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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Touch of Class(es)!

Friends of Tangled Purls have a great time in our classes.
Here's a sample of what's ahead in November:
L-R:  Ice Queen and Mariposa Shawl.
We list upcoming classes in the monthly e-mail newsletter.
You can sign up for the newsletter on the right side of this web page. 
 
Our classes are fun!
L-R:  Janae proudly shows off her first sock;
Linda takes a stab at needle felting in Vivian's new felting class.
The old pink washing machine is a giggle to use for felting!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glorious Autumn!

When the air's nippy cold outside, curl up in a warm place with a yarn project
like these that Vivian just finished:
Left:  Cadence pullover by Jordana Page (Ravelry-free) in soft Highlander,
a tweed-flecked  aran weight by Alpaca with a Twist.
Right:  Diamond Ring Baby Hat in Simplicity, a wool/acrylic blend by Hikoo.
 
New yarn -- visitors welcome!
Top:  No. 10 crochet cotton in lots of colors--even metallic for the holidays;
Bottom L-R:  Felicity, a railroad track yarn; Art by Ewe's laceweight 'Anne'
in utterly soft 70% alpaca and 30% silk---fabulous!

 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Sock Yarn!

Knitting socks is addictive.  But you knew that.
Sock addicts crave new sock yarn, and we've got it for you!
Introducing La Jolla's handpainted Baah,
a fingering wt superwash Merino (400 yds):
 
And that's not all........
here's Black Trillium's Pebble Sock Yarn,
another new handpainted superwash Merino in fingering wt (380 yds):
Come in and see these beautiful colors!
 
By the way, have you tried sock yarn in a lace shawl or fingerless gloves yet? 
They're gorgeous in the handpainteds! 
While you're here, check out our books on the many ways 
you can use sock yarn--not just for socks!
If you haven't learned to knit socks yet, Sharon and Carol offer sock classes regularly.
It's never too late to learn.......
 
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Fever!

The air's getting a little nippy....Fall's in the air!
Keep warm with a cowl around your neck like this one
knit in utterly soft Baby Alpaca Chunky and accented with wood buttons:
 
Let everyone see your beautiful handmade socks in these clear rain boots!
Available in sizes 6-11.....we'll special order for you.
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oh Baby!

 
We have lots of ideas for Fall projects!
Clockwise from top left:
'Oh Baby' afghan knit by Debbie in Cascade 220;
Felted Clog - Fiber Trends pattern;
Piega Cowl - Shibui pattern - easy on big needles;
handspun by Colorful Life;
Monroe bags - many sizes & colors.
 
Take a class in October and learn a new technique or two:
Sharon:  How to Knit and Purl;
Carol:  You Can Do Socks, Before and After Scarf, Buttonholes;
Helen:  Rosemarkie vest and GAKAL continues.
See newsletter for schedule or stop by the shop.