Saturday, August 13, 2011

We have a winner!!

Congratulations go out to entry number 10, Robynne Savacool Cook!! You are the winner of the Original Pigtail Pal of your choice!! I will be contacting you shortly!!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Thanks so much to all who entered.

Names have been taken down, and numbers have been assigned in the order in which the entries were received...I'll pop in to and announce the winner in the morning! Good luck to everyone who entered! ♥~Amy Pin It

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last chance for entries!!!

Get your entries in ASAP! You could win the Pigtail Pal of your choice! The deadline for comments/entries is 11:59pm (Eastern Standard/NYC time) on Friday, August 12, 2011. I will choose and announce the random winner on Saturday, August 13, 2011. See THIS POST for more information.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Don't miss out on your chance to WIN!

See the post below for information on entering!!!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Let's get ready for a giveaway!

The Tangled Skeins Facebook page has reached 300 fans! You know what that means? It‘s giveaway time!!

This giveaway is for a Pigtail Pal Hair Accessory Organizer! (from my new little addition, Pigtail Pals! The lucky winner will receive the Original Pigtail Pal of their choice!

Pictured is Emmalee.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tangled Skeins has...

a brand new baby sister! Recently a seed of inspiration struck my fancy...stuck and took root. It has flowered into...

Pigtail Pals Hair Accessory Organizers

It is just a newborn, lots of ideas are still in the planning stage (or are on hold while awaiting that wonderful big BROWN truck, lol), but I am simply thrilled with the possibilities! Come by and check it out, then stop by my new facebook page! Pin It

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Did you know...

Did you know that the Tangled Skeins page on Facebook has almost reached 300 fans??? (and something tells me some of you loyal followers haven't put in a "Like" yet, lol! ;D)

Upon reaching 300 Facebook fans, I plan to run another fun giveaway here on With A Tangled Skein. If you participated in the last one, you'll know it was a lot of fun. I have a couple of awesome prizes in mind, too :)

If you haven't joined the Tangled Skeins fanpage yet, click here...

And if it has been a while since you stopped by the Tangled Skeins shop on etsy, come on by! I have lots of new goodies listed, and I'd love to hear what you think!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July sale at Tangled Skeins!

I'm feeling a bit patriotic today, and have decided to have a 4th of JULY SALE!! For a limited time only, get 20% off any purchase at Tangled Skeins!! (This is a GREAT deal if you have been eying my pattern licenses!) Use coupon code 20FOR4TH at checkout. Sale ends 7/5. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The "Blue Box" Beret

"...Oh that box. Amy, (He's talking to me, I swear, LOL!!) you'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient and the bluest blue ever..."

Did I dream about that amazing blue box? You bet! LOL. I even crocheted a lovely one for a dear friend for Christmas. (pattern is hiding around here somewhere!) :D How glad am I that the Doctor is back? Well, it inspired a new design, so that should say quite a bit!!

The "Blue Box" Beret

Worsted weight yarn
{Example uses Lion brand Wool-Ease in Blue Heather , accented with Red Heart in white.}
Size 5 and size 8 dpn’s and/or 16 inch circulars needles
Tapestry needle

With size 5 needles(s) and blue yarn, cast on 92 stitches using your favorite stretchy cast on method (I used the knitted cast on)
R1-2 Work K2P2 rib
R3-6 K2 in blue, join and P2 with white, *k2 with blue, P2 with white* around. Carry your yarn carefully so you don’t loose stretchiness.
R7-8 K2P2 for 2 rounds in blue
R9-12 Repeat R3-6 Cut white yarn leaving a tail to weave in later.
R13-14 K2P2 for 2 rounds in blue
R15 *K1 YO* Repeat around.
R16 *K1, K in back loop of YO* around (184 stitches)
R17-Knit onto size 8 needle(s)
R18-30 Knit around
R31-32 Purl around

R33 Knit 46, place a marker, knit 46, place a marker, knit 46 place a marker, knit 44 (you will have 2 stitches un-worked , knit those 2 together.
R34-R37 SSK, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around
R38 SSK, Purl to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around
R39-43 SSK, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around
R44 SSK, Purl to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around
R45-49 SSK, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around
R50 SSK, Purl to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around
R51-54 SSK, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, repeat around until 2 stitches before the marker, knit those 2 stitches separately (16 stitches)
R55 Knit around
R56 Purl around
R57-60 Join white and knit around, then cut leaving a tail to weave in.
R61 Carry up the blue yarn and knit around
R62 Purl around
R63 K2tog around
Cut a long tail and run through the 8 live stitches on the needles, pull tight, pull to the inside
Use the long tail to embroider the light separations, and weave in all loose ends.

This pattern is provided for personal use only. Items made from this pattern are not to be sold. Thank you. Pin It

Monday, April 11, 2011

One World Market Bag

We only have One World, with finite resources, making the use of reusable products vital to the health of our planet. We are One World, making cooperation between nations just as vital. I designed this market bag to encompass those two realities. The 70% Wool, 30% Mohair Peace Fleece yarn itself is central to the One World idea. Peace Fleece is a fiber cooperative bringing together farmers from Russia, eastern Europe, central Asia, the Middle East, and the US for mutual understanding and economic independence. And they make an incredible yarn in the process!

The One World market bag features an open but sturdy construction (I can easily carry a gallon of milk in one!) which is just stretchy enough to allow plenty of shopping space. It is perfect for the grocery or the farmers market. The addition of the drawstring allows you to close the bag to prevent run-away fruit :D

One World Market Bag

Materials used in the project:

Peace Fleece Yarn
Size I crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Ch6, Join in loop
1 ch4 (DC Ch1) around, 12 DC’s
2 slst in ch1 sp…Ch4, dc in same st, (ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in each ch sp around.
3 slst in ch1 sp…Ch4, dc in next ch sp, ch1, *( dc, ch1, dc, ch1)* in next ch sp , repeat around
4 slst in ch1 sp…Ch4, dc in same st, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 2 sts, *(dc, ch1 dc ch1) in next ch sp, (dc, ch1) in next 2 ch sp*, repeat around
5-6 slst in ch1 sp…Ch4, dc in next ch1 sp and in each sp around
7 slst in ch1 sp…Ch4, dc in same st, ch1, (dc, ch1) in next 3 ch sp, *(dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in nexc ch sp, (dc, ch1) in next 3 ch sp* repeat around.
8-20 repeat round 5
21 ch1 and sc 2 times in each ch sp around
22 ch1, sc around
23 ch1, 3 sc, dec2tog
24 ch1, sc24,, ch 32, sc 24, ch 32, join.
25-26 ch1, sc around

Join yarn inside handle, sc evenly around
Sc around, dec’ing 2 tog at the corners

Finish off, weave in ends.

You can also purchase these bags on my etsy Tangled Skeins
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