Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Austin the Bully?

On May 6th, 2009 I will be at Theodore Jones Elementary School for a trunk show. The elementary school is located at 1800 Freyaldenhoven Ln in Conway, Arkansas.

Along with my yarn, there will be handmade items from Jeanetta of Splendid Design, Laurie from IsInGlass, and Chris Massingal.

Here is my very latest creation. Three semi-solid painted Blue Face Leicester Fiber spun up:
Then plied together. Normally, I only do two ply yarn, but this was too cool:

It's pictured still on the wheel, but as soon as it finishes drying from being set I will put up another picture.
On a personal note, this is just way too funny not to share. My middle son is a rock star when it comes to school. He doesn't ever get in trouble at school. Every week, his teacher sends home a
behavior report. This entire school year there has been nothing but giant smiley faces on each report.
This week, this is what I got:
Yes, that does say "Gave a boy a wedgie". After laughing really hard, wiping away the tears, and putting on my most serious face, I asked Austin what happened. He explained he gave his best friend, Ethan, a wedgie, but only because he asked for one. Otherwise he would have never done it. He swears. I explained that even if someone asks for a wedgie, it's probably best to say no.

Oh the joys of motherhood! ♥

Monday, April 27, 2009

Conway Locally Grown Market is Open

The Twisted Purl has been approved to sell handmade yarn through Conway Locally Grown. The market is now open for this week and will be until 8PM on Tuesday. I have listed a few skeins of yarn including:



Please check out The Twisted Purl's handmade yarn listed on Conway's Locally Grown by Clicking Here.

Conway Locally Grown will be open every other week. I will try my very best to keep the blog updated as to when the market is open. You can also register by clicking here to sign up with Conway Locally Grown. When the market is open, you will receive an email. Be sure to check out all the other locally grown goodies and remember to support your local growers, crafters, and artists. You do need to be somewhat local to use this program as well. You pick up your purchases on the Friday that the market is open.♥

Thursday, April 23, 2009


The Twisted Purl has been asleep for too long. It's time to get things back into gear and wake up!

Things have been happening. Really! First off, a new Yarn-A-Holic Group was started in Conway, Arkansas. The group meets every Tuesday at The Faulkner County Library. Click Here to go to the facebook page for the group.

Here's the lowdown on the group:
"Are you crazy for crochet? Needing to knit? Spastic for spinning? Or just freaky for fiber? Have we got the support group for you. Beginning March 31, join fellow fiber addicts at the Faulkner County Library on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcomed. We want to offer a community-learning environment where those just starting out can learn from others with more experience. Bring your projects, grab a cup of our free coffee and make some new friends."

I take my spinning wheel, when we are in the larger room. If you spin, please bring some of your yarn to show off! The first night of the group I took the roving pictured below and spun it while chatting with all the great ladies.

The second night of the group, I plied the yarn and this is the final product:
I want to give a shout out to an amazing local program. It's called Conway Locally Grown. The flyer for the program can be seen here:
If all goes ok, I may be selling my handmade yarn through this amazing program. If not, I will be buying some local, super fresh produce. It's always best to support your local markets and producers. More details to follow on this program and The Twisted Purl's involvement.

I have teamed up with a few other AREtsy members to do some local trunk shows. The next date will be on May the 6th. I will share more details about this in my next post.