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Meet Loki Twisted Purl’s Shop Dog

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog

Hey there! I’m the new shop dog, Loki. I’m available for snuggles and mom says I’m in charge of shenanigans. Heh! In a yarn shop that’s not hard at all.

I’m only 11 weeks old. My favorite things include my pink pig, sticks, and occasionally getting in customers bags. Mom fuses at me for it, but bags are pretty cool. Especially Ms. Wright’s…it smells wonderful!

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog Sun Bathing

My normal day starts with my mom drinking coffee, as she sits on the porch. It’s pretty hot. I stuck my nose in it and learned not to do that again! I adore the sun and like to roll around outside. She keeps wanting me to do something in the grass but I’m just soaking in the rays.

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog Napping

After we get to work it’s time for a nap. Dreaming of running a yarn shop when I get big.

I’m a rescue dog so people keep guessing what type of a dog I am…Beagle, Rat Terrier mix maybe? We can all just agree I’m a good shop dog for now!

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog Doing Paper Work

Here I am approving the paperwork. You know running a shop is a lot of work. I’ll happily help you pick out yarn and give you lots of encouragement on your projects.   I want to help teach but pretty sure I need more schooling of my own first.

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog Checking out Yarn

I’m going to tell you a secret. I love to chew on yarn baskets and boxes. I’m trying to break the habit. When I get caught I pretend to yawn with my mouth on the basket. Seems to work sometimes.

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog doing Yoga

Speaking of work. I’m such a multitasker. I’m doing yoga while I sleep cause that’s how I roll. I call this position upward facing dog.

Loki The Twisted Purl's Shop Dog Smiling

Mom is knitting up a sweater for me to wear. Not sure if I’m going to like that. It’s a really nice shade of blue and has a great design but it was hard enough getting used to my collar. I’ll try it…but I make no promises of liking it.

Stop by the shop soon. I can’t wait to meet you and see what kind of mischief we can get into together.

-Loki

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Joji Starting Point Mystery Wrap

Join The Twisted Purl as we embark upon a Mystery Wrap journey with Joji Locatelli.

The clues for the knit along will be revealed:

clue 1 – May 12

clue 2 – May 19

clue 3 – May 26

clue 4 – June 2

clue 5 – June 9

We’ll have open knitting the days of the clue reveals so be sure to pop on by to knit and chat.

Here’s some information about the mystery knit along from Joji’s Ravelry Page:

Starting Point

Joji Mystery Wrap
BEFORE BEGINNING

Please read before signing up! ❤️

Welcome to another rare mystery knit-along adventure with Joji. In the quest to knit this beautiful wrap (stole), we will have fun unveiling each clue while playing with color and texture.

I wouldn’t want to make any knitter disappointed with the finished outcome, but the point of a Mystery Knit Along is not knowing what you’ll be making, there’s always that risk…

Therefore, here are some facts about the wrap that will help you decide if you will like to embark on this project:

  • The shape is a true rectangle. This wrap can be worn as a wrap, blanket scarf or even as a blanket.
  • Approx. measurements are 26½ x 72” (66 x 180 cm) blocked.
  • It has a graphic look, but it is still classic.
  • You will need yarn in 5 colors and you will use up a lot of your yarn, so you need full skeins.
  • The total approx. yardage is 1700 yards (1555 m). It is a BIG wrap. Please be aware of this.

There will be 5 different clues, spread out over 5 weeks.

  • It is good for all levels. There will be TV knitting and more engaged knitting. You will sure have fun.
  • There is no brioche involved. There are no short rows either.
  • There is a little bit of simple lace, about 10% of the total project.
  • There is a lot of garter stitch.

The cost of the pattern is $4.00 and can be purchased through Ravelry. 
Yarn can be purchased in our shop. We even have several color kits put together if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed!

You will need yarn in 5 colors in fingering weight and you will use
up a lot of your yarn, so you do need full skeins.
– The total approx. yardage is 1700 yards (1555 m). It is a BIG wrap folks.

 

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Sale tomorrow!

We open at 10:00 and close the doors for the last time at the old location tomorrow at 2:00.
Help us lighten our moving load. Take 25% off yarn purchases.
We also have free tickets for Affair of the Heart (a$7 value) available while tickets last.
Come see us!

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Crochet Kick

We’ve been on a crochet kick in the shop. Hilary, our fantastic crochet teacher and shop assistant, has been inspiring me to dive deeper into the hooker world.


I like to browse the What’s Hot Now section on Ravelry just to see what’s trending and to stay on top of all the lovely patterns you will want to create. Being on the crochet kick and working on my first toe up, two at a time knitted socks stumbling upon this pattern was just too cool.

It’s the Spiral Socks by Ooh I Love it! and it’s a free download on Ravelry.


I’m going to start this soon. Probably in Babe Cotton. I bet they will be super soft!

 

What’s coming up?

Join us to learn how to Crochet your First Hat class tomorrow from 12-2

I haven’t forgotten my knitters! If you are looking to learn how to knit tomorrow is our Learn to Knit Class starting at 4:00.

On the new shop space news I’ve met with the carpet installer and we have a date!!! Carpet will be going in THURSDAY! This means we can seriously look at a date for the Grand Re-Opening party. Woot woot! I’m just a tad bit excited.