Saturday, February 02, 2008

Purls of Wisdom

Stop 5 on the Colorado Yarn Store Tour is Purls of Wisdom in Parker.

Jen opened Purls of Wisdom a couple of months ago and it's become a bit of a local haunt for me. (Thanks Kelly for introducing me!) What I love most is how open and inviting this place is -- anyone and everyone is invited (heck I'd even say encouraged) to swing by and plop in one of the big comfy chairs and knit to your heart's content. If you live in the area I'd highly recommend it. And if you have young children, check out this great little area that she has set up for them to watch movies:

And she stocks some lovely yarns -- there's some wonderful cashmere on the counter that just begs to be stroked each time you walk by. And she has a good selection of Rowan too!

At Purls I picked up some Berroco Bonsai for the mosaic blanket:

Speaking of the blanket, it feels like I need to add some colours to the mix. Trouble is (and if you read this blog frequently you'll know that) I can be colour challenged. I think I do matchy matchy ok. But contrast colours... hmmm.... help is needed. So I tore through a couple of my old magazines to see if I could get some other inspiration ideas and I put this collage together of images that contained duck egg blue.

You can see that I'm thinking pink might get added to the mix together with some lighter green colours. Think Amy Butler.

Will I be able to pull this off effectively, who knows? But it will be fun trying...


StarSpry said...

Purls of Wisdom looks really nice! I've got to make it over there sometime.

I love the colors/yarns you've picked up for your blanket. I think pinks & greens would look great in there :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Fantastic yarn store! The kiddies area is so cute. And another great yarn choice too.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I vote for PINK :) to be added! Your blanket will be devine!

Bea said...

SALMON! Not a pinkish pink, but a bit off pink? I love that color with that duck egg blue. Also with a lovely brown almost any darkness, deep tan, milk chocolate, dark chocolate...any of those. Like you have. So I vote Salmon!

tiennie said...

That does look like a wonderful place to go!