03.06.11


Friday Favourites

This week we have been super busy in store, the lovely cool weather has had
many fingers itching to cast on.

One of our most versatile yarns and one that has been the ideal match for many of the projects we have been helping our customers plan is our Cascade 220.

I thought I would share some of the patterns that have been popular –

Forecast by Stefanie Japel

Vine Yoke Cardigan by Ysolda Teague

Dr. G’s Memory Vest by Kirsten Kapur

28thirty by Sarah Moore

Sunshine Day Baby Afghan by Alicia Paulson

Lauren is busy working away on a Hexagon Blanket in Como Blue, Cranberry, Turtle, Plum, Natural, Chocolate, Gold, Glamour and Regal.

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Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright woollen colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with string
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.

 

A Night with Biggan

Our exciting evening with Biggan Dups of Biggan Design is almost here!

Wednesday 8th June
6:30pm – 8:30pm


This event will focus on the Biggan Design knitwear range plus you will have the opportunity to meet with Biggan and her daughter Henrietta.

Henrietta and Biggan will take you through how easy the versatile garments are to wear. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to try on many of the garments in the collection and have a better understanding of how you can create the look yourself.

Now is your final chance
to RSVP, this event is strictly by RSVP only.

If you wish to attend please email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
or call the store on 3666 0276

Blanket Knit A Long

After a small extension our Winter Warming Blanket Knit-A-Long sadly must come to an end. It has been lovely to see so many beautiful blankets progress and it has been difficult for me not to cast on yet another blanket!

I have been working away on several of my blankets, making slow progress but getting there…

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I’m excited to announce that Emma Robinson is our winner, picked from the Random Number Generator! Emma please contact me so I can arrange your prize.

Cable Knit A Long

With the end of May also comes the end of our Cable Knit-A-Long. We’ve had many participants creating beautiful cabled projects – it’s a great technique to add an extra feature to a project.

Our Random Number Generator has picked Gail Saul as our winner! Congratulations! Please send me an email so we can arrange your gift voucher.

June Knit A Long

Hand knit socks are a must at this time of year! No only do they keep your feet toasty and warm they are such a great way to try many different techniques in one small project – knitting in the round, short rows, grafting… and that’s even before you add lace or cables into it the mix.

These are an early pair of my socks, the pattern is Monkey by Cookie A (one of my favourite sock designers) and they yarn is my hand dyed sock set (variegated + trim of semi solid for cuff, heels & toes)

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Our Knit-A-Long this month is socks – from knee high to anklet, ribbed to lace, baby to Big Foot… anything goes!

We love to see as many people as possible join our knit a longs, even it if is with other yarn and you are not eligible for the draw we enjoy the sharing of pattern planning, the knitting experience and of course the excitement of finishing something!

To enter our KAL draw, all you need to do is finish and photograph a finished pair of socks
that have been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the month of June and email a photo to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au.

You will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher (up to $50.00).

To receive an extra entry in the draw this month, post a photo of your completed socks to either our Ravelry group or our Facebook page!

We have two Learn to Knit Socks series in June to support our KAL – one starts tomorrow, Saturday 4th June from 1-3pm and continues for the following two weeks (11th and 18th) and one starting Thursday 16th June from 6-8pm and continues for the following two Thursday evenings (23rd and 30th).

These classes are intermediate classes, with the prior knowledge of knowing how to knit in the round comfortably required. We have a few spaces left in both tomorrow and Thursday 16th’s class so if you would like to learn how to create your own socks, now’s your chance!

Ella Rae

To compliment our KAL this month, I’ve brought in a new range of sock yarn that looks and feels absolutely stunning!

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Ella Rae Lace Merino is a light fingering/3ply pure merino that is perfect for that special pair of socks, stunning shawl or a lightweight garment.

I’m so taken by the vibrancy of the colours! They look amazing….

011 – Kelly Green
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101 – Burgundy / Magenta

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106 – Aqua / Teal


112 – Violet / Sky

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125 – Coral / Rose
 
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Some pattern ideas –

Pomatomus by Cookie A

Spring Forward by Linda Welch

Ishbel by Ysolda Teague

Bitterroot by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Ecuador by Joji Locatellie

Korrigan by Solenn Couix-Loarer

Addi

We’ve had a light top-up of some of our popular Addi needles this week. From short cables to long, we have a fabulous range of these great needles.

Noro

We’ve been patiently waiting for more of our Noro order, and we have finally had a delivery this week!

Noro Sekku is a scrummy blend of cotton, silk, wool and nylon, and it’s so soft and light.

The colours are gorgeous!

 

 

I think these patterns will set off the colours perfectly…

Volna by Grumperina

Mizzle by Patricia Clift Martin

Sherbert Wrap by Kimberly K. McAlindin

Citron by Hilary Smith Callis

Coquille Shawl by Mary Lou Egan

Spring Festival Scarf by Janet D. Russell

Dianna by Jane Araujo

Echo Beach by Kieran Foley

 

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Some of you might have seen a post from Lauren on our Facebook Page earlier in the week with a lonely little bunny hat. A set of very tiny triplets have been born to her husband’s workmate and Lauren couldn’t help but create something cute to keep their little heads warm.

These are so small, they would fit on an orange! You forget how tiny little babes can be…

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Baby Bunny Hat by Jennifer Dickerson in WOOLganics Organic Merino DK Grapefruit Moon, Gaia and Deep Earth.

Anita was very taken by our Cascade Eco Alpaca range, she was instantly inspired to cast on Daffodil by Orianna Eklund.

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The beautiful contrast between the light and dark natural Alpaca colours of the yarn … I am trying my very hardest not to cast on another one!

A finished project from me this week! I started a Liesl by Ysolda Teague for my mum earlier in the year after I finished mine and we both seemed to be reaching for it at the same time.

I was distracted by other projects but decided that it was too cool this week and that she needed it so a few nights dedicated to it and I’m done!

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The yarn is my TY Bulky Merino in Bougainvillea,  aren’t the buttons just the perfect match!

Also this week I cast on Rose Red by Ysolda Teague in our new and divinely soft Debbie Bliss Andes….absolute heaven!
 
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Class Calendar

I love to see so many new knitters at this time of year!

We regularly have people come in for the first time who are keen to pick up the needles in the first time in years but are daunted by they challenge.

We reassure them with our Technical Support Classes.

Technical Support is a student driven class where you receive support in reading patterns, creating cables or lace, working in the round – whatever is stumping you! Bring along your current project and our teachers will help you work through any concerns or queries you might have.

All of our standard classes are $25 per two hour lesson.

We are always happy to answer simple questions in-store or via email if there is something we can help with. All of our staff are experienced knitters and/or crocheters with a vast collective wealth of knowledge.

Depending on the level of difficulty, length of time required and how busy we are with other customers we may possibly direct you to one of our classes.

Recently I had one of our wonderful regular customers ask if she could book some ‘Question Time’ with me. With this in mind I thought I would revive our Short & Sweet lessons.

These lessons are 45 minutes, one on one with myself and are designed to help with questions you may have that don’t require a full two hours.

S&S classes are $15 / 45minutes and bookings are required and time are available between 10am – 1pm Monday – Wednesday.

Please phone the store on 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to book.

Made by Megan

We have two delectable treats on offer this week – Gluten Free Citrus Cake and Poached Fruit & Ricotta Cake….

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New Farm State School Fete

Every two years, the New Farm State School Fete celebrates the school’s ongoing contribution to our community’s renowned spirit and generosity.

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From bake-offs and jam judging to vintage clothes, the 2011 New Farm State School Fete will celebrate 110 school years with some old-fashioned festivities!

This year’s raffle prize is a private master class with acclaimed chef Javier Codina, followed by dinner at Moda for you and five friends.

Tireless volunteers have been working on many exciting stalls and attractions – from pony rides and bowling to coffee in a kombi van and Belgian waffles!

Tangled Yarns has been busy designing some beginner scarf kits that are idea for teaching little ones to knit. To show our support for the local community we have donated a selection of kits that will be available at great craft stalls.

Ravelry Security Breach

If you are not regular Ravelry users and only read our group, you might have missed that Ravelry experienced a security breach this morning (our time).

This means that hackers got into Ravelry’s database and extracted the usernames and passwords to the accounts.

Ravelry is advising that you change your password on Ravelry ASAP and if you use your username on any other websites, to change your passwords on those accounts too.

Best to read this letter on the front page of Ravelry.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the thread on For the Love of Ravelry

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly



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