Monday, March 16, 2015

Episode 13: Temptresses and Total Suckers


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Chit Chat
Thuy visited a new yarn store in La Verne, CA called Make One Yarn Company. The shop is super cute and she can’t wait to go back!
Donut Man

WIP IT
Eyelet Row baby blanket in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Sport (Wetcoast Winter) using a stitch pattern from Up Down, All-Around by Wendy Bernard
Crested Wave Blanket by Shirley Macnulty in Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! (Aquas Ombre)
Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK (Spanish Coin)


FO Show


Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn in Neighborhood Fiber Co Cobblestone DK (Mondawin and Old Towne East)
Thuy’s Duotone Cowl



Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Ewe So Sporty
Thuy’s Double Deco Shawl



Baby Swirl Hat by Maddie Harrington in sock yarn leftovers
Thuy’s Baby Swirl Hat

Events
LA Yarn Crawl - March 26-29, 2015
Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena - April 17-19, 2015


Sew What


Project bag in the style of Awesome Grannie Bags using Tula Pink Acacia fabric
Open Wide Pouch tutorial by Noodlehead

Retail Therapy


Republic of Wool Twist Fingering (Fantastic Voyage)
Opal Harry Potter sock yarn (Harry and Ron)

Book Review + Giveaway
Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin - two thumbs up!
If you’d like to be entered into the giveaway for this book, please visit our Ravelry group and find the contest thread for this giveaway. One entry per person, you must be a member of the group and US residents only. Comment in the thread and let us know which pattern from the book you are excited about.

Queued
Prisoner of Azkhaban Scarf by atypically.knit
Yowza Weigh It Shawl 3 by Susan B Anderson

Reading
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole audiobook (read by Emma Galvin)
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins audiobook
Fateful by Claudia Gray

Watching
What We Do in the Shadows
The DUFF
Horns
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Happy knitting!

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Store Opening: Make One Yarn Company


Hi, everyone! I am popping by the blog today to tell you all about a fantastic new yarn store that has just opened in the Southern California area. Make One Yarn Company in La Verne, CA opened up its doors recently on March 1. I found out about the event from Make One's Instagram account, which I follow. I am so glad that I decided to make the long drive out to La Verne for the opening (it's about a 40 minute drive in good traffic), because the store is super cute and I definitely plan on going back.

Make One is nestled in a great location in a small shopping area (right next to Tuesday Morning). I missed the shop the first time through the parking lot but I was told later that the shop is planning on having a much larger sign made soon. I arrived a little before 1pm, less than an hour after the shop opened and it was already filled with knitters and other fiber enthusiasts excited to check out and support a new local shop.


I was greeted with a wonderful display of Republic of Wool yarn. I've actually ordered this yarn online before but it was really cool to see a lot more of it in person. The stuff was flying off of the table at record speed.


The store has an airy layout with a small, but well curated selection of yarn. I think they're still getting in a lot of stock and the shelves are not full yet. But some of fantastic yarns I saw were Madelinetosh, Fibre Co, Berrocco, Ewe Ewe Yarns and they will be getting Neighborhood Fiber Co in as well.



The shop also had a great selection of notions, including Knitter's Pride needles and project bags handmade by one of the owner's mother. I grabbed gorgeous floral bag that reminds me of summer and watermelons.




There was a lot of bustle at the store and a great looking snack table that I, unfortunately didn't really get to take part of. But it looks like a great place for future classes and knit nights and I just wish I lived a bit closer.


I am always excited when a new yarn store opens in the area and Make One is off to a great start! I definitely plan on coming back soon. If you are in the SoCal area and are in need of some fiber-y retail therapy, Make One is a great place to go. Find out more about the shop on their Facebook page.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Episode 12: Baby Benjamin



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Hello, hello! We are back with Episode 12 of the Twisted Stitches Podcast. Thanks for being patient with the delayed episode. Thuy’s grand plan worked and she was present for the birth of her new nephew Benjamin. He came in at a healthy 7lb 1oz. This means that Thuy needs to get cracking on her baby knitting!

WIP IT


Eyelet Row baby blanket in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Sport (Wetcoast Winter) using a stitch pattern from Up Down, All-Around by Wendy Bernard
Yarn Holder from Joann
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Ewe So Sporty
Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK (Spanish Coin)
Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn in Neighborhood Fiber Co Cobblestone DK (Mondawin and Old Towne East)
Darkke by Wooly Wormhead in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Mariposa)
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure in Knit Picks Hawthorne (Montavilla)

FO Show


Claudia by MJ Kim in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Pollen) and Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (Rust)
Kimberly’s Claudia hats

Events
LA Yarn Crawl - March 26-29, 2015
Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena - April 17-19, 2015

Thuy gives a Stitches West recap. Some of her favorite vendors included:


Thuy’s Stitches West haul


Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool - 10 skeins (Aqua)
Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein! (Coffee Break, Perfectly Wreckless) - for a Susan B Anderson Yowza Weigh It Shawl
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk (Second Cutting)
Fishknits Strong Sock Fingering (Warm Ten)
Canon Hand Dyes Oscar Self-Striping Sock Yarn (Elsa and Anna)
Neighborhood Fiber Co Rustic Fingering (Charles Center, Rosemont, Sheridan Circle, Edgewood) for Monomania Cardigan
Fiber Friends cross stitch pattern from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Queued

Monomania by Ann Weaver
001 by Veronika Jobe
Tin Can Knits is having a BOGO anniversary sale. No coupon code needed. Shop away!
Road Trip
Pacific Knits

Reading
Valiant, Ironside by Holly Black
Velvet by Temple West (May 2015)
Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Manhattan Projects Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman
Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

Watching
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Fall
The Kingsman
The Drop
Gone Girl
Hawaii Five-0

Happy knitting!