- We’re Moving!!!
We’re moving! Starting on October 03, 2021, our sister sites, addi Needle Shop and Colorsong Yarn will be joining together under one roof – www.twitchyhands.com. You’ll find all of our high-quality addi tools, our luxurious hand-dyed yarns, plus our top-notch service – all in one place!
A brief history – our founders, Bob and Nancy, started Colorsong Yarn back in the early 2000s when their great friend, Cat Bordhi, came to visit with two duffle bags full of Fleece Artist yarn; it was an instant love affair with high-quality fibers and hand-dyed beauty. Two years later, Cat introduced them to the addi line of knitting and crochet tools, and they knew it was the perfect pairing for their luxury yarn. Thus addi Needle Shop came to be. For our long-time customers that remember that far back, it was Bob and Nancy’s Services that ran the sister websites.
A few years after that, I came along. What started as a temporary job doing data entry turned into a permanent position when Bob and Nancy learned of my knitting, crocheting, and designing background. I was a perfect fit for the company! Fast-forward to 2014 – Bob and Nancy retired to Mexico, and I took over the business under my designing moniker – Twitchy Hands.
We’ve been Twitchy Hands Creative, Inc. ever since, operating Colorsong Yarn and the addi Needle Shop with as much care and attention as always. But change must come! With the evolving landscape of online shopping, plus some big plans for future products, it’s time for us to put all of our offerings under one roof, so to speak. So we hope you’ll join us for the next chapter!
We anticipate a seamless move, so all orders placed before the move and after will ship as usual. All outstanding backorders will remain in our system and will ship as soon as the stock is available. If you have any outstanding store credits or gift certificates, we’ll be in touch with further instructions. And if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! For now, you can still reach us at email@example.com
- New Arrivals and New Prices
New Arrivals and New Prices
New Arrivals and New Prices! First, the good news – we’ve received huge new batches of Hand Maiden Sea Silk, Fleece Artist Cottage Socks, and Fleece Artist Curly Locks! We just love diving into big boxes of yarn; it’s such a treat. You’ll find brand new colorways and fresh batches of existing colorways waiting for you in our collections.
Now, the rest. As with many things, the price of some of our yarn bases has increased significantly in the last two years – the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the production and distribution process, and thus our final cost. As new batches of these yarns arrive, we must increase our prices accordingly.
Moving forward, Fleece Artist’s Cottage Socks, Curly Locks, and Hand Maiden’s Sea Silk will have higher prices. We always avoid price increases as much as possible, but they are sometimes necessary. To ease the transition to their new prices, please enjoy 20% OFF each of these yarns with coupon code NEWPRICESALE through midnight on Friday, September 17, 2021. Click ‘Recalculate’ to apply the code.
- Front Country in Sweater Quantities!
Front Country in Sweater Quantities!
We just received a huge shipment of Fleece Artist Front Country – a soft and squishy, superwash Merino DK yarn just perfect for sweaters. It’s a bouncy, lofty 2-ply that feels great next to the skin. A whopping 22 colorways just arrived, many of them new to us, with up to 12 matching skeins! You can find our collection here.
- Memorial Weekend Sale and New Prices
Memorial Weekend Sale and New Prices
Memorial Day Sale and New Prices! While we celebrate and appreciate our fallen military service members this long weekend, we’ll be closed on Monday, May 31.
First, the good news – all in-stock Hand Maiden yarns, and two popular Fleece Artist yarns, are 20% off with coupon code MEMORIAL2021 from now through Monday, May 31 at midnight PST! Just enter the code on the checkout screen and click ‘recalculate’ to see the savings.
Now, the rest. As with many things, the price of some of our yarn bases has increased significantly in the last year – the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the production process, and thus the cost. As new batches of these yarns arrive, we must increase our prices accordingly.
Starting today, Fleece Artist’s BFL DK and Mo yarns will have a higher price. We try to avoid price increases as much as possible – we’ve had the same price on these two outstanding yarns since 2009! But the time has come – to help ease the change, we’re including these two yarns in our 20% off coupon code.
Sale excludes out-of-stock yarns and Clearance Corner. Check out our selection, including many new colorways, here.
- Fleece Artist Thicket
Fleece Artist Thicket
New Arrival – Fleece Artist Thicket – 90% machine washable Merino, 10% viscose; 135m/147yds, 125g/4.4oz; US 10/6mm, 16sts per 4”/10cm
The latest addition to our collection is this gorgeous texture-forward, chunky, washable Merino gem! It works up quickly, has a soft hand, and is dotted with adorable viscose nubs in cream, tan, brown, and black. Fleece Artist brought back their wildly popular National Parks Collection of colorways, and added coordinating semisolids in Canada-themed hues.
Find our collection here. As always, domestic orders ship for free with no minimum purchase, as do international orders of $100+ US.
I’ve got plans for a cute hat/mitten set. What will you make?
- Thanksgiving Weekend Sale! Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Weekend Sale! Nov 26, 2020
Holiday Weekend Sale! We’re excited to announce our Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales; there’s no catchy name for Sunday that we know of, but the sales are good then, too! We’re also giving away a $50 gift certificate good for any of our online shops!
Now through midnight on Monday, Nov 30 (EST), you can find the following discounts sitewide:
10% OFF all Fleece Artist
20% OFF all Hand Maiden
30% OFF all addi Click Sets
40% OFF all Clearance Corner yarns
These are the deepest discounts on addi Click Sets and our Clearance Corner all year! All discounts are already displaying on the website; no coupon code needed. Discounts only apply to new orders. Yarn discounts are available on in-stock, ready to ship yarn only. Your shopping cart will follow you between sites.
And as always, all domestic orders get FREE SHIPPING with no minimum purchase, as do international orders over $100US.
- New Rocket [Squared] Click Sets- Coming Soon!
New Rocket [Squared] Click Sets- Coming Soon!
Rocket Squared Click Sets – PREORDER Coming Monday!
The addi Rockets [Squared] fixed circulars debuted last year to overwhelming enthusiasm, and we’ve received at least weekly requests for them in an interchangeable set. Now – they’re coming!
The Rockets [Squared] Click sets will be available in both Long (~5.5”) and Short (~3.5”) tip lengths, along with a sharp, tapered tip and the slick Turbo finish.
We don’t have an exact date for their arrival, but they are currently in production. We anticipate them arriving before the end of the year. We’ll post additional information as it becomes available.
We’ll have our preorder page up on Monday, and both sets will be available for purchase with our usual 20% discount and FREE SHIPPING (no minimum on domestic orders; $100 minimum on international orders).
- COVID-19 Update
I wanted to check in and let you all know how we here at Twitchy Hands Creative (home of Colorsong Yarn and addi Needle Shop) are handling operations in this developing outbreak. We take the potential threat very seriously, and are doing everything we can to keep our community, locally and at large, as safe as possible.
Our top priority is limiting our exposure to any other people. My family and I started self-isolating early, and have become very strict about limiting contact with others to what is absolutely necessary. I’ve given my right-hand woman, Amber, paid leave for the foreseeable future, and our social media maven, Brittany, already works remotely. Thus, I’m the only person in the office interacting with orders. Plus, we’ve arranged for all incoming/outgoing packages to be picked up/dropped off on our porch to limit contact even further.
We have an amazing one-woman cleaning crew who comes in after hours on a regular basis, and we’ve increased her visits this month, as well as our disinfecting regimen. And let me tell you, our hand-washing routine is robust!
We will continue to meet/exceed all local, state, and federal guidelines for self-isolation. We plan to continue business as usual as long as our distribution systems are functioning. So if you need any yarn or tools to keep you busy, we’re happy to help!
The US distributor of addi products is located in Seattle and is under a shelter in place order until at least April 08. Thus, we may run out of some products as we wait for new supplies to arrive. I am doing my very best to keep the website up-to-date with backordered items, but occasionally you may purchase something that has run out of stock before I’m able to put up a note. No matter what, you will receive an email from me regarding any backordered items as soon as possible. I am always more than happy to cancel and refund an order if a customer does not wish to wait for backordered items to arrive. I sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating this unusual situation.
As always, all addi products are 20% off MSRP when ordered through the website, and all domestic orders get free shipping with no minimum purchase; all international orders over $100US also ship free.
For myself, I’m working on this Nurtured Sweater by Andrea Mowry in Front Country by Fleece Artist; I’m on the second sleeve using the addi FlexiFlips XL. I’m hoping I get it done in time to wear it at least once before the weather is too warm. What are you working on?