Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Happenings at Yarns With A Twist

Right before the holidays everyone was busy putting the finishing touches on gifts and other holiday items. Here are some of the finished projects.......

Diane F. made this warm cowl out of Cascade's Magnum. She also made her hat from felted material to match.

Michelle W. completed her Spotted Fair Isle Mittens. Pattern is available in the book 60 Quick Knits using Cascade 220.
Wendy L. designed, and knitted, this beautiful Christmas stocking. She used yarn that was in her stash.

Sandee was busy knitting hat, after hat, after hat, after hat for her family. The top row from left to right: the first three were knitted with Plymouth Merino Select and the fourth was knitted with Duo from Swedish Yarn Imports. Bottom row from left to right: Blue hat was knitted for Sandee's niece using Duo. The photo is Sandee's daughter and grandsons wearing their new hats.
Cabin Fever's.... Need More Hats? is the source for the patterns for all the hats.
Darcy L. knitted this adorable mitten and hat set using Encore Worsted yarn. The pattern is Fiber Trends Mitten Mania CH-6 and the hat is...A Berry Cute Hat Ch-9

Meliva M. crocheted thise coasters using crochet cotton. What a beautiful job!

Nessa K. knitted three gorgeous scarves using Duo. Nessa used the Multi Directional Scarf Pattern from Ann Norling.

Don't forget that Yarns With A Twist is having a End of Year sale. So many yarns on sale, so many projects to knit or crochet (see blog post below for the list of yarns and the discount). Sale prices are effective until Dec. 31, 2010.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

End Of The Year Sale!


Reduction on high quality yarns up
to 50% from 12/18 - 12/31/2010:

· Alpaca Seta - Skacel - Baby Alpaca, Silk, Nylon - 20%

· Andes - Wool - 4 - 4.5 sts per inch - 40%
· Baby Alpaca Brush - Plymouth - Acrylic, Baby Alpaca - 40%
· Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed - Plymouth - 20%
· Berroco Comfort DK - Nylon/Acrylic - 20%
· Berroco Glace - Rayon Viscase - 5 sts per inch - 40%
· Berroco Inca Gold - Wool, Silk, 5 sts per inch - 50%
· Berroco Seduce - 5 sts per inch - Bamboo Nylon - 40%
· Berroco Ultra Alpaca - Alpaca, Wool - 20%
· Berroco Vintage - Acrylic, Wool, Nylon - 20%
· Big Mexico - 100% Merino Superwash - 4.75 sts per inch - 40%
· Calm Wool - Elsbeth Lavold - Wool, Camel, Alpaca - 4.5 sts inch - 10%
· Cashmerino Aran - Debbie Bliss - Merino, Microfiber, Cashmere – 30%
· Citron Cambio - Baby Alpaca, Merino - 30%
· Dale Svale - Cotton, Viscose, Silk - 30%
· Ella Rae Classic Print - Wool - 40%
· Flat Feet Sock Yarn - 30%
· Heirloom Easy Care - Superwash Wool - 6 sts per inch - 30%
· Kraemer Sterling - Merino, Silk, Nylon, Silver - 30%
· Louet Riverstone - Wool - 5 sts per inch - 20%
· Manos Cotton Stria - 100% Cotton - 50%
· Mirasol Miski - Baby Alpaca - 30%
· Mirasol Sulka - Merino, Alpaca, Silk - 30%
· Misti Alpaca Chunky - Baby Alpaca - Plymouth - 20%
· Mountain Colors Sock Yarn - 40%
· Online Supersocke - Cottage Color - 6 ply - 20%
· Plymouth Galway - 100% Wool - 30%
· Rio De La Plata Sock Yarn - 40%
· Terra - Southwest Trading Company - Bamboo Cotton - 6 sts inch - 30%
· Thaki Donegal Tweed - 30%
· Wool Pak - New Zealand Wool - 30%
A great opportunity to stock up on your favorite yarn
or to get a last minute gift!
All sales are final.

Holidays at Yarns With A Twist

The countdown to Christmas begins but there is still enough time to make one, two even three last minute gifts. A long, warm scarf, hats, mittens, even a shawl. Don't want to knit, but still need a gift for a favorite knitter, or even a present for yourself? The popular yarn holders are due in any day, knitting needle and crochet hook sets, beautiful Philospher Wool sweater kits,  are a few suggestions.  

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Etsy finds

Sometimes we get lost on Etsy looking at wonderful fiber finds.  These are a few things I found that you might also think.  The artistry that fiber artists create is often so beautiful, whimsical and imaginative.  These are not things we carry in the's just wanderings in appreciation of the art of fiber!

We hope you had fun looking at a bit of inspiration for your projects!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday time in the shop....

The little gnomes are showing up in the shop again. Linda W. knit this little gnome out of Silky Wool. He's holding a little bag to tuck his treasures in.

Here is Sandee's grandson in his beautiful new sweater that she knit for him.  We had a brief chance to see it on him before he was off to fly home out West.  It is a perfect fit and he looks so cute in it!

Susan knit up this this little bear for the Motherbear Project.  This was her first little toy that she knit and it came out so cute.  Some lucky little child will soon be receiving this.  If you'd like to contribute a bear to this project look up The Motherbear Project.  We are a drop off for these sweet little bears.
Milva crocheted her first snowflake doily.  She did a wonderful job.
You should have received your December Newsletter in your inbox.
(see newsletter for photos)

Lambikins puppet
This little cutie is a perfect little gift.
We will have a class to help you get started.
When: Saturday, December 11th, 9:30 -11:30am
Teacher: Barbara
Level: Advanced Beginner

Easy and superfast Cowl.
Do you need an esay last minute gift. Make this cowl in two hours or less.
One skein of yarn will do it.
When: Tuesday, 12 /14, 9:30 - 11:30 am or
Saturday, 12/18, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Teacher: Christiane
Level: Beginner

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Customer projects...

Linda W. finished another pair of Bella Mittens.  She used Iro Noro yarn for this project.

Yarns With A Twist on a rainy afternoon...laughs all around!

Deb modeling her Duo hat from Swedish Yarn Imports.  This will keep her very warm this winter!

Here's another hat designed using the basic design of the Duo pattern that Deb created.

Here's another hat that Deb knit up!  The little top is so cute for a little person.  Beautiful job Deb...they all look so great!

We have some new La Boheme in...pretty!

Mary E. crocheted this cute little cupcake for her friend Bernadette.  This is a sweet little drawstring bag that is perfect for a little girl.  Mary designed this herself....beautiful job Mary! cute!

Mary has been busy crocheting these pretty little ornaments for all of her friends...she's made 40 of these for gifts this Christmas!  Beautiful job Mary...we need some of these for the Yarns With A Twist tree.

Sandee knit this beautiful sweater for her grandson Santino.  She used Cotton Classic by Tahki and the pattern is called Confetti Baby Sweater by Michele Wyman.  This sweater feels luscious and is such a great colorful sweater for a baby!

Christine knit this sweet little sweater called Patches designed by Christiane Burkhard.  She knit this for a new baby that is coming to the family...beautiful job Christine!
Kathy crocheted this bear for the Motherbear project.  It came out so cute.  Yarns With A Twist is a drop off spot for the Motherbear Project. If you're interested in knitting for this charity please stop by for more information.

Do you need a simple and quick Christmas gift?
LAMBIKINS HAND PUPPETS are now available at Yarns With A Twist
A limited number of kits are available and a class will be held to help you get started.

Saturday, December 11th 9:30a to 11:30a

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happenings at Yarns With A Twist

We have Goats Milk Soap for sale! Support your local farmer...Ash Abby Farm.  A great gift!

We carry Leclerc loom's.  Imagine yourself weaving in just a short time!

New yarn at the shop....we have a pile of new yarn in from Trendsetter yarn.

Button, buttons, we've got buttons!

Some of our selection of Lamb's Pride yarn.  Christiane is hosting a Mystery KAL (knit-a-long) over on her blog Lismiknits for Wool-aid on Ravelry.  Below is a photo of one finished section....and also all of the information regarding this project.

This Mystery KAL is part of a Knit for Tibet campaign we do in the Wool-Aid ravelrygroup to help to provide as much warm knitted items for the earthquake victims as possible.
"Knit for Tibet is an outreach effort of the Kyegu Relief Fund, established in response to the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the eastern Tibetan town of Kyegu on April 14, 2010. The humanitarian need is ongoing and significant. Approximately 10,000 people were killed, 20,000 people are injured, and 100,000 people have been left homeless and destitute. More than 90% of the buildings were reduced to rubble. Many of the survivors have no family left."
Winters are harsh in Kyegu, and the people are facing desperate conditions. Many are currently living in lightweight tents. They are especially in need of vests, sweaters, and socks. The sizes most needed are for babies and teens. 
Please also check the Wool-Aid website for more info.
With the COLORIDO Mystery  KAL I hope to be able to help adding some more sweaters to the next shipment.
Here how it works:
I will post parts of the pattern on my blog every so often. If you have a questions please either post your questions on the Wool-Aid ravelry board, as a comment here or send an email to c.burkhard at gmail dot com.
COLORIDO is a top down raglan  sweater (no seeming) in a size 14 (34” finished circumference) 
You will need:
  • approx 850 yards of bulky weight yarn, a main color and 3 additional colors. Two CC’s could work too but better are three. I use Brown Sheep, Lambs Pride bulky, approx 5 skeins MC and 1 skein each for CC. If you plan to contribute this sweater to the Tibet campaign, please use a yarn which is at least 80% animal fiber.
  • Dpn US 10 and US 10.5, circular needles US 10 and US 10.5 
  • Stitchmarkers 
Gauge: 3.5 sts and 4.25 rows per inch
The sweater will be in the ravelry database under the name Colorido so that you can link your project page to it. Feel free to use my picture too.
• Use different color marker for the first pm if you have.
Abbreviations: RS: Right side WS: Wrong side M1: With left needle tip, lift strand in between needles from front to back. Knit the lifted loop  through the back to twist the stitch. CO: Cast on. BO: Bind off MC: Main Color CC: Contrasting color Pm: Place marker Kfb: Knit in front and back of the stitch
With MC cast on 36 sts with larger needle. (Do not join)

So....we are offering a 20% discount on Lamb's Pride yarn IF you knit this sweater for the above charity only... until the end of December.  For more information stop by the shop.
New arrival: La Boheme by Fiesta yarns
This hand-dyed luxury fiber is great for sweaters, vests, shawls, scarfs, hats and much more. Fiber Type: 50% Rayon Boucle, 32% Brushed Kid Mohair, 14% Wool, 4% Nylon

Please come by if you need any help with gift ideas...we'll be glad to help...we love exploring creative projects with you...See you soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...Coupon 2 days!

Turkey Headress
Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for your business. Therefore we would like to share a coupon with you for 20% off on a one time purchase: Valid Friday November 26 & November 27. All sales are final, coupons cannot be accumulated, sale items are excluded. Your coupon should have arrived in your email...

Customer Talent!

Here is our Hat Class...everyone is enjoying learning a new pattern!

Having Fun!

One of our customers came in and modeled Deb's prayer shawl for her dear friend who has been very ill.  This is Deb's own beautiful design.  She used Austermann yarn called Skacel Murano.

Charlotte in her first knitted project.  She did a wonderful job on her very first scarf.  We had a class at the Chaplin Library and Charlotte came and met us there.  We love our new customers!


Margaret knit this gorgeous sweater our of beautiful Noro yarn.  The sweater is out of one of the Noro Design books...she isn't recalling the pattern today.  Margaret is one of our beautiful and prolific knitters here at the fits beautifully.
A close up of this pretty design.... 

TA DA!  Margaret knit up this most gorgeous afghan out of Baby Boom.  This is a beautiful gift for her brand new baby niece....

We hope you have wonderful Thanksgiving!