Yoga & Knitting

Yoga and Knitting,  More than 10 years ago my friend Elizabeth bought me a pass for yoga classes with a great yoga teacher Barbara Eastman. I half heartedly showed up with little or no expectations, just another exercise class I thought. It was more. That very first...

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We value you

Introducing the Twisted Purl Loyalty Program When we decided to create a Loyalty Program for our beloved Twisted Purl Customers, I realized how many point programs I participated in. For many years we have collected Air Miles, Avion Points, points at Expressions of...

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An Ode to a Friend

 Friendship—Soul Ease Occasionally only time with a friend will do. This last week was one of those times. My friend Elizabeth Lotz and I have been friends since the early nineties. Probably 25 years or more. She is one of the smartest and most creatively organized...

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Spring

We walked the freshly uncovered fields at the farm this morning. The rodents have left their winter pathways and holes everywhere. Geese, ducks and swans yelled at me from afar, disturbed by my presence. Small green sprouts have come alive overnight transforming with...

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Wishing for Spring

February 18, 2018 Even as we dig ourselves out of another pile of snow, the feel of spring is alive in the extra day light and the heat of the sun, when it actually finds its way to shine. At the Twisted Purl our spring and summer yarns are arriving and I am imagining...

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Slowing at the speed of winter

It is the Last day of January 2018, the moon shines full for the second time this month and the sun lightens the dark corners of my mind. I write today having survived a snotty nosed cold this month, survived the celebration of turning 60 years, and the endless days...

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Self taught knitting

Self Taught Knitting Yesterday amidst the piles of Shetland wool, just arrived, someone mentioned that they were a “self taught knitter” in a voice that made it seem like they may not be a good enough knitter. Later that evening as Bernice and I were in the Learn to...

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Knitting out Loud

Knit Out Loud Some Wednesdays at the The Twisted Purl knitting is loud and boisterous. some Wednesdays knitting is intense and you can hear each person whispering, “one, two, three..., Oh no!! #*#* or Isn’t this lovely.” When we knit we are engaged in the act of...

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November Tales

November 30, 2017 This November slides into December in a burst of rain and coolness that makes me long for a warm woollen blanket, toasty slippers and a hat that keeps the dampness away. I imagine a fair isle vest I can wear over top as I sit working on a shawl that...

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Slippers, slippers and more

November is Slipper Month My mother made me wait until my 9th Christmas to get a bicycle. Up to then I had ridden all my friends and cousins bikes but mother said she wanted me to be a responsible bike rider and that came with age. So on Christmas Morning 1967 there...

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