Friday, July 21, 2017

Great 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,

Thursday, June 8, 2017

You are all amazing !!

A big Thank you to everyone
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


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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A new shipment of Hedgehog Fibres!!

More great Hedgehog Fibres

Yarn has arrived and it will not

last long!! 

Hi Everyone

It never gets old!! I am always so excited when a shipment of Hedgehog Fibres Yarn arrives.  This time I have brought over just for you, some colours of the Merino Dk weight!!  Also lots of new colours of Twist Sock and a few new colours of Sock.
Oh how could I forget to mention a new batch of sock Mini's in great colours!!

So come in and get them before they are gone!!

If you don't live close or can't get in and there is something you want, I am more than happy to mail it to you or set it aside til you can come in, just do a reply to this email and we will arrange it.

Don't forget it is not too late to sign up for our "specials" mailing list, a new special every couple of weeks and lots of great suggestions of what to knit with it, and just for you the people on the list!!
Take care and Happy Knitting