This month we are focusing on gifts for our boys and men.
To kick off November our Friday Favourite is our Berroco Ultra Alpaca!
I love this yarn not only for its softness but also for the vast range of colours. It can be hard to find good masculine mens colours.
Two of my favourite projects in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca have been –
Windschief by Stephen West
Christopher by Jane Richmond
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.
|Knit A Long|
|It can be a tricky thing knitting for men…I am always on the lookout for patterns that will keep me interested enough to finish them but tame enough to be actually worn!
Some stand out patterns –
Man by fallmasche
Riff Socks by Lise Brackbill
Corbin by Vanessa Smith
|Knitscene Winter 2011|
From gypsy sweaters in the highlands to bobbled knits along the river; London-inspired cardigans for the grey days of winter; angora yarns; and the work on indie designer Alexis Winslow, this issue packs a wintery mix of inspiration, fun and information.
Although this is the wrong season for us just now I am bookmarking several patterns for next winter!!
Nora Dress by Alexis Winslow
Stanmore Cardigan by Connie Chan Chinchio
Nevis Cardigan Stefanie Japel
We also have a small top up of Silk Garden Sock.
Noro continues to be astoundingly popular and is it any wonder with the simple stunning colours and it’s many uses!
I love the Eco Baby – it’s a perfect substitute for the many baby patterns in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino but with the added goodness of being100% organic cotton – so soft on both baby’s and adult’s skin.
Some pattern ideas –
Baby Kina by Muriela
Orangina by Stefanie Japel
Autumn Leaves by Nikki Van De Car
As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, I can’t go past a hand made wash cloth and the colours in the Eco Cotton range are great for adding a splash to your sink or shower. It’s superb for accessories and garments too – nice and cool for those warmer days.
Spring Beret by Natalie Larson
Hey, Teach! by Helene Rush
Emmaline by Jennifer Wood
We’ve also received a small top up of our Baby Cashmerino range.
It is certainly caused a flurry of crochet hooks and yarn!
Several of the colours Lucy is using are unfortunately discontinued but we are happy to help you choose colours from our range to make it your own.
Look out in our What’s on the Needles section for a little rippling action of my own….
I am so smitten by this set that I’m hanging onto it so that I can create something special for a loved one this Christmas but I had so much fun dyeing the colours that I will be creating some kits for the shop very soon!
If you have a particular colour combination in mind you can always shoot me an email, no guarantees I will be able to create your vision but you never know…
I have been in contact with Lucy and she has given me permission to run some workshops to help you create your very own Blooming Flower Cushion.
The workshop will run over 2 hours and cost $110. This price includes five balls of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, selected on the day and the cushion insert to bring your cushion to life!
The workshop is aimed at intermediate crocheters – it is a requirement that you already know how to crochet.
The workshop will run on Saturday 19th November and Wednesday 22nd November.
Places are limited, and bookings will be required. Please phone the shop on 07 3666 0276 or email email@example.com to secure your place now!
Our social groups are thriving with new faces, both local and from interstate. We’ve even had a knitter from Chicago join us for both our Saturday & Thursday evening social group!
We’ve enjoyed listening to everyone’s stories, sharing in their projects and hopefully they have felt like Tangled Yarns was their own local yarn store, even if it was only for the day.
Our social groups are free to attend and we welcome everyone! It’s a great opportunity to be inspired by knitters and crocheters from a wide variety of backgrounds.
If you can’t make it in store, we always have a flurry of activity on our Facebook page! Join in on a virtual knit night and share your little piece of the crafting world.
|On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
This is Scalene by Carina Spencer in Malabrigo Sock (eggplant & archangel)
A beautiful cherry-red summer dress with exquisite detailing. The cotton is ideal for summer outings.
The picot cast on took her a few days to master, and almost broke her, but she is very proud and I’m sure she’ll have it finished in no time!
A hybrid between Clapotis by Kate Gilbert and Baktus Scarf by Stikkelise, this shawl lets you use the exact amount of yarn that you have.
Derrin has used a single cone of the Soft Silk Ramie and the finished shawl is the ideal size to wear scrunched up as a scarf or opened to show its full beauty.
I have been working hard to finish of my two Summer Granny Blankets, especially with the nights heating up.
Both of my girls have been trying to steal the not quite finished blankets so best I get crocheting!
I had a little of the Ultra Pima colours left over and it is simple to nice to end up sitting in my stash. I added a couple of the colours that I didn’t have and had them sitting on my kitchen counter so that I could play with the colour combinations.
I turned around to see my Miss J re-arranging the colours. She had put them in a spectacular gradient rainbow! How could I not use them in that order!!
Here they are, all lined up and ready to become a Neat Ripple Blanket by Lucy of Attic 24.
Much like Lucy’s current blanket, I am combining one row and two row stripes. I am working in colour families – (red / orange / yellow), (greens), (blues), (purples) and then (pinks).
Each year we set up our beautiful timber tree and add to it our handmade decorations. I try to add a few new decorations each year.
This year we have the most adorable little reindeer that will soon grace the shop! But they are lacking something…something knitted of course!
I have cast on a tiny red and white scarf, each one will be different – some stripes, some fair-isle. So much fun….
If you would like to add some handmade happiness to your tree this year now is the time to start!
Here are a few ideas –
Last Minute Stockings by Ysolda Teague
Hexagons are my Stars (tutorial) by Daniela Herbertz
Garter Stitch Apple Ornament by Leanne of Prairlesque
Each week between now and Christmas I will share with you the changes in store and more decoration inspiration.
|Made by Megan
Spiced Fruit Cake
Walnut Cocoa Brownies
|BrisStyle Twilight Markets
Get ready to give the earth a big handmade hug as the BrisStyle Indie Eco Market returns to Hamilton!
I am excited to announce that Tangled Yarns has been invited to get knitty at the up-coming BrisStyle Eco Markets!
We will have a stand full of our luscious yarns and needles including our Debbie Bliss Eco range, my hand dyed yarns and our bamboo needles.
I will have some packs made up ready for purchase and will be running hands on demonstrations throughout the day.
We will be in great company along with the Brisbane Bowl Owls who will be hosting a range of demonstrations during the day.
Along with amazing handmade wares, there will also be a selection of vintage, collectibles and crafty de-stash items all from the collections of the BrisStyle members.
Back by popular demand will be the Indie Eco Workshops and demonstrations where participants will be able to export their creative sides and “make & take” Eco items as well as newfound skills. In particular three of these workshops form part of the Brisbane City Council’s free Art Bites program which aims to provide opportunities which enrich the lives of the participants through arts and cultural experiences.
This will be a day to be enjoyed by young and old so come along and shop ethically and see first hand why these markets are renowned for being Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade with an eco edge.
BrisStyle Indie Eco Market
Saturday November 12, 2011
9am – 2pm
St Augustine’s Church Hall and grounds
Racecourse Road, Hamilton
Trading will remain as normal in store on Saturday.
|Inspiring your passion!