Monday, December 23, 2013

Seasons Greeting and Holiday Hours

Hello Everyone,
 
   Once a year, it is lovely for me to be able to reach out and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! I hope that however you celebrate, that you have a great time with good food, great friends and family, and of course, some time for knitting!
 
   2013 was a terrific year, filled with classes, the second annual Purple Sock Fibre Retreat,our first ever "yarn tasting", a new website, an expansion at the shop and some great new lines of yarns, needles and notions, and 2014 promises to be even better.
 
   As the Purple Sock enters its seventh year, I am filled with a great deal of gratitude and thankfulness to you, my loyal, terrific, creative and fabulous customers. Without you, all of you, the Purple Sock would not be what it is...a dream come true for me.
 
         Just a quick  reminder that I am open today Monday December 23rd 10 til 5 pm and Tuesdays December 24th 10 til 3pm and then will be closed from December 25th til January 3rd and reopening on January 4th .
Also there are 2 days left of my Christmas specials , today is 15% off all teas and tea accessories and tomorrow, Dec 24th is make a  $20 or more purchase and receive a Free small package of Christmas tea ($4.50 value)
 
  Happy knitting! And a safe and happy holiday
Lynn

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Specials just for YOU, my loyal customers!

Hello everyone!


                    There are 7 more shopping days at "The Purple Sock" until Christmas as we will be
               open everyday from Wednesday, December the 18th through
               Tuesday December the 24th till 3 pm.

 

   In the spirit of the Season, I am offering a special each and every day to you, my loyal customers!  So here they are...just mention this email to get your special deals!


Wednesday, December 18th  ..Buy 2 and get one at 50% off on ANY Berocco yarn.....


Thursday,December 19th ....  20% off ANY red  yarns! 


Friday, December 20th...  10% off any spinning fibres OR if spinning is not your thing, then just roll the dice at the register and whatever you roll, you get that discount off ANY yarn in the shop!!!


Saturday, December 21st ....40% off ALL ruffle type scarf yarns, (these knit up super fast , so there is still time to make one or two for Christmas!!)


Sunday,December 22nd.....  10% off ALL  sock yarns and there are LOTS to choose from!


Monday,December 23rd.....15 % off ALL teas and tea accessories! (You know you are going to need tea over the Holidays!)


Tuesday, December 24th..... With your purchase  of $20 or more, you will receive a FREE  Small package of Christmas tea ($4.50 value)
 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

MERCHANT MADNESS!


Hello everyone!

 
  Coldwater is bustling, and we are really excited about our "Merchant Madness" Event this Wednesday evening,December 11th, from 5 to 9 PM.
 
   We are offering a shopping experience that cannot be had at a mall.....with our select speciality shops carrying everything on your shopping list!
 
   At The Purple Sock, we are shaking things up a little, by offering you two dice to shake and roll...and whatever you roll, you deduct from your total order! So, if roll a 12, then you will get 12 percent off your purchases STORE-WIDE! Yarns,needles, books, teas, teapots,magazines, buttons....everything in the entire shop!

   And while you are in the shop, you can try a sample of my newest Christmas blend tea...it is just delicious!
 
   So, please join my fellow merchants listed below, and bring your friends and family to enjoy the sales and specials that each shop is offering!
 
   Also please note my holiday hours listed below. 
 
 
Happy knitting,
Lynn
 
 
The Purple Sock
The Clothes Closet
Gary's Crafts
The Christmas Villager
Back In thyme
Severn Timber Mart
Off the Beaten Path
Shelley B's Fashions and Pine Cove Gallery
Holly's Beads
 
The Purple Sock  Holiday Season hours:

Monday Dec. 23rd  10 til 5 pm.
Tuesday Dec 24th 10 til 3 pm.  (Christmas Eve)

Closed Wednesday Dec 25th til Friday Jan 3rd  inclusive  for holidays and inventory.

Reopening on Saturday Jan 4th.

Monday, December 2, 2013

December is here!!

Hello everyone!

 

Well, December is here, complete with snow and pretty lights! I have just

received another order of the Namaste " Oh Snap" bags in terrific colours,

they are so handy for your knitting. There are two sets,one has two bags on

the larger size,and the other set has three bags from small to medium,but

just look what they hold! The perfect gift for the knitter on your list ( or

for yourself!)


 
 

 
 

Also, don't forget that our Coldwater Candlelight Walk is this Saturday December7th!!

Free skating at the Arena, Santa is at the Mill, the Parade begins at 5:30,

with a Scavenger hunt for the little ones,and great fun for the whole

family.

 
I will be open til 8 PM that evening so feel free to pop in and do a little

shopping or  find some treasures and put them on the "Wish List" so your

friends and family know just what you want!

 

Happy Knitting,

Lynn

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dragonfly Fibers and Christmas Teas!!

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes it is interesting to try and figure out how companies choose their various yarn names...but with this yarn,it is easy to see why they choose the name......Dragonfly Fibers! The sheer iridescence of both the Djinini and the Pixie remind me of dragon flies. The depth of colour and variegation is simply amazing. And as the ONLY Canadian supplier of this beautiful yarn, I am pleased to introduce you to their Djinni Sock yarn is 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. With 420 yards in a 4.2 oz.skein, it will make some fabulous socks!

In addition, their Pixie yarn is equally gorgeous and is 100% Superwash Merino, soft, luminescent and simply wonderful....fabulous for shawls, sweaters and scrumptious Christmas knitting...wow, did I just say "Christmas?".....yes it is coming...stop in and see these wonderful yarns for yourself.


 



In addition, their line of hand dyed roving simply has to be seen ( and touched!)

So please drop in when you have a moment to see what Dragonfly Fibers  has to offer....
 
And also, all the Christmas blends of teas are now in at the store, so come and get them before they are gone. They make great hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and the perfect small gift for that special someone!




Happy knitting,
Lynn

Monday, November 11, 2013

Yarn tasting at the Sock!!



Yarn Tasting at The Purple Sock!

 
      There are wine tastings and chocolate tastings and all manner of "tastings", but my favourite has to be "Yarn Tastings!"
 

       So, I am pleased to offer this to you free of charge, as one of my suppliers has provided me with ten different yarns for you to try out....knitting or crocheting, whatever you please. And in addition, I will have lots of the various needles for you to try...these are needles that I carry regularly in the shop and it is fun to get to try them out.

 

        This will be a great evening, with door prizes, and also a Pot Luck dinner! Bring your favourite dish to share, and join me at the Purple Sock on Monday, November 25th from 6 PM  till 9 PM!!

 

       Please call or email to pre-register as space is limited...



       Looking forward to seeing you then!

 

         Happy Knitting,

         Lynn

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Knit along and a couple of classes




Hi Everyone:

A couple of classes coming up and a new knit along , all the details are below, please pre register as space is limited.

 Happy Knitting

Lynn

 

 

 New "KNIT-A-LONG"......

 


Starting next Wednesday, November 13th , from 1 pm til 3 pm. (if there is enough interest.)


Please note this is not a class as such . We are all just working on the same project, and can help each other along the way. There is no charge for this, but I do ask that you buy the yarn from me. Of course, you are welcome to use yarn you have bought here in the past.

 
I have picked two shawl patterns, both of which use 3 colours of sock weight yarn. So you are welcome to choose which ever one you want. Let me know and I will purchase the pattern on your behalf, and you will receive an e-mail with the link to the pdf, and it will also go into your Ravelry library. I am having a hard time deciding myself as to which one I will do!!


I think the first day will mostly be spent deciding on our colour choices.  So if you have  a skein or two that you want to use bring them along,and we will pick something more to go along with it, or if you have nothing you want to use, then the sky is the limit as to what you can put together. I think one of the hardest parts will be picking our colours....I have some gorgeous new yarns that are in some spectacular colour ways!


So if you are interested, and plan to attend please let me know.


 Color Affection
 
BASIC SOCK  KNITTING
Instructor: Lynn Stitchman
Basic knitting knowledge required you need to know how to cast on, cast off,
knit and purl.
You will learn to  use double pointed needles
and all it takes to knit a pair of socks.
Fee  $50.00 & HST Includes yarn and pattern.
You will need size 3.75mm double  pointed needles which can
be purchased here at the store if you don't have  them
Date: Wednesday November 13th , 20th. and 27th  7 pm till 9pm
 
BEGINNER KNITTINGInstructor: Lynn Stitchman
Learn the basics, cast on, cast off, knit and purl. Make a scarf.
Fee $50.00 & HST Includes yarn and pattern.
Size 5.5 or 6mm needles needed. These can be purchased here at the store
Time November  14th,  21st and 28th  7 pm till 9 pm.


Lace Shawlette

This class is for anyone who has wanted to try lace knitting. Basic Knitting Skills

required. We will be doing a very simple shawlette. The pattern says “this pattern is perfect for a

first lace or shawl project.  The lace pattern is easy to memorize. “   You will be learning to read chars, start with a

garter stitch tab and do a picot bind off. You will need to bring 4mm circular needles at least 24” long. If you know you are a tight

or loose knitter you might want to bring a couple of sizes to try to see what will work best for you. If you don’t have needles I do have some for sale.

You will also need to purchase yarn for this project which can be bought the first night. This shawlette takes one skein of sock weight yarn.

Here is a link to the pattern, I also have one knit up at the store.


Fee: $30.00 plus HST

Date:  Wednesday  Dec 4th , 11th and 18th.  7pm till 9 pm.


Contact me at lynn@thepurplesock.ca  or through my website.


 

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Yarn for fall at The Purple Sock



Hello Everyone!

  Well, fall is definitely in the air, and nothing makes me happier than
seeing all these great new yarns coming into the shop. Well, maybe going
home, making a cup of tea and settling down to knit with them makes me happy
too.

Lucinda( my oh-so-quiet assistant at the shop), is wearing a lovely cowl
knit in Kiko , a super chunky yarn that is 51% wool and 49% acrylic. It
knits up so quickly, perfect for last minute Christmas gifts (yes, it IS
coming quickly)..and at only $5.99 for a 50 gram ball, you can grab several
colours. The vest and wrist warmers are also knit in Kiko , and you just
need to come in and feel it to see how special it is. There are several
pattern books for this yarn as well, including this warm and wooly pullover
in that luscious shade of blue...so cosy!!


Hope you are enjoying this delightful fall weather...hope to see you soon...

Happy knitting!
Lynn=

Monday, September 23, 2013

Rug Hooked Jewellery with Jennifer Manuell

And a good time was had by all!!

That pretty much describes the workshop we just enjoyed given by Jennifer Manuell at The Purple Sock last week. Jennifer is a well known rug hooker http://fisheyerugs.blogspot.ca/,who has developed the most wonderful hooked jewellery...I just love the piece I made
( see photos!)...


We arrived Monday to a riot of colour in wool, yarns, sari silk, felted wool balls, beads, gorgeous threads and so much more! I think she brought enough stuff to fill her own shop, including a sewing machine that practically ran itself, lol!

Jennifer is an enthusiastic, creative, well-prepared and patient instructor...with nine of us gathered around two large tables, she quickly led us through the "basics" and then let us free to gather up our treasures in the colours we wanted. We were all focused on our projects, and were thrilled to see that, by the end of the first day, we had all completed our pieces!!

It is fascinating to me, as a knitter and a spinner, and a lover of all fibre arts, how easily they can all meld into one another. For although these pieces are "hooked"(as in rug hooking), it was wonderful to see how handspun yarns, ribbon yarns, novelty yarns and other bits and pieces, all combined with felted beads, glass beads and odds and ends of broken jewellery to emerge as something FABULOUS!

So,take a moment to pop on over to Jennifer's blog and don't forget that she is teaching here again in November! This time it is a stunning Christmas Stocking  that is certain to become an heirloom in your family....

Who knows, with the popularity of this jewellery class, I may just have to have her back in the spring!
Below are just a few photos of work in progress and some of the finished pieces!!
 



 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Change of hours for this Sunday only

Hi Everyone

Please note that The Purple Sock  will be closed this Sunday  Sept 8th 2013 as I will be attending a Knitting Trade Show, hopefully to find some great new products for the store. I will be open again next Sunday as usual. 11am till 3 pm.

Thanks Lynn

Monday, September 2, 2013

Malabrigo RASTA!!

Hello Everyone!

 

  I know that many of you have been waiting for the Malabrigo Rasta to arrive and it is finally here!!

 

  One of my customers was here waiting as the box was opened this morning, and went home with a skein to make a funky necklace from a free pattern she found on http://www.ravelry.com/ and I think I will knit up a cowl this weekend!

 

  This fabulous yarn is Kettle Dyed pure Merino wool, the colours are deep and rich and just gorgeous! It is a great weight for quick-to-knit projects including cowls, hats, ear warmers and scarves..super for last minute gifts...and of course, Christmas is approaching quickly as well!

 

Most patterns will use just one 90 yard skein, so pop on in, check out the amazing colours, and get your winter projects started....
 



Malabrigo  Colour# 866 Arco Iris
pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/laser

Monday, August 26, 2013

End of Summer Sale

 



   Hard to believe the summer is coming to an end , it seems like it just started!!
    I am having an END OF SUMMER summer sale, so all summer yarns, (cotton, hemp, linen ) are 10% off. There is still time to knit a warm weather top!!
   I also have lots of back issues of magazines at 40% off  and lot of other yarns I will be clearing out , some at as much as 40% off as I need to make room for all the wonderful new yarns I have ordered!!
The sale will be Friday August 30th, Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st. 
 
  Come on in and pick up some great bargains !!

Happy Knitting!
Lynn

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Knit along and lots of great Magazines




 
Hi Everyone!
There seems to be a lot of interest in the “Topsy Turvy Inside-Out Knitted Toys” book.  So I thought we could do a knit- along using this book. For anyone who hasn’t seen the book, you can go and look at the great video on You Tube showing quite a few of the knitting animals from the it..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9dWIPK9H3A

I also have a couple of them knitted up at the store, thanks to Cathy!!

So here are the details...you must buy, or have already bought a copy of the book, and we can each pick which one we want to work on, and then work on them together. We can help each other with any problems we come across.

 
This is not a class,  just all of us knitting on the same things and helping each other out. I would also appreciate it if you bought most of the yarn from me. We will start on Thursday afternoon, August the 1st.  1 pm till 3 pm.  If you are interested and need a copy of the book, please let me know as I still have a couple but can certainly get more!!

Also, several new magazines have arrived at the store including Knit Scene , Simple Knits, Spin-off and the latest Create and Decorate.

I also received a great new book for all you Rug Hookers by Gene Sheppard  called  “Prepared to Dye.”
 
So do come in and check them out!!
 
Happy knitting and rug hooking to all
Lynn

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Upcoming workshops!!

Hi everyone, 
 I have booked Jennifer Manuell who is a fabulous rug hooker, to come and do two different workshops this fall.  These will be on Mondays and Tuesdays so I can take them also!! Space is limited so let me know soon. You will need to make a 50% deposit to hold your spot.  There are more photo’s of her hooked jewellery on her blog http://fisheyerugs.blogspot.ca/    on April 25th.
 
     The first class  is Hooked Jewellery ......a two day workshop on September 16th  and 17th, from 9 am 'til 4 pm.  You will need to bring your lunch,or there are lots of places in town to pick up something.  I will supply tea and cookies.   Fee is $125.00 plus HST.
 
     The second class is a Christmas Stocking .....a one day workshop on Monday, November 25th, from 9am 'til 4pm.  I will provide a light lunch of soup or chili , tea and cookies.  We will receive a materials list from Jennifer before the class. Fee is $100.00 plus HST
 
See below for descriptions of the classes.
 
Thanks Lynn
The Purple Sock
hooked jewellery
A fun class involving exploration, imagination, innovation and creativity, featuring hooking combined with beadwork, embellishments and handwork. You don’t need to be a master rug hooker or a professional seamstress to create a distinctive bespoke hooked accessory.  You just need a sense of adventure, some good materials and a little bit of patience.
There will be lots of samples to inspire your designs, basic supplies and tools....and you will learn various tried-and-true finishing methods.  Most people should be able to leave after one day of class wearing a new necklace!
Some handouts will be provided.

1-day class:  in this class we will create a basic necklace (several styles to choose from, similar to those pictured), and practice some of the various techniques used in making hooked jewellery.  Towards the end of the day, there will be a bit of a trunk show, featuring many samples of other styles of hooked jewellery, more complex necklaces, barrettes, belts, headbands, etc., to inspire future projects and show some of the possibilities.
Participants will receive a one-of-a-kind kit with patterns and ample supplies to make two unique necklaces (one fairly simple and one more advanced).

2-day class: incorporates the same content as a 1-day class, in addition to working on a second project and spending time discussing more complex construction methods, including deconstructing the items in the trunk show.
 
 
AJ’s Christmas stockings
My Auntie Jean (Armstrong) made hand-hooked Christmas Stockings for my sisters and me in 1977, and she continued to make 150+ stockings over the next 24 years.  Keeping this tradition alive in our family was the reason I learned how to hook in 1999. 
Our Christmas stockings are hooked using a type of creative stitch to create unique designs – think rug hooking meets counted cross stitch…
All participants will receive a copy of my detailed instruction booklet All in the Family, an 8-page colour booklet with full-size paper patterns for both the stocking itself and the lining.  Class fee also includes a piece of even-weave burlap large enough to hook 2 stockings.  I will send out a complete supply list prior to the class.
1-day class: In the morning, the focus will be on the special hooking techniques for creating the motifs in these stockings and getting everyone started working on their first stocking.  In the afternoon, the final assembly will be demonstrated, from start to finish, using a sample (that I have hooked prior to the class).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Great Summer Top





Hello everyone!

 Every once in a while ( well, quite often! to tell you the truth,lol!),  a great yarn comes into the shop and I just have to drop everything and make something out of it!

 And such was the case with this Berocco yarn called "Maya"....it is a light weight chainette yarn, 85% Pima cotton and 15% baby alpaca, fabulous to knit with, and it comes in several soft summer-y shades and here is the result! I almost didn't want to take it off to showcase it on our lovely "Lucinda"mannequin, as I was enjoying wearing it so much! It is great with a summer skirt, or crops or a great cotton dress...it is so comfy and flattering with the shorter front and the waterfall sides and back.

   Plus, it knit up in no time at all! A quick,fabulous summer project....so come on in, choose
your colours and be wearing it by next week!



Happy Knitting!
Lynn

Friday, July 5, 2013

Pre Order for knitting magazines


Hello Everyone!


    Just a quick note to let you know about these two fabulous special addition  magazines by interweave knits. They are due to arrive in early August. They will be $15.99 each .   If you are interested in either, or both, of them, please let me know and I will pre-order them in for you....
 
   My supplier has told me that they will be flying off the shelves, and could easily sell out.  
 
   The deadline for pre-order is July 10th
 
    Happy Knitting!
    Lynn

NEW! The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits.
Enjoy thirty-one knits inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey.  Projects include knitted lace cardigans, socks, knitting for the troops and more!
 
All New! Harry Potter Inspired. Must-Have.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits is a 148-page magazine filled with magical knitwear that is wearable today.  Knit up cloaks, shawls, scarves, socks, hats, cardigans and mitts that allude to your love of a hidden magical world.



 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Feature!

We've added a new feature to the blog to help you stay up-to-date on store happenings! You can now sign up to have new blog entries sent to you by e-mail. Our blog entries include information about special events, sales, classes and other store going-ons! 

Look over on the right-hand side, just under the photo of the lovely rug hooked by some talented ladies who frequent the shop, and you'll see a box with a small heading "Follow by e-mail". Type your full e-mail address in there and hit submit. You'll get a pop-up box asking you to type in some random letters to confirm your request. Check your e-mail for a confirmation link; you may need to check your spam folder too depending on your e-mail settings. Follow the instructions there to complete your subscription.

If you are already receiving newsletters and other updates through us, please take a moment to subscribe to the blog, and then drop us a line at info@thepurplesock.ca. We will remove you from the old list so you don't receive information twice. We will be phasing out the old system eventually so please do take a moment to sign up to be kept informed!

If you have any questions or run into any issues, please e-mail us and we'll do our best to help you out.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Canada Day


Happy Canada Day Everyone!!!!

 
  Wow, where did the first half of 2013 go??! But here we are at Canada Day 2013, and ready to celebrate with all kinds of fun stuff in town! From 11-3 there will be a Bouncy Castle for the kids, free popcorn, a great band, a pie eating contest and of course, terrific sidewalk sales...and speaking of sidewalk sales....
 
  At The Purple Sock we are offering 5% off every yarn in the store!! We have some gorgeous new yarns in stock, fabulous summer weights, terrific cottons for light summer tops and shawls, stunning, shiny ribbon yarns to work into that special piece, and some new baby weight yarns for adorable booties and hats.
 
In addition, we have lots of clearance yarns in bins for you to go through and save up to 40%!
 
So, pop on into the Purple Sock for Canada Day and celebrate with us! 
 
The Purple Sock will be open regular hours on Canada Day weekend plus Monday,July 1st from 11 am till  3 pm. 
 
Happy knitting!
Lynn

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Short Row Techniques

Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock Yarn
On Wednesday afternoons we are currenly enjoying a KAL for Vitamin D, using Sweet Georgia Yarn's Tough Love Sock. This lightweight cardigan uses short row shaping, and we've been learning about different techniques for working these.

Today was my favourite; Japanese short rows. These are worked without wrapping the yarn, and create a smooth, no-gap finish on the right side. We've also looked at some different wrapping techniques for short-rows and yarn-over short rows. If you're interested in learning these techniques, Craftsy is currently featuring Carol Feller's workshop for free!  It's well worth taking a look and trying the different methods  to see what you prefer.

I can't wait to see how everyone's cardigans start to come together and hope to see some progress pictures in the KAL thread on the Ravelry group soon!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekend wrap with Versa by Berocco



Hello everyone!
Well, summer is definitely here, and this "Weekend Wrap" is the perfect warm weather knit....light, easy and quick.
Berocco's Versa ( 50% cotton and 50% acrylic) comes in several gorgeous colours ... seeing as this is such a quick knit on such large needles you can easily make up a few for various outfits, or as gifts for your friends with summer birthdays




And as always, mention this blog post
 and get 10% off this yarn at The Purple Sock for the month of June!


Oh, and one more thing.. the latest Create & Decorate is here with lots of fun projects, come in and check it out..


Happy Knitting!


Lynn



 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Vitamin D knit-along and Sweet Georgia Yarn !!


Hi Everyone,

As a lot of you might remember, a couple of months ago I sent out an e-mail about an upcoming knit-along and a pre order for Sweet Georgia yarn.

Well the yarn is here,and it is beautiful!! So for anyone who pre ordered, I have your yarn. If anyone else is interested in doing the knit-along, there are a few extra colours you could choose from,and I do have some Malabrigo sock yarn that would work also.

We will be starting "Vitamin D" on Wed. June 5th from 1PM until 3 PM. For anyone who has not attended a knit-along before here is how it works. This is not a class as such, we will all be working on this sweater together and helping each other along the way, everyone works at their own speed. There is no charge to attend, but you are expected to buy the yarn here. The pattern is one I can purchase for you from Ravelry, and you will receive an e-mail with the link to the PDF, or if you don’t have a printer I can print a copy out for you. Here is a link to the pattern for you to take a look at it.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vitamin-d
I also have one knit up in the store that one of my customers kindly lent to me for you to see, (I have not, as of yet, knit this sweater myself).

So, if you are interested in joining us please let me know.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Come join in the Wacky-Quacky Happenings in Coldwater!!

Hello everyone!!
One of the many joys of a small town is the camaraderie that community events bring to them! And Coldwater, with its Annual Duck Race, sponsored by the Lions Club, is the perfect example!
With prizes, food, fun for the kids, and treats for young and old...we welcome you to town on Saturday,May 25th!! The Parade starts at noon, the Duck Race ( with lots of prizes!!) starts at 2 PM, and the day is just going to be filled with fun to kick off SUMMER 2013!!
So, to get into the spirit of things as well. The Purple Sock is giving 10% off our regularly priced yarns when you mention this email!!
Also, I have just finished my "Wildacres" cowl/shoulder wrap ...it's just the thing for cooler evenings around the campfire, or for when you head out for a spin in the boat...choose your favourite colours, save 10%, and enjoy the day in Coldwater....we look forward to seeing you!! Oh, and p.s. check out our "Duck Race" window! You are guaranteed a HUGE smile!!
 
Happy Knitting,
Lynn

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Summer is coming...I promise!

Hello everyone,


Well, with a subject line like that, I had better back it up with the newest summer yarn in my shop!


Sirdar Americana comes in so many light,sherbet-y colours, and with 135 metres in each 50 gram ball, it is a great value, easily allowing you to knit up several patterns in your choice of colours.


From this gorgeous cabled cardigan to the frothy little T-top to a soft and breezy vest...you will love knitting with this cotton based yarn, and creating some great new summer tops.


For the Month of May if you mention this e-mail you will receive 10% off the price of this yarn. So don't forget to mention it!!



Friday, April 19, 2013

Malibrigo Yarns!!

Hello everyone,


I love carrying so many wonderful yarns, and one of the most gorgeous of these is Malibrigo.

Made in Peru, this Kettle Dyed Superwash Merino comes in an array of stunning colours.

The sock weight lends itself perfectly to shawls with a fabulous drape, warm and ultra soft cowls and adorable baby items.


Come in and have a look ( and a feel!) of this lovely yarn...you will love knitting with it!


More new colours coming in all the time.

Mention this  Puple Sock Special and received 10% off the price of an Malibrigo yarn from now till the end of April!!

 

Happy Knitting!

  Lynn



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Teddies get new sweaters!!

Hi Everyone
We have been having a great time at the Sock in our Thursday afternoon knit along. We have been knitting a mini Gansey using  Beth Brown Reinsels book and DVD both of which can be purchased at my shop, here is a link to info about them.
http://www.knittingtraditions.com/DVD.htm

We have all finished knitting our mini Gansey and are in the proccess of ordering in yarn and planning our full size sweaters. We learned many things by doing this little Gansey which will come
in handy for lots of other things.

Here is a photo of most of them, A few were at missing and I will try to get a photo of them shortly.
Happy Knitting Lynn

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Izzy dolls on their way!!

Hi Everyone,
A big "thank you" to everyone who knit either the Izzy Dolls or face cloths, or who donated toothbrushes and bars of soap. They are all very much appreciated, and will be going to very good use. There were 170 Izzy dolls handed in, and I am sorry I didn’t count the knitted face cloths, but there was a big basket full of them. Such great colours!!
 If you have knit some Izzy dolls, and just didn’t get them handed in on time, I do have someone else wanting some to take to an orphanage in Hatti at the end of June. So if anyone feels like knitting a few more for her, that would be wonderful!
Again, many thanks to everyone....you will be making a lot of children very happy!
Happy Knitting
Lynn

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hop on over to Coldwater

Hello everyone!

Well, the clocks have changed, the days are longer and that means that
Easter must be on its way!!!

So please join Coldwater for a fun-filled PiƱata Party!!! Lots of
activities, treats and FUN!!!!

Just remember, it might still be a little chilly, so wear your jacket
just in case....see you there!!

See the attached flyer for the details.

Happy Knitting
Lynn

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Canadian Shawl Pins

 Hello everyone,

I love coming across new Canadian companies to showcase at the Purple Sock,
so when I found these stunning shawl pins, I thought they were perfect to
share with you.

These are hand crafted from sterling silver, bronze and copper with a
beautiful assortment of stones, beads, crystals and pearls to complement
each of the metals. I just love how some of them are hammered, some are
smooth and shiny, and some have this fabulous twisted wire which really adds
texture and interest.

We all spend so much time and energy on our knitting, spinning and weaving,
and I really feel that these pins are worthy of our work! So, for Mothers
Day,or for a special friend, or for yourself...drop in and have a
peek.....

Don't forget you can sign up for free patterns from
http://www.oldmillknitting.com/get-free-pattern .


Happy Knitting!
Lynn