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,

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