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Stitched Square Battle: Hendrix vs UCA at The Twisted Purl

Hendrix vs UCA Stitched Square Battle at The Twisted Purl

From now until the end of the 2017 Fall Semester, The Twisted Purl will be hosting a battle for the greater good. We’re pitting our two local colleges against one another. Everyone loves a good competition…right?

The challenge is to create as many 7 x 9 inch knit or crocheted squares as possible. You can do it!

Come on Hendrix!!!

Come on UCA!!!  

 

We’ll be collecting squares from both UCA and Hendrix. The squares can be knit or crocheted and need to be close to 7 inches by 9 inches.  We’ve got lots of donated yarn, just pop in and grab some.

Anyone can donate squares for the event.

Come on alumni, professors, and community supporters you can help too!

 

The squares will be put together to form blankets and donated to local charities. These will be distributed in Warm Up Centers across Conway this winter.

Join us one night a month for a social stitch night at The Twisted Purl from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

UCA STITCH NIGHT: the last Tuesday of each month

HENDRIX STITCH NIGHT: the last Thursday of each month

We have community donated yarn for this event along with needles, looms, and hooks. Don’t know how to use any of these things? We’ve got you covered. There will be people here to help you learn.

Join us in this battle for the good.  Take some yarn bring back some squares…beat the other college.

Wonder which college will win???  Can’t wait!

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Little Free Library at The Twisted Purl

Are you looking for inspiration for your next crafting project? Why not check out the free library at The Twisted Purl?  It’s completely free!

We have a community provided library located inside our shop.  It’s full of books about knitting, crochet, and other crafty things. Have a crafty book at home you no longer need? Bring it in and help others on their creative journey.

Yes, you can get many patterns online, but there’s still a sensory satisfaction having a book in your hand.  Flipping through the pages, admiring the patterns, photos, and words.

Our library is an official Little Free Library, which is a fantastic organization.  You can find more information here.

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Ripple as you Go Crochet Along Together

Excited to be participating in the Crochet-Along-Together "Ripple as you Go" both as a LYS and personally. The Crochet-Along-Together is adorably being referred to as a CAT.

The first part of the CAT pattern was released today. You can join in the fun by heading over to Ravelry and adding the free pattern, Ripple as You Go, to your library.

Once a week, throughout the month of August, Mandobug and Skacel Knitting will be releasing pieces of the pattern.
Every Friday, at The Twisted Purl, we will be hosting our own CAT from 1-3.
Stop on by to show off your progress. We have all the supplies needed for you to participate.
Here's my first piece:

Will share more progress as I go.
Suggested yarn: Schoppel-Woole Zauberball Stärke 6
Crochet Hook Size: 3.75mm F

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Open Appointments One on One Lessons

Can’t figure out that stitch? What on earth does this pattern mean? What the heck did I do!?  These are questions we answer every day at The Twisted Purl.  We LOVE our customers and really do love being able to be here to help you through that sticky situation.  After all a happy stitcher makes the world a much better place!
Back during Austin’s football days, his coach would yell out “HELP SESSIONS!” whenever a kid would need more help getting through something.  Most of the time this meant way more sit ups, push ups, and tons of running. Football Help Sessions weren’t necessarily a good thing, but Stitching Help Sessions can be a blast!

We have a shop policy where if the yarn is purchased from here, and the problem is something we can easily walk you through, bring it! We’ll get you back on track. BUT if we need to give you extensive help (more than 15 minutes or so…) then you might need a Help Session!  This is the beauty of having a local yarn shop in your neighborhood. We can’t wait to get you back on your way to happy stitching.

EVERY THURSDAY, at The Twisted Purl, we have open appointments available for one on one lessons. Help Sessions!!! Starting at noon we have knowledgeable folks in the shop to assist you with any issue that might arise for both knitting and crochet.  The cost is $10 for an hour. Our last appointment is at 4:00, so stop on in if you need help.  Reserve your one on one time to learn how to knit or crochet as well.

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