Friday, July 23, 2010

New Bags at The Purple Sock

Hello Everyone,

I have come across some great new bags that I am now carrying at "The Purple Sock"! They are gorgeous, very well made, with twelve pockets ( 6 inside and 6 outside), and they have a wonderful top closure with a heavy duty co-ordinating zipper. Plus there are nice long straps which go all the way around the bag, so there is no danger of the straps ever pulling free of the bag, and the colours and heavy duty upholstery fabrics are simply wonderful. And on top of all that...they are made right here in Ontario!

I can think of so many uses for these bags, in addition to carrying your knitting projects...they are super to carry your laptop, or to take on the plane as a carry-on, they would make a terrific diaper bag, or an over-nighter to a friends house, they are even sturdy enough for you rug hookers out there, to carry your small cutter, a hoop and your pattern and wool!

So stop using those grocery store bags to carry around your knitting projects...and treat yourself to one of these the next time you are in...they are $45.00 and they will last you for years and years....hope you enjoy picking out your favourite from the pictures attached, call me and I will put it aside for you ( plus there are dozens more we couldn't get into the photographs..come in and check them out!).

Happy Knitting!


Friday, July 16, 2010

what do you think goes with this?

Anyone who hasn't been to store in awhile will not have seen my summer window display. These are part of it. Can you guess what goes along with these wonderfully felted bananas that were done by one of the Wednesday sip and stitch group. It is hard to tell them from the real thing.
Hope you are all enjoying this great summer weather.
Happy Knitting

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Summer Yarns

Hi everyone!

Warm weather doesn't always make me think of knitting sweaters....but, when the yarn is as gorgeous as these two, well, you can see from the photos, I have been busy making summer sweaters!

Light and airy,and oh so soft on your skin, these sweaters are just the thing for those chilly summer evenings sitting out on the deck under the stars, or walking down to the dock for a quick last minute spin on the boat as the sun is setting.

We have lots of patterns for sweet little cap-sleeved "T's", lovely tank tops, light cardigans,and this beautiful 'swing' type sweater with the lovely lapels. Feel free to stop by and try on the many samples in the shop. It's so much easier to make your decision when you can actually try on the sweater and feel the yarn...

And speaking of yarn..the top row in the photo is the 100% "Ultra Pima" cotton from Cascade Yarns. This is a great yarn which will work up easily and quickly..and the colours are so luscious! This cotton feels like silk, it is so soft and gentle.

The other yarn, which is just yummy to work with is "Origami", from Berroco. A great combination of acrylic, linen, nylon and cotton, this yarn has a wonderful 'spring' to it, which makes for a sweater with a lot of life, plus it keeps its' shape wonderfully and the drape is amazing.

So drop on in, and get going on your summer knitting...see you soon!

Happy Knitting!