stunning finished product, this class is back by popular demand. Kathy takes you through the process to complete this great sweater in bulky weight yarn (read “quick to finish!”) Easy enough to be a 1st sweater project and beautiful enough to be a masterpiece. Saturdays, 2-4 PM. April 15, 22, 29. $45.00 plus supplies.

 

SHAWL AS YOU GO: Review basic shawl shapes, their construction, strengths and weaknesses, then design the one you want and get started! You pick the shawl you want to create using Raven Frog Pretty Paws yarn. No rules, just beauty! And all the help you need from Hava as you work the project you pick. Saturdays, 4-6 PM. March 4, 11, 18, 25. $45.00 plus yarn.

 

KNITTING 201: You’ve got the basic knit and purl under control, now join Kathy to really expand your world using the Modern Daily Knitting (MDK) field guide and Kathy’s great tutelage. Complete a cowl, mitts and a project of your choice in this fun class. Saturdays, 2-4 PM. March 4, 11, 18, 25. $50.00 plus supplies.

 

CROCHET

 

CROCHET EDGINGS: Learn the tips and tricks to crochet edgings while you complete 4 projects: a baby burp, a lace sock top edging, a handkerchief/baby bonnet, and choose a project of your own. Learn to use hem stitched products, pick up stitches in a knitted edge, and evaluate yarns to accomplish what you have in mind. Hava teaches these great, SUPER handy skills to add to your repertoire. Wednesdays, 6-8 PM. March 8, 15, 22, 28. $45.00 plus supplies.

 

MILE-A-MINUTE BABY BLANKET: A great prep for the 72 hour afghan challenge in

April… just sayin’! Hava takes you through this fun, fabulously fast technique to create an heirloom baby blanket in just 3 weeks. Saturdays, 10-noon. March 4, 11, 18. $35.00 plus supplies.

 

DYEING

 

HAND PAINTED YARN: Use the Raven Frog dye studio to hand paint a skein of yarn in the colors of your choice. Choose between sock, DK or worsted weight yarns, or a sock blank and make a one-of-a-kind color palette. You will take home a completed, very wet skein of yarn. Saturday, March 18, 10-noon OR 1-3 PM. $40.00 includes all supplies.

 

TATTING / LACE

 

BOBBIN LACE II: Continue your bobbin lace journey with Dale’s next level class. Bobbin Lace II opens up new skill avenues for you as you complete 6 new pieces and learn to spangle a bobbin, plus more. Prerequisite: Bobbin Lace I or instructor permission. Thursdays, 6-8 PM. March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27. $110.00 plus supplies.

TATTING II: Dale is just getting started! You will complete 17 different pieces in this 8 week class while you learn additional patterning, beginning and ending techniques, basic beading, joining, and much more! Prerequisite: Tatting I or instructor permission. Tuesdays, 6-8 PM. March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25. $110.00 plus supplies.

 

 

SPINNING

 

BEGINNING SPINNING: It may be witchcraft, we will neither confirm nor deny. Bobbi teaches you how to create your own yarn from fiber. Students will learn to use both the drop spindle and the spinning wheel, try different types of wheels and experiment with different fibers. You know you want to because you are reading this right now. Just do it. It is so much fun! Thursdays, 6-8 PM. March 23, 30, April 6 and 20 (note skipped week). $75.00 includes all supplies.

 

SOAP MAKING

 

COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING: 30 years of soap making experience (What? Did she start when she was 6?) is what Kathy brings to this discussion class. Learn the process of saponification – what turns fat and lye into soap, discuss some of the common pitfalls and learn some hacks. Leave with a pre-measured kit and complete instructions to make approximately 20 bars of soap at home, or choose 10 bars of Kathy’s hand made soaps. Saturday, 2-4 PM. April 8. $65.00

 


FREE HELP and INSTRUCTIONS

Remember, with any project you purchase at Heindselman's, you can come in at ANY time during our regular hours and we will sit with you on a one to one basis and help you with the project you are working on. We can help fix mistakes (because we have made all the mistakes enough times so we know how to fix them), as well as just simple help. Every day we have knitters, our best crocheters are here on Wed, Fri, and Saturday, and of course you can come in to our open knit/crochet nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

 

 

A DIFFERENT TAKE ON ALL THOSE UFO'S
Most crafters see their unfinished objects (UFO's) and their stash of yet-to-be-started projects as a type of personal failure. They sigh and refer to them with resignation, realizing that they will never live long enough to get them all done, while simultaneously eyeing (and buying) new patterns and projects. It turns out we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves; that stash is a sign of a person being in a really good place. Who knew, right?
In the psychology world people with lots of unfinished projects are seen as people who live with an underlying sense of optimism. On a subconscious level they see the future as a fundamentally good place where these projects do get done. Every project planned and supplies purchased is a vote of faith in the future.
These people tend to be forward thinking, eager to get on with life and moving toward that place with a measure of confidence. In short, a healthy stash and a decent number of UFO's is the mark of a healthy, optimistic mind. There, feeling better about yourself now? You should be!
However, if the size of your stash has you uncomfortable as to what others may think of you we suggest this brilliant strategy to alleviate any problems, no matter what your fate.  Go through your stash and UFO's and separate them by project. Bag or package up each project individually, and tape a little piece of paper on it with the name of a friend or loved one. These names can be completely arbitrary, they do not need to have anything to do at all with the project in the package.

Having completed this you now return to life as usual. Finish a project, don't finish a project, whatever makes you happy. It doesn't matter because you are now set. When you pass away and your family is sorting through your belongings, instead of thinking, "Good grief, what a hoarder", they will all lovingly say, "Awww, look what she was going to make for me!"