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, 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,

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,


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




 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
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  or through my website.