Friday, April 18, 2014

Mystery Afghan knit along


Hi Everyone,

 
Recently Rowan has come out with a new yarn.....a wonderful 100% wool superwash worsted weight, which I have in stock in 30 different colours.  It is $10.99 for a 100gm ball and one ball will make 3 squares for the afghan!
 
They are now offering a Mystery afghan knit along using this yarn. Below is a quote from Rowan with a  little info about the afghan.
 
“Rowan and Westminster Fibers are proud to announce the upcoming Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Afghan Knit-a-Long.  Created originally for the North American market, this program will now be launched globally in early April, with the pattern for the first square uploaded to the Knit Rowan website during the week of April 21st.  
 
Designed by Martin Storey (shown below, with Rowan Senior Brand Manager, Kate Buller), the project is an afghan made up of 48 squares in eight different patterns, plus a cabled trim, all worked in Rowan's new Pure Wool Worsted Superwash.  Each square will measure 8"x8" (20cm x20cm). The finished dimensions measure approximately 50" x 66" long (125cm x165 cm).”
 
So, I have decided to do this as a group at the store for anyone interested. You can always just do the afghan 1/2 size or whatever size you want , if full size is just too big of a project for you.

We will be a couple of weeks late starting but will just work along at our own pace, each week for the next 8 weeks, there will be a new pattern for a square, and we will meet to go over the stitch pattern and work on it. Then there will be instructions on a cabled border and putting it all together for the last two weeks, for a total of ten weeks. I have not seen the finished afghan as it is a mystery but I think it will be lots of fun and with lots to learn.

If you are interested please let me know , there is no charge for joining but you are required to buy the yarn from me, buy it one ball at a time or all at once, whatever you like. After you have bought 9 balls you will receive the 10th ball free!!
We will be starting Thursday, May the 1st, from 7pm. til 9 pm. and will meet every Thursday evening for the next 10 weeks. 

For more information and a look at the first square pattern go to these links.
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2 New Knit alongs coming up!!


Hi Everyone

We had so much fun at the last two knit-alongs that I already have two more planned.
Also just a reminder that we will be meeting this Wed. March 26th to work on Izzy dolls and the last date to hand in  Izzy dolls to the store is April 3rd.
Thanks to everyone that has knit and handed in dolls. 
 
Sheep Carrousel Tea Cozy 
The first one will start on Thursday April 17th.  1 pm til 3 pm. and continue for as many weeks as it takes us to finish .
This is a Stranded project, using Jamison's Shetland Spindrift.  This is not a beginner stranded (fairisle ) colour work project, if you have worked with more than one colour before you are welcome to join us, you do need to have had a least a small amount of stranded work experience.
This is what Kate Davies says about the pattern  “
Sheep Carousel
This jolly tea cosy features a carousel of Shetland sheep and offers a small sampler of many of my favourite hand-knitting techniques: stranded colourwork, steeks, vikkel braids, corrugated ribbing, i-cord and centred double decreases. “
So lots to learn as well as more stranded practice. Please note this is a knit along and we  will be learning together, there is no fee to attend but I do ask that you buy your wool and pattern through me.
The pattern is a PDF download from Ravelry, so if you will be joining us for this let me know and I will purchase a copy of the pattern on your behalf which will go into your Ravelry library. No worries if you don’t use Ravelry you will also receive an email with a link to the PDF so you can download and print it.     Space is limited so please let me know if you would like to join us on this one.
 
Hue and Value Shawl
 
The second one  will start on Wednesday April 23rd. 1 till 3 pm. and continue for as many weeks as it takes us to finish the shawl. 
This is a lovely shawl called Hue and Value that is designed by a girl from Waterloo Ontario. We will be using 2 colours of sock weight  yarn to knit this.
As long as you can cast on, cast off, and do a knit and purl stitch you would  be fine to try this. We will be using different stitch combo’s and seeing how the two colours of yarn interact with each other. I will have lots of different colours of yarn for you to choose from.  Please let me know if you will be joining me on this and I will buy the pattern for you.  Please note this is a knit along not a class, we will all be knitting this together and helping each other out. Since there is no fee for it I do ask that you buy your yarns  and pattern through me.
Like always space is limited so act fast!! The pattern is a PDF download from Ravelry, so if you will be joining us for this let me know and I will purchase a copy of the pattern on your behalf which will go into your Ravelry library. No worries if you don’t use Ravelry you will also receive an email with a link to the PDF so you can download and print it. So let me know what your Ravelry name is.
The first day we will spend most of our time just picking our yarns. I will gather together lots of yarns that I think would work well for you to choose from!!
There might even be some new yarns from a new local dyer from Parry Sound!!
 
Happy Knitting
Lynn

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Yarn tasting... yum

Hello everyone,
 

   I love it when I offer something so special that it bears repeating!! And that is exactly what happened with the Purple Sock Yarn Tasting...it was so successful that I just had to offer it again...so here we go! 

 

DATE:       March 27th

 

PLACE:    Purple Sock in Coldwater

 

TIME:        7-9 PM

 

WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT:

 

Well, this is the fun part! Gorgeous, fabulous, incredible yarns like Manos, Cascade, Lang, Estelle and King Cole will be supplied for you to try out on various needles....knit a few stitches, get a feel for how they work up, chat with your table-mate to see how she liked it...sounds like fun right?!

 

In addition, there will be great door prizes from my generous yarn suppliers, and of course, as always, there will be fragrant teas and delicious treats for you to enjoy as well.


So, please join us to try out these new yarns, check out the other yarns which are arriving daily, and just enjoy a relaxing evening with your fellow knitters....hope you see you then.  These are different yarns than we had last time, so feel free to sign up even if you attended the last one.  There is no fee for this evening.

 

Please  email for your spot as they go so quickly and you do not want to be left out!

 

Happy knitting!

 

Lynn

The Purple Sock

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