23.09.11

Friday Favourites

The blend of Angora and Donegal Tweed makes our Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed one of my favourite tweeds to knit with! Over the past few years many of my projects have come from the Luxury Tweed range – the great palette of colours certainly helps.

Although the weather is warming up there are still a few small things you can whip up with the Luxury Tweed – perfect for Christmas gifts.

Get a head start on that Christmas crafting with our Friday Favourite


Mug and French Press Jacket by MK Carroll

Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Gretel by Ysolda Teague

Hoot Toque by Megan Grewal

Baby Professor Vest by Sam Lamb


Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright cotton 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.

 

Brown Sheep

We have a new shipment from Brown Sheep this week – the start of our Spring range of Cotton Fine.

Cotton Fine is the 4ply / Fingering Weight version of one of our most popular yarns, Cotton Fleece! This yarn is a perfect choice for summer weight cardis and tank tops.

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Last year Derrin crocheted
Clarice by Kim Guzman in Cotton Fine and it’s been a popular choice for a cool summer top.

I completed Wispy by Hannah Fettig for my mum’s Christmas gift two years ago which gets a lot of wear during the warmer months. Hannah’s Featherweight Cardigan is also a great choice for a lightweight cardigan in the Cotton Fine.

We will be adding more colours to our range as the season progresses, if there is a particular colour you are after please contact us to place a custom order.

Some more patterns ideal for our Cotton Fine

Bottoms Up by Alice Bell

Uhura by Connie Chang Chinchio

Fionas Top by Sanne Bjerregaard

Orangina by Stefanie Japel

Make Up You Mind by Knittedbliss JC

Baby Acacia by Georgie Hallam

Tropicana by Susan Crawford

 

Noro

There was a flurry of Noro being snapped up last week with our new shipment!

Several blankets and cushion covers were started in our social lounge area on Saturday morning. I love seeing different knitters colour choices and the way each of the Noro colours works up…it is hard not to be tempted!

We have topped up our supply of Noro Silk Garden Lite after receiving many wonderful comments about Kim’s stunning “Millie” Blanket.

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I have been plodding away on my Noro Summer Granny blankets in between a few other projects this week and have enjoyed having a mindless project that doesn’t require a great deal of thought yet has beautiful colour changes.

More stock of Noro Taiyo has hit our shelves this week!

 

SOAK

Our range of SOAK is certainly proving to be popular!

We now have all fragrances back in stock after selling out in record time.

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Friday DyeDay

With my Dyeing Workshops starting in October I thought I’d take time out earlier this week to do a spot of dyeing.

Around this time of year anything that is white or cream is likely to end up in the dyepot… Spring always seems to make colours explode in my head and I need to get them onto the yarn.

Our Cascade Heritage Silk that arrived last week was no exception. When I started knitting Drifting by Cecily Glowik MacDonald I knew that it would be a fantastic yarn to dye.

I have created four colourways, ready to become cardigans, shawls, socks… whatever you decide!

Heritage Silk

Fingering / 4ply
437 yards / 400 meters
100grams
US 2-3 or 2.75 – 3.25mm
85% Merino / 15% Mulberry Silk

Tide Pool

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Rock Candy

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Mulberry

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Wasabi
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September Knit-A-Long

Only one more week until the end of our September Short Row Knit-A-Long!

You have until Friday 30th September at 9am to enter our KAL draw with your photograph of your finished ‘short row’ project that has been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the month of September.

Email your photo to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au by and you will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher. (up to $50.00)

We will announce the winner of the Knit-A-Long next week along with our October Knit-A-Long details!

 

Classes

The warmer months are the perfect time to knit socks. Being small and portable you can steal moments of stitches in waiting rooms or watching sport – and you only need 100g of yarn and some small needles so they fit perfectly into your handbag.

Our next Learn to Knit Socks class starts on Sunday 2ndOctober and continues on 9th & 16th October, from 11-1pm.

The class gives you the choice of learning toe up or cuff down and does require homework between the weeks but it is such a great skill to have!

This class is an intermediate class, meaning you do need prior knowledge of knowing how to knit in the round comfortably.

Bookings are essential for all of our classes – please contact the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to secure your place.

I spotted these socks by AnneLena Mattison in the new edition of Knitty this morning and I think they’d be perfect for my next pair!

 

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

With a week to go, Lauren has finished her Stripe Study Shawl.

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Those rows by the end were certainly long but the finished project is definitely worth it! She did run out of the plum colour in the middle of the last stripe which ended them a little early but it has been keeping her shoulders warm the past few chilly mornings all the same.

This was her first time using the Ultra Alpaca Fine and it has worked out beautifully.

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With one short row project done, Lauren has cast on another project this week – Lazy Girl Shawl by Megan Peters. For this project, she’s using Malabrigo Sock in Candombe and our new Cascade Heritage Silk in Primavera.

She’s a little hesitant to how the contrast between the two colours is going to turn out but will keep knitting, confident that the project will soon tell her whether to persevere.

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After roughly 6 months of on and off knitting I cast off my Umaro by Jared Flood this week.

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This was a reasonably epic knit with close to 200 stitches for each row and on 8.00mm needles making for heavy knitting.

I cast off on Monday night and gave the finished blanket a light steam blocking before putting it on my bed.

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It is the ideal weight for this time of year with its combination of squishy WOOLganics Head, Hands & Heart and lace, cables and moss stitch.

It also looks great on my simple grey couch, I’m sure it will get plenty of use next winter!

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With one blanket off the needles I have become slightly obsessed with the joy of crocheting
Noro Taiyo and my girls Summer Granny Blankets.

Each ball is a happy journey of colour changes.

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There has been lots of interest in the humble granny square with a twist so I thought we would whip up a quick, simple tutorial on crocheting a basic granny square. You can find the tutorial on our Tutorial page of our blog along with our growing library of tutorials.

With the dye-pots out for the first time this season on Monday I felt the urge to dye up a little yarn for a special project.

This is more of the Heritage Silk, dyed in summery yellow and silver…

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I have a major crush on these colours and in combination with the unusual shape and short row stripes of Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki they will hopefully become a striking summer shawl.

The yarn is smooth as silk to work with, the fabric light and airy. I am about to start stripe 8 of 12…although those stripes and short rows just keep getting longer!

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We have had some fun this week, playing Mother Nature and adding some super cute butterflies to our Spring Tree!

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I will admit now that I have been perhaps a little addicted to these…

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The pattern we have used is Butterfly Grace by Christina Muckenhumer and we have used a variety of yarns from our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Cotton Fleece, Noro Taiyo and Silk Garden.

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Made by Megan

Megan is back this week with some of my favourites….

Choc Mint Slice

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Spice Date Loaf with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

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BrisStyle Mother & Child Markets

Brisbane’s favourite Indie handmade Markets will turn a brighter shade of pink this October in support of National Breast Cancer Month. The entire Racecourse Rd Precinct will come to link with pink balloons and a myriad of festivities to support the Mater Hospital’s “chicks in pink” charity.

In particular, the BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market is set to add it’s own pink twist to this very important cause with a very sweet little event filled with balloons, bubbles and lot’s of gorgeous locally handmade wares for both Mums and Bubs.

The cutest, quirkiest and most adorable clothing, toys, sweet art, nursery accessories and much more will make this your one-stop-shop for everything a growing family needs and a great opportunity to get in some early Christmas shopping.

So come along and support National Breast Cancer Awareness month and see first-hand why these Markets are renowned for being Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade for Mother and Child.

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BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market

St Augustine’s Church Hall and Grounds,
Racecourse Road, Hamilton
Saturday 8th October 2011

9am – 2pm

 

Chicks in Pink


The Racecourse Road Business Group are yet again taking a stand during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. They are saying YES to being aware, having hope, a path forward, a new life. As a part of this mission and to fundraise for chicks in pink, they want to demonstrate that with determination and a little playfulness, anything is possible, along with Pink Prizes to be won.

You’re invited to join forces, stand tall & together with the Racecourse Road Business Group, BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Markets and chicks in pink supporters, to set a new world record for the largest set of pink boobs (as per their logo) on Saturday 8th October at St Augustine’s Church Grounds on Racecourse Road.

A record like this does not yet exist, so wouldn’t you love to be part of history in the making? The record will be adjudicated by RecordSetter.com’s Australian representative, Dave Thompson.

St Augustine’s Church grounds
Racecourse Road, Hamilton
Saturday 8th October

Sign in at 11am – 12pm photo/video shoot

Wear pink or white, (everyone will be given a pink balloon)
Gold coin donation (more if you wish)

Be part of history in the making, create awareness and raise money for chicks in pink!

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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