September 1, 2015

The summer heat feels over today and rain, after many months of hot days, soaks the parched land. This week the IPE opens and Armstrong, for 5 days, celebrates being an agricultural center. This year the Holstein Milk Cow is being honored. At The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio we are taking part in Ladies Night on Thursday. We are dressing up and going to the rodeo.

I am also preparing for our first Learn To Knit Workshop. What fun it has been to spend time thinking about the simplicity of knitting and how I would like to share its magic. I have found some really great patterns for the beginning knitter and look forward to sharing them with the people who have signed up.

It was such a hot summer this year that I haven’t worn socks for months. Now is the time to consider knitting some new socks for the coming winter. We have several sock yarn lines that have ready made pattern dyed into the yarn, so when you knit them up, great patterns are realized.

We are pleased to have some new local alpaca yarn, grown at Yellow Star Ranch in Trinity Valley Enderby. Soft, alive and spun with care this alpaca is fun to create with. We have 2 weights of yarn Roving (20% merino/bamboo–80% Alpaca) and Fingering (100% Alpaca) perfect for a lacy shawl.

Today a cool morning heralds the beginning of knitting season. I sit on the front deck and watch the sun rise knitting my first cowl of the season with a beautiful alpaca yarn from Yellow Star Ranch. I feel the calm of fall descend and the joy of knitting through the cold. Come and join us at The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio and explore your connection to yarn and creativity.

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