30.11.12

We have been getting into the spirit of the festive season this week!

Along with our busy Technical Support and Learn to Knit classes we have started slowly transforming the shop.

A few little decorations here….
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Some pretty lights there….
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A couple of stars everywhere…

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Pattern is Crochet Puff Centred Stars by Penny Peberdy
Yarn is our Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton

Such a fun time of year!

 

 

Friday Finds

Random patterns that I have fallen in love with this week

Sunshine Top by Anna & Heidi Pickles (knit)

Long Charm Bracelet by Jackie Moon (crochet)

Minikins by Woolly Wormhead (knit)

Cascade

Another large shipment of our most popular yarns from Cascade arrived earlier this week.

Yes – hard to believe but we needed more Heritage Silk, 220 Superwash Sport, Ultra Pima & Ultra Pima Light!

Some pattern ideas…

Heritage Silk

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Lyrica Euterpe by Rosemary Hill (knit)

Claudia Scarf by Rebecca Jackson (crochet)

Danish Summer by Elisabeth Colding Sivertsen (knit)

Simple Scallops by Kristy Ashmore (crochet)

 


220 Superwash Sport

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Quick and Easy Christmas Ornament by Roswitha Mueller (crochet)

Harpa by Cirilia Rose (knit)

Net Scowl by Kate Dixon (corchet)

Elizabeth by Georgie Hallam (knit)


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Ultra Pima

Evie by Justine Turner (knit)

#09 Cowl by Kazekobo (corchet)

Xia by Kessa Tay Anlin (knit)

Andalicuia by Deanne Ramsay (crochet)

Ultra Pima Fine

Clarice by Kim Guzman (crochet)

Stowe by Fairmount Fibers (knit)

Pink Circles by Muraka Mari (crochet)

Calla Cami by Carrie Bostick Hoge (knit)




Knit Pro

Even though the temperature has been rising the knitting needles and hooks have still be clicking.

We have topped up our vast range of Knit Pro products this week plus added some new sets.

Dreamz Crochet Set

This set includes 8 single ended crochet hooks, all in individual colours for easy identification.

Sizes included: 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 6.5mm & 8.0mm

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Dreamz Double Point Needle Sets

Beautifully packaged sets most popular sized needles.

Each size is a different colour for easy identification.

15cm Set

Sizes included: (5 sets) 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, & 4.00mm (5 double points per size)

20cm Set


Sizes included: (6 sets) 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 4.50 & 5.00mm (5 double points per size)


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Dreamz Interchangeable Set

This set includes needles and cables in the most popular sizes, making it a perfect collection of interchangeable needles.

Each set of needle tips is colour coded for each identification and organisation.

Set includes 8 pairs of Needle Tips:
3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 7.0mm & 8.0mm

Interchangeable Needle Cables:
60cm, 80cm, 100cm & 120cm

Plus accessories:
1 Needle Case, 1 Needle Gauge, 8 Cable End Caps & 4 Cable Keys

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Interchangeable Entry Set

This set includes needles and cables three popular sizes.

Ideal to begin your collection of interchangeable needles.
(great for that keen budding young knitter!)

Available in both Nova (Nickle) and Symfonie (Timber)

Set includes 3 pairs of Needle Tips:
4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6.0mm

Interchangeable Needle Cables:
1 each of 60cm, 80cm & 120cm

Plus accessories:
1 Clear Vinyl Needle Case, 1 Needle Gauge, 6 Cable End Caps & 3 Cable Keys

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Annie & the Swiss Cheese Scarf
I am super excited to announce that our shipment of the new children’s book, Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, has arrived!

Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf by Alana Dakos


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Annie
really wants to learn how to knit.

But when her mummy teachers her the stitches, she feels frustrated that her knittingg looks more like swiss cheese than a real scarf.

Will she slow down, be patient, and keep trying?

Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is a story about overcoming hurdles to learn something new, even with it’s challenging.

In addition to the story, Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf also contains special features.

Find the Cat and Mouse – Annie’s Cat and mouse friends are hiding on every page. Can you spot them?

Learn to Knit – A knitting instruction section in the back of the book will assist your child in learning the basics.

For those of you wanting to knit along or perhaps teach your little one to knit, Alana’s Annie’s Swiss Cheese Scarf pattern is available free on Ravelry and would be the perfect match with our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky!

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Whats On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
Sadly our door wreath from last year was affected by the humidity and it doesn’t look like it will last another year.

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(although I have an idea of how to save all of our beautiful felted leaves….)

So a new door wreath was needed…..
with the help of my Miss 4 earlier this week we created this one.


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Several hours of winding around and around, changing colours and the excitement of which colour would come next.

I think it is just perfect on our front door, bright, happy, simple and colourful!

Now just to add a couple of finishing touches to it…


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With December here tomorrow I thought I had better get a start on some of my gift knitting!

First up I made a little set of adorable coasters in our Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton.

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The pattern is Four Round Doily by Teena Sutton Murphy.

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If you follow us on Facebook you may have noticed some project planning going on.

I have been smitten with these colours in our Ultra Pima for weeks now and have been itching to use them. I have several plans but for now I have started with some embellishments for some little cotton tops for my girls.

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They are so in love with these that they have requested some as little gifts for their friends!

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You will have to wait until after the silly season to find out what my plans are for the remaining yarn….

Speaking of the silly season – this week another Liesl by Ysolda Teague has flown off my needles. I have used our Ultra Pima in # 3703 – Magenta.
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I think this dress / cardi combo will be my festive season outfit! Perfect for parties and get togethers.

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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