Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Indigo Dragonfly Yarns now at The Purple Sock!!

 Hello everyone!


  Well, fall is definitely behind us and while winter is "officially" several weeks way, that white stuff outside says "winter" to me. So, what better way to celebrate winter than with this gorgeous new yarn...Indigo Dragonfly is a great company from Haliburton with this fabulous indie-dyed yarn! The colour names are based on T.V. shows including Doctor Who, Downtown Abbey and The Hunger Games, very cool!


  I can just see this Superwash Merino made into fabulous socks for Christmas, or a lovely shawl for a friends birthday. Plus, the depth of colour in this tonal yarn is just incredible, so come on in and add this to your Wish List or buy a skein and make someone something wonderful for Christmas!!


 And speaking of Wish List!! We have been doing this for a few years now and it has been so successful...it makes it super easy for friends and family to see what you really want to find under the tree or in your stocking! Just ask for the Wish List, add your selections and leave the rest up to Santa....


 And before your calendar gets too booked up, don't forget the Coldwater Candlelight Walk on December 6th and also Merchant Madness on December 10th....watch this space for more information!


 Happy Knitting,



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New knit along starting soon

Hi Everyone

As promised, the knitted doll knit-along will be starting on Wednesday,October 29th, from 1 pm til 3pm, and will run for as many weeks as we are still knitting on them.

Knit from one pattern or knit from both, they are just the cutest things!! I think they are just too hard to resist!
Please note that this is a knit-along,and we will be learning together, so 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.
Below are links to the patterns so you can take a look, they are going to be great fun!!
Please let me know as soon as possible, this one will fill up quickly!!
The pattern calls for 3.25mm dpns  or whatever size you need to get the gauge.
See you soon,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Big Happenings at The Purple Sock


Hello everyone!


Owning a yarn shop is cool, but sometimes it is SUPER COOL! And this week

has been just amazing with the release of my own signature yarn!


New indie dyer, Jane Steeves from 3 Dog Knits ( love the name,) has been

working away all summer on dyeing yarns in my three favourite colours,

purple,  green and turquoise ..and here are the results!!


Using a beautiful BFL( Blue Face Leicester) Superwash in a fingering/sock

weight, these 115 gram skeins are 80% BFL, and 20% nylon, perfect for warm

and comfy socks or whatever other project you have in mind.


It was great fun choosing the names for my yarns...hope you like them! From

the left we have the "Purple Sock Party", "Eggplant & Broccoli" and "Grape

Jelly" (this one has cashmere added to the mix) ...oh,and one more thing!!

Check out the sweet little stitch marker that comes with each skein of yarn.


And if this were not enough excitement, we are pleased to carry these super

new project bags from "Bling Your String".


For just $20.00, these make terrific gifts for the knitters in your life (

including yourself!)...I just love the fun and funky fabric she has chosen,

complete with a purple zipper,and purple polka dot lining, just for fun!



Hope to see you soon,

Happy Knitting, and Happy Thanksgiving