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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beautiful Days of August

You've got to love August.
Warm days filled with blue skies, sunshine, and.........yarn!!!
New yarn keeps rolling in every week.
Pagewood Farm's Denali 4 DK yarn is hand-dyed
in lovely color combinations and it feels good in your hands--nice and soft.
We have a shipment of new colors.  Come in and enjoy!
clockwise from far left:
Pagewood Farm's Denali 4; Be Sweet beaded yarn from Africa;
boy's fair isle vest in Cascade Pacific; and Barb's Koigu Ruffled Scarf
pattern knit in Alexandra's custom dyed cashmere blend yarn--yummy!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Warm Fuzzies

Helping people is heartwarming.
We want you to know about some special activities we do
and invite you to join us in them!
We're a dropoff site for school supplies for needy children. 
We're collecting pencils, erasers, paper, backpacks--
just about anything a kid needs for school.
Please help us fill the collection box!
 
Our family of customers knits and crochets tiny hats for Calvin's Hats,
a charity that connects with couples who have lost a baby before it's born.
The hats are easy to make and couples who receive them are deeply touched.
We have yarn that's been donated for making new hats, if you'd like to lend a hand.
 
L-R:  School supplies box; Calvin's hats.
 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Beautiful Baskets!





New at Tangled Purls! Beautiful Bolga Baskets hand-woven in the historic town of Bolgatanga, Ghana in West Africa. The weavers of our Bolga Baskets are mostly farm families who supplement their unpredictable crop income by weaving and selling these handcrafted works of art. They make great knitting baskets, as well as a green alternative to shopping bags.

Sold through a farmer in Oregon, the weavers set their own prices. All baskets are made from elephant grass, dyed with plant pigments and finished with goat handles.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer News!

Casablanca is more than a movie.
It's also a new multi-color yarn in a wool-silk-mohair blend. 
Worsted weight.  We have it in lots of colors:

Warm weather won't stop our fingers from flying.........
L-R:  Carol knit a beaded shawl in 'Wisp', a lace weight wool/silk blend.
(Rosemary Hill's 'Bitterroot' pattern free on Ravelry)
Vivian knit this cute pillow with button accents in Amy Butler's 'Sweet Harmony'. 
She found the pattern in a book we carry, One More Skein.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Glorious Summer!

Always something new for you........
Clockwise from top left:
New colors of Pagewood Denali 4 DK--great for socks;
new display board for the truly One of a Kind buttons by Candace;
Janice relaxes at our new outdoor tables;
new books--Knit Noro Accessories and Cast On Bind Off.
Lots more new items at the shop......stop by and visit!

On (and off) their needles.....
L-R:  Paul's working on a scarf in soft Eco Duo;
Carol knit this colorful Latvian fingerless glove in Frog Tree's alpaca sport  
and models her Selbu beret knit in Socrates sock yarn (class in Sept.).

We are a drop-off donation site for school supplies to help local children.
The Women's Assistance League is spearheading this worthy cause.
Won't you join us?  Any typical school supply will help,
such as paper, pencils, pens, erasers, crayolas, etc. 
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More Malabrigo!

Need some lightweight yarn for warmer August days?
Then take a look at Malabrigo's brand new Baby Silkpaca.
It's 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk laceweight--soooo soft.....
We have it in 15 colors!
We also have new stock of other beautiful Malabrigo yarn
to tantalize your creative juices:  Silky Merino, Rios, and Aquarella. 

top:  Baby Silkpaca   bottom:  Aquarella