Uncovering a Hidden Purl


By Abby and Elle

My goodness, where have we been? Well, thanks to AT&T we were without internet service for half a month, but that’s another story — and an epic one at that. But don’t even get us started.

The good news is we’ve uncovered a local gem! Jill Wieder is the creator of Purlygirl Knits, and wow, can that purly girl knit. All of Jill’s creations are unique, but the most interesting is a project she calls “Wordies,” a collection of 26 scarves with words, one for each letter of the alphabet.

The grief of losing her mother inspired her to make these scarves with words that hang like fringe on the end of each scarf.  The words Jill chose describe how she felt and what she was going through, what her mother meant to her, and what she misses most about her.  Every scarf contains something that belonged to her mother.

Take a look at Jill’s creations below and be sure to visit her website.

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Abby, Jill and Elle. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Purlygirl Sophisticate! Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Love these scrumptious fall colors. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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We were fascinated by all the detail. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Perfect hat for a small head. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Copious complement of color. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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That Abby, she can’t help the cuteness. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Uplifting color combo for grey Cleveland winters. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Ever, one of Jill’s Wordies. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Calm, another Wordie. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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We’re not ordinarily greedy, but we wanted all of these. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Coziness that makes you long for snow. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Exquisite detail, all recycled. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Gloves almost too lovely to wear. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Grow, perfect on a growing baby belly! Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Jill knits for tiny people, too. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Jill’s creations are from silk, cotton, mohair, wool and synthetic yarns. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Look for Purlygirl Knits at local art fairs and online. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Many details once belonged to Jill’s mom. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Sample of Jill’s Wordies. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Ta da! Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Texture matters. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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Purlygirl Knits by Jill Wieder. Photo: Stephen Travarca

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