View Full Version : Twinkle Big City Knits - yarn release party in DC
03-30-2007, 10:46 AM
Last night - we went to Stitch DC (http://stitchdc.com) in Georgetown and had champagne, chocolate and petted much yarn.
Trillian42 (http://katydidknits.blogspot.com) and I bought autographed copies of Wenlan Chia's new book and some of her new Twinkle yarns...so beautiful!
Oh and we gave Alicia Coppola (http://images.google.com/images?q=Alicia%20Coppola&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi) directions to her hotel when we got off the Metro LOL
03-30-2007, 12:11 PM
I am so jealous! I have the book, but not the yarn. I am coveting the Soft Chunky in Urchin.
What yarns/colors did you get? There is a knit along on craftster for the book.
I made a seriously modified Karate sweater out of Elann's peruvian cuzco (brushed alpaca). Although it looks nothing like the Karate Sweater, other than the dojo stitch pattern, I like it.
Check out the Classic Elite website for errata for the book. There is plenty. Disturbingly plenty.
03-30-2007, 10:11 PM
I bought Twinkle Kid Mohair in Ice blue & coral and the Chunky in Soft Pink. Unfortunately, I was on a budget. With my husband standing behind me. LOL
I'm making the Tuxedo Jacket (reworked for my big boobs and broad shoulders) but since I don't have $150 to spend on 9 skeing of Twinkle Chunky, I subbed Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick for about $46. If I love the result, then I will go invest all that cash.
I'm also looking at the Mohair Shrug, the Incredible Skirt and the Magic Capelet.
Pattern errata? OMG there was a whole page inserted into the book (after-print) so I'm not surprised. But no matter - I'm good enough @ math that I think I can recalibrate the patterns I really like to size up for me. It's a cool book and even prettier yarns. (They are made by Classic Elite)
03-31-2007, 01:51 PM
I saw it! I touched it! I want Soft Chunky. Why is it so expensive? A new knitting store just opened in the town my parents live in and they had a couple of colors of Soft Chunky. I really like the Soft Pink and Coral Pink. I think the Coral looks better on me. I soooo want to go buy it. At least 4-5 skeins. Must resist.... must resist... really want... really want.
12-12-2007, 12:48 AM
I'm making my first Twinkle cardigan but am stuck on the bobble. Every one I make has big holes. Any advice on how to make one with size 19 needles and soft chunky yarn?