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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW!  The stork flew by and dropped off a baby basinette
full of Big Bad Wool in a rainbow of soft spring colors:

This new worsted is soft as a baby's bum.
50% fine washable merino   50% baby alpaca
95 yds/50 gm  US 5-7
 
NEW! We have The Fibre Co.'s new heavy lace weight, Meadow.
A blend of merino, silk, baby llama, and linen,
Meadow feels good as you work with it. 
Meadow by The Fibre Co.
Shown above knit in the Meadowsweet Shawl by Courtney Kelly.
545 yds/100 gms   US 1-3
 
Even MORE NEW yarn this week!
Simplinatural, an absolutely gorgeous heavy worsted
in a blend of baby alpaca, fine merino, and mulberry silk.  Wonderful!
And Knitted Wit's new fingering merino superwash in bright hand-dyed colors.
L-R:  Simplinatural worsted and Knitted Wit fingering.
Simplinatural - 183 yds/100g  US 8-9
Knitted Wit - 200yds, 50 gm  US 1-2
 
You have to come in and see these beautiful new yarns. 
We love them and know you will, too.
 
 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Cascade 220 Superwash Merino is one of the best yarns around.
A new shipment is here in a Spring palette of colors--beautiful.
Cascade 220 Superwash Merino - 220 yds  7US needle
Lots more colors at the shop.......
 
Can you crochet?  Would you like to?
The National Needlework Association publishes How to Crochet,
a great place to start your crochet journey.
Fully illustrated.  Includes instructions for left handers.
We have lots of crochet patterns, such as Subliminal Message Scarf for guys or gals.
Sharon offers private lessons and classes on crochet, too.
 
Plover Designs has created stylish alternatives to shawl pins: 
One piece does the job--easy to use!
 
Kids need sweaters as much as adults. 
Treat your little pumpkin to a handknit sweater..........
These are just a few of the many cute sweater patterns we carry for kids.
 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Treat your Valentine to something special......chocolate and cherries by Cherry Country,
a local chocolatier in Rickreal, OR.

20-piece boxes or 6-piece sleeves.  Yum.
 
NEW from Abstract FiberO'Keefe, a handpainted merino-silk fingering wt:
O'Keefe:  400 yds 80% merino 20% silk  0-2 US needle
We have Huckleberry color--perfect for Sivia Harding's Leafwise shawlette.
 
NEW from Black Trillium:  Merilon Sock and Lilt Sock in luscious colors: 
L-R:  Lilt Sock, 80% superwash merino  20% silk  405 yds;
Merilon Sock, 75% superwash merino 25% nylon, 425 yds.
Superb yarn.
 
There's more from Black TrilliumWorsted: 
 NEW Black Trillium Worsted:  190 yds  16-20 sts/4"
Amazing handpainted color blends. 
 
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!
 
 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Weather Update!

Tangled Purls will be closed again today, Saturday, February 8th due to unsafe driving conditions. We want our wonderful customers and employees to stay home and be safe! We plan to open at our regular time on Monday morning, so take this o...pportunity to do some stash busting and project planning or maybe even finish some UFO's!

Note: Carol's sock class will start next Saturday, 2/15/2014 at 1:30 pm.

I've started the Shoreline Moebius Cowl... what projects are you working on?
 
 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Snow Update!

 
 
 
Tangled Purls will be closed today, Friday, February 7th, due to the snowy conditions. Today's "Go Red" event will be postponed to a day next week. Please stay safe & warm!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow!

Tangled Purls will be closed today due to the inclement weather. We will evaluate the weather tomorrow morning to determine whether we will stay closed or open with reduced hours. Stay safe & warm!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Dream's February kit is here!
Make the iLuv Ruffles Scarf with luscious Perfectly Posh Single Ply
in dreamy shades of red:
Dream in Color's February kit
Perfectly Posh Single Ply - 100 g 360 yds  US 2-4
70% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% baby fine mohair
 
Friday, February 7 is National Wear Red Day
 to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. 
Wear something red to the shop on Friday to show support for women's heart health
and enter our drawings for some beautiful new books!
 
Lots of good things come from Down Under.........like Kenzie from New Zealand.
50% NZ merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noil.  160 yds  US 6-8
See and feel how beautifully Kenzie knits up: 
Kenzie - clockwise from top left:  Pressed Leaves Hat (Alana Dakos);
Mobious Cowl (free store pattern w/purchase);
Hourglass Cowl (free Ravelry pattern);
a sampling of Kenzie colors.
 
You have alternatives to buttons for closing sweaters and shawls:
clockwise from left:  Iced sweater - shawl pin;
NEW brass stickless shawl pin;
CeCe sweater - One of a Kind button pin.
 
Support women's heart health.
Wear RED to the shop this Friday, February 7.
Receive an extra drawing ticket if you knit or crocheted the red item you wear!