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Friday Favourites

Sometimes it is just about the small things…

When you spend a reasonable amount of time knitting and crocheting, the tools
you work with can make a huge difference! A ruler with a needle gauge and
magnifier certainly help when measuring your tension square at the
beginning of a project… and of course it is the first thing you
reach for when you are searching for a particular size needle.

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The Clover Lockable Stitch markers have been great help in seaming my Babette
together – especially when I had to move it mid-seam!

I don’t know what I would do without great quality tools – it just makes my
crafting side of life a little more organised and a lot more
enjoyable.

It certainly makes for a Friday Favourite!


10% off selected tools

Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks

Bright cotton colours and new pattern books

Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with strings

These are a few of my favourite things!

Friday Favourite Conditions – No holds or lay-by. 10% Off does not apply to
kits as they are already reduced. Special prices apply from launch of
newsletter until 9am Monday.


Biggan Dups Workshops

We have had a great response to our upcoming Biggan Workshops! I’ve been working
with Biggan over the past week and am pleased to share the finalised
details for the three workshops.

Finishing Workshop

Date: Tuesday 15th March

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $65

During this workshop, you will learn a variety of finishing techniques that will
give your knitwear a more polished look. Some of these techniques
will include seaming without puckering , fastening in your ends,
joining in new yarn, changing colours for stripes within your
knitting, creating buttonholes, picking up stitches for necklines
plus other techniques to streamline your finishing of garments.

Colourwork Workshop

Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March

Time: Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $150
for the two day workshop which includes a light lunch and coffee/tea

Over the two days, you will learn how to do stranded colourwork while creating a
hat. We are still finalising a pattern, but it will be in either the
Biggan Design DK or 4ply yarn. Participants will be notified the
pattern, yarn and needle requirements before the workshop.

 

Continental Workshop

Date: Tuesday 29th March

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $65

During this workshop, you will be leaning Continental Knitting, which is a method
of knitting with holding the yarn in your left hand. You will learn
the knit and purl stitch and other little tips and tricks to make
this technique flow as smooth as possible.

We do require a 50% non-refundable or transferable deposit to secure a spot
in these workshops as soon as possible. Payment can be made either in
store, via direct deposit, PayPal or phoning the store on 07 3666
0276 with your Visa or MasterCard details.

 

Places are very limited as Biggan is only in Australia for a few months. I
know that the participants from last’s year’s colourwork workshop
enjoyed themselves immensely, and found it fabulous to learn from
Biggan’s experience.

Biggan Design


We’ve replenished our range of Biggan
Design 4ply
this week plus expanded our colour palette by adding
several new colours including some lovely pastel colours.
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Ideal for making some tiny things for new arrivals.

 


Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine

We were excited to get our hands on the latest issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting
Magazine
this week!

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The Spring/Summer 2011 edition features all brand new patterns solely
designed for the magazine. Debbie is also aiming to bring more
up-front features as well, with a great section on lace knitting and
a spotlight on Julie Arknell and her unique fascinating work.

 

There are some beautiful vintage inspired cardigans within the Fabulous
Florals
feature which feature some intarsia (perfect timing for our Colourwork KAL!) and some
gorgeous flower details.

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In Living Colour
features some bright and
cheery home wears and lots of stripes! I love these cushion covers, placemats and floor rug
and how the stripes just make the colours pop!


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And of course, when you think bright colours, you can’t help but think
kidswear…more great stripes, bold prints, and in the Baby
Cashmerino, beautiful and soft against their skin.

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Stitch Pixie Bags

We have also opened an amazing shipment of Stitch Pixie bags today!Peta has outdone herself with all new fabric
prints. There are at least two that I’d love to take home with me!


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Is it wrong of me to want to colour coordinate my knitting projects with their own Stitch Pixie bags??


 

Addi Needles

 

We have received more stock of our Addi range.
We carry a fabulous range of lengths ranging from the tiny

30cm to the versatile 100cm sizes in the fixed needles, something to suit most knitters.

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Also back in stock are the ever popular Addi Click sets in both Turbo and Lace.
These move very quickly so if you’ve been waiting for a set, best to
snap them up quickly!

 

Blanket KAL

With aching hands I am pleased to say that this week I have finished Miss J’s stunning Babette blanket!


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It has been a long haul…I first started this blanket back in November 2009, it has had several
hibernations but I have worked reasonably solidly on it over the past two months.

I have added an additional 11th panel to the original pattern as I prefer a rectangle blanket instead
of square and it now fits her bed perfectly.

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Babette will be in store for the next few weeks until it cools down a little and it is needed at home. If you are considering joining us with our Blanket KAL why not pop in and be inspired.


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This has certainly been a project filled with much love, I hope that she will sleep
soundly under the many stitches created by me for years to come.

Now…
which of my other blankets in progress do I pick up next….

In the Round KAL WINNER

I’ve enjoyed looking at all of the entries into our In the Round KAL for February.

 

Our lucky winner this month is Kimley Vacher-Dring

 

Kimley, if you can send me an email to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
so we can organise your gift voucher!

 

Thank you to all who entered!

Colourwork KAL

It’s great to see the excitement that this new Knit-A-Long has generated – ourRavelry group have been chatting about projects planned and all the patterns that have tempted for some time but just needed that little push to actually cast on.

We have few stranded colourwork projects that will be on display at the shop during February.

Derrin made the beautiful Selbu
Modern
last winter in the Biggan Design 4ply. (White and Light Khaki).


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Lauren’s first stranded project was these gorgeous Endpaper
Mitts
by Eunny Jang in the Biggan Design 4ply (Light Olive and Magenta).

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She is now eager to make some Spring Roses in Vienna by Kamilla mitts or some really cute Transition
Gloves
by Kerin Dimeler
for this year.

I made Laura Chau’s Beauchamp
Cowl
last year for Biggan’s Colourwork Workshop and I really love the colours that I used – the Biggan Design DK merino in the
slate has made the contrast colours pop beautifully.

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We’ve all found knitting “bi-lingually” (as Derrin has aptly named it!)
with one colour in your right hand the other in your left makes
working through the project much easier. The floats sit much neater
at the back and the knitting seem to go a little faster as you don’t
have to drop your yarn to change colours. Of course, this doesn’t
mean that you have to knit this way, but it is certainly a little tip to think about!

 

We’d love to see some of our local knitters at our Saturday social group and
don’t forget about our Technical Support-a-Long Classes on Saturday
afternoons if you’re having some problems! If you’re not local
and haven’t already please come and participate in our Ravelry
group
and share what you’ve been working on – we’d love to see it!

 

Inspiring your passion!

Kelly

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