Monday, October 26, 2015

Oh Ireland!!

Hello Everyone,

  I know we all have special places where we want to travel....mine include
Turkey and of course, Ireland...

But until that time comes, I will just have to comfort myself with this
soft, squishy, Superwash Merino from County Cork, Ireland...the colours are
simply amazing.

I am thrilled to announce I am now carrying Hedgehog Fibres!!

This yarn is not available everywhere, here in Ontario there are only a very few shops
that carry it.   It sells out as fast as it comes in, and now
The Purple Sock will be among those shops!!

All hand dyed using washfast and lightfast dyes, I can just imagine the
socks, shawls, cowls, wraps, hats and gloves that will come off  your

In addition, the Corriedale and Silk Merino top are equally stunning colours
for you to spin up your own beautiful yarns....

Hope to see you soon...

Happy Knitting,

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Adventures in Socks and A Small Project of the month club!!

Adventures in Socks (Sock of the Month Club)

Starting Thursday Oct 29th at 7:00 pm we are continuing our Adventures in Socks!  We will meet at the Purple Sock on the following dates:
·        October 29th
·        November 26th
·        January 28th
·        February 26th
·        April 28th
·        May 26th
Each evening you will get your new pattern, pick out some lovely yarn, and get ready for a new pair of socks! Every month will have a different yarn and pattern, with a little of everything hand knit socks has to offer..... This is a great way to experience new yarns and learn sock knitting techniques and tips.  The first month will be a fairly basic sock to get you back in the groove.
The cost will be $35+HST per month which includes the yarn, pattern and assistance from resident sock adventurer Cathy.  There is no pressure to attend each month, but that little deadline may help prevent the dreaded ‘second sock syndrome’ as you try to be finished your pair for the next round.
You need to have knit socks before and be comfortable knitting in the round in order to join in as this is not a beginner sock class.  If you have a tablet or phone that you use for Ravelry, bring it along so we can create our sock projects that evening.
Please let me know if you will be attending so I can have enough yarn on hand on October 29th.
Small Project of the month club
  I know we all remember, or have heard about "old fashioned quilting bees".....well, I have been thinking of the same type of thing, but with knitting!
  Once a month, I would like to offer a great one or two ball project, complete with yarn, the pattern, and a chance to get out of the house and be together with like-minded people.
  We will learn different knitting techniques, try new yarns, meet new friends, enjoy wonderful teas,  and some great knitting time.....I hope you will join us!
  Basic knitting skills will be required and $35.00 +HST  is all it takes!
  Please let me know if you will be attending as  always space is limited.
  We will be starting at 7 pm on Wednesday November 11th...hope to see you then...
   Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Knitting
     Lynn and Cathy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Socks, socks, socks!!

Hello Everyone,


Just because you haven't learned to make socks( yet!) doesn't mean that you

can't have wonderful, colourful, and super comfy socks! Made with 75% virgin

wool and 25% polymide, these are the perfect gift, for a special someone, or

for yourself!



And don't forget, Christmas is coming...ssshhh, did I really just write



Happy Knitting!