Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nantucket Diddy Bagg

We have the Nantucket Diddy Bagg in.  They are selling quickly because everyone loves the color and the immense number of pockets.  We only have this color in right now but, we'll be ordering more.  Let us know if you'd like one!  Check it out below...

Friday, May 14, 2010

New in the shop...

We are now carrying the beautiful Hanne Falkenberg Design Collection.  We have the notebook that shows you all of the designs as well as all of the colorway's available in each pattern.  You will be able to order any of the Falkenberg Designs.

We have a great new notion bag in the shop.  Knit Happy is a tidy organizer for keeping all of your knitting tools in one place.  

Come by and pick up a new magazine. We have all of the latest knitting and crochet magazines in stock.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Fine Day at New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival

Sandee and Christiane went to The New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival on Sunday. They couldn't keep their hands out of the wool!
Bruno talking with Ed and Katie from End of the World Farm.
End of the World Farm displayed this gorgeous Cardigan Sweater Pattern made out of worsted weight yarn. We will be carrying this yarn and pattern in the near future.
We will also be carrying their Tencel from End of the World Farm
End of the World Farm had this luscious display of dyed roving for sale.  We will also b
Neysa Russo from Bradford, VT of The Spinning Studio shows off one of her rugs.  It is just gorgeous.  They carry a variety of fibers, silk reeling kits and silk mawata kits.  Her father Patrick builds, repairs and repairs or replaces broken or missing parts on new and antique spinning wheels.  They can be reached at patrusso@myfairpoint.com.
Here is Neysa demonstrating Mauri Dai and Tama (bobbins).  This is used for japanese ribbon making.  All the braiding on the above rug was done using this fascinating tool.
Equinox Farms from Hopkinton, NH raise and sell alpacas from the "dark side".  They were so beautiful and all of them had wonderful temperaments. The fine folks at Equinox Farm are having an Open Farm Day on Sunday May 23rd 10-4pm.
Christiane getting aquainted with a baby alpaca.  
Christiane and Sandee enjoying the Festival.

We were so happy...even after a day of cold and wild wind! We had so much fun checking out all the vendors and discovering new yarn. We met some really nice fiber enthusiasts.  It was so exciting looking for new items for the shop. This was such a great festival...just the right size with enough variety to be exciting.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Frolic....

We have a new arrival.  This is Sockotta from Plymouth Yarn.  The colors are delicious!

Below are some new patterns in from Plymouth.  Come by to see all of them.
Done By Monday Afghans
A collection of 15 Afghan Designs for Knitters of Any Skill Level


Mitered Square Afghan with Mushishi
Long Sleeved Cardigan

Rocking Horse Farm which is where Yarns With A Twist resides....we get to enjoy the lovely horses!

The Workhorse of Rocking Horse Farm...We all want to learn to drive it!  Bruno...what do you say?!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Queen Kahuna

Sandee knit these perfect socks out of the Crazy Toes & Heels Socks by Mary Ann Beattie....otherwise known as Queen Kahuna! She used Fixation for this project. This book is incredible according to Sandee.  If you come by the shop she will share with you all the magical wonder of this amazing sock book.  You can knit two socks at a time with this book.  The instructions are very thorough and when you are finished you will have two perfect socks that fit just right....VoilĂ !

Wallaby...May Newsletter Out!

Christiane knit this beautiful Wallaby by Cottage Creations for a 16 year old girl in Kazakhstan.  The yarn used in this project is Lamb's Pride.  She is involved in the group called Wool Aid that is a community of knitters and crocheters who create warm woolen garments for children who live in cold climates and have the least access to resources.  Christiane is thinking of having another class in this sweater sometime soon.  Let us know if you have any interest in this class.

May Newsletter
t's time for more classes again, and it seemed that socks were the favorite class for April.  This got my juices going and I started digging around looking at all my sock books that I've collected through the years and VIOLA....I found a book called "Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels".  Many of you who have been in the shop this past month have heard me talk about this book.  I've made a pair of socks from it using  the toe up technique and found it to be my new favorite book.  I'm listing this as a class that I will be happy to teach and we will meet regularly and knit the sock together.  You will learn new techniques and be very surprised with your results and how much fun it is to knit.

Featured on the cover of the Spring/Summer  2010 issue of Vogue Knitting, this lovely capelet is perfect for spring and cool summer evenings. Its soft feminine design has an edging that can be folded back to form a collar. Make it in some of the beautiful DK yarns in the shop. We have a great selection for you to choose from!

When: Saturday, May 15th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Sheila

With 3674 projects, this fun scarf is one of the very popular patterns on ravelry. Garter stitch, fun yarn and beautiful drape makes it a must have neckwear.
The pattern is written for three sizes. All of them are featured in the shop, thanks to Marge.
When: Wednesday, May 19th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm or
Saturday, May 22nd, 9:30 am - 11:00 am.
Level: Beginner (know how to knit )
Teacher: Christiane
Queen Kahuna Crazy Toes and Heels Sock Book is a must to buy in order to take this class. The book will be available in the shop for those of you who sign up.   
This book is the "original" any gauge sock formula book.  Use any yarn...Knit at any gauge...Make any size sock from one sock formula.  We will be teaching this on two circular needles and toe up.
When:   Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00pm - 9pm or
               Saturday, May 29th, 9:30am - 11:30am
Level:  Advanced beginner
Teacher:  Sandee
We will schedule more class times during our first class.
Crochet Ripple Afghan
 FYI:  I'm crocheting a ripple stitch afghan and if anyone wants to join me and crochet one for themselves, please let me know, as I'll be happy to help you.  Please call the shop.  

Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 open class with Christiane
Wednesday, during opening hours socks with Isabel
Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm class night.
Thursday, 7:00 pm - ????? open sit'n knit.

Please sign up for the classes and get your yarn prior to the actual class date.