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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good News! 2/10/10

Our Letter of Intent to lease was accepted today! Final lease signing should happen next week, so now we can make some serious connections with the yarn companies. We have found a great location, with good parking, easy access, a large shop area, two bathrooms, and a huge "kitchen" area with 6 sinks (think fiber dyeing and felting), plus a dryer hookup! It is a little dark (gold walls), so painting and updating the lighting will be first on our "to do" list.

Monday, February 22, 2010

30 Shops!

Newport was gorgeous this weekend! Two more yarn shops were added to the visited list, Nestucca Bay Yarns in Lincoln City, and Yarn For All Seasons in Newport. The count is now at 30! Visiting so many shops has helped define the vision for Tangled Purls. We hope to reflect many of the positive qualities of the unique places & personalities that we have experienced.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Location, Location

We have made an offer to lease a space, and so far, it looks promising! We will know more on Monday, stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yarn Sampling

Spent the afternoon matching new yarns to patterns to do some sample knitting and swatching. It is amazing how each yarn knits up. Some look so beautiful in a skein, but look entirely different when knitted. Other yarns don't look so promising, yet turn out to look and feel lovely. Some pictures will be posted soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Logo Love

Our logo is finished and we love, love it! It was fun watching it all come together. Henry does great work! Our yarn crawl count is up to 28, adding Fiber Nooks & Crannys in Corvallis and Teaselwick Wools in Salem. I bought some great display stuff from Donna. After the basketball game last night, Chad was appalled to find naked female mannequin parts in the backseat of the car where he throws his bags! "What the ----!" I think he was happy it was dark outside so no one could see him get in the car with them.

Tomorrow is the day to check out a couple more options for places to lease. Hopefully, one will be a good fit.