18.05.12

The temperature has certainly started to drop this week!

For me this always seems bring on a bad case of ‘Startitis’…
(a mad desire to cast on of many projects)

I have noticed that I am not the only one that has been struck – the shop has been a flurry of knitters & crocheters project planningand casting on left, right and centre.

Our classes and social groups have been full of our wonderful regulars expanding their skills plus lots of new faces.

We have finally had a little lull in our stock deliveres…our board is overflowing with orders that are in transit.

We have been joking that this is the ‘calm before the storm’!

It has been nice to have a little break from the bar-coding and it has allowed me to spend some time on the small things…

I added a little extra colour to our front window yesterday.

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I have been looking at this chair for some time – I could just see it stacked high with our blankets – I simply adore it. The only problem now is that I can see at least one more, in a different colour joining this one soon.

Hope your weekend is full of colour!

SOAK

After almost selling out of our ever popular SOAK products we almost pounced on the delivery person this afternoon!

New stock of the 425ml bottles in Aquae, Citrus and Flora have hit the shelves and we have also added the smaller 130ml bottles. They are idea for popping in your suitcase when travelling.

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Clover
Our granny blanket from last week seemed to hit a soft spot with many…between that and all of our new Learn To Crochet students we were wiped out of several sizes of our favourite Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks.

A new delivery has just arrived and we have full stock of all sizes.

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Top ups of all of our Clover tools including stitch markers, darning needles and point protectors.

Classes

With the end of another month fast approaching we are busy working on our next round of classes for July and August.

We hope to release the new calendar next Friday!

As always, if there is anything that you would love to see on the calendar please let me know and I will see what I can do.

This weekend we start our next course of Learn to Knit with a fresh new batch of eager students.

If you are well on your way with knitting but would like to tackle something a little trickier perhaps our Intermediate Techniques class is the one for you.

Intermediate Techniques

This class is an intermediate class designed to challenge your existing knitting skills.
Examples of topics covered – exploring cables, in-the-round with jog-less colour changes, knitting short rows, knitting from the centre out using a magic ring cast on…

Saturday 9thJune
1:00pm – 3:00pm



$30.00 per person (1 x hour class)


Requirements – Please note that this is an intermediate course. Basic knitting experience is required.

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

You can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our 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!

Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns
Cardigan fever seems to have arrived!

They are such a versatile garment and easy to layer on those days that you can’t decide if you are hot or cold.

The lovely Jodi popped in this morning to share two of her freshly finished knits.

Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau

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This is such a sweet pattern and looked amazing over Jodi’s simple black dress.

Another stunning finished project – Hay Cardigan by Veera Valimaki

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I am just a fan of Veera’s, her designs are always an enjoyable knit and the finished garments timeless in their style.

Kim is so close to finishing her second cardigan for the year!
(this year is her proclaimed ‘year of garments’)

With just the button bands to go is Emelie by Elin Berglund.

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Kim has found this to be an enjoyable knit with enough interesting features to keep her interested. The lace panels in the front keep you motivate and there was a few great new techniques learn along the way, including the short row sleeve caps.

I can’t wait to see it finished!
 
 Of course Kim has to break up the garment knitting with a little blanket knitting. This is the start of a beautiful Mitered Crosses Blanket by Kay Gardiner.

Kim is using several different colours of our Noro Silk Garden bordered by a neutral shade of Cascade 220 Worsted.

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Each square takes around half a ball of Noro, so it is a nice way to use Noro without it being too overwhelming.

As I mentioned earlier I have had a serious case of startitis this week….

My kitchen at home needs some new dishcloths and how could I resist with the stunning new range of colours in our Debbie Bliss Eco Aran.

I am making a stack of my go to crochet dishcloths – JustRight and BigTime Dishcloths by Deborah Ellis.

I live the simple textured pattern and I can get a large cloth from a single ball. I’m thinking seven new cloths, in seven different colours…one for each day of the week.

Now for the tricky part….deciding on the colours!

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Next on my needles is a hat in our Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed. This colour tempted me last winter but I couldn’t seem to put my finger on just the right pattern.

This time I think I have found it – Autumn in Garrison by Kate Gagnon Osborn. The little leaf pattern in the vivid green tweed is just knitting up just as I had hoped.

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Last week I cast on Featherweight by Hannah Fettig in our new Eki Riva Alpaca Lace. I managed to make it almost to the sleeve separation when I suddenly decided that I wasn’t happy with the fabric.

The lace is so fine and light that I have ripped and gone down two needle sizes to a 3.5mm.

Second time around and I am much happier.

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We love the wonderful customer feedback that we receive, it is amazing to hear how we inspire so many of you to pick up the needles and to cast on.

This week the reverse has happened.

Both Anita and I have been inspired to cast on by a lovely technical support student.

We are having a little mini KAL together! We both have daughters roughly the same age and could not resist casting on My Honey by Elena Nodel…

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The yarn is our Cascade 220 Worsted so we may have to do some juggling to make it work but the almost musk lolly coloured pink was too good to go past.

Made by Megan

Planning a visit into the shop over the weekend?

We have this divine Banana Cake with Passionfruit Cream Cheese Icing to tempt your taste buds!

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For the choc addicts we also have a flourless chocolate cake (GF)

I can’t wait to have a piece along side my afternoon cup of tea.

Biggest Morning Tea

Don’t forget our Biggest Morning Tea event is next Wednesday!!


Tangled Yarns Biggest Morning Tea
Wednesday 23rd May between 4pm & 6pm


We have had a little display with our wonderful giveaways all set up on our front tables this week.

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Thank you to the wonderful designers Loani Prior and Georgie Hallam for their support and generosity with their patterns.

It is not too late to donate to our Tangled Yarns ABMT page and enter the giveaways!

Tangled Yarns Daffodil Tea Cosy
(Pattern designed by Loani Prior, cosy knitted by me)

Daffy Yarn Kit
(Yarn required to knit your own Daffodil Tea Cosy)

Lavender Kit
(Pattern donated by Georgie Hallam, plus yarn)

Our ABMT giveaways are open to everyone no matter where you live!
(we will cover postage if required)

For every $5.00 that you donate, you will receive one entry into the draw.

After you have donated online, please email a copy of your receipt to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

Entries for the giveaways will close Wednesday 23rd May at 4:30pm, with the drawing to take place at 5:30pm.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated, it is heartwarming to be part of such a giving community.

Hope to see you Wednesday.

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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