We have been patiently stalking our couriers all week…such an exciting time of year with the change of seasons and change of yarns!
My project planning is in over drive – oh so many projects and simply not enough time!!
Have you started planning for some winter projects?
I’m not sure if this will help me narrow down my pattern selections for the season….or increase them!
|Knit / Crochet A Long
Our Blanket Knit A Long / Crochet A Long is producing heaps of stunning blankets!
We have two customers blankets featured in our Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns further on in the newsletter.
I have been plodding away at another of my blankets – I am trying to dedicate one particular knitting time to work on my blanket each week. Small steps but I am making progress.
This KAL / CAL will continue through March & April but for those of you who can’t commit to a large project like a blanket we will be launching a fresh new KAL / CAL in next weeks newsletter for March!
|Interweave Knits Spring 2012|
The Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits is here!
Packed with eighteen fresh, vivid knits full of bright colour.
“Knit Definitive” shows off one ultra-modern sweater
Cobble Hill Pullover by Erica Patberg
“High Definition” explores gentle textures
Chincoteague Jacket by Lisa Jacobs
Reticulated Pullover by Mathew Gnagy
“Fancy Work” rethinks beaded knitting
Aurelie Tank by Carol Feller
“Airs and Graces” sets out to discover new ways of knitting airy fabrics
Cornflower Shell by Danielle Chalson
“Knitting Fundamentals” rounds up some fast, simple knits that show off bold colour
Seashell Skirt by Kristin Omdahl
Many yarns are skeined rather than balled these days, making a ball winder and swift invaluable tools to add to you knitting & crochet collection.
For all the spinners out there, we also have an Ashford Course Drum Carder in stock at the moment!
Our winter deliveries are starting to roll in – this week a huge delivery of squishy Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed (DK & Aran) and Alpaca Silk Georgette arrived.
Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood
Blackberry Cowl by Krista A.
Opus Spicatum by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Garter Stitch Mitts by Ysolda Teague
Porom by Jared Flood
Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Modern Juliet by Joanne Lew-Goltz
Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery
Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane
Lightweight Pullover by Hannah Fettig
For those larger projects like sweaters and blankets you need some serious project storage!
This is where our fabulous Envirosax bags come in.
We also use them in our family for library bags, swim bags and on the sleep over bags.
My two little ones always seem to want to take a million things with them!
|Social Groups & Classes|
After a short lull over the silly season some of our regulars have started popping back in to our Wednesday Social Group.
This is such a great way to spend a couple of hours and to re-charge the batteries.
All of our Social Groups are free to attend, open to everyone and individual bookings are not required.
We do ask that groups over three people call or email to book ahead so that we can ensure that we have plenty of sweet treats on hand.
Social Knitting is held every Wednesday between 10am – 2pm, Thursdays between 6pm – 8pm and from 9am – 4pm Saturdays!
If you feel you need a little assistance with your project or if you would like to learn a new skill our full Class Calendar is available on our website.
Many of our March courses are almost full booked and we are taking bookings for April courses already!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to book your place!
|On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
Another delightful blanket finished by one of our wonderful customers!
The lovely Liz popped in to visit me and for a spot of social knitting on Wednesday with her Knit A Long blanket.
She is using a Feather & Fan stitch pattern to create the almost sea like ripples in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.
Liz also had some holiday knitting to share.
The pattern is Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur.
After some gentle prodding we have Anita swapping the needles for a hook and she is joining us in our Blanket KAL / CAL.
This is the start of her first crocheted blanket!
After finishing my Baby African Flowers Blanket last week I was a little lost and unsure of what to work on.
I decided to cheer myself up with a bright summery yellow scarf.
Without my little flowers to work on at school drop off and pick up times I decided that I needed a ‘school project’.
The perfect, almost mindless cast on was a Baktus Scarf by Strikkelise.
I am alternating two colours of our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine (Buff – # 3719 & Natural – # 3718 Natural).
To slightly elongate the scarf for less of a triangle I am increasing every 6 rows.I am also slipping the last stitch on each row (purl wise with the yarn in front) to create a lovely smooth edge.
With winter approaching and plenty of plans for new projects I decided that I need to have a little finishing and fixing February.
My parents are heading away on a quick trip to Tasmania and mum requested a small modification to her Liesl by Ysolda from last year – slightly longer sleeves.
Still on a finishing kick I have pulled out my Spring Roses in Vienna fingerless mitts by Kamilla Svanlund and hope to have them finished before mum leaves on Monday.
|Made by Megan|
Megan is busy whipping up some treats for our weekend social knitting groups and classes.
We will have a decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake and Brown Sugar Cupcakes to tempt you!
|Inspiring your passion!