Friday, June 29, 2012

Dead Fish Hat Challenge

The Dead Fish Hats are now in the windows. Come on out and vote. If you can't come into the store and vote. You can e-mail your vote into me. I have posted photo's here of all the fish, you just need to e-mail me at
with your vote . Please just vote for one and only one vote per person. The hats are all just wonderful!! Thanks so much to everyone that took part.
So here they are in no particular order. They are much better in person, I am not the best photographer.

Happy Knitting Lynn



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Friday, June 22, 2012

Now a Ravelry Group!!

The Purple Sock now has it's own group on Ravelry!! Thanks to Carolyn for setting this up for me.
I have wanted to do this for quite awhile but there just is not enough time to do everything.
Please go and sign up and join us in this new adventure. What a great place to ask questions , find out about new yarn and show off your wonderful projects. We are still working on the banner and badge , a few kinks to work out. Here is the link go take a look and add your name to the group!!

On another note thanks to everyone that knit and handed in a Dead Fish Hat , they are wonderful.
Sorry I have not got them in the window yet, am hoping to get them there soon, I will also post photos of them all here on the blog so those of you that can't get to the store to see them in person and take a look and e-mail me your vote for your favourite.

take care stay cool and Happy Knitting


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Coldwater was Yarn Bombed!!

Ok I am not sure if it was there when I came in today or not but the tree just up the street from the store was Yarn Bombed. Good job whoever you are, there was a tag,  the writing  had run as it got wet best I can tell it said Sharky Malone with a peace sign. (sorry if this is totally wrong)   It was really exciting to find it!! Just love it. Thanks whoever you are you made my day!!

Happy Knitting Lynn

If you look closely you can see my store just down the street.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fantastic Felted Flowers

This week we were lucky to have Sue Mitchell give us a wet felted flower workshop at The Purple Sock. This is the first time she has taught in Canada ( aren't we lucky to have had her at my shop!!)

Sue is a Canadian fibre artist who, upon retirement, began designing felted bags. She became involved with needle felting, wet and dry felting, Nuno felting, knitting and dyeing. She considers everything she makes and sells as "wearable art". In the summer you can find Sue and her wares at the Rosseau Farmer's Market, the Parry Sound Market as well as her Etsy shop, "KnitFeltDream".

In the winter, Sue lives in Nokomis, Florida where she has joined The Surface Design Group and the Sun Coast Knitting Guild. She teaches her felting art at "A Good Yarn" in Sarasota, Florida and "The Purple Sock, Coldwater, Ontario.

Please go to the following link to see more of Sue's amazing felted works, and check out some of her projects on her Ravelry page!

Here are just a few photos of the class and some of our felted flowers. We will be hosting this class again in the future, so keep your eyes open for the email as this class will fill very quickly!
here we are hard at work