Twist Collective Blog
Nana's Knitting Trunk Show
During my trip to Chicago last week, I had a lovely evening at
Nana's Knitting Shop in Oak Lawn. It's a friendly and well-rounded shop perfectly stocked with yarn for just about anything you could ever want to knit, and is obviously the hub of a vibrant knitting community, so I was in my element.
Everyone was enthusiastic and welcoming to the strange East Coaster, and soon discovered that we all had something in common: admiration for the talented Twist Collective designers, like the love being shown to Connie Chang Chinchio's Peyton here (they're saying, "Milk Cotton? Wow! That's an awesome yarn").
Thank you, Tricia, and to all your lovely knitters for showing me such a nice time. The late night run to Panera was especially appreciated.
Seen and Noted: Sweet Tags and Such
She has made a pdf free for download to anyone who happens across her site, full of sweet graphics for gift tags, bookmarks, skein wraps, and such, all of them perfect for knitters and the knit worthy.
Do take a look for yourself, and click around her site for her inspiring perspective on the wooly life.
by Sivia Harding
For a while now, I have wanted some special photos of Aphrodite that were taken in a Vancouver setting.
The tender light of the evening, the intensely wooded setting, the magic of Jamie and Mike together, and the gorgeous drape of the silk shawl all conspired to bring enchantment to life, or perhaps life to enchantment?
Please Join Us for Fall
In case you haven't heard, the fall issue is live and waiting to inspire. I speak for all of us here at Twist when I say thank you to everyone for your continued interest, and especially to our customers, thank you for your support. It is your purchases that have brought us around to the one year mark, and that encourage us to continue on into another year. Pattern sales are your vote of confidence, and as our thanks, we'd like to offer you a little gift.
As newsletter subscribers already know, we are running a contest for the month of August. For every purchase you make from the Twist shop, be it for new patterns or old, tape measures or bags, we will enter your name into a drawing for a collection of prizes to be awarded at the end of the month. We're giving away free patterns, books, notions, and yarn to a bunch of lucky customers. Multiple purchases means multiple chances, even if you make them all in one transaction. So pick up some of those patterns you have sitting in your queue, get knitting, and maybe even get some free stuff. A prize list will be posted soon, and winners will be notified by email in early September.
Next Week in Oak Lawn, Illinois
In case you missed it, Julia is going to be in Oak Lawn next Friday, August 21st, beginning around 6 o'clock at Nana's Knitting with the box of sweaters. This will be the only opportunity Chicagoland knitters will have to fondle favorites like Ysolda Teagues's Vivian, Norah Gaughan's Kingscot, Alison Green Will's Bernhardt, and Kate Gilbert's Cherry Fizz, as well as socks galore, mittens, and the surprise of selections from the upcoming Fall issue. Come say hi and buy your yarn for Twist Collective designs on sale. A special Twist gift and a button for your Knit-Badge sash awaits everyone who shows up.