Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A successful family trip to CA though it means that our daughter is now a resident of the UK.
Come see me soon & bring your knitting!
Monday, November 22, 2010
I couldn't resist Remix - a new yarn from Berroco that is made from 100% recycled fibers. These 100g balls contain 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton,
24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen. It's machine washable and a great all around multi-season yarn.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Aran Knitting From the Top Down offered in cooperation with the Mission Mill Museum Textile Learning Center.
Helen Burros, instructor
Four Saturday Sessions: November 13th and 27th, Noon to 2pm and January 15th and 29th from Noon to 2pm.
Fee: $60 for Willamette Heritage Center members
$65 for non-members
Supplies available from Teaselwick Wools and should be purchased in advance.
Aran knitting is beautiful and timeless and Alice Staremore's amazing book, Aran Knitting, has just been updated and re-released! Students will choose a design from the book and, with the guidance provided in the class, alter it to be knit from the top down in one piece. One of the largest pitfalls for many knitters is sewing a sweater together after the knitting is finished. By knitting from the top down in one piece, this pitfall is eliminated!
There will be a bibliography furnished with the class information so students have other resources to assist them. The gap in class times allows for the holiday season and gives the students time to make real knitting progress on their sweaters, so more are able to complete them during the time of the class.Helen has been knitting since she was five years old and has received many ribbons on knitted items entered in the Marion County and the Oregon State Fairs. She moderates several groups on Ravelry.com and a group on yahoo.com. Sign up in person at the Mission Mill Museum office or by phone (503) 585-7012.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Wednesdays at the Wick - Mark your Calendars! Starting Wednesday, September 15th Teaselwick Wools will stay open on Wednesdays until 8pm(ish) for knitting, visiting and shopping. Bring your current project and we will share our skills and enjoy each others company. For those who work and can't come in on Saturdays I hope this is good news! Note to Wednesday knitters at the Ike Box: This is not meant to disrupt your routine - maybe you can stop by before or after...
Other news: There are lots of new yarns on the shelf! Here are a few from Classic Elite.
Alpaca Sox from Classic Elite
|Description||60% Alpaca, 20% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon|
|Handling||handwash cold, dry flat|
|Gauge||8 sts/inch on #2 needles|
|Skeins/Garment||1/pair of socks|
|Skein Weight||100 grams|
|Skein Yardage||approx 450|
Waterlily from Classic Elite
|Description||100% Extra Fine Merino|
|Handling||handwash cold/dry flat|
|Gauge||4½ sts/inch on #8|
|Skein Weight||50 grams|
Magnolia from Classic Elite
|Description||70% merino, 30% silk|
|Handling||machine wash gentle, partially machine dry on low setting, dry flat to complete|
|Gauge||5½ sts/inch on US 6 (4 mm) needles|
|Skein Weight||50 grams|
Fresco from Classic Elite
|Description||60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora|
|Handling||handwash cold, dry flat|
|Gauge||6½ sts/inch on US 5 needles|
|Skein Weight||50 grams|
|Skein Yardage||approx 164|
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
One of the new yarns I have ordered for Fall is Woodland from Classic Elite. Part of their Verde Collection of eco conscious yarns, Woodland is a combination of wool and environmentally-friendly nettles. Each of these fibers takes the dye differently, giving both the neutral and vibrant colors of Woodland a heathered look.
Nettles are a fiber that was used in pre-stone age times to weave cloth. They are a perennial that require low levels of water and little or no pesticides. Nettle fibers are similar to linen and hemp but produce a softer, silkier fiber. Nettle fiber is naturally resistant to stains, bacteria, mildew, light and insects. Nettles show color well and, when mixed with wool, add lightness, minimize shrinkage and are breathable.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
- 50% Superwash Wool/ 25% SOYSILK brand fiber/ 22.5% Cotton/ 2.5% Chitin (made from shrimp and crab shells!)
- 8 sts = 1"
- needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
- 425m / 100g ball
- machine wash and dry!
That's right, shrimp & crab shells! And they are reportedly naturally antibacterial. If you are allergic to shellfish I think you're safe here, unless you plan on eating your socks...
The yarn is soft, absorbant, and comes in wonderful colors. It ships from Arizona so I should have it in about a week.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
New this week is the St. Denis Boreale. This is a fingering weight version of the popular Nordique. 100% wool, this yarn is great for lace and for fair aisle color work.
The gauge is 7 st/" on # 2 needles and the 50 gram, 225 yard skeins sell for $7.50.
The book features patterns for both the Nordique and the Boreale including a awesome triangle shawl by Jared Flood.
Boreale is made in the USA.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Local spinner, knitter and bunny breeder, Betsy Bailey, is having babies and they are for sale!!!!
As I write this she has 4 fawn does, 1 agouti doe, 1 fawn buck and 1 agouti buck. They are 8 weeks old and there are more on the way.
If you are interested send Betsy an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Rustic Wool and Rustic Tweed from Queensland (pictured above) - The Rustic Wool knits up 4.5st/in on needle size: 8, comes in muted variegated colors and is 100% superwash. The Rustic Tweed is a hand-dyed blend of 63% Wool, 27% Alpaca & 10% Donegal with a yardage of 278 and knits up at 4.5st/in on needle size: 5.
Noro Kureyon Sock is a durable fingering wt. yarn in typical fabulous noro color combinations. Suitable for more than just socks the yarn comes in 462 yard skeins and knits up at 7.5st/in on needle size 2.
Not Just For Babies: Louisa Harding's Kashmir Baby is a super soft 55% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, & 35% Microfiber The yardage is 143 and this delicately cabled yarn knits up at 6st/in on needle size 5. It's machine washable!
Debbie Bliss fans will be glad to see the Baby Cashmerino. Another washable yarn made from 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber & 12% Cashmere, the yardage is 137 it knits up at 6st/in on needle size 4.
Two washable DK yarns from Sublime are the Cashmere Merino Silk DK and the Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK. They are essentially the same yarn with the difference being only the color choices. With 75% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Silk, & 5% Cashmere the yardage is 127and it knits up at 5.5st/in on needle size 6 and - yes - it's washable.
Also from Sublime is the the Organic Merino Wool dk. With 100% Organic Merino Wool, this soft single-ply yarn has 113 yards and knits up at a recommended 5.5st/in on Needle size 6. This yarn comes in a array of soft, muted shades.
Also new on the shelves: Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran, Sublime Wooly Merino, and Sublime Bamboo Pearls.
I'm excited about these yarns and patterns and there are more newbies on order!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
What’s new? If you haven’t been to Teaselwick in the last couple of weeks then you’ll be happy to hear that there is MUCH more yarn available after a flurry of shelf building, unpacking and labeling.
This week I had several knitters seeking machine washable yarns. In addition to the sock yarns – and yes, the Malabrigo Sock finally arrived – we’ve got a couple of new yarns that are machine wash
The Minnow Merino is a super soft single ply from designer Jil Eaton. If you’ve enjoyed her children’s patterns you’ll love her colors. The gauge is 4.5 sts/inch on #8 needles.
In an attempt to lure knitters & crocheters away from – well you know – I ordered a newer yarn from Berroco called Vintage. It is 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool and 10% Nylon. I was very excited about the color selection when I was ordering but when it arrived what really struck me was how great it feels! I only got a portion of my order because apparently it’s selling like crazy but Berroco assures me that more is on the way. It lists two gauges: KNITTING GAUGE #1, 5 sts = 1" on a #7 needle, and KNITTING GAUGE #2: 4.5 sts = 1" on a # 8.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A customer was nice enough to send me a this picture of a baby hat she knit from the Malabrigo Twist.
The pattern is from Baby Beanies - which she bought here.
Here's what she wrote: "First knit from your yarn and I love it! Plus I see myself knitting many hats from the book!"
Friday, February 19, 2010
The good news - I got a call & my Malabrigo Sock yarn is finally shipping - Hooray!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last week I ordered so much that without the paperwork in front of me I can only remember a few!
Hmmm, lets see... I know I ordered Portland Tweed, Jill Eaton's MinnowMerino, TyDye sock yarn, A gorgeous lace yarn, Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool & her two newest pattern books, a thick-n-thin cotton called Mia from Tahki, a fun chunky organic cotton called Sprout. Also several yarns from Mirasol, A portion of every purchase is dedicated directly to funding a school in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno, Peru to educate the children of the shepherds (visit www.mirasolperu.com).
Here's my neighbor who dropped by to shop last week.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This yarn has more twist than their well known worsted (thus the name) and is more resistant to the "fuzz factor".
Malabrigo can take 5 weeks to ship to I'm crossing my fingers that I will have it soon!