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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

What's summer without watermelon?
Biscotte & Cie's Melon colorway.  New stock.
384 yds  fingering wt  80% superwash merino 20% nylon
100% fun!
 
Summer reading.....
Finishing School by Deborah Newton should be in everyone's library.
Natural Nursery Knits -- 20 projects for a new babe by Erika Knight.
Conquering the Cold -- 30 projects to keep you warm by Stitch Mountain.
 
Stop by before week's end to check out our summer clearance items.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

 
The name Koigu is synonymous with hand-dyed excellence.
Founded by Maie Landra and based nearToronto, Canada,
Koigu has long been known for its fabulous color blends.
Our Koigu stippled yarn above is the dye pattern for which they are most reknowned.
 
We have more in Ducks and Beavers colors:
Koigu KPPPM - Painter's Premium Palette Merino
is light and soft enough to be worn indoors or out.
100% merino - 175 yds (fingering wt)
28 sts / 4" on 3(US)
Use it for scarves, gloves, hats, socks, etc.
Wonderful.
 
Another company known for its dye methods is Mountain Colors.
Based in Montana, Mountain Colors sock yarn is alive with color.
We have it in 425 yd skeins - 90% merino superwash 10% nylon.
7-8 sts/in on 1-3(US).
Fingering wt - socks, gloves, hats, scarves.
You'll stand out in the crowd wearing Mountain Colors.
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW - Pebble by Shibui.
Tweedy lace wt made with recycled silk, fine merino, and cashmere.
Imagine it paired with Silk Cloud--fabulous. (photos above right)
We have new stock of Silk Cloud in lots of colors, too.
Pebble.  224 yds of pleasure.
 
Stylish and practical, Namaste bags and needle holders come in many colors.
We have new stock, including the sensational new Harlow (above left),
see-through bags (above right) and needle holders (lower right).
Take your pick.  Namaste is all good.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

 
When the dog days of August hit us, working with cotton comes to mind.
NEW - Avalon by Cascade: 
In 50% cotton / 50% acrylic, Avalon is perfect for summer projects.
Lots more colors at the shop--come and see.
 
Cotton also comes in thread, usually used for crochet.
Did you know crochet cotton can be used for knitting, too? 
We have crochet cotton in sizes No. 10 and No. 30.
Carol knit this pretty doily using No. 30 DMC Cordonnet Cotton.
(Liz Snella's Heirloom Doily - Ravelry - free)
 
Alexandra Baldwin, the namesake of Alexandra's Crafts,
is one of the many talented hand-dye artists whose yarn we carry.
She's known for her bright color combinations in fingering to worsted wt.
Here's the gorgeous sock yarn she dyed exclusively for us in Tangled Purls' shop colors:
Alexandra's Crafts - a name to remember.  Come and see for yourself.
 
We are partnering with the Salem Assistance League Auxillary volunteers
 as a donation site for its school supply drive this summer.
Can you help?
Donations are needed by August 24.  Supplies will be made available to school counselors
 for local kids duing the upcoming school year. 
notebooks - paper - pencils - ball point pens - erasers - crayons - pocket folders -
rulers - pencil boxes - scissors - Elmer's glue/glue sticks - felt tip markers
simple calculators - composition books - 6" protractors
 
Thank you!
 
 
 

Friday, August 1, 2014

 

Magical Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails have arrived at Tangled Purls! These 52 yard hand-dyed twists of the, oh so popular, Tosh Merino Light are perfect for striping, colorwork, hex puffs, color accents, and more. We have even heard some individuals are on a quest to collect every color (we received all 30)!

Don't you just love Paul's creative way of displaying our new Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Gorgeous colors ingeniously coordinated--NEW Dyed in the Wool
by Spincycle Yarn in Bellingham, WA.
100% Bluefaced Leicester superwash wool
sport//heavy sock wt - 200 yds
Many more beautiful colorways than shown above.....come and see.
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Our new Harlow bags by Namaste have arrived.
Carry your yarn and projects in style!
 
There's a time and a place for thick and thin stitch markers.
We have new super thin stitch markers by the Bizzie Knitter: 
Colorful no snag stitch markers by Bizzy Knitter.
 
Join us for an afternoon of knitting.....1 pm
 Soxy Knitters - Tuesdays
Gingko KAL - Wednesdays
Charity Knitters - Fridays
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn has been a favorite of ours for several years.
Hand dyed in Canada, Sweet Georgia's superwash merino is easy to love.
We have a new shipment......come and see the colors:

Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock
80% superwash merino 20% nylon
425 yds   7.5-8 sts/in on US 0-1
 
Too hot to knit or crochet?  Summer reading is the answer!
We have a super selection of books on knitting, crochet, and other crafts.
Here's a small sample to browse: 
Scrumptious Knits by Carol Feller, Crochet with Color by Kazuko Riokai,
Aran Knits by Martin Storey, and a whole series by legendary
British knitter and designer, Alice Starmore.
 
It's raining in Salem today, but we hope the sun is shining on you!
 
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Pandas aren't the only ones that like bamboo.  We do, too!
New shipment:  Panda Cotton and Panda Silk.  Lots of colors:
Top right:  Panda Cotton 59% bamboo 25% cotton 16% nylon
Bottom right:  Panda Silk  52% bamboo  43% superwash merino  5% silk
Set your needles flying on Bamboo Walking Socks!  (free pattern at straw.com)
 
 
A small shawl like Summer Flies is just the right size for a travel project....
Vivian knit this one in super soft BabyBoo:
Keep your hands busy and have a great summer!
 
 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Create your own beautiful colors of yarn with NEW Jacquard Acid Dyes:

Bright, lightfast, washfast colors for silk, wool, feathers, and nylon.
For use in washing machine or on stovetop--have fun!
 
We've been waiting for it.......and it's finally here: 
Alana Dakos' latest book, Botanical Knits 2
Botanical Knits 2 is filled with more of Alana's gorgeous designs
for sweaters and accessories, all featuring her love of leaves.
Shown:  Hanging Leaves Shawl knit in Meadow.
 
We have lots more books, too!  Here are a couple from our large collection: 
Whether you knit, crochet, weave, spin, or tat, we have a book to feed your creativity.
 
Come in and enjoy the lazy days of summer with our knitting groups:
 
Soxy Knitters - Tuesday afternoons
~any sock design you like and Tangled Purls' yarn~
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Gingko Shawl KAL - Wednesday afternoons
~choose from any popular Gingko shawl designs and Tangled Purls' yarn~
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Knit/Crochet/Spin Night - Thursday afternoons 4 - 7 pm
~social knitting - any pattern, any yarn
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Charity Circle - Friday afternoons 1 - 3 pm
~create accessories for those in need - patterns and yarn provided~
 
Have a sunny day!