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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!
 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW!  Lilt Sock by Black Trillium in a rainbow of colors:

Lilt Sock -   85% superwash merino  15% silk
28-32 sts/4in  US 0-2
Pamper your feet with a pair of soft socks knit in Lilt Sock.
 
Head to the beach with a skein of silk Indochine and make a Later, Gator Cowl:
Indochine - 100% silk
Later, Gator pattern - free on Ravelry
Cowl takes just one skein of Indochine.
 
Have a sunny day!
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Imagine yourself sitting in a chair at the coast, watching the waves, 
and knitting this adorable top for a special little one:

Introducing NEW Gumballs by Knitted Wit.
Kits in two colorways - 100% superwash merino.
Sock Yarn Sweater pattern by Knitbot.
 
Can anything be softer than a baby's bum?  Yes!
Introducing NEW Metalico by Blue Sky Alpaca:
Metalico - a blend of baby alpaca and raw silk.
You have to feel it to believe it.
In six shimmering colors:  Opal, Gold Dust, Cinnabar,
Flint, Silver, and Platninum.
147 yds  US 3-5
Treat yourself......or someone you love.
 
 
 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Swing into summer with this Sunny Tee by Knit One Crochet Too
Sunny Tee - shown in Nautika
85% microfiber acrylic  15% nylon
Super soft.........lots of summer colors.
 
Carry your yarn and patterns in roomy Bolga baskets.......new shipment!
Bolga baskets - many designs and colors.
 
Enter our Best Dressed Dog (or cat) contest in June
and win a basket sponsored by Salem's Nature's Pet Market and Tangled Purls! 
Need a pattern?  We have doggie pattern books!
We're collecting canned cat and dog food, plus gently used towels for Willamette Humane Society.  Drop them off here, at Salem's Nature's Pet Market, or Willamette Humane Society. 
Thank you for your generous support of our furry friends!