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Autumn Newsletter 2011

Knitting Relief.
As I write this I have deliberately turned the radio off.  It has been a week since the second quake in Christchurch & I have found myself glued to media for any news.  My heart aches for all those affected.  We have been lucky that all our friends are OK – but there are those who just aren’t.  This is a disaster of international magnitude, & as the death toll rises not only are NZers losing loved ones, our international family is grieving as well.
The crafting community is always one that bands together in times of crisis.  Knitting charities donated thousands of knitted goods each year.  If you want to find out where to offer Knitting relief, look up the Kiwi Crafting forum on there a list of auctions, donations & other various ways of giving have been posted.
We also have plenty of new yarn to keep your own needles busy, providing your own stress busting relief as you clack away on the needles as this disaster unfolds.
We are thinking of you Christchurch.
Cheers Maree

Autumn Harvest

Also new is Harvest – a blend of nine fibres from Cashmere to Alpaca, Merino to Mohair .  It is lush yarn with a slightly marled look.  More colours are on their way, the first a soft grape called Renaissance, with a soft red called Geranium due any day

Harvest $4.00 ball 50gm

Be Bold!
We have launched two yarns in recent weeks with bright colour stories to help brighten up the duller days ahead.  The first is Circus.  A zany range of machine washable yarns that knit up to create wonderfully colourful garments – the Beret pictured above is knitted using one of the many Circus ‘Monkey’ shades, but there are many more combinations – to check them all out come in store or have a look on the web at
Circus MW 10ply $3.50 50gm ball (knits up as 8-10ply)
The second range is Prism.  A bright collection of vivid colours dyed onto the bounciest Organic NZ wool.  These yarns are DK weight, and I am itching to group the colours together in a collection of bold stripes.  All the colours are featuring in current children’s clothing fliers, but if you’re like me & love colour, I can see some of the Jelly Bean (pictured on top of pyramid) making its way home to my place very, very soon!
Prism Organic 8ply $4.50 50gm ball


Diary Dates
There are plenty of knitty events to look forward to over the cooler months.  Mark them in your diaries now…
Ravelry HB Knitters– meet Friday mornings from 10am at Café Botannix at Palmers Garden centre, Taradale Road Napier.  Let the staff at the café know you’re with the knitters & you’ll get a 10% discount.
Knit August Nights– After the success of the first event last year, KAN:2 is now scheduled.  Two days of workshops, knit revelry & of course shopping.  Held at East Peir, Ahuriri Napier. August 26th – 28th Contact Maree on for more details.
Knitters Market– Held at the conclusion of Knit August Nights, the knitters market is on again at East Pier, Sunday the 28th August.  If you have knitty goods you’d like to sell, contact Maree on
Knit Refresh! – the classes run by the HB Ravelry Knitters & Skeinz will start up again soon.  If you have someone who wishes to learn to knit, wanting to refresh your own skill set or wanting guidance around a particular project – Contact Maree at Skeinz to register your interest in upcoming classes.
Tree Cosies!– A joint initiative between Napier Inner City Marketing & Creative Napier, it’s an arts project to brighten up the 99 trees in Emerson Street.  The exhibition will be the final two weeks of August.  If you or your group would like to ‘Adopt a Tree’, contact Maree at Skeinz & she’ll register your interest.

Skeinz Online
Open 24/7 for the best value yarn anywhere!
Spend $50 or more in your local currency & we’ll ship Freight Free
For the fastest updates make sure you join the Skeinz group on Ravelry ( under ‘groups’ the keyword is ‘Skeinz’

It’s been two years since we have had a massive storewide stock clearance.  This is the perfect time to stock up for Winter.
Wool Yarns 50gm Balls
From $2 Ball
MW Wool DK
$2 Ball
(New Orleans)
MW Merino/Aplaca
$3.00 Ball
(Ballet Pink)
Vintage, Perendale, Merino Soft,
Whisper, Circus, Prism, Harvest
.50c a ball off.
Southlander $2.00 Off
Remnant Super Sale
Bagged remnants – prices slashed
Laceweight Yarns
Skeins at $8 100gm, Cones $33
Discount Cones
Various weights all priced to clear!
Brushed Alpaca
150gm Skeins $5 each
(Bagdad only)
Super Chunky’s
$4 per 100gm
(Was $5 per 100gm)
Brushed Mohair
$2.50 Ball
(Alexander Rose only)
Starts Thursday 3rd– Saturday 5th
Weekdays 10 – 2pm
Saturday 10 til 1

Skeinz Shop
102 Taradale Road, Onekawa
New Zealand
Only 6 minutes from
Napier City Centre
Ph. 06 651 1784
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 10am – 3:30pm
Saturdays 10am – 1pm

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