Sunday, October 4, 2015

Socks, socks, socks!!

Hello Everyone,


Just because you haven't learned to make socks( yet!) doesn't mean that you

can't have wonderful, colourful, and super comfy socks! Made with 75% virgin

wool and 25% polymide, these are the perfect gift, for a special someone, or

for yourself!



And don't forget, Christmas is coming...ssshhh, did I really just write



Happy Knitting!



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Super Fast and Super Fun

Hello Everyone,


  Estelle has just come out with this amazing Big Alpaca Bulky yarn! In terrific fall and winter colours, this yarn makes up super fast for those quick last minute gifts! The headband can be made up in a couple of hours, and the matching cowl knits up in an evening!


  Along  with  free patterns  this is a  win-win all the way around...hope to see you soon....



   Happy knitting,



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Salish (Cowichan style) Hat Class

Hello all!
   I am happy to be able to offer this class for those who missed Sylvia Olsen's visit to The Purple Sock this past summer. 
   We will spend an evening learning this special colour work technique, while knitting a fabulous, traditional hat. This technique  is slightly different to the stranded  colour work technique most of us are used to , as it seems to give a much stretchier, more pliable fabric.

 More pictures can be found   on the pattern page on Ravelry
   When: Thursday Oct 1st, 6:30-8:30pm
   Fees: $40 + HST.  This includes the pattern, and 3 full skeins of yarn (enough to make at least 2 hats!)  You will need 6.0mm needles( either dpns, 16 inch circular or 24 inch circular) which can be purchased that evening if you don’t own them.
   Please let me know if you wish to attend as space is limited. Cathy McCracken and I will be your Instructors for the evening.

   Happy Knitting,