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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

It's New Year's Eve....time to make resolutions for 2015......
How about taking classes at Tangled Purls?
January classes have just been announced and the selection is terrific:
Cushy Cabled (reversible) Loop/Scarf
Topiary Fingerless Mitts
Shawl Collared Cowl
Learn to Knit
Parkspin Slippers
Ramona Cardigan
Rasta Moebius
Register at the shop and get a 10% discount coupon on your class supplies.
Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year....wrapped in yarn!
p.s.   Rumor has it new Tosh Sock yarn is coming soon. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

 From all of us at Tangled Purls.....Happy Holidays to one and all.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Add some sparkle to your holiday knitting with LUXAIR by Schulana.
Luxair is perfect for winter hats, scarves, and shoulder wraps.
It works up quickly on needles 7-9 (US)
58% alpaca   19% polyester  13% nylon   10% wool
Madeline Tosh knows color.  Just look at TOSH TWIST LIGHT in the CARE colorway.
Tosh Twist Light CARE is fingering wt and 420 yds--beautiful for socks, shawls, gloves, etc.
100% of the profits from this yarn go to humanitarian relief efforts by Doctors Without Borders.
Give a gift and help save a life.
Cascade brings us HERITAGE PRINTS self-striping sock yarn that mimics fair isle.
75% merino wool  25% nylon   437 yds
Each label has a photo of how the colorway works up--no guessing.
Need a stocking stuffer?  Grab some stitch markers by Chiao Goo......or....
needle point protectors
needle gauge
tape measures
locking stitch holders
row counters
cable needles
crochet hooks
shawl pins
LoLo moisturizer
and the best of cards!
~come in for our 12 days of Christmas specials~




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This is the perfect gift for eager hands--Beginner's Craft Kit by Knitters Pride.
Contains knitting needles, crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape,
yarn pick, and knitting dolly. (yarn not included.....we have plenty to choose from)

Spinner alert:  New roving from Dicentra just arrived.
If you're new to spinning, how about starting with a wooden spindle?
We have a nice selection from Cascade Spinning Company. 

RED is the color of the season!  Whether solids or blends, we have reds galore.
Jingle bells.....jingle bells.......

Our shop friends tell us we have an incredible number of display samples. 
Come and see for yourself........we look forward to your visit.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dream in Color's Dream Club December yarn is here.
Gorgeous hand dyed worsted weight in a special oversized hank with two cowl patterns, one knit and one crochet.
Dream in Color has a way with color and it's dazzling.

Woolie Boolie yarn looks just like sheep's wool.  Cute!!!
Our last shipment sold out in a flash.....hurry in while it lasts.
We have hat and mittens patterns made for Woolie Boolie.....great gifts.

Looking for holiday gift ideas? 
Our friendly staff can help you choose just the right gift for that special person.
Enjoy the pleasures of the season!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shop Local! It's Small Business Saturday!

We take great pride in bringing you the tools you need to express yourself through fiber. Thank you for supporting our shop! Come see us today for Small Business Saturday -- we'll have goodies and prizes!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Local small businesses are the foundation of our community.
We're celebrating Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 29 (11 am - 4 pm).
Ring in the holidays and join us, won't you?
Check out our gift tree hung with little stocking stuffers for knitters.
Wonderland's Mad Hatter sport wt yarn has been wildly popular here.
When you touch it, you'll see why--wonderful yarn.
We have NEW COLORS just in time for the holidays.
100% superwash merino    344 yds

Every knitter needs a new Madder by Carrie Bostick Hoge.
Carrie's designs are contemporary and creative.  See for yourself.
Curl up in a comfy chair with a piece of holiday pie and Madder--enjoy!
You can make this adorable Last Minute Baby sweater in no time
with two skeins of Alexandra's Depoe Bay hand dyed worsted.
100% superwash wool   220 yds
Vivacious DK has incredible sproinginess.  Knitters know what that means.
In fabulous, vibrant colors, Vivacious DK is great for gifts.....or something for you?
Have a warm and happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dream Club's November selection is Everlasting DK 12-ply in a special put-up of 130gm skein .
One skein knits up the Sachy Hat & Mitts pattern.....great yarn.
Put a little sparkle into your holidays with Be Sweet's Grace + Style.
Shimmering colors!
Is this little guy adorable or what?
Decorate your hearth with SnoBuddy and his whole family.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

If you haven't been in to see the Indochine trunk show,
skedaddle on in here to see the beautiful pieces.
Made of 100% SILK, Indochine looks elegant.  Lots of colors, too.
Look what little Vivian made!  The Big Cozy is knit on size 35 needles in Magnum.
Quick and easy--what a great gift to keep someone warm this winter.
Linda's a new knitter starting on her first scarf. 
We teach knitting and crochet to beginners all the time--call for appts.
The Building in Color blanket knitters continue to produce amazing stitch panels.
We have a new shipment of Building in Color booklets by Michelle Hunter.
With her excellent instructions and videos, you can learn to knit with colors, too.
The yarn:  Simplicity by Hikoo.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Brand new - LLAMALINI
40% Royal Llama, 25% linen, 35% silk 
Use it on size 7-US needle or H-US hook.  109 yds
Would look beautiful made into a scarf, cowl, or shawl.
Wonderful autumn colors.
50-50 bamboo / cotton blend
292 yds  size 4-US needle or 6-US hook
Just look at the rainbow of colors! 
Perfect for a lightweight top or kids' clothing.
Back by popular demand - BAMBOO BLOOM HANDPAINTS
You swept up our last we brought in more!
154 yds    US-9 needle or US-K hook
rayon - wool - acrylic blend
Shown above with Persephone Cowl (free on Ravelry).
Vivian whipped it up in a flash on size 10 needles.
A new order of Madelinetosh just came in the for it!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What's up!

Tangled Purls is more than a yarn shop.......we're about PEOPLE, too!
Janet finishes her very first sweater......for baby Isaac, a new grandson.
Color Building Blanket class -- having a good time making waves of color!

We're closing early on Halloween to dress the shop for Saturday's Holiday Open House. 
Come and see lots of new things to make for the holidays.
We look forward to seeing you here!

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's Make a Difference Day Saturday, October 25th!

 Let's Make a Difference!
The spirit behind the nation's largest day of service is to set aside time to improve the lives of others.
At Tangled Purls, we hope to make a difference by sponsoring a food drive for Marion-Polk Food Share. Right now a record-high average of more than 9,000 families a month are turning to the member food pantries for a food box. Food donations mean that a hungry child and family will be eating, simply because you chose to give.
Please help us help these families by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items at Tangled Purls. Let's Make a Difference this Saturday. Thank you!
Also needed are baby items - food, formula, diapers, wipes, ointment, etc.

Bring a donation to Tangled Purls of 2 or more canned or non-perishable items for the Marion-Polk Food Share and receive 10% off* your purchase.
*May not be used with any other discounts. In stock items only, no special orders, not applicable to previous purchases. Excludes classes, gift cards, and interchangeable needle/hook sets.
Offer Valid Saturday, October 25, 2014 Only

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Autumn is the time for snuggling up with beautiful yarn and making gifts for family and friends.
How about these Hopsalot felted slippers......are they cute or what?  Easy to make, too.
Hats, scarves, tea cozies, fingerless gloves, sweaters, afghans..........endless ideas.
Our exceptional yarn choices and plentiful patterns make projects fun and relaxing.
In the mood to take a class?  We offer several every month.
Come in and see our display of class projects, such as.......
Christmas stockings, Bias Ribbed Cable Scarf,
Knit One Below Scarf, and Crocadilly Mocs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

NEW!  Tin Can Knits has released its latest book, Road Trip.
It's filled with 14 lovely designs for the whole family,
such as the Clayoquot Toque shown above right.
Vivian knit it in soft Simplicity by HiKoo.
Tangled Purls.......a destination for knitters, crocheters, felters, and spinners.
Come and see our multitude of samples that help you visualize how a fiber works up.
Our classes--taught by experienced teachers--include projects as well as techniques.
Tangled Purls.........not just a yarn's a destination.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Football season has begun!  Knit a hat or scarf in your favorite team's colors.
We have loads of yarn choices to match many school colors.
Don't miss our trunk show from Skacel, including the Building in Color blanket.
A few openings remain in Carol's Building in Color class, which starts tomorrow.
The display blanket shown above is the large size with all 10 stitch designs
 that will be taught in the class.  Great way to build your colorwork skills.
Enjoy these beautiful days of early autumn!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

At left:  Dream Club's October yarn and Cruzado Cowl pattern.
October's selection is Classy - brilliant Fall colors - worsted weight (340 yds).
Still available - Dream's September yarn and Flight of the Maple Seed shawl pattern.
Shown above right: September's yarn is Smooshy - fingering weight (620 yds). 
Dream's colors are to die for!
NEW!  Jilly by Dream in Color.
Single ply, sumptuously splendid hand dyed yarn.
100% superwash merino   440 yds   US 1-2

NEW!  Zumie by HiKoo.
Big and bulky for quick projects.
10% wool  50% acrylic  20% nylon
110 yds  US 13
Welcome autumn with soft, warm yarn!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simplicity by Hikoo Mini Trunk Show!

Now through October 11, 2014

Along with a large shipment of Hikoo's Simplicity DK, Skacel has sent us the sample blanket from the Building in Color book and a few other fun items to display in our shop. Simplicity DK is a supersoft merino/acrylic blend, and a great value yarn that is an excellent choice for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that get's daily use. This machine washable wool blend feels like butter in your hands while knitting, but is a true "work horse" of a yarn.

Simplicity is featured in the book, "Building in Color," by Michelle Hunter. Similar to her original book, "Building Blocks", this book teaches various color knitting techniques, then you combine strips to make a blanket. If you are interested in adding some color to your work, this is the book for you! Carol Richmond is also teaching this class in October at Tangled Purls.
Stop by tangled Purls soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Cloudy skies and rainy days are for wrapping up in warm yarn.
Blue Sky's EXTRA is a lush baby alpaca and cozy merino blend
that works up quickly into shawls, hats, and cowls to ward off winter's chill.
218 yds  4-5 sts/in on US 7-9
Shown above:  Cane Bay Wrap, Sweet 16 Hat, and North Hollow Cowl.
We have the patterns.
Dyed in the Wool is a 100% bluefaced leicester wool from Spincycle Yarns in Bellingham, Washington, that looks like hand-spun.
All yarns are dyed in the wool, resulting in intense saturation and unpredictable color changes. Skeins within a dye lot will blend together beautifully for a larger project, yet every skein is one-of-a-kind.
Doesn't the Le Weekend Shawl look beautiful in it? 
Le Weekend is a free pattern on Ravelry by pattern by Jan Henley.
What colors would you choose?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

More Malabrigo Arroyo colors!
Malabrigo has it all--color and soft superwash wool.
Shown above left:  Marta.
More Malabrigo Rios colors!
Shown above left:  Lotus.
We have classes all year round.  Shown above:  Blocking Class.
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Knitting Pattern Holder by Magma
Everything you need to keep your place in a pattern and hold it upright.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back to School "Hit the Books" Sale!

Stop by Tangled Purls this
Friday & Saturday!

ALL Books
  15% off*
the regular price

*May not be used in conjunction with any other discounts. In stock items only, no special orders, not applicable to previous purchases.