Spring is coming!

…..Okay, so maybe it just seems that way inside The Twisted Purl.

Today, it’s dark and gloomy outside, not quite sure if it wants to rain or snow, and I’m “stuck” inside unveiling the latest orders that have come in from all over the world. As I’m opening boxes, I’m feeling the need to touch everything. The bright colours, the wide variety of textures and the new names are getting me excited for the spring season

Kathleen is always making comments about how she is a starter and has trouble finishing projects. I am quickly learning that while working in a store like this, being a “starter” is an incredibly easy thing to do. As I pull out a ball of Queensland’s “Uluru”, a light weight cotton blend, my mind is already racing to the socks I want to try. When I feel the 100% hemp “Java”, I’m dreaming of bags, dish clothes and accessories. The rafia has possibilities as sun hats and sandals. Zooey from Juniper moon could easily become a summer tank. The ideas are never ending!

DSC_0630(1)One of my favourites today though would have to be Spring Rainbow from Katia. Linda has crocheted up a beautiful, light, spring shawl (pictured at the beginning). These balls of yarn are great for your one skein projects that bring a long and gradual colour change.
Along with our spring orders, come our newest lines of needles and accessories. We are excited to announce that we are now carrying Knit Picks needles and accessories in the store AND we are also finally starting to carry BUTTONS! When I say we are excited, I mean I am over the moon. Sometimes all you need to complete your project is that perfect button… I like buttons.
I’m seeing a little bit for every kind of fiber enthusiast coming into the store. It’s my happy place and I enjoy helping to make it yours too.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Hat by Kathleen

Hat by Kathleen

This week’s hat is brought to you by Kathleen. She has created a pattern to showcase the beautiful blend of wool and silk from Louisa Harding. This vibrant yarn is called Amitola Grande. She commented on how far the yarn goes. She was able to create the hat and this small summer cowl from one ball. For the hat pattern, stop in and see us in store!

DSC_0620(1)We are now carrying “Soak”. A natural, Canadian made soap for hand washing your delicates. It makes the process of hand washing much easier and comes in a variety of smells to help you keep your knitted and crocheted items looking and smelling great

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