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  • Holiday Weekend Sale!

    Holiday Weekend Sale!

    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! Starting just after midnight on Thursday, Nov 25 through midnight on Monday, Nov 29 (PST), you can find the following discounts sitewide:

    These are the deepest discounts on addi Click Sets and our Clearance Corner all year! All discounts are automatic, no coupon code needed. Discounts only apply to new orders. Yarn discounts are available on in-stock, ready to ship yarn ONLY.

    And as always, all domestic orders get FREE SHIPPING with no minimum purchase, as do international orders over $100US. We hope you all have a safe, relaxing holiday season this year!

  • What’s New Wednesday – Fleece Artist Flouf

    What’s New Wednesday – Fleece Artist Flouf

    With the gift giving season and cold weather steadily approaching, we’re excited to announce that we’ve received a brand new yarn base – Fleece Artist Flouf! This super bulky single ply yarn is 100% untreated Merino wool, so you get amazing softness and loft without the unattractive wispy bits. It works just as well for hats and sweaters as it does for pillows!

    Each skein of Fleece Artist Flouf has 75m/100g (82yds/4.4oz), with a recommended gauge of 8sts/4″ with a US 13. Talk about instant gratification! Many crafters will be able to complete a hat in just a few hours, and larger projects in a few days. If you need some last-minute gifts in a hurry, Flouf is just the yarn to help! It’s also perfect for heavy-duty winter wear, knitting up thick and warm.

    Find our collection of Flouf here. As always, all domestic orders qualify for free shipping, and all international orders over $100US do as well.

  • Toolbox Tuesday – Long and Short Square Click Sets

    Toolbox Tuesday – Long and Short Square Click Sets

    The newest kids on the block – the Long and Short Square Click Sets – offer a fresh take on addi’s Click System. Rather than the traditional round needle barrel, the Square Click Sets feature barrels with a square cross-section. This shape provides a flatter gripping surface, which has several benefits.

    Because of the flat sides, knitters are able to hold the needles more loosely. This relaxed grip leads to reduced pain and stress in the hands, wrists, and forearms, allowing folks to knit more enjoyably, and for longer periods of time, which is fabulous for anyone suffering with conditions such as arthritis or repetitive stress syndrome. We’ve heard from countless knitters who have returned to their craft after putting needles down due to discomfort.

    Many knitters also report that their stitches and gauge are much more consistent with the Square needles, resulting in better stitch definition, particularly in textured stitch patterns, as well as better fitting finished projects. And a final perk – the needles don’t roll away from you when you set them down!

    The addi Square needle line features softened corners and a subtle texture on the flat sides, offering a comfortable grip with less slip. The point is addi’s popular “Rocket” sharp point, while the finish is their slick “Turbo” plating. The Long Square Click Set features tips approximately 5.5″ long while the Short Square Click Set has tips approximately 3.5″ long.

    Both sets have one pair each of whole sizes US 4 through US 11, a connector bar, a pair of addiGrips, and a heavy canvas case with a zippered pocket on the back. The Long Square Click Set has one cord each to create a 24”, 32”, and 40” circular. The Short Square Click Set has one cord each to create a 16”, 20”, 24”, 32”, and 40” circular. Please note – these sets do not come with a needle gauge; the sizes are etched into each needles tip.

    The Short set is great hats, sweater sleeves, or other items with a smaller circumference. The Long set is great for knitting just about anything, and provides a bit more tip to hold.

    The addi Click system is designed for ease of use, so changing tips is simple; just insert the cord into the tip of your choice, and twist. You’ll feel a ‘click’ which lets you know the connection is secure. And since the connection is standard across all addi Click products, they are all completely interchangeable!

    These sets, and all addi products, are covered by addi’s Lifetime Guarantee to be free from defects. Should you find any problems with your set, just let us know and we’ll provide a replacement at no cost. Find all of the addi Click Sets here.

    The Click sets, and all addi products, are always 20% off on our site – no coupon code needed! And all domestic orders ship for free with no minimum purchase, and international orders over $100US also ship for free!

    Please note – the Long Square Click Sets are temporarily backordered at the factory in Germany. We hope for more at the end of the month.

  • 2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    Are you sending out gifts this year? I know I am. Since I wont be able to visit friends and family in person this year, I’ll be sending out gifts in hopes that they’ll arrive in time for the big day(s). The following is a list of holiday shipping deadlines that the United States Postal Service estimates you need to ship by this year. Please note: these are estimates, not guarantees!

    • First Class Package: Ship by December 17th
    • Priority Mail: Ship by December 18th
    • Priority Mail Express: Ship by December 23rd
    • First Class Package International and Priority Mail International: Ship by November 29th for Africa, Central America, and South America—and by December 6th for the rest of the world
    • Priority Mail Express International: Ship by December 6th for Africa, Central America, and South America—and by December 13th for the rest of the world
    • Shipping to/from Hawaii, Alaska, or a Military address? Check out all the deadlines here.

    During the week, most orders ship the day after they are placed. If they are placed before about 9am Pacific time, they usually go out the same day they are placed. Orders placed over the weekend are shipped out on the following Monday.

    We do our very best to keep all items in stock and ready to ship. However, there are always some items that are backordered at any given time. We work very hard to keep the website updated with notes on how long a backordered item should take to return to stock. When selecting items, you’ll see a note just above the Add to Cart button that tells you an item’s status. If it’s out of stock, you’ll also see a note letting you know when we expect a new supply.

    I know that I’ve always been a last minute shopper type – I’m always that person running around the day before a holiday to find gifts for everyone. But not this year! I’ve been planning for months to be sure I place orders early enough to ship and arrive on time.

    We encourage you to do the same! We always love playing a part in our customers’ gift-giving plans, and we hope we can work together to ensure all packages end up just where they need to be, with plenty of time to spare.

  • Toolbox Tuesday – Rocket Click Sets

    Toolbox Tuesday – Long and Short Rocket Click Sets

    The addi Rocket Click Sets feature addi’s well-loved sharp “Rocket” point along with the “Turbo” finish, which makes for a super speedy knitting experience. The only difference in the sets is the length of the tips – the Long at 5.5″ and the Short at 3.5″.

    Both sets contain one pair each of whole sizes US 4 through US 11, a connector bar for creating longer cord lengths or putting a cord on hold, a needle/stitch gauge, plus a set of addiGrips that make changing your tips out even easier. The Long sets include one cord each to create a 24″, 32″, and 40″ circular, while the Short sets include one cord each to create a 16″, 20″, 24″, 32″, and 40″ circular.

    Which will work best for you? The Short set is great for folks who knit a lot of hats, sweater sleeves, or other items with a smaller circumference. The Long set is great for knitting just about anything, and provides a bit more tip to hold.

    The addi Click system is designed for ease of use, so changing tips is simple; just insert the cord into the tip of your choice, and twist. You’ll feel a ‘click’ which lets you know the connection is secure. And since the connection is standard across all addi Click products, they are all completely interchangeable!

    These sets, and all addi products, are covered by addi’s Lifetime Guarantee to be free from defects. Should you find any problems with your set, just let us know and we’ll provide a replacement at no cost. Find all of the addi Click Sets here.

    The Click sets, and all addi products, are always 20% off on our site – no coupon code needed! And all domestic orders ship for free with no minimum purchase, and international orders over $100US also ship for free!

  • What’s New – Mulberry Tussah

    What’s New – Hand Maiden Mulberry Tussah!

    We recently received a huge shipment of Hand Maiden’s Swiss Mountain Silk Mulberry Tussah, a truly unique yarn. It’s made up of two plies – one in Mulberry Silk and the other in Tussah Silk. Because each type of silk takes the dye differently, there’s a beautiful dance in how the light shifts across the colors.

    You’ll find all of silk’s inherent shine and drape in this yarn, and at a DK/worsted weight, it’s also got a delightful heft, perfect for the most luxurious shawls and scarves, and even tops and sweaters. Each 100g skein has 200m, and a suggested needle size of US 6 (4mm) for a gauge of 20sts per 4″ (10cm). You can find the Swiss Mountain Silk Mulberry Tussah here.

    Below, you’ll see the Mulberry Tussah used in the Vitis Scarf by Twitchy Hands. It uses a single skein; the original photo is in the colorway Violetta.

    As always, all domestic orders ship for free, as do international orders of $100US or more.

  • Important Shipping Information

    Important Shipping Information

    We’re getting closer and closer to the busiest time of the year for shipping carriers, so I wanted to take some time to put together important shipping information and some updates.

    As we all noticed last year, the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on deliveries for all carriers during the holidays and beyond. Not only were there unprecedented worker shortages due to outbreaks, but there was also an overall increase in the volume of packages being shipped as folks chose to shop from home. As a result, shipping times increased up to several weeks, and the number of lost packages also increased.

    We exclusively use the United States Postal Service to ship all of our packages. Typically First Class packages take 3-5 days for delivery and Priority packages take 2-3 days. However, as we head into November and beyond, it will not be unusual for First Class packages to take up to a full week; Priority packages should not see a delay, though the USPS will make a public announcement if that changes. International First Class packages usually take 1-2 weeks for delivery; moving toward the end of the year, we can expect that it may take a full 3-4 weeks for packages to arrive at some destinations.

    While we always get packages out the day after an order is placed (or on Monday if an order is placed over the weekend), there is nothing we can do to speed a package along to its destination once it’s in the hands of the USPS. Keeping this in mind, we encourage our customers to purchase holiday gifts early in anticipation of slower shipping times.

    We do guarantee delivery for all domestic packages; if your order is lost within the US postal system, we will re-ship your package or refund your purchase. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer the same delivery guarantee for any international packages at this time, though we will of course do our best to track down lost shipments.

    As a company, we do not offer any guarantees that packages will be delivered by a certain date. However, the USPS does offer guaranteed delivery dates for their Priority and Express services. If you choose either of these services, we can guarantee that we’ll get your package to the USPS according to our usual order processing schedule (next day, or Monday for weekend orders). And of course for any packages that miss their deadlines, we are happy to work with the USPS to get a refund for your shipping costs.

    You can find complete details of our Shipping Policy here. We look forward to helping you all have a joyous holiday season!

  • Toolbox Tuesday – Turbo Click Set

    Toolbox Tuesday – Turbo Click Set

    The holiday and gifting seasons are quickly approaching, so I’d like to feature some of our most popular gift items over the next few weeks. First up is the Turbo Click Set.

    The addi Turbo Click Set is the original interchangeable set that started it all! This tried and true set features addi’s famous Turbo coating for speedy stitch manipulation and a rounded tip, perfect for just about any yarn.

    The set includes tips in whole sizes US 4 – 15 (6mm – 19mm), 3 blue nylon SOS Cords (for inserting life-lines) in lengths to create 24″, 32″, and 40″ circulars, a connector bar (aids in connecting cords for longer lengths and in putting stitches on hold), one pair of addiGrips (makes changing tips even easier), one addi needle/stitch gauge (approximately 2.25″ square), and a stylish black carrying case with a back zipper pocket and elastic slots for each needle tip.

    The patented addi Click system requires no tools to change tips, and guarantees you’ll never lose tips because they unscrew. It’s super fast and super simple to change tips – simply twist and click! And there are tons of extra add-ons – end stoppers, various cord lengths, additional tip sizes, shapes, and materials, even crochet hooks! Everything works together. The addi Click system is also backed by addi’s lifetime guarantee to be free from manufacturing defects, so you’re getting a quality product that will last and last.

    As always, you can get the addi Turbo Click interchangeable needle set (and all of addi’s other products) for 20% off, plus free shipping anywhere in the US; international orders over $100US also ship for free.

    Find the Turbo Click Set here.

  • Meet The Team Monday!

    Meet The Team Monday!

    As a (very) small business, we know that many customers appreciate getting to know the people behind the company. With that in mind, we’re going to start a semi-regular series of posts to introduce ourselves. To start – Hi! My name is Keri, and I’m the owner of Twitchy Hands Creative, Inc. Let me tell you about my history with fiber arts!

    I’ve been a life-long fiber enthusiast. I’m not sure how I was introduced to yarn and fabric, but some of my earliest memories are of hoarding scraps of fabric for sewing doll clothes and making elaborately braided friendship bracelets of brightly colored yarns. At 11, I taught myself how to crochet from a mid-60s era McCall’s magazine I found at my great-aunts house, and at 14, I taught myself how to knit from a late-70s era Good Housekeeping book. I just couldn’t get enough of playing with yarn!

    In high school, I would sew patches on all my jackets, bookbags, and pants, and make fun skirts and shirts out of t-shirts from thrift stores. I made endless scarves and hats for friends, and finally learned how to use a floor loom, which seemed like the pinnacle of fiber arts to me at the time!

    In college, as an archaeology major, I let my interest in fiber arts guide my studies of material cultures throughout human civilizations. I would read books and articles about various cloth and basket weaving traditions around the world, about the huge variety of animal and plant fibers and their particular uses, about how developing fiber technologies contributed to a society’s progress.

    And finally, after college, I made a small income for myself selling hats, scarves, mitts, and other accessories at my town’s artisans’ market on weekends. I also started designing and publishing patterns. Eventually, I was put in touch with Bob and Nancy, the previous owners of the company. They needed some help running addi Needle Shop and Colorsong Yarn, and I had the perfect background for the job. Eventually, they retired and I took over the business.

    These days, I don’t have as much time as I’d like to play with my ever-expanding stash, but I’m hoping that as my young kiddos get a bit older, I’ll have more opportunities to sit down with yarn and needles or hooks.

    What about you – how did you get into fiber arts?

  • We’re Moving!!!

    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 info@twitchyhandsinc.com