Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holiday Season

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year. Also to thank everyone for your support over the last year. The store has taken on a life of it's own and I am so happy. Without all of you this would have not been possible. So thank you so much!!

The Purple Sock will be closed between Christmas and New Years for a few days holiday and to do my year end inventory. I will be closed from December 25 th till January 5 th. Reopening on Wednesday January 6th.
Hope to see you then.

Friday, December 11, 2009

December Sock of the Month and new knitting needles

Hope you are all somewhere warm it has been snowing and blowing here for several days and we going to get more yet!! Please drive safe.
The December Sock of the Month was made using Fleece Artist Trail Sock yarn which was wonderful to knit with. This Sock has an afterthought heel and the star toe which were both new to me. I think I like the heel and will do it again. There are still some kits left if you would like one and there is still room if you want to sign up to meet with us each month or have it mailed to you. You can see a past post for more information or e-mail me or give me a call.
I now have in stock some of the Kollage square knitting needles, you can find out more about them on there website which is I tryed knitting with a set of them last night and they feel very nice.
The Purple Sock will be closed from Dec 25Th till Jan 6Th for holidays and year end inventory.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Starting them young , and the Christmas Stocking Challenge

This little beauty was born a few weeks ago and is already attending the Wednesday Sip and Stitch sporting her hand knit outfit. She arrived into this world a bit ahead of schedule but even though she is quite small is doing very well and seem to like spending time here at the store with her Mom. congratulations to the whole family what a wonderful addition she is!!

Thanks to everyone that handing in Christmas Stockings they are all wonderful and I hope to have them displayed in the window very soon. Once they are there I hope you will drop in and vote for your favourite one. For anyone that reads this and can't come in I will try to post a photo of them and you can vote by e-mail.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Sock of the Month and Christmas Stocking Challenge

Well we had the second Sock of the Month Club and almost everyone had finished there sock from last month and seeming to be quite pleased with them. Here is this months sock, if you are interested in doing it I still have a few kits left. I talked about using 2 circular needles to knit socks with and most are giving it a try, hope they are enjoying it. We will see when they come back for the December meeting.
Just a reminder to everyone that if you are planning to hand in a Christmas Stocking for the Challenge that they are to be here by Nov 15Th, for information on this see a previous blog. posting.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Matida's skirt and my windows

I thought you might like to see my fall window display. The Caterpillar is called Sockertis and he is very proud of his many hand knit socks!!

Matilda is now proudly wearing her skirt, just in time for the cold weather.
thanks to everyone that helped to knit it. We had a brand new knitter knit on it as well as 2 young boys I think they were 12 and 15 do some stitches and people from all across the country. The bus to Sudbury broke down here in Coldwater and there was a knitter on the bus who found my store, she worked on Matilda's skirt and then brought back another girl that had never knit before and gave her her first knitting lesson on Matilda's skirt, so hopefully Matilda has inspired her to learn more!!

Just a reminder that the Christmas stocking for the challenge need to be handing in by November the 15Th.
Also the next sock of the month will be on November 5Th. If anyone is interested and not yet signed up there is still time to do so.
Happy Knitting

Friday, October 9, 2009

October Sock of the Month

The Sock of the Month Club got off to a great start. I was very happy with the interest it has created. We had a wonderful turn out for our first meeting. I also had several to mail away and several that were picked up by people that couldn't attend. I still have a few kits left if anyone wants to buy one. This first sock is made with Jawoll by Lang which comes with a spool of re-enforcing yarn to add in to the heels and toes. This is a self patterning yarn, it is knit using a twisted rib cuff and the eye of the partridge heel stitch. A good basic sock to get us started. If you want more information please contact me or see the previous post about it. You are welcome to sign up at anytime and come along with us on this sock knitting adventure.
Happy Knitting Lynn

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Well done beginner sock knitters

The Beginner Sock knitting class has ended now and all were very enthusiastic and have a finished sock to show for it. Well done all of you. There are many more socks in your future!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Christmas Stocking Challenge

Just a reminder about the Christmas Stocking Challenge. I have given you all a few extra days. It is now to be handed in by November 15th.
The Stocking can be made by any method , any medium, be creative. It must have been made within the last year. As in the Tea cosy challenge that we did in the spring I will use the Stockings as my Christmas window display and have customers vote for their favourite one and there will be prizes for the 3 with the most votes. So get busy and make a Stocking, I know you can do it!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beginner Rug Hooking Class

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Beginner Rug Hooking Class will take place starting on October 17th from 10-12 , it will be on four Saturday mornings, Oct 17, Oct24th, Oct 31 and Nov. 14. If you are interested give me a call or e-mail me as it always fills up fast. This is a photo of what you will be making. As usual Gayle Gundy as come up with a great design.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Sock of the Month

Here are the details for The Sock of the Month Club.

  • The cost is $20.00 & Gst + Pst. each month.

  • This will include a pattern and yarn to make a pair of socks.

  • We will meet the first Thursday of each month starting in October which happens to be the first of October, from 7 till about 8:30 or 9 pm. at the store.

  • For people that can't attend or are not interested in attending but would still like to receive a kit. I will mail them out a couple of days before that or they can come and pick up their kit on the first Thursday of the month or anytime after that.

  • If you are having it mailed there will also be a mailing cost which is about $6.00 depending on your location.

  • The first few kits will be very basic socks to get us going and then we will start with a few different methods and different stitch patterns. Each month will be a different yarn. Some I have been carrying in the store now and some will be new ones I have never had before. This is a great way to try out different yarns and patterns. Most months I will pick the colourway but sometimes there will be a choice of colours in the same type of yarn. If there is a colour you really really don't like let me know and I will try to avoid it for you. I am open to suggestions of yarns, patterns and sock knitting methods you are interested in trying. This will continue on for as long as there is interest. You can join or leave at anytime. Please give me two weeks notice before the next month if you will no longer be involved . For anyone that is not sure if they want to be involved I will have some kits for sale at the store once the people signed up have received theirs.There will only be a limited number of them depending on how many people are signed up that month.

  • Please e-mail or call me to sign up or if you have any questions

705- 686-3455

Happy knitting Lynn

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August Sale reminder

Just a reminder that Brittany Needles are on sale at 10% off until the end of August. So stock up now for your fall knitting.
The fall issue of Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits are now here.
I also have a few new yarns in stock . One of which is Splash for Baby which knits up really nicely.
The fall class schedule will be out in a week or two along with the details of the Sock of the Month Club.
take care and enjoy the rest of the summer
Happy knitting

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Matilda needs a skirt!!

Matilda was made by my husband and stands just outside my store and I think she needs a knitted skirt. So I would like help to make one. I am inviting anyone that stops by the store to help knit it for her. You can knit a few stitches or a whole row or many rows whatever you like

I do have lots of odd and ends of yarn here or if you would like to contribute some fun bit of yarn you have kicking around feel free to do so. The more colours and the more knitters the better. So please stop by and help Matilda out.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


This fall I will be starting a Sock of the Month club. This is something I have wanted to do since I opened the store. All the details are not in place yet but I will be posting them soon. As you might have guessed there will be a different sock to knit each month. If you think you might be interested please let me know. I am not asking you to commit to it right now just looking to see how many might be interested. I am open to suggestions as to sock patterns and method of running this.

We will be starting with a very basic pattern the first month. I am planning to have a group where you can come and meet once a month to get the new kit and we can all admire the sock from the month before and go over any new techniques in the new kit or there might also be people that will stop by to pick up there kit or people that can't get in that would like me to mail it to them. I am also thinking that people could sign up for every month or every other month , which ever works best for them.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Christmas Stocking Challenge!!

The tea cozy challenge was a great success and I will be having another challenge this time to make a Christmas Stocking. It can be made by any method you want. I ask that it has been made sometime this year, not something you have made many years ago. I will keep them over Christmas as my window display. As with the Tea cozy Challenge I will be asking customers to vote for their favourite and there will be prizes. They need to be handed in by November 1st. 2009. I know that seems like a long time off but time goes by quickly. so start creating and join in the fun!!

August Special

Hope you are all enjoying the summer. Nice to see that the last few days have been a bit more summer like. The Purple Sock is offering 10% off on all in stock Brittany Needles for the month of August. This includes the straights, double points and crochet hooks.
Hope to see you soon. Please see the post below for my hours.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Spinning at The Purple Sock

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Freewheelers Spinning group from Barrie will be holding their summer meeting at the store and all are welcome to join them. The first meeting will be this Sat. July 11th from 12:00 Noon till whenever everyone leaves in the afternoon.
Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Purple Sock

13 Coldwater Rd.
P.O. Box 675
Coldwater Ontario
L0k 1E0

705 686-3455


Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-3
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Purples Sock sells quality yarns mainly natural fibred with a great many of them coming from Canada, also roving for spinning and felting. I carry rug hooking supplies and needle tatting supplies. I give knitting classes and rug hooking and needle tatting classes which are taught by a couple of other people. I also have a line of loose leaf teas (about 48 different kinds) tea pots and some other gift items.
Posted by Lynn at 10:34 AM 0 comments

New Knit along project
May 24 2009

Hi All

Just a short note to let you know that we will be starting a new project on Thursday mornings in the knit along group.Anyone is welcome to join us. You only need basic knitting skills. We will be starting on June 4th. This time we are knitting a small shoulder shawl. The pattern is from CabinFever. We will be using a Double knitting yarn and it will cost about $25.00 for the yarn and pattern. You will need a circular needle at least 5.50mm or a bit larger. As this is a shawl tenison is not so important. The sample I knit using a 6mm.This sample is here at the store if you would like to see it.Happy knitting and do take time to enjoy the wonderful weather we are now having.Lynn