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Adventure Knitting this Thursday

Knitting Adventure with The Twisted PurlCome join us this Thursday, from 6:00-8:00, as we dive into an adventure. A knitting adventure…

A Day in the Woods is an amazingly fun pattern book by Lee Meredith.

Do you remember those books where you chose your own adventure by turning to a certain page or choosing your path?  This is just like that, but with KNITTING!!!

If you are able to contain your excitement…um what is wrong with you!??  Haha

The way this book works is you pick your path.  Your path is either a Hat, Cowl, Fingerless Mitts, or a Coffee Sleeve.  Then you choose your options like looking at a certain tree etc.  You can use any weight yarn and any size needles and easily make over 100 different pattern variations.

On Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 we will be embarking upon the adventure together creating a coffee sleeve.  You can choose the options of your choice, but we us all being on the same path we can help to orientate you to the glorious options available in the book.

There will be a Facebook Group page for those in the Adventure Club where you can ask questions and show off your projects.

This is just the FIRST in our Adventure Club Knitting exploration.  There are two more books in this series…so we may just be in for a long journey.

Hope you will join us!!!  CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE

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Learn to Crochet a Granny Square

Crochet Granny Square ClassNow that fall is here, or at least almost, it’s time for The Twisted Purl to start up our classes again.  You’ve asked for a more advanced crochet class and here it is!

We’re starting a Granny Square a month class.

Each class is a different square and they will all be about the same size.  You can put them together to form a blanket or whatever your heart desires.

This month you will need a G hook and join us on Friday morning from 10:00 to 12:00.  The cost is $25 and includes the yarn and instruction.

Hookers are totally welcome at The Twisted Purl. 😉

Granny Square of the Month Class

Reserve your spot
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New Yarn at The Twisted Purl from Island Yarn Company Poosh

OMG I love this yarn!!!  This yarn is so amazingly soft.  It’s alpaca *drool*, merino wool *double drool*, and Nylon (for strength).  It looks almost like a roving yarn.  But unlike a roving yarn, I pulled and pulled on it to see how much tension it would require to pull apart…it was seriously quite a bit!

From Island Yarn Company:

“50 grams, 140 yards, 70% Alpaca, 7% Merino Wool, 23% Nylon, Bulky weight, Hand-dyed in the USA, Hand wash

Poosh is our brand new alpaca blend. It is cloud-like in feel, but super strong.  It will knit gorgeous scarves, sweaters, mittens and more and the alpaca is sure to keep you toasty warm!”Island Yarn Poosh

Wanting to find a couple fun ‘one skein’ projects to try out this new yarn, we went on a pattern hunt on Ravelry.  Poosh is next to skin, snugly soft, so we wanted a hat or a headband and we found both.  One knit project and the other crochet!

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First the knit project.  So fun!!!  It is a cabled headband from a pattern called Fraga Headband.  You can find the knit pattern here.  It worked up fast and I’m already dying for this dang heat to go away so I can rock the fall days.Photo Aug 12, 1 00 01 PM

Here it is on one of our darling shop helpers.  She modeled it for us and then stated she wanted one.  There’s plenty of yarn left to make a couple more, so she may just get her wish! 😉Photo Aug 11, 2 38 25 PM

The next pattern is called “Crochet Street Slouch Hat”.  It is a quick crochet, our assistant made it in one night.  Plus it’s so dang cozy and adorable.  Did I mention it needed to be Fall already???

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The crochet pattern can be found here. For rows 5-13, we added 2 more rows so it’s longer and less slouchy.

Poosh Crochet Hat
Here’s the hat being modeled by another one of our shop helpers.  Too cute, right?

Right now, the yarn is available in the store, but it will be in our online shop soon!

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Araucania Yarns Copiapo now Available

This new yarn, Copiapo, from Araucania Yarns, is a perfect blend for the upcoming warm months.  It’s a cotton, linen, and viscose.

Copiapo

What the heck is viscose?  It’s a rayon blend.  Often times you will see either rayon or viscose depending on where in the world the item comes from.

It comes in 8 different colors and here is a peek of what they look like knit up:

Fun fact for your day: Copiapo is the Mapuche word for “Lush Vegetation”.

This yarn can now be purchased here or in our local yarn shop.  Hope to see you soon!

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Fourth Night Art Walk

We’re excited to be a part of the Downtown Partnership Art Walk. Join us April 22nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Simon Park. This is a great way for you to help support the Arts in Conway, Arkansas. This event will be happening the 4th Friday of April, May, June, September, October, and November.

Check out what’s on the line up for April 22, 2016

Simon Park will be hoping!  There’s live music and live art.  Artists in the park includes: Jeanetta Darley, Debbie Ayres, Cyndi Minister, Natural State Glass Gallery, Jessica Jones, Jeremy Etta, and Work Force Creations. Live music will be performed by the Conway Symphony Orchestra on Kris Allen Stage.   

Several of the downtown Merchants will extend their hours.

Participating Front Street Merchants:

E. Leighs, Mike’s Place, Beach Shack, Arkansas Arts Beautification Society Gallery, Kings Live Music, Blue Sail Coffee, and Art Experience.

Participating Oak Street Merchants:

Grand on Oak, Jenifer’s Antiques, share.the.love.KidsClub+Zeteo Coffee, Tickled Pink, Rocket Fizz, Bell & Sword, Carmen’s Art & Antiques, The Gallery at EM, The Flirty Chick, and Branch Out.

Participating Van Ronkle Street Merchants:

Stitcher’s Garden and The Lantern Theatre.

Take your receipts from downtown merchants visited during the Art Walk to Taziki’s and get a 10% Discount. 

Hope you can join us for a fun night out and help support the Arts in Conway.

The Facebook Page for this event can be found here.