Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Classes...

The November/December Newsletter is out!  Look for it in your email inbox! 
Scandinavian Spots Mittens
Class Nov. 6, 9-11:30
(see sidebar)

Thrummed Mittens
Wed. Nov. 10, 7-9pm
Felted ClogsSaturday Nov. 20th & 27th 9:30-11:30

Hat & Scarf
Saturday Nov. 13 9:30-11:30

Beaded Scarf
Wed. Nov. 17, 7-9:00pm.

Our new classes are listed in the sidebar on the blog.  We hope you'll find some that you'd like to join in with.  We have alot of fun at all of our classes! Call if you have any questions....
20% off all bags in the shop Nov. 2 to Nov. 11...come by while we still have a nice selection!

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Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sights at Stitches East 2010

Customer Projects...

Sam knit this sweet little Princess Caroline Sweater.  She used Dale of Norway yarn/Baby Ull.  This sweater was first knit by Princess Grace of Monaco when she was expecting Princess Caroline.  

Linda B. knit the Patches sweater designed by Christiane Burkhard.  Beautiful job Linda!  You can purchase this pattern at the shop as well as online at Christiane's shop.

Nancy A. knit this beautiful wrap for herself called My Every Way Wrap from Interweave Knits Fall 2009.  She used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted yarn for this project.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exclusive Coupon at Yarns With A Twist!

 Let's indulge with fibers at Yarns With A Twist this weekend.  We'd like to offer you this exclusive coupon during the Stitches East event.  Look for our next newsletter because more sales are coming!
Our new bulletin board lists the latest happenings at the shop to keep you posted as to all of our goings on.
Barb Williams knit up the matching hat to go with the Bella Mittens.  It came out beautifully and makes a nice ensemble for the wintertime.

Sandee is selling her Kromski Sonata Spinning Wheel with a carrying bag.  This is a traveling wheel which makes it so nice to carry with you wherever you'd like to spin.  This comes with a Kromski Jumbo Flyer Bobbin Kit.  She is selling this wheel for $625.  This beautiful wheel is in new condition.

This wheel has a great easy to use design and is perfect for a beginner. The upright design makes it a user friendly wheel and I haven't seen a more elegant upright wheel design. This is a double treadle wheel with a weight of 14lbs.

Deb, Kathy and Barb made some felted soap on Saturday.  We have some beautiful roving for you at the shop in assorted colors.  These might make sweet little hostess or holiday gifts.

Sue P. showing off her great get-up on her way to a Halloween party!  You never know who is going to show up here at Yarns With A Twist!

Check out those eyelashes!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Needlefelting Inspriation...a link

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Here is some needlefelting inspiration for all of you fiber artists out there!  I cannot post any of the photos on our site but, I highly recommend going to their site and checking them out.  It is a wonderland of felting inspiration! Soon, we will be having a felting frenzy going on here at the shop!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scarves of Beauty....and Patches

Milva crocheted this gorgeous scarf out of Stella Bamboo. This scarf is exquisite!  The light and airy feel of this scarf makes it a dream to wear.   You did such a beautiful job with this Milva.  

Margaret knit up this sweet baby cardigan designed by Christiane Burkhard called Patches which will be available soon in Sockyarn One Skein Wonders .  We had a class in this a few weeks ago and it has been so much fun to see how all of the sweaters are turning out.   She used Opal yarn for this project. Wonderful job Margaret!

Faith K. looks lovely here in a Flounce scarf that Sue P. knit up for her.  Sue says this is a quick knit...a scarf in an afternoon! Beautiful job Sue!  We have 8 different colorways of this yarn...a scarf for everyone on your list!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Waiting in line to get into Rhinebeck.  Deb, Becky, Sue and Barb all went up to Rhinebeck for the weekend.  They had a great time together!



Deb in the garden...

Brown sheep in one of the booths...

Deb after a weekend of Fantastic Fiber Fun!  They came back with lots of felting ideas and projects that we will be sharing with all of you in the shop very soon.  

Sandee, Carol and Christiane also went to Rhinebeck for the day.  Here they are looking beautiful in the garden.  They also had a great time browsing through all of the fiber, events and booths throughout the day.  They came back with some wonderful kits from Philosopher's Wool.  Eugene and Ann are wonderful artists.  We so enjoyed talking with them and love their mission statement and artistry.  Check out Philosopher's Wool Full Story.

Philosopher's Wool 
Mission statement:
Our mission is to support sustainable agriculture, with about 25% of web sales devoted to that purpose. We have always been a fair trade company, producing wool yarn that is as natural and organic as possible.
We specialise in hand knitting kits for Fair Isle sweaters, shawls and cardigans.

More About Our Yarn
Our yarns are strong, produced primarily by down-type sheep. These wools are ideal for outdoor fair isle and aran style sweaters. Our colours range from undyed natural white and natural greys produced by coloured sheep to a range of dyed colours that allow us to reflect the colours of the world in our sweater designs. Our colour combinations autumn, fire, peacock, woodland directly reflect the natural world. Others, such as Kool Aid, barbequed, ocean spray, reflect our imagined and romanticized view of the world. The graphics design allow for random colouring with the range of colours we've developed and selected for our various kits, or direct you in the use of those colours, if that's what you'd prefer. Our patterns never call for more than two colours per row so that knitters are free to play with colour instead of untangling balls of wool. 

Philosopher's Wool Kits.  We will be having Fair Isle classes coming soon to the shop.  These kits are gorgeous. The colorways are interchangeable for all the different patterns that are available in the books by this company.