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Twisted Updates

Who You Calling Booby?

If you’ve been in the shop lately you probably noticed one of our newest additions, the adorably personable Blue Footed Booby that our Sorren knit up for us. People just can’t seem to resist him and his bright blue feet, and you may even spy some staff members whiling away a few minutes in his […]

Reminder – Shawl the Love Contest

We posted this a while ago, but thought a reminder would be a good idea, particularly since we just got re-stocked on lots of Claudia Handpaints Fingering and Silk Lace. Claudia’s Hand Painted Yarns is hosting a Shawl design contest called Shawl the Love (cute, huh?). (Follow the link to downloadable pdfs with contest rules and […]

Yarn Crawl Basket Winner Jenny!

What a lucky knitter!   She was so excited, and the basket was soooo full, that yarn was dropping all over the place on her way out of Twisted. Heehee! Thanks so much to the Yarn Crawl organizers, and to the generous vendors, for creating these amazingly fantabulous baskets. Yippers!

20 Years of Trekking KAL

Skacel is debuting a super exciting promotion in January, 2011. It’s called the “Twenty Years of Zitron Trekking Knit Along and Contest.” The Knit Along, hosted by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter, will begin in January of 2011 and run six months, concluding July 15th. Every month a new one skein project will be […]

Shawl the Love with Claudia’s Hand Painted Yarns

We got an interesting thing in the mail the other day. Claudia’s Hand Painted Yarns is hosting a Shawl design contest called Shawl the Love (cute, huh?). (Follow the link to downloadable pdfs with contest rules and entry forms). There are fabulous prizes, for both the designer AND the yarn shops! Entries must be submitted […]

Reminder: Yarns on Stage is this Saturday, Oct 16th!

Yarns on Stage drops this weekend, everyone. For those who don’t know, Yarns on Stage is a super-awesome conglomeration of fantabulous hand-dyers coming together to offer you, the discerning sock knitter, the chance to get one-of-a-kind colorways from some of the best dyers out there! On Saturday, October 16, 2010, ten of today’s hottest hand-dyers […]

More ways to get your learn on!

A few more upcoming classes for your perusal… Arctic Blast Mitts – October 11 + 18th, 6-8 pm These lacy fingerless gloves were our super popular January pattern in last year’s single skein club! You’ll learn to follow a written or charted lace pattern, and whip out a great holiday gift while you’re at it. […]

May Contest Winner and June Contest Announcement

The winner for May’s contest is LAT, with this fabulous haiku about gauge: Like a nose or ears, Everyone has a gauge; But Not the one they want. Heehee, good one! LAT walks away with a pretty little skein of BMFA KidMo in Lagoon. Nummers! What are you going to make with this, LAT? June’s […]

April’s Winner and May’s Contest!

In April we asked you to Flash Your Stash… and were terribly taken with Simone B.’s rather beautiful stash picture: Simone will take home an H20+ hand care pack and some Kollage Square DPNs! However, because our other entries were great as well, we’d like to offer the other stash flashers a little surprise as […]

March’s Winner and April’s Contest

March’s challenge, if you’ll recall, was to write a yarn or knitting related limerick, and you guys really delivered! But we can’t stop chuckling at this one by Esther S: There was a young gent in a flasher’s mac, Who cried, when the ladies did turn their back, “I wanted to show ya My fab, […]

February Winners and March Contest

Whew! You guys are dragging the yarn out just about EVERYWHERE. This was a hard contest to score and the votes were all over the board, but two entries stood out a sliver above the rest! Jocelyn: The craziest place was this: I had a very intimate (and uncomfortable) procedure performed by my OB/GYN, and […]

Dec/Jan Winner and February Contest

Our December/January “Self Portrait with Yarn/Knits” yielded quite a smattering of amusing and lovely pictures, but we’ve narrowed it down to one: (though we do feel that our dear friend and teacher Parna deserves an honorable mention.) Laura (with help from her friend Mr. Pretty) has won a skein of Indie Dyer Superwash Fingering Merino […]