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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Save the date!

Mark your calendar!

Also, keep an eye on your email for information about our St. Patrick's Day special this week!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New at Tangled Purls

Here's what's new at Tangled Purls this week!
We're pleased to bring you the Coastal Knits trunk show -- a collaboration between Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos. The fine details and features on these designs are absolutely stunning! 

We've also added some wonderful new shades of Blue Sky Extra. Have you ever worked with this fiber? It's an absolute delight, and is perfect for knitting a spring wrap, cowl or cardigan. 

Malabrigo has released their new single-ply fingering weight superwash merino, Mechita -- and we have it!  Come see our wide selection of colors (and sweater quantities, too!). 

We've also added new colors of Spud & Chloe Sweater!

Last but not least, we've just put out new colors and quantities of Acadia and Terra from The Fibre Company. These merino/silk/baby alpaca blends are incredible to work with, provide beautiful drape and are ideal for year-round wear!

Stop in soon and see all of the wonderful new things at Tangled Purls. Happy stitching!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Yarn Tasting Event This Saturday!

Treat yourself to a special afternoon this Saturday!

We are hosting a Blue Sky Alpaca and Spud & Chloe yarn tasting party on Saturday, February 28th from 1:00 - 3:00. Cost is $15 per person and includes: fiber for "tasting," goodies, a pattern and take-aways! Get to know new fiber in a fun, friendly environment.  See exclusive product samples and displays only available during the tasting party. 

Have first access to colorways not available on our shelves!  

Attendees will receive a coupon for $10 off their purchase of Blue Sky or Spud & Chloe yarn for the day of the tasting party so you can go home with your new favorite. 
Register in advance at the shop -- it's not too late to participate, but space is limited. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Knit News

New class samples for March and April are popping up at the shop!

We have something for all skill levels. 
Remember: Our students always get 10% off their class supplies.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Best of the Mid-Valley Awards 2015, please take a moment to share the love for us in the Best Customer Service category. You can vote once a day! Click here

The last clue of the mystery knit-a-long is just out today. Don't forget that there are prizes from the designer from among those who finish and post photos on Ravelry by March 1st. Stop in and see us this Saturday, February 21st from 11:30 - 2:00 to show off your project and see how everyone's turned out! 

We have a few more spots for the Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe yarn tasting for Saturday, February 28th. The cost is $15 per person and includes fiber for the "tasting," goodies and take-aways! Get to know these fabulous fiber brands in a fun, social setting. You'll have first access to colors not yet available on our shelves and will receive a coupon for $10 off your purchase of Blue Sky or Spud & Chloe fiber the day of the tasting so you can go home with your new favorite. RSVP in advance -- stop in at the shop to sign up!

Don't Forget! 
Tuesdays are Stitch Doctor days. Stop in from 11:15 - 12:45 and visit with Sharon to get help with your current projects, ask questions, and get unstuck! Cost is $10 (cash or check paid directly to the teacher). Stay just part of the time or the whole time! This is a great way to get back on track with your projects. 

Happy Stitching,
The Tangled Purls Staff

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Best of the Mid-Valley Awards!

We are so tickled to be nominated in the category of Best Customer Service by the "Best of the Mid-Valley 2015" awards through the Statesman Journal. We are truly thankful for the support and loyalty of our awesome customers! Thank you for the nomination, and if you agree -- we'd appreciate your votes. You can vote once each day! Click here and scroll down alphabetically to find us on the list. 

Thank you, again, for your incredible support!

The Tangled Purls Staff

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This Week at Tangled Purls

Our new Blue Sky Alpacas trunk show is on display featuring Alpaca Silk and Metalico yarns. Stop in and see these gorgeous designs!

Tasting Party! Tangled Purls will be hosting a Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe yarn tasting party on Saturday, February 28th from 1:00 - 3:00. Cost is $15 per person and includes fiber for "tasting," goodies and take-aways! Get to know new fiber, meet friends, and see exclusive product samples and displays only available during the tasting party. Plus, have first access to colorways not available on our shelves!  Attendees will receive a coupon for $10 off their purchase of Blue Sky or Spud & Chloe yarn for the day of the tasting party so you can go home with your new favorite. You must RSVP and register in advance -- space is limited to twelve participants, so hurry and grab your spot! Stop in to the shop to sign up. 

Don't forget: 
Tuesdays are Stitch Doctor days with Sharon Everette. $10 per session (11:00 - 12:45). This is a great way to get unstuck!

Happy Stitching!
The Tangled Purls Staff

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mystery Knit & Stitch Doctor -- This Week!

We had a great time for the first installment of the mystery "Knit-In" last week! We hope more of our mystery knitters will join us this Thursday, February 5th for another knit-along from 12 - 2:00 at Tangled Purls. Download your latest clue and bring your mystery project -- see how everyone's colors are turning out and share tips, tricks and support. 

Stitch Doctor Tuesdays

yarn ball.pngAre you stuck on your project? Need help fixing a mistake? Have a question with how to proceed?

Visit our Stitch Doctor, Sharon Everette, to get help with your project. This is not a “How to Knit” class -- you should already know the basics of knitting and how to read a pattern. (Beginning knitting classes are available at other times -- just ask!)
Call ahead to guarantee a spot!  Drop-ins are also welcome on a first come, first served basis. 
Please note that this is not a private lesson and the teacher will be helping all the students with different projects.

When: Every Tuesday from 11:00 - 12:45
Where: Tangled Purls Classroom
Who: Anyone who needs help with their current knitting or crochet project
Materials: Please bring the project you need help with, including needles, yarn and pattern.
Cost: $10 per session -- paid directly to the teacher (cash or check). Stay part of the time, or the whole time!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What's New Wednesday!

NEW Solstice by Luna Sock has us all smiling!
With 10% cashmere, 80% superwash merino, and 10% nylon,
Solstice is just about the perfect fingering wt yarn.  SOFT.
Paul's going to knit a scarf using several colors of Solstice.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What's New Wednesday!

Seahawk fans, are you ready for the big game?
Your outfit isn't complete without a scarf in Seahawk colors!
There's still time to make one in soft Color Duo....


Sharon's display models for her February classes are ready for you to browse.
Headband, fingerless mitts, cowl, and hat in sharp color contrast designs.
Perfect school color projects!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's New Wednesday!

Come and see Blue Sky Alpaca's beautiful January trunk show!
Clockwise from top right:
Leggings in Organic Cotton and Brushed Alpaca,
North Hollow Cowl (white) in Extra,
North Hollow Cowl (blue) in Extra,
more Leggings and Tatra's Fingerless Mitts in Extra,
Tokyo Tower Bandana in Extra.
Blue Sky Alpaca's Extra is super soft and luxurious.
We're known for our display items and we have new ones to tantalize you!
Clockwise from left:
Lila Cowl in Pepperberry Minis (cashmere--lots of colors),
Flora's Cap in Alpaca Silk,
Bonham Street Cowl in Tosh Home and Cascade 128,
Laser Cowl in Malabrigo Rasta,
Simple Boot Cuffs in Magnum.
Sweater care tip: 
Fold your hand knit sweaters for storage, rather than hanging them.
Hanging can cause sweaters to enlarge or become misshapen.