Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Class Calendar now available!

The class calendar and class descriptions for April are now available on our website and at the links at the right. We have a new class for beginners who want to learn how to use double pointed needles. In the two session class you will make a fingerless mitt and become comfortable using multiple needles!
We also are offering Nuno Felting and Intarsia Knitting this month. Please call the shop to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Cypress construction

The stretch of Spring Cypress between I-45 and Lexington that heads to the shop and Old Town Spring is under construction. To avoid the backed up traffic, try taking Louetta Road east to Lexington. Turn left onto Lexington to Spring Cypress and turn right. The shop will be on your left, next to the Shipley Donuts and across the street from the Valero gas station. If you have any questions about taking alternate routes to get here, please call the shop!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 2015 Class & Event Calendar

In addition to the items listed on the March calendar, we will be sending out special event notices via the newsletter -- so please check for our newsletter when it hits your mailbox!

March 2015 Calendar (pdf)
Class Descriptions & Details (pdf)

We are so excited about the Spring & Summer 2015 yarns and patterns arriving daily -- we'd love for you to see all the goodies, but if you can't make it to the shop, please check the Twisted Yarns Facebook page for frequent photos of new yarns and projects. See you soon!

Meanwhile, here's a peek at the shawl from Lisa Greenburg's Boo Knits Lace Shawl Knit Along that took place last month:

Monday, February 16, 2015

New Mille Colori Baby Colors

We've restocked the Mille Colori Baby yarn for the ZickZack scarves we're knitting and added some additional colors for you to play with:

Color #18

Color #53

Color #55

Color #57

We're still waiting on a few back-ordered colors, but I'm pleased to say that as of today, we have plenty of Color #52 and Color #62 for Michelle's version pictured below:

For our upcoming classes, please check the blog's sidebar for what's on the calendar for February 2015! Hope to see you all soon!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Yarns - Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Lace

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New ZickZack Scarf Progress Shot

Anne H. has made steady progress on one of her two ZickZack scarves in Lang Mille Colori Baby fingering weight yarn (Tip: Check your stash -- you can also use Mille Colori Sock & Mille Colori Socks and Lace Lux) yarn, which we've carried in the past):

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yarn for the Very Pink cowl

We now have the yarn (and pattern with purchase) for the Very Pink cowl featured in her free video below:

Here are the colors we have right now -- the rest are on the way, including all the colors Staci uses in her two cowls:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Today's Noro Wall

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Twisted Yarns in 2015

Thank you to our friends and Twisted Yarns customers for continuing to follow the blog even when we fail to post on a regular basis. As with any new year, however, we have lots of brand new plans to engage with you even when you're not able to make it to the shop. We've been updating our Facebook page almost daily and invite you to join the fun there for the most up-to-the-minute news, as well as contests and announcements that just can't wait till the next newsletter or blog entry. And if you haven't visited us since the ownership change, very little is different -- you would recognize the shop as the same happy place you've grown to love!

Here's a fun, easy scarf that many of us are knitting (staff and customers!) that we wanted to share here as well. This is Shelley G's "ZickZack" scarf in progress with Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby (fingering weight yarn with short color stripe/gradient repeat). We'd love to help you choose your colors and start your own -- especially if you've earned rewards you would like to redeem. It's time for some "selfish"  knitting now that your gift-giving is over!

And if you're ready to take a new class, here's the January 2015 Class Calendar and Class Descriptions. We're working on several new and fun classes for February too, so be sure you're on the email list so you'll get our newsletter.

ZickZack Scarf - Free Ravelry Pattern

Janet R's ZickZack Scarf

Susan F's ZickZack Scarf

Anne H's ZickZack Scarf

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Owner and New Yarn!

Twisted Yarns is under new ownership as of July 1st! New owner Janet Russell has been busy the last few months meeting with our yarn reps and ordering new stock for fall. We will be receiving new inventory each week during the rest of the summer and into fall, and we will post the new arrivals here each week.

This week we received our new superwash worsted Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted.
Each skein has 219 yards and knits to 5 stitches per inch on a US 7 (4.5mm) needle. The yarn is made in Romania and there are over 50 colors!

We also received Sweet Georgia's Silk Crush, a 50% superwash merino/50% silk plied fingering weight yarn.
Lovely and lightweight with a pretty sheen, Sweet Georgia is a new vendor for us. There is a nice palette of colors to choose from for your next shawl!

Also new in stock are bags from Atenti.

These cute bags come in a variety of patterns and sizes, from small project caddies to large overnight bags. Don't see the pattern you want in the size you need? We are happy to order it for you!

Stop by and say "hello" and check out our new arrivals. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Newsletter and Class Calendar for June is up!

The newsletter and class calendar for the month of June is available for viewing at the links to the right. The class schedule is light this month so it's a great time to book a private lesson to learn that technique you've been wanting to master!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Saturday Closures during Crawfish Festival

We will be closed Saturday, April 26th and Saturday, May 3rd during the Old Town Spring Crawfish Festival. We apologize for the inconvenience to our Saturday shoppers but the traffic congestion and parking issues make it difficult to access the area. We will be open regular hours Tuesday through Friday, 10-5, and will be open again on Saturdays, beginning May 10th.

If there is something you need and can't get here during the week, we will be happy to cover any mailing fees through those 2 weekends, just call and let us know what you need!

Also, if you are a customer that comes to the shop from the North on I-45, we wanted to let you know our exit off the highway has moved!  It is right after the Tollway exit, just after the Hardy Tollway overpass. It isn't well marked, so we thought we'd alert you to the change!

Thanks for understanding, and our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

We are open today!

Yes! We are open this morning! It's icy and cold outside, but warm and cozy and colorful here with the yarn. Coffee pot is on...come on by!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

10th Anniversary Sale and Celebration!

Join us this Thursday through Saturday, February 13 to 15, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a fun sale! It is so hard to believe it has been 10 years! Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing your love of all things "fibery" with us throughout the years. We have sure enjoyed getting to know you, and seeing your creativity soar as you learn new things.

A huge thank you to our staff as well, we couldn't do it without them - - - what an amazing group of women we have here, and we feel so blessed to be able to work with them every day.

For our big celebration, all regular priced yarn* will be 15% off and your reward points still apply! We will also have many yarns at 30% off! The first 10 customers through the door each day will receive a TY 10th Anniversary project bag! If you spend a minimum of $50 you will receive one of our Anniversary bags as well! 

On Friday, we will have a special free felting demonstration/class with artist Gika Rector from 11-1!  Come try your hand at this cool technique and see where your creative spirit leads you!

We will be open from 10 to 5 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And what would a Twisted Yarns party be without some chocolate?!  We will have lots of yummy goodies to enjoy, and of course, some door prizes too!

Come on in and enjoy the fun!

*Dream Club, Zen YarnGarden Artist's Walk yarns, and special orders are not included in the discounts.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shop open today, January 29

Twisted Yarns will be open today, Wednesday, January 29th. Our spring yarn orders are arriving. If you are ready for a little spring color to chase away the winter chill from this past week, come on by and see what is new!