Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Yarn on the Block!!




 Hello everyone,

  Every once in a while, you need to shake things up!  And that is what we have done today at The Purple Sock....this
Estelle yarn is taking over from a couple of other wool/acrylic blends that we have carried in the past. So, out with the old and in with the new.   I am glad to present "Estelle Worsted"  in these FORTY glorious shades!!

   In 100 gram skeins with 200 metres, it is a bargain at just $8.99 ...just perfect for kids clothing, toys, your own sweaters, name it, this yarn fits the bill. In a blend of 50% acrylic, 40% wool and 10% nylon, this yarn has a very soft hand  and is completely machine washable.

 Hope to see you soon,
   Happy Knitting,

Monday, June 27, 2016

Canada Day and World Wide Knit in Public Day

Join us to celebrate
Canada Day

And  World Wide Knit in Public Day!!
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Hello everyone,

  Just a quick reminder that we will be out in full force in front of
The Purple Sock on Canada Day, Friday, July 1st!

  The street festivities start at 11 and go to 3'ish ...and we will be set up under the canopy with our beautiful hand made bunting, and our lawn chairs, water bottles, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, spinning and whatever other hand work you choose to enjoy!

  This is our celebration of
"World Wide Knit in Public" Day with the yarn bombing of the trees along the Main Street, so come join in the fun!  And what a fabulous way to expose the public to our passion for the fibre arts.
Our special gift to you on this 149th Canada Day, is 10% off any Canadian yarn or fibre!!

In addition to our activities  there will be games for the kids , bouncy castles  and popcorn , a pie eating contest and a great band all sponsored by the Coldwater Business Improvement Association.
This promises to be a great day all around, for young and old alike! Maybe even some great sidewalk sales, I know I have some yarns I will be  putting on clearance,  a great time to stock up!! 

  Hope to see you then
  Happy Knitting,

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gradient dye workshop

Hi Everyone,

Please let me know ASAP if you want to join in on one of these dye days as I think this will fill up fast!! The workshop will be held at my home which is about 10 minutes from Coldwater. We will be doing the dyeing outside, so here is hoping for a nice day. I do have an awning we can use if it is raining.

A light lunch is included, and we will have time to sit and knit while we wait for our yarn blanks to cook.

I think this will be a really fun time. We will be dyeing on fingering weight yarn blanks, so you will have enough yarn for a pair of socks or a small shawl, or if you choose to dye more than one enough for a larger project. If you do decide to do a second or third blank, you will need to bring cash to pay for them.

Please reply to this email as soon as you decide if you wish to sign up.
Payment for this workshop is required in advance in either Cash, Debit, VISA , Mastercard
or e -transfer.

Happy knitting!