If you’re in Portland and looking for a place to work on your Warm and Fuzzy SF scarf (or whatever cool thing you’re in the middle of making) Twisted is having their weekly open craft night tonight at the shop, the first one of the new year! I wish I could make it — unfortunately, tonight is all about boring post-move errands for me — but they host them every Tuesday from 6-8, so be sure to check their blog and mark your calendars. And they have movie nights every Friday, too. Such a cool idea.
Twisted is such a sweet store. Emily and Shannon are both so friendly and they offer gorgeous yarn and a very nice selection of craft books, plus vintage craft magazines (a major weakness of mine) — and their classes are amazing.
And if you are looking for fun things to do in town in general, don’t forget to stop by DIY Alert to check out all the great events that Sister Diane has rounded up. There’s a great Church of Craft event on tap for next weekend. And you can check out the library’s excellent mail art exhibit when you’re there too — it’s on display in the main lobby.
A few more Portland-related things, in the spirit of Christina‘s San Francisco finds: I saw this stenciled on a wall on Division St. and really liked it.
And this was in a store window on upper Hawthorne. I have a huge thing for Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens imagery so this was right up my alley.