Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Prize winner

Hello everyone,


In so many ways, this afghan is a prize winner! From the ribbon attached to it, to the ease and quickness of making it, to the great colours..this is a win-win project!


Warm, soft and cozy, this is the perfect gift for yourself, your Mum, a college bound child, a dear friend...nothing is as special as a hand-made lap throw!

This yarn is machine washable and will knit up quickly on 6.5mm needles. 

 Remember we have gift certificates available and our wish list book, just come in and write in the book what you wish for and then when your family are shopping  all they have to do is  check it out!!


Happy knitting,

The Purple Sock

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Up coming Classes


The following classes will be starting soon and if  you are interested please email and let me know as space is limited.
Instructor: Cathy McCracken
Basic knitting knowledge is required : You need to know how to cast on and cast off, and to knit and purl.
Fee  $50.00  + HST ....Includes your yarn and pattern.
You will need size 3.75mm double  pointed needles which can be purchased here at the store if you do not have them already. 
Date & Time: Tuesdays Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8 from 10 am to noon.  Pre-registration is required
You will learn to use double pointed needles (dpn's), and all it takes to knit a pair of socks!! These are boot socks so we will use a heavier yarn and they will knit up quick!!

BEGINNER KNITTINGInstructor: Cathy McCracken
Fee $60.00 + HST ..Includes your yarn and pattern.
Size 4.5mm or 5mm  needles are needed. These can be purchased here at the store.
Date & Time:  Tuesdays Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8 from 1 to 3 pm.  Pre-regristration is required.
Learn the basics: Cast on, cast off, knit and purl and you will make a scarf!
Happy Knitting

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dragon Strings Another Great Local yarn

Hello everyone,
  My interest in local yarns was seriously peaked when these incredible yarns came in from Victoria Harbour, with their stunning colours and funky names, the yarns from Dragon Strings are just lovely.
  In both gradient and mirrored gradient fingering weight,  Phoenix Wings Superwash Merino and nylon yarn is perfect for socks, shawls or any item where you want a lovely soft drape.
In addition, another one-of-a-kind yarn pictured here, is Gnome Hat..with 85% Superwash Merino and lots of fun, colourful neps that add terrific texture to your knitting.

   These yarns would be a great addition to your stash, or seeing as Christmas is not far away, you could come in and place them on your "Wish List"....
On another note , the yarn I told you about not long ago....Hedgehog Fibres Yarn....has just flown out the door! So I will be placing another order in the next few days. I thought I would give you Hedgehog fans a chance to help pick the colours, and the weights of yarn that I order. So if you want to go and take a look at the colours available, and send me your preferences I will  see what I can do!!  https://www.flickr.com/photos/29825916@N05/albums/72157631857450574
but don’t wait too long as I want to get the order in!! I will be ordering in the one called Sock unless anyone is interested in a different one. There seems to be a fair bit of interest in the one she calls Skinny Singles which is what Stephen West seems to be using these days.
Take care and Happy Knitting