17.02.12

I’m not sure about the rest of Australia but this week there has been a delicious coolness to the air in the early mornings.

Just a taste, to remind us that time is flying and that it will be Autumn before we know it.

I love this time of day – I am usually up with my youngest (a very early riser!). We spend some quiet one on one time and often watch the sky change colour as the sun rises.

This morning I sat with her as she happily played and I snipped ends….millions of little ends….

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Hope you all managed to steal a few precious moments this week.

Knit / Crochet A Long

Blankets, blankets….popping up everywhere!!!

How are you going with your blanket? Decided what to cast on?

We would love you to share your plans or progress with us in store or via our Ravelry Group or Facebook page.

As always more patterns have managed to tempt me this week…

Vintage Crocheted Blanket by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (crochet)

(our Cascade 220 Winter stock will be arriving in the coming weeks
or for a lighter weight versions our Biggan Design DK Merino would work a treat)


64 Crayons by Amy Swenson (knit)

(not long to wait now until the new 2012 range of Noro arrives!!!
Our Noro Silk Garden would be an ideal match)

Rita Crochet Blanket by Amanda Perkins (crochet)

(this would love amazing in our Biggan Design DK Merino)


Brown Sheep

Our latest shipment of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece has hit the shelves this week.

I love seeing the colours overflowing!

(always makes me want to start on a blanket…)

Cotton Fleece is not only a fantastic blanket / throw yarn but also a wonderful transitional yarn for Autumn.

If your follow us on our Facebook page you would have noticed that I shared a customer project yesterday.

Robin was kind enough to allow me to link to her fantastic finished project from a Blooming Flower Workshop that she attended with me late last year.

She not only reignited her love for crochet but fell in love with our Cotton Fleece.

I posted this wonderful selection of colours off to her during the week, can’t wait to see what they become!

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Love to make your own Blooming Flower?

We have several workshops on our calendar over the next couple of months.

Knit Pro

After an early start to the seasonal knitting we have had a much needed re-stock of our full range of Knit Pro needles!

We have also added a new item – Knit Pro / Simplex Chart Keeper.

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If you struggle with reading charts this is your solution!

The photo frame based design makes it excellent for holding and displaying all of your knitting patterns and charts. Extremely strong magnets hold your pattern in place while the long magnet strip works as an indicator guide.


*Please note – some sizes of Knit Pro needles have been back-ordered by the supplier. We have been advised new stock will be here in late February / early March.

Classes

Our next round of Learn To Knit classes start in early March, ideal timing if you plan to pick up the needles this winter!

Learn to Knit

During our Learn to Knit course you learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off plus touch on shaping techniques such as increasing and decreasing.

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Thursday 8th March, 15th March & 22nd March

6pm – 8pm

Requirements & Supplies –

Approximately 100g of DK / 8ply or Worsted / 10ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches),
4.00mm or 4.5mm needles (depending on selected yarn and your gauge) and wool darning needle.

Learn to Crochet

Another of our most popular classes is our Learn to Crochet class.

This is a beginners class where we introduce you to all the basics of crochet – how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet, increase, decrease and how to read a simple pattern.

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Sunday 11th March, 18th March & 25th March

12noon – 2pm

Requirements & Supplies –

Approximately 100g of DK / 8ply or Worsted / 10ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches),
4.00mm or 4.5mm hook (depending on selected yarn and your gauge) and wool darning needle.

Bookings are essential for all of our classes and a $25.00 deposit (your first class payment) is required to secure your place.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au if you have any questions or to book your place!


On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Rachel has had the needles flying this week!

She dropped in the other day and picked up two skeins of our luscious Cascade Ultra Pima (Buff #3719) and it seemed to be only a matter of days and she was back with this slinky Summer Flies by Donna Griffin.

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The perfect addition to any late Summer / Autumn wardrobe!

One of our wonderful regulars, Aline has been busy working on Emelie by Elin Berglund in our madelinetosh Pashmina (posy) at our Technical Support Session with Anita.

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The body is almost done and then its onto the sleeves.

Amanda has been prolific as always this week and has finished off a Flurries Cowl by Liz Abinate in our Cascade Eco Alpaca.

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Mmmmm…so squishy.
(WIP shot)

She also cast off her Stipe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki in our Ella Rae Lace Merino.

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I love these colours together…might have to nab some myself when our new shipment arrives.

My mum has a finished project to share this week.

She cast off a Misti Chunky Ribs & Ruffles Scarf by Nancy Kleiber in our Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

Isn’t is just so squishy and inviting!


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With all the lace knitting happening in store after our Learn to Lace course finished Kim thought she would bring in her Summer Flies by Donna Griffin from last year.

This is in our now discontinued Rowan Summer Tweed, overdyed by me.

Such are great ‘first lace’ pattern!

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Derrin finished the most adorable little Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann in some of my DK Merino Handdyed, trimmed with a touch of Noro Silk Garden Lite and finished off with some of our super cute spotty buttons!

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Lauren is working on a Birthday gift for her younger sister, Heather Hoodie Vest by Debbie O’Neill in our Cascade Eco Wool.

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Aren’t the cables great! I can’t wait for our Autumn shipment of Eco Wool to arrive!!

When our madelinetosh Pashmina arrived Lauren couldn’t wait to play with it and quickly cast on a quick hat for herself – It All Comes Together Beret by Christianna Wincek.

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The combination of the sprinkle stitch pattern and the squishy Pashmina is irresistible.

 

Unable to resist the lure of our new Cascade Ultra Pima Fine Anita cast on Silverloade by Kristen Orme in Major Teal (#3774).

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This will be a great transitional garment for Autumn.


Two weeks of being monogamous to one project and I have a finished Baby African Flowers Blanket!

Must be some sort of record for me….but I had so much fun with the colours that I couldn’t stop.

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This is the lightest, sweetest little blanket in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine – ideal for this time of year.

I ended up going for a rectangular blanket instead of my originally planned square. I have 5 rows of 10 flowers and 4 rows of 9 flowers (plus a half flower at either end).

There is approximately 5-10 grams left of each of the 7 colours and I used 4 balls of the white to join the flowers and edge the blanket.

Since I am still on my yellow kick I couldn’t resist adding a simple double crochet border to finish the blanket off.
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I am keen to pick up one of my other blankets now but think my hands need a break from crochet for just a little while….might be time to cast on something instead!

Made by Megan

Everyone was excited to see Megan back last week,
several people popped in just for the yummy treats!

This week we have…

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W
hite chocolate, raspberry
and macadamia blondies

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Orange butter cake

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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