03.02.12

Life is slowly returning to normal with school back for those of us with little ones.

The shop has been buzzing with plenty of social knitters, fully booked classes and lots of knitters that are starting to think about their Autumn and Winter projects.

Although we are enjoying the last of our mild Summer with plenty of cotton knitting and crochet we are also in the process of planning and placing our cool weather yarn orders!

If there is something that you would like to see in store this Winter please mention it when you are in store next or drop me an email –tangled@tangledyarns.com

Link Love

I’m sure many of you know that I love to be organised and one of the ways that I keep track of things that I stumble across online is with the nifty Pinterest website!

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For those of you not already addicted…
Pinterest is a virtual pin-board that allows you to store and organise images plus links you back to the original source.

It’s no secret that we LOVE Ravelry here at Tangled Yarns and it will always be our first stop when looking for patterns! However sometimes I find I need a place to store colours ideas, general craft projects, yarn storage solutions or even yummy recipes!

The possibilities are endless!!

I thought I’d share a little Link Love every now and then….

With school back my eldest has moved to a new class and has been making a heap of new friends. She came home bursting with excitement, telling me all about them and asked if we could make some bracelets for them.

What a flash back! Do you remember friendship bracelets from your childhood?

I started searching and came across these great tutorials. We managed to entertain ourselves all rainy wet afternoon with a basket of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine.

I have even linked a few ideas us grown ups too!

Friendship Bracelets (Pinterest link)

Knit / Crochet A Long

We have had a ball over the past month with our Summer Scarf Knit / Crochet A Long!

There have been heaps of finished scarfs pop up between our customers and staff.

Thank you so much for sharing your projects with us both in store and online!

With the cooler weather already hitting some parts of Australia I thought it would be a great time to launch our annual Blanket Knit / Crochet A Long.

I am hoping that with many of you working on blankets along side I will knock over a couple of my current in progress blankets.

I know I’m not the only one to already have several blankets on the go….hint hint, nudge nudge!

Because blankets require a little more dedication and time this KAL / CAL will run over February, March & April.

We will have information A Long sessions at all of our social knitting days and of course will share our progress via our Facebook page, Ravelry group, Blog and newsletter.

Here are a few patterns to kick start your inspiration…

Oliver by Jones & Vandermeer (knit)

Flowers in the Snow by Solveig Grimstad (crochet)

The Beekeeper’s Quilt by tiny owl knits (knit)

Little V-Stitch Blanket by Lion Brand Yarn (crochet)

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe (knit)

Ruby Hexagon Blanket by Nova Seals (crochet)

Girasole by Jared Flood (knit)

Sunshine Day Baby Afghan by Alicia Paulson (crochet)

Mitered Crosses Blanket by Kay Gardiner (knit)

One Big Granny Square Throw by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (crochet)

Cradle Me by Anne Hanson (knit)

The Wool Eater Blanket by Sarah London (crochet)

I’d love you to share your plans with us!

Hmmmmm…now which blanket should I work on first….?

Buttons

There has been another delivery of buttons this week, more of our most popular stock plus some new styles that I just couldn’t resist.

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Classes

With the year already zooming by it is time to release our next class calendar – March & April.

We have included our always popular Technical Support with Anita, our Beginners Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet with Derrin plus added a couple of new classes.

Finishing Techniques

Do you have projects that are languishing in the WIP pile due to finishing that you are avoiding…?

You don’t need to be scared off by seams or put off by picking up stitches any longer!!

Join Derrin for a two hour session on perfecting your finishing.


$25.00 per person (1 week course) plus supplies

Requirements & Supplies – four 6 ” sqaure 8ply / DK wool swatches,
knitting needles, crochet hook (optional), safety pins,
wool darning needle and enough spare yarn to seam and pick up stitches.

Continental Knitting

Our Continental Knitting classes are aimed at students who already know how to knit the Englishmethod (with the yarn held in the right hand) and would like to learn how to knit the Continental method (with the yarn held in the left hand).

Most knitters find that with practice this speeds up their knitting time greatly, especially for long stretches of stockinette stitch or for moss / ribbing.
During the two classes you will learn one method of the knit stitch and two different methods of the purl stitch plus how to combine the two.

$50.00 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Requirements & Supplies – Prior knowledge of how to knit and purl, increase and decrease comfortably.

Wool yarn (smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches),
DK / 8ply (approx 50g) and 4mm needles.

Learn to Knit Socks


Now is the time to start knitting your very first pair of socks to keep your toes toasty this winter!

During three classes you will learn how to knit a pair of beautiful socks from Derrin’s Learn to Knits Socks pattern.

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Requirements & Supplies – Please note that this is an intermediate course. Prior knowledge of how to knit in the round comfortably is required.

Approximately 100g wool or wool blend Fingering / 4ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches),
2.5mm or 2.75mm double point needles (depending on selected yarn and your gauge) or 100cm circular (for Magic Loop method) and wool darning needle.

Blooming Flower Cushion


We enjoyed the Blooming Flower Cushion classes so much last year that we have brought them back again this year!

The wonderful Lucy of Attic24 gave us permission to runs some workshops to help you create your very own Blooming Flower Cushion.

$110.00 per person (1 week course) INCLUDES some supplies

Requirements & Supplies – Please note that this is an intermediate course. Prior knowledge of how to crochet is required.

Course cost includes five balls of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (selected from stock on the day) and the cushion insert to bring your cushion to life!

Additional supplies to be purchased or please bring on the day – 4mm crochet hook and wool darning needle.

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You can find our full calendar for February, March and April on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

We have a minimum requirement of two students for our weekday, evening and Saturday classes and three students for our Sunday classes.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

Don’t need a class but would like some company while you knit or crochet?

Why not join us at one of our Social Knitting sessions – Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays.
All of our social knitting sessions are free of charge and open to everyone!

We do ask if you are a larger group to please phone or email ahead to let us know that you are coming so we can have plenty of tempting treats on hand.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Autumn must be on the horizon, it seem to be hat season!

We have had more wonderful customer projects back to share with us this week.

I love to see happy customers return with such stunning projects!!

Rachel –

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Turn A Square by Jared Flood (knit)

in Noro Silk Garden & Berroco Ultra Alpaca

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Smocked Slouch by Jill Sielinski (knit)

in Berroco Ultra Alpaca

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Renita by Corrina Ferguson (knit)

in Madelinetosh Pashmina

Rachel is also working away on a Dipped Infinity Cowl by Laura Chau (knit)

in one of our kits from last winter.

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Amanda –

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Saroyan by Liz Abinante (knit)

in Malabrigo Sock (Cotedazure)

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Thermis
by Kris Knits (knit)

in Cascade 220 Worsted (# 8415 Cranberry)

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Brambles Beret by Amanda Muscha (knit)

in Cascade 220 Worsted (# 9451 Lake Chelan)

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Elleby by Teresa Cole (knit)

in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (# 029)

Derrin has finished two summer scarves for our January Knit / Crochet Along!

The perfect way to use up some yarn left over from other projects, these two scarves are crocheted using the same basic stitch – half treble (UK) / half double crochet (US).

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The large scarf is worked length-wise and used 100g (1 cone) of our Pierrot Soft Silk Ramie on an 8mm hook.

Chain 200, work on half treble / half double crochet in the third chain from the hook and then in every stitch to the end.

Following rows, work 1 turning chain and half treble / half double crochet into every stitch. Continue until the size desire or you run out of yarn!

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The small scarf is worked width-wise and used only 48 grams of fingering weight silk on a 5mm hook.

Work as per the larger scarf.

Kim’s knitting goal for this year was to knit a garment. We are only just into the second month of the year and she has cast off a cardigan!

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Vanadium by Lisa Mutch (knit) in our Madelinetosh Pasmina (Graphite). Kim decided to continue the buttons all the way down the front so that it can be buttoned up.

Unable to not have a blanket on the go, Kim cast on with her favourite Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

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This time a simple striped blanket for a grandsons bed.

The colours and stripes are still inspired by the styling of Missoni but this time without the chevron…simply stunning!

After seeing (and feeling!) Anita’s Autumn Vines Beret by Alana Dakos (knit) the other week I was totally smitten.

We had one lone skein of madelinetosh Pashmina in Silver Fox left…I can never resist an orphan skein so it was destined to become a hat for me.

Autumn Vines was wonderful knit, very hard to put down and the finished beret is so light and soft.

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In between the cable fun that I have been having this week I have been working away on the Baby African Flowers Blanket (crochet) – almost there.

I am working in batches and have xyz to go before I start to put them together.

Perhaps the Blanket CAL / KAL will encourage me to finish this off this month!

As you may have guessed by the addition of some more Blooming Flower workshops…I have been bitten by the bug again.

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This time I am working on a much larger cushion for my bed – in my favourite colour combination at the moment….greyellow!

Made by Megan

Our baked delights by Megan will be back next week…until then we have the most decadent flour-less chocolate cake and a few other sweets to tempt you.

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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