28.10.11

Friday Favourites

Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton is a luxurious cotton blend yarn with so many great uses! From garments to accessories, you’ll always find just the right project combination.

One of my favourite things is a simple washcloth – the microfiber in the yarn gives it a soft texture, perfect for delicate skin.

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If you wanted to add an extra little something to your holiday gifts this year, you can’t go past making your own soap and putting it with a washcloth. I was very inspired by this tutorial for soap making which is a hot process and avoids the long curing time that you have with cold process.

Other projects to inspire…

Mitered Hanging Towel by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman

Canaletto Cowl by Megan Goodacre

Reform Cotton Cardigan by Siobhan Brown

Astrid by Joji Locatelli


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 – Applies to in stock items only. No custom orders 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.

Coastal Knits


On our doorstep this week…our eagerly awaited copies of Coastal Knits!

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This stunning collection of patterns by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting and Hannah Fettig of Knit Bot is just amazing – a collection of ten designs, which have been inspired by the California and Maine coastlines.

All of the designs are inspired by Alana & Hannah’s favourite local destinations and each pattern is accompanied by a little information behind the area and why it is so special to each designer.

There is a wide range of patterns included in the book with both sweaters and accessories featured, meaning there’s something for everyone!

The photography on each page takes you away to the coast and you feel like you’re on a little knitting holiday!

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Missoni Inspired Blanket

It’s been just over twelve months since we released our Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket and the response to it has been amazing. There are 91 projects entered into Ravelry and so many more finished blankets that our customers have brought in to share in store.

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Kim finished her second blanket a few weeks ago – the big brother to the original, done in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. It graced the couch for a few days and Kim received so many compliments on it. The colours have a beautiful muted tone to it, hence the name Vintage Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket

To complete the collection, I have been working on the Baby Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket with our Cascade Ultra Pima. I finished it earlier this week and after blocking, I am very happy with it. I can just see this tucked into a pram, keeping bub warm.

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Three different yarns, three different sizes, three fabulous blankets!

We are so excited to have this beautiful trio of blankets and to celebrate; we are releasing each pattern on Ravelry!

 

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We have reformatted the original pattern and have updated it with new photographs. Each pattern also features clear, step by step instructions on how to work the chevron pattern.

Biggan Design

Even with the weather warming up, our Biggan Design range continues to be one of our most popular yarns. The easy care and beautiful colour range is hard to go past.

We have some more Biggan Design DK Merino arriving in store on Saturday, filled with Missoni coloured goodness!

Knit A Long

Our last week of women’s pattern suggestions for Christmas. The weeks are ticking away, with only eight weeks to go!

Next month, we’ll be full of pattern suggestions for our favourite men and boys.

 

Travelling Woman by Liz Abinate in Debbie Bliss Andes

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Thermis by Kris Knits in Berroco Ultra Alpaca (plus buttons)

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Snowflake Hottie by Martin Storey in Biggan Design DK

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Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy of Attic24 Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece

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DyeDay Workshop

My first DyeDay Workshop was last Sunday! I get such a thrill from sharing my love of colour with others and I love to see the masterpieces that come out of the pots.

Everyone was so curious about what others had chosen for their colours and they certainly inspired each other.

It was a great day and wonderful to see everyone gain confidence and start throwing the colours into the pot by the end.

Below are some images from the yarns created, before and after re-skeining!

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Check our Classes Calendar for up-coming Dyeing Workshops!!!

Classes


Our next set of Learn to Crochet classes begin next Sunday 6
th November and continuing Sunday 13th and Saturday 19th November, from 11am-1pm.

Our crochet classes are always popular in spring and summer with our irresistible range of summer weight yarns.

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Bookings are essential for all of our classes

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
to book into any of our classes.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Derrin finished a Hap Blanket by Ysolda Teague in Cascade Eco Wool and Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed some time ago but has only this week blocked it.

The blanket was a quick knit, finished in just seven days. It was beautiful straight off the needles but after blocking in some SOAK, the fibres have relaxed and it now shines!

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She has also knit up a sweet little baby hat – Vine Lace Baby Hat by Sandi Wiseheart in Biggan Design 4ply Merino. The snuggly merino is just perfect for babies’ heads and the added convenience of machine washability means that it’s perfect for busy parents.

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Both of these projects are going to her new little nephew down south.


As mentioned earlier in the newsletter, I finished the Baby Missoni Inspired Blanket earlier this week. It was such an enjoyable knit, especially in our Cascade Ultra Pima.

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As Kim and I have often said to each other, knitting this much stocking stitch would be insane if it wasn’t for the constant changing colours.

Every time I picked it up I would set myself a goal of working through a colour repeat and before I knew it I was casting off, almost sad that it was over.

I have had a several case of ‘cast-on-itis’ this week with my WIP exploding with several new projects. Many of these will be gifts so starting them means that the ideas of patterns and yarn are out of my head and on the needles…or hook!

I have some of our stunning Pierrot Yarns Beauty Cotton Silk (colour #01) on the hook, slowly working up to become a Claudia Scarf by Rebecca Jackson.

This is seriously divine and very hard to put down!

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After matching our new shipment of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine with Breeze by Jennifer L. Appleby I couldn’t resist casting on a pair. These will make the ideal ‘spa socks’ for wearing to bed and treating my feet at night.

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Another gift on the hook is a burst of colour for each of my girls beds….a Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy of Attic24. I am using our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in colours – October Leaf, Sunflower Gold, Lime Light, Berry, Putty & Robin Egg Blue.

I can see this becoming a little addictive….

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Made by Megan


Megan has outdone herself again this week!


Chocolate Cupcakes

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Melting Moments

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I’m sure these will go down a treat in-store this weekend!


BrisStyle Twilight Markets

Grab your shopping totes and head into your favourite destination for everything handmade under the starts – the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market!

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King George Square, tonight, October 28
th from 5pm – 8pm.

Once again you will find an amazing array of constantly evolving handmade jewellery, bags, fashion items including mens, women’s and children’s, clothing, home-wares, art, body-care and re-purposed eco-wares….all made here in Brisbane!

All time favourite local Eco Fashion magazine Peppermint will be nestled in with the fabulous Co-op designers so pop in and nab the current issue.

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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One comment

  1. Hi!
    greetings from Norway! 🙂
    I just wanted to drop by and say that I love this blog, and that my friday is not the same without it. My ravelry blog feed has been slow today. I usually read this blog on fridays with my morning coffee, and its a part of my friday-yipee its the weekend-routine. Today I had to read it with my afternoon tea, and it reminded my about how much I apriciate this blog. I love the pictures, the patterns you link to is always inspiiring, and as for someone who lives on the other side of the earth from you, and who has always been fascinated by Oceania. this blog is also very nice to follow. so thank you, keep up the good work! If I ever come down under I will visit your yarn shop! 🙂

    greetings from Ida

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