Thursday, August 10, 2017

Another Great Canadian Yarn!!

EXCITING NEW YARN

IN THE STORE!!!! 

Hello Everyone!

Our newest Indie Dyer is from Cambridge, Ontario (in keeping with my penchant for searching out and carrying Canadian yarns for you)..her YARN INDULGENCES (love the name of her company!) yarns are incredible!

We are offering her yarn in two blends...the "Indulgent Silky" is a 50/50 blend of Merino and silk in fingering weight with 437 yards and 100 grams per  skein..and her "Zed Lux Sock" is a blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere and 10% nylon, with 400 yards and 115 grams per skein..ooh, I can feel that on my feet right now..so cozy!

So come on it and check it out!!

Happy knitting

Lynn 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Great Summer sock yarn !!

SUMMER SOCK

YARN!! 

Hi Everyone:

Ahhhh, the joys of summer knitting! Especially with this terrific new yarn called "Comfort Stretch"!

With 45% superwash wool, 35% cotton, 13% Polyamid and 7% Elite....all of these fibres combine to make one great pair of socks!

With lots of colours, and 420 metres, this yarn, made in Italy, and so reasonably priced is just what you need to take to the cottage, or on a road trip, or to sit on your front porch...come on in and check it out.

If ever there is a yarn you would like and you can't get in to purchase it , I am more than happy to mail it too you. Just send me an email and we will arrange it.

Happy Knitting,
Lynn

Thursday, June 8, 2017

You are all amazing !!

A big Thank you to everyone
 
that
 
has knit  hats!! 

Hi Everyone 

Just wanted to let you know how amazing you all are!! I asked for little hats and you certainly came through!!  I didn't think to count the first batch but have done a guess on the number , which was about 100 and I have another 138 here to send down to them, which means we have knit approximately  238 hats!! That is just amazing!!

Please note this is an on going project so whenever you feel like knitting hats feel free to do so and drop them off!!  Below is a  lovely letter I received from HPIC thanking us for the first batch I sent and giving some more information about the hats.  I thought you might be interested in reading it. 

Take care and Happy knitting

Lynn 

 
Dear Friends and Knitters at The Purple Sock;                                                                                                        

First of all, thank you so much for your donation of infant/preemie hats to Health Partners International Canada (HPIC).  They are beautiful and we love that they are made with different kinds of wools. Since we ship all over the world, we appreciate the variety.


Did you know that something this simple knitted hat helps save a newborn’s life in many impoverished communities?  It’s a scientific fact: A newborn’s head makes up to 21 percent of the total body surface area. Heat loss can occur for a newborn by escaping through the body surface. Because of the large ratio of head to body, it is important to keep the newborn’s head covered immediately after birth to reduce heat loss through the head. Using your knitting/crocheting skills has helped give a new baby a better start.

All hats will be distributed through our Humanitarian Medical Kits with a focus on Mother/Child health.  program that runs in many developing countries. The Mother and Child Health Kit is an important initiative within HPIC’s Humanitarian Medical Kit Program. HPIC aims to support the ability of frontline health workers to provide responsive, quality care to young children and to women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the earlypost-partum period.  The infant/preemie hats will be used in place of Styrafoam packing in these kits.

Again, thank you so much for your donation of infant/preemie hats to Health Partners International Canada (HPIC).  The
mother of the infant who receives it knows that someone took the time and care to make something special for her child. (Just a little note, we shipped a number of the hats to Uganda and Kenya.  They should already be being distributed!)

On behalf of HPIC,


Nanette Hoogsteen
Nanette Hoogsteen
HPIC