Celebrating the Past Year

We’ve had such a lovely time in 2015. We made new friends through our knit-a-longs, classes and activities. We shared in your joys and sorrows this year as you made Tangled Purls your “home away from home.” To each of you who supported our little shop this year, thank you.

Here are a few highlights from 2015…

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Coastal Knits Trunk Show
Nymphalidea KAL
Olive Knits KA
Olive Knits KAL
WW Knit in Public Day
Worldwide Knit in Public Day
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Guest Designer Michele Bernstein
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Guest Designer Lisa Ellis
october pop up class
Pop-Up Class on Russian Grafting
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Teaching newer knitters!
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Show & Tell from our customers
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Passport Adventure Winners
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Passport Grand Prize Winner!

We had a lovely year. Thank you for sharing it with us!

We look forward to an amazing new year in 2016.

‘Twas the week before Christmas

A few last minute ideas for your favorite people….

rasta

There’s still time to whip up a quick bulky knit like the Snowboarder Hat or Burley Mitts with Malabrigo Rasta.

frosty toppers

We have a few friendly new faces in our line of Top This hats for little people.

naked bee

We love our lotions from the Naked Bee (and these are perfect for stocking stuffers or giving with a handmade gift).

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Need a gift for the knitter who has almost everything?

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Happy last-minute crafting!

December at Tangled Purls

Spud and Chloe Sweater

The holiday season is in full swing and we’re knitting and crocheting and crafting our hearts out as we make thoughtful gifts for those we love. If you need a little help getting your last minute projects together, we have oodles of ideas for quick projects, bushels of gorgeous colors and fibers to tempt you, and even a few quickie project classes!

scrubbie dots_editJoin Marie this Wednesday, December 9th (2015) for a lunchtime lesson to make Scrubby Dots! These adorable little crocheted scrubbies are a great addition to a pampering gift set, and only require basic crochet skills. You must be comfortable with both single and double crochet and bring a G or H hook to participate. Class is $5 and no registration is required. Class runs 12 – 1:00  (no students will be admitted after the class begins). Space is limited, so come early to get a spot!

Also, if you’re struggling to finish holiday gifts without your handiwork being spotted by the potential recipients, join us for a knit-in day this coming Saturday, December 12th. Bring your knitting, tatting or crochet, and get comfortable in our classroom kitchen any time from 12 -3.

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If you missed our felted ornament Make & Take, you’ll have another chance to attend! Brittney will be teaching a second session on Wednesday, December 16th from 12-1:00. Class fee is $10 plus materials.

Top This Hats

Speaking of quick projects, we’ve restocked our selection of Tot Toppers! These are perfect quick knits for the little people in your life.

Please keep the following holiday hours in mind as you plan your fiber needs over the coming weeks:

Thursday, December 24th – CLOSING EARLY at 3pm
Friday, December 25th – CLOSED
Thursday, December 31st – CLOSING EARLY at 3pm
Friday, January 1st – CLOSED
Happy stitching!

November 25: Happy Thanksgiving & Small Business Saturday

First, we want to wish all of our friends and customers a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

To give our staff a chance to celebrate with their families, we will close at 3PM today and remain closed until Saturday when we will return to normal business hours. Speaking of Saturday…small business

We hope you’ll stop in and join us for Small Business Saturday 11-4. We’ll have goodies and hot cider, and we’ll be giving away three $25 gift cards throughout the day. Plus, we’ll have a host of lovely quick project ideas for those on your gift list. December is just around the corner!

Monday Make and Take Nov 30

Monday we’ll be hosting another Make & Take with Vivian! Come join us for a fun class to make an ornament and a gift tag on Monday, November 30th from 12-1:00. Class is $10 +$3 for materials and registration is open now.  Space is limited!

We wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for each and everyone one of you who has supported Tangled Purls throughout the years we’ve been here. We look forward to many more!

November 19: What’s new!

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Looking for a squishy, vibrant DK for your next warm project? We have some fabulous colors of Vivacious DK from Fyberspates in stock!

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It’s time again for super bulky knits, and there’s nothing more rewarding than Vivian’s cozy blanket knit with four skeins of Magnum. Free pattern with purchase of yarn (and there’s no purling in the pattern — for real!).

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Join Marie this Monday (November  23rd) for another Monday Make & Take! The class will be from 12 – 1:00 (come on your lunch hour). You’ll not only come away with a great idea for holiday gift giving, but a new technique — learn how Duplicate Stitch can quickly enhance your projects! No fairisle, no knitting in the round, no intarsia — just a super easy project with a technique you can use over and over! There will be a couple of stitch patterns available, and if you have time for a little homework, we’ll let you know what you need to do to get a head start. Be sure to register in advance (space is limited). $10 registration fee holds your spot and there will be a $3 materials fee.  Bring size 9 needles (any length that will accommodate about 40 stitches) and a darning needle for the class. See you Monday!

new acadia

We’ve just restocked Acadia from The Fibre Company. This is one of our absolute favorites, and we have sweater quantities in some gorgeous colors!

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Have you seen our new project bags? Swoon! We can’t say enough about this great new project bags. You’re going to love them!

rasta

Tis the season for bulky yarn, and we have new Rasta super bulky from Malabrigo! It’s one of our favorites for quick projects.

Happy stitching!

November 12: Make & Takes

There are only 6 more Saturdays for “making” during this lovely season of giving. Are you (and your projects) ready? Tangled Purls is bursting at the seams with ideas and inspiration for projects that you can finish in time to give to loved ones. PLUS, for the next few weeks we’ll be giving your projects a little boost with our new Make & Take Mondays!

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November 16th, 2015: Make & Take Monday – Felted Soap!

Felted soap is a wonderful gift and is quick and fun to make! Join us from 12 -1:00 this Monday. Cost is $10 and space is limited. Please register in person in advance to guarantee a spot. Participants will each need to bring a bar of hard-milled soap (glycerine, castile, or a soap like Irish Spring works well) and one knee-high stocking or nylon that you don’t mind getting a bit soapy (we’ll have a few extras).

See you Monday!

Early November News

How is it already November 9th?! If you’re like us, you’re already underway with holiday projects. We’re padding our stashes and piling on the yarn so we can start the season off right!

Speaking of piling on the yarn, you should see the incredible new shipment of Tosh we’re putting out on the shelves tomorrow! We have sweater quantities of a huge selection of Tosh DK, Tosh Vintage and Toshmerino Light. This is the perfect time to stock up!

Tosh Tuesday

Join us this Wednesday (November 11th, 2015) for a Lunchtime Lesson with Brittney!

Have you ever wanted to learn brioche? Join Brittney for a beginner’s brioche primer. You’ll learn the basic brioche stitch which is knit flat with one color, one of the first building blocks for knitting more complex brioche projects.

This  Brioche Pop Up Class will be a fun teaser for Brittney’s upcoming Brioche Hat Class in December. Brittney will also show samples of other projects that can be made with two colors once you become experienced with the elements of the technique. The class is $5 per person and space is limited (we will not register in advance — this is a drop-in class).
Please bring a set of needles (somewhere between size 6-8) and at least 50 yards of medium weight yarn in a solid light color (anywhere between DK and Aran).
We have all kinds of wonderful things in the works for November and December, so keep checking here for updates, as well as on Facebook and on our newsletter to stay up to date with the happenings at Tangled Purls!
Don’t forget: We’re open Mondays 11 – 4 now through January.

Fall Treats!

We’re enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, cooler temperatures and rain! It’s knitting season all year, but there’s something extra special about sweater weather.

Pumpkin

Join us this Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st, for a Pumpkin Party at Tangled Purls! We’ll have treats (no tricks!), and these adorable Wee Pumpkin Kits free with a $30 purchase (while supplies last).

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Marie had a full house this week for her Lunchtime Lesson class on the provisional crochet cast-on and Russian Grafting. We were so sorry for those who came a little late and weren’t able to join us due to such a large turnout. We’ll be offering this session again for those who missed out, so keep an eye out here, as well as our emails and Facebook for an update on when we’ll be having it.

october pop up class

We also wrapped up the Olive Knits KAL this month, and had some gorgeous finished (and almost finished) projects from our participants. Thanks to everyone who participated and made our fall knit-a-long such a success!

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Have you seen the Knitter’s Pride blocking mats? Take your blocking to the next level!

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We are all smitten with brioche stitch! Brittney finished this darling hat called Vintage Prim with two balls of Jamieson Shetland. Stay tuned for a class on how to knit brioche, coming soon!

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If you’re in the mood for felting (especially for quick and easy gifts!), we just brought in a wide range of new colors of Naturespun 100% wool from Brown Sheep — our favorite for felted projects!

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These adorable handmade sheep ornaments are new to the shop from One of a Kind, right here in Oregon. We love these adorable tags for adorning a basket filled with yarn.

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The November class list has been published and sessions are filling fast, so drop-in soon to sign up (we don’t take class registrations over the phone) so you can secure your spot! Remember that registrations close three days in advance of the class.

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