Lucy Neatby Trunkshow

We’re getting ready for a visit from one of the funkiest knitters in North America to visit this weekend. Her trunkshow has arrived, the brightly-colored yarn and patterns are stocked and all we have to do is wait until Lucy arrives. Until then, here are some pictures of her extremely fun socks and Venus Rising […]

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February 18, 2009 by Sara M
Tags: Classes

slightly overwhelmed

We have so much going on at the store right now (what with the Holiday Special going out on Friday, visiting instructors to organize and the holidays approaching waaay too quickly), that everything is a little discombobulated at the moment. On the subject of the holidays (and classes, technically), we can finally reveal the surprise […]

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November 18, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Classes Kits

photographs under halogen

I figured that I better dash any hopes that you, beloved reader, might have had for decent photography immediately. The workshops with Miriam Felton this weekend were fantastic, the pictures of said workshops are significantly less so. Anyway. I took the Introduction to Lace Design class and it was completely worth sitting for six hours, […]

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November 11, 2008 by Sara M
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making html look nice

Well, as promised we have some interesting Sock The Vote results. And the ranking is (not surprisingly): Michelle Hillary Cindy Sarah Michelle sold out within a day, and Hillary is likely going to be next. One has to feel a little sorry for the Republican gals, since it might be awhile before they go to […]

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November 06, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Classes

did you know silliness is contagious?

It is. Honest. For all that we’re a serious business and attempt to appear professional, we at Knit Purl occasionally suffer from outbreaks of silliness. Case in point… We had such a positive reaction to our felted window display, and received so many requests for a photograph without window glare, that we attempted to stage […]

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November 04, 2008 by Sara M
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Woolly turkey and new bags.

I bet you think we’ve got a new breed of fiber-producing animal lined up for your knitting pleasure. Alas, no. We do have, however, a fantastic new window display for the holidays. LeBrie Rich, felter extraordinaire, spent all of yesterday setting this lovely nonperishable holiday feast: If you live in town, you really must come […]

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October 10, 2008 by Sara M
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An Ice Cube Tray and Yarn

To start off our SKIF Knit-a-long out right, for those trapped underneath something heavy and can’t make it in on Tuesday nights to hangout and get your SKIF knit on, I present to you today’s topic: Choosing yarn I know it sounds absolutely thrilling. Right now one of you is thinking, “If I can pick […]

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July 03, 2008 by Sara M
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Little Bundle of Joy

I have a child. Well, actually its not a child in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, its an entity with its own unique personality, moods, and thoughts irrespective of my own. It occasionally throws a fit, has problems in the middle of the night, does something rude to a customer, etc,etc. I didn’t […]

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June 26, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Classes

No Grass Greener

I often hear people fantasize about working in their local yarn store (LYS). On the outside it does seem idyllic, full of warm squishy fiber, and color rich days of endless knitting. However many may not realize the awful truth: the last person who gets to knit is a person who works in the LYS. […]

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February 19, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Classes

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Today’s post is of an amazing tale. An account of desperation, betrayal, and the fragility of life. Please heed my words and spread them to all in every corner of the planet. However, in yesterdays post I promised to explain to those who wanted to know about the upcoming fiber arts festival in Madrona. So, […]

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February 07, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Classes Kits