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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!


 
 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

You asked for it.....more Biscotte & Cie self-striping sock yarn!
Biscotte & Cie fingering weight
384 yds  80% superwash merino  20% nylon
For fantastic, fun striped socks or hats!
 
Looking for a summer project?
We have a forest of fingerless gloves to choose from: 
Gloves are great for vacation trips or a sunny day outdoors.
Pack 'em up and go!
 
Tangled Purls offers classes year round.  June classes include:
Left: Crochet a scarf or knit a sweater. (Sharon)
Right: Knit a sweater for a teddy bear. (Helen)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW Splatter Dash by Jojoland.
Dye is splashed in multiple steps onto a white base that
fully or partially covers the yarn, producing subtle color changes and depth.

Splatter Dash - 100% superwash merino
220 yds   US 5-7  21-24 sts/4"
Beautiful.
 
NEW shipment of Smooshie by Dream in Color! 
Can you spell S-O-F-T?  Cashmere is the secret.
And just look at the delicious colors: 
Smooshie - hand dyed sock yarn
70% superwash merino  20% cashmere  10% nylon
400 yds    US 0-2    7.5-9 sts/in
A treat for your feet.
 
Wrap yourself in yarn.....and smile.
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW colors of Alegria sock yarn!
Alegria by Manos del Uruguay
75% superwash merino  25% polyamide (nylon)
445 yds  28-30 sts/4"  US 1-3
Soft and resilient--great for socks, hats, gloves, scarves, shawls, etc.
 
NEW stock of popular Arroyo by Malabrigo:  
Arroyo by Malbrigo
Pure superwash merino wool--SOFT.
335 yds  20-22 sts/4"  US 4-6
For sweaters, hats, scarves, socks--just about anything!  Wonderful.
 
 We all need something to store or carry yarn. 
These beautiful, hand crafted Bolga Baskets do the job in style:
Bolga Baskets - lots of color patterns
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

 
NEW stock!  Fino lace weight by Alpaca with a Twist.  SOFT. 
Fino - 70% baby alpaca  30% silk   875 yards
Carol says this is one of the finest lace yarns she's ever used.
 
New colors!  Socrates fingering weight by Alpaca with a Twist. 
Socrates - Superb, soft yarn for socks, hats, or gloves.
30% baby alpaca  30% merino wool  20% bamboo  20% nylon
400 yds  US 1-3
 
MORE Madeline Tosh!  We can't get enough.
New stock of DK and heavy worsted Vintage
Tosh DK - lots more fabulous colors at the shop.......
 
Tosh Vintage:
Too many colors to squeeze in here - stop by and browse.
 
Come in, relax, and enjoy the view!