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
PART 1
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.
Hints
• 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!

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