Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gorgeous new wool from Italy!

Hello Everyone!

 This organic wool called Stout, is just the perfect yarn to make a  wonderfully neutral piece to go with all your fall, and winter outerwear.

This yarn comes from untreated wool  which is not subjected to any  dyeing. The colour is in fact the natural colour of the sheep.

With 300 metres and in a beautifully gradient colour-way, you can make this lush, glorious cowl or a couple  smaller ones for gifts .

 I love the way the colours blend into each other, giving the piece movement and an interest that you do not get from a singly coloured yarn. 

With 6.5 mm it  makes for some very fast knitting, which is always a plus!

As always pictures of the yarn and cowl can be seen on my Blog

Next Saturday Dec 5th is the Candlelight walk and Santa Claus parade, a great night for the whole family!!

Don't forget to come in and add your wishes for Christmas to our book!!

Happy Knitting

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Prize winner

Hello everyone,


In so many ways, this afghan is a prize winner! From the ribbon attached to it, to the ease and quickness of making it, to the great colours..this is a win-win project!


Warm, soft and cozy, this is the perfect gift for yourself, your Mum, a college bound child, a dear friend...nothing is as special as a hand-made lap throw!

This yarn is machine washable and will knit up quickly on 6.5mm needles. 

 Remember we have gift certificates available and our wish list book, just come in and write in the book what you wish for and then when your family are shopping  all they have to do is  check it out!!


Happy knitting,

The Purple Sock

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Up coming Classes


The following classes will be starting soon and if  you are interested please email and let me know as space is limited.
Instructor: Cathy McCracken
Basic knitting knowledge is required : You need to know how to cast on and cast off, and to knit and purl.
Fee  $50.00  + HST ....Includes your yarn and pattern.
You will need size 3.75mm double  pointed needles which can be purchased here at the store if you do not have them already. 
Date & Time: Tuesdays Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8 from 10 am to noon.  Pre-registration is required
You will learn to use double pointed needles (dpn's), and all it takes to knit a pair of socks!! These are boot socks so we will use a heavier yarn and they will knit up quick!!

BEGINNER KNITTINGInstructor: Cathy McCracken
Fee $60.00 + HST ..Includes your yarn and pattern.
Size 4.5mm or 5mm  needles are needed. These can be purchased here at the store.
Date & Time:  Tuesdays Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8 from 1 to 3 pm.  Pre-regristration is required.
Learn the basics: Cast on, cast off, knit and purl and you will make a scarf!
Happy Knitting

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dragon Strings Another Great Local yarn

Hello everyone,
  My interest in local yarns was seriously peaked when these incredible yarns came in from Victoria Harbour, with their stunning colours and funky names, the yarns from Dragon Strings are just lovely.
  In both gradient and mirrored gradient fingering weight,  Phoenix Wings Superwash Merino and nylon yarn is perfect for socks, shawls or any item where you want a lovely soft drape.
In addition, another one-of-a-kind yarn pictured here, is Gnome Hat..with 85% Superwash Merino and lots of fun, colourful neps that add terrific texture to your knitting.

   These yarns would be a great addition to your stash, or seeing as Christmas is not far away, you could come in and place them on your "Wish List"....
On another note , the yarn I told you about not long ago....Hedgehog Fibres Yarn....has just flown out the door! So I will be placing another order in the next few days. I thought I would give you Hedgehog fans a chance to help pick the colours, and the weights of yarn that I order. So if you want to go and take a look at the colours available, and send me your preferences I will  see what I can do!!
but don’t wait too long as I want to get the order in!! I will be ordering in the one called Sock unless anyone is interested in a different one. There seems to be a fair bit of interest in the one she calls Skinny Singles which is what Stephen West seems to be using these days.
Take care and Happy Knitting

Friday, November 6, 2015

Great new Sirdar yarn

         Hello everyone!

This gorgeous wool/nylon blend has a history! Harrap Tweed is named for the Harrap Brothers whose company started in the 1880’s  and became  Sirdar  in 1934.

The colours are incredible, deep clarets, rich blues, soft heathery greens and browns. All are just perfect for capes, sweaters, hats or any item where you want the warmth of wool, the machine washability of a blend and the depth of colour that makes for a special gift for yourself or for someone in your gift list.
And also great pictures of the yarn and patterns on Sirdar’s website here

Come in and see the sample our Lucinda is wearing, you will love it!

Also a reminder that The Small project of the Month Club will be starting next week and it is not too late to sign up.
Small Project of the month club
  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 on Wednesday November 11th at 7 pm. ...hope to see you then...

                    Please bring 5mm needles straights or circulars , whatever you are comfortable using

Happy Knitting,