Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Canada Day Fun!!

Hello Everyone,

                   Well, summer is finally here and that can only mean that Canada Day is
                   not far behind! So, to celebrate,The Purple Sock has decided to combine two great events..Canada Day and World Wide Knit in Public Day!!

                   World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a
                   way to bring what can be a relatively solitary activity, into the public
                   prevue, as a way to share this wonderful art form, and as a way to show the
                   world that it is not just "grannies" who knit...not that there is anything
                   wrong with "Grannies",lol!

So, from 25 "Knit in Public" events in 2005,to
over 1200 last year, this is a hugely growing phenomenon that we are proud
to support and encourage! It is usually held the middle of June which didn't
work for me , but since the street will be closed on July 1st for Canada Day,  I
have decided to hold it then.

The main street will be closed to vehicles from 11-3, and many of my customers will be sitting
outside under an awning, demonstrating various fibre
arts..knitting, spinning,  crocheting and rug hooking...we hope you will join us and check out the fun!

There will be sales, treats, face painting, great live music, bouncy castles, hot dog eating contest,  and camaraderie. So come for an hour, come for the day, bring a lawn chair, and of course your knitting, spinning, rug hooking, crocheting, whatever makes you happy...the more the merrier!
And speaking of sales? At the Purple Sock..ANY CANADIAN YARN will be 10% OFF! That includes 3dogknits,  Briggs and Little, Fleece Artist, Cabin Fever, Indigo Dragonfly, Sweet Georgia...all at 10% off..time to show your Canadian pride and add to your stash!
To go along with it we have decided to do a little yarn bombing, We are still looking for pieces of knitting or crocheting  done in  red and white to cover a tree or two on Canada day, any pieces will be happily accepted about 17 inches wide and any length. I do have some red and white yarn at the store that you can use if you don’t have any. So get your needles out and  get knitting, bring in before or bring it along on July 1st.

See you on Wednesday, July 1st!!

Happy knitting,

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Oops! Change of plans!!

Hello everyone,

  Seems we have Bats in our Belfry!! Somehow they got in and changed the
date of the Witches Walk on the little handout book marks that were placed
in many of the downtown Coldwater shops.

SO, if you still have that little bookmark or you have already written the
date on your calendar, please change it to OCTOBER 21st, 2015!!

Enjoy your summer, but keep your Witches Hat handy...see you on October

Happy Knitting,


Monday, June 15, 2015

Lakeside Yarn Crawl

          Hi Everyone,
     The Purple Sock will be part of the Lakeside Yarn Crawl again this year!! I know a lot of you took part in it last year and had a terrific time.

     This year, the Crawl will start on June 13th, on "World Wide Knit in Public Day", and will run until Sept 7th. So, pick up your passport at any of the shops and join in the fun!

     This year there will be 10 shops for you to enjoy....visit them all and have your name entered in the draw for a Grand prize gift basket packed with all kinds of wonderful things!! Also enter your name at each shop you visit for their in-store draw prize as well.
     Each shop has designed a beautiful 8 x 8 inch afghan square, which you will receive a free copy of at each stop, just knit them all up and you will have a great memento of this years Yarn Crawl. If you do one of each design you will have  small lap afghan, or knit more of each for a larger blanket.  
   So gather some friends, hop in the car and plan a day ( or two or three!!) checking out all the different shops....each one is unique with many different things to offer!!
You can check out the Blog for more information about the shops


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Up Coming Knit along

Hi Everyone

We have just decided today to do a knit along for a little summer top called Maderia here is the link to it.  http://www.berroco.com/patterns/maderia

And here is the link to the page with the yarn colours. http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-linus

I do have a sample knit up here at the store if you want to see it in person.

So pick your colour and let me know by Wed. June 10th  as I will be sending in a order for the colours everyone wants.

I am hoping if I get my order soon enough we could start on Wednesday June 24th.  This will be in the afternoons from 1 til 3 pm.

Like always  this is a knit along and there is no charge but I do expect you to buy the yarn from me. 

On Canada Day again this year we will be celebrating World Wide Knit in Public day, (I know we are a bit late, it is really June 13th  ) but it works for me as the street is closed for Canada Day and last year we had lots of interest in what we were doing.  Some of you might remember that last year we knit bunting before the event and had it hung up.  Pictures of last years event can be seen here on my blog:  http://thepurplesock.blogspot.ca/2014/07/canada-day-celebration.html. I still have the bunting and will rehang it again this year but have been thinking we could do something else as well – Yarn bombing!

I have ideas for 2 objects: I have an old spinning wheel that I thought we could “yarn bomb” and also we could bomb a tree on the main street.  I need help getting the knitting and crocheting done: for the wheel I will bring it in to the store, if you want to knit a piece pick a part of the wheel and then make something to cover the area you have chosen. For the tree you can knit or crochet strips to be sewn together later, email me for dimensions.  I am certainly open to suggestions of objects to yarn bomb, so lets hear what you think!!  

See you soon and happy knitting...

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coldwater Yard Sale

         Hi Everyone,
  Just in case you didn’t know....Coldwater holds its' ANNUAL YARD SALE DAY which is this coming Saturday, June 6th, starting at 7 AM! Boy, they get up early in Coldwater!!  I will have lots of Clearance items out that day too, but not til 10AM , as I want to go yard sale-ing first myself!!

And I also want to let you know that the “Watermelon” sock yarn by Biscotte and Cie is back in stock! I know many of you were disappointed that I ran out so quickly last time, so I ordered lots more..now you can all make those great Watermelon Socks for the summer!! Plus some other great new colours arrived as well!


See you soon....
Happy Knitting,