Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Advent Specials just for you!!


Hello Everyone,

  I have always loved the fun of Advent Calendars, looking forward to a special little treat each day!! so in keeping with the Holiday Spirit and as a HUGE "Thanks You" to my loyal friends and customers, I offer you the 2016 Purple Sock Advent Calendar!

And, in addition to the daily treats, every time you spend $20.00 or more you can enter your name for a terrific Christmas Draw Prize which will drawn on Christmas Eve!

Happy Holidays everyone!!
December 1 ~ Thursday.......20% off any red yarn
December 2~. Friday...........10% off any spinning fibre

December 3 ~ Saturday.......Sock Yarn Day! 10% off any commercial sock yarn
December 4 ~ Sunday..........  Spend $ 50.00 and get a FREE small bag of tea.
December 7 ~ Wednesday....
20% off Sirdar "Caboodle" patterns and yarn.

December 8 ~ Thursday........Take 15% off all books, magazines and print patterns.
December 9 ~ Friday..............Roll the dice and get that percentage off your purchase!! This is also Merchant Madness night and we will have Christmas tea and treats. 

December 10~Saturday..........10% off all knitting needles and crochet hooks.
December 11~Sunday.............Hand dyed Sock Yarn Day! 10% off any Indie/hand dyed sock yarn.
December 14~Wednesday......Free Prizes! Spend  $20.00 and draw for a free prize
( Retail Value from $1.00 to $ 30.00)

December 15~Thursday..........10% off anything that
December 16~Friday................15% off all teas and tea related items.
December 17~Saturday............15% off the brand new "Yarn-It", plus all project bags and yarn bowls (these make FABULOUS gifts!)

December 18~Sunday...............20% off any green yarn.
December 19~Monday...............Super Bulky Yarns!! Buy one, and get the 2nd one for 25% off! You still have plenty of time to knit up a quick cowl, mitts or hat.

December 20~Tuesday..............Spend $25.00 on anything in the shop, and choose a FREE stocking stuffer from our Holiday Basket!
December 21~Wednesday.........Take 25% off the remaining stock of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted and Berocco Vintage yarns

December 22~Thursday.............MAD TOSH DAY!! 10% off ANY in-stock Madeline Tosh in-stock yarn                  

December 23~Friday...................ROLL THE DICE DAY! Roll the dice and get that  percentage off your total purchase.

December 24~Saturday..............SANTA SPECIAL! Buy a Gift Certificate of $25.00 more, and get a FREE bag of Christmas tea or package of hard candy ( $ 2.99 value)
    ********Please Remember! We will be closing at 3PM on Christmas Eve!*********

  I hope you all have a glorious and wonderful Holiday Season...and just a little reminder that the specials are only available on the day listed😊
See you soon!
Happy Knitting,

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Teas now in the store!!

Great Christmas Tea now in Stock 

Hi Everyone

Christmas is coming faster than we would like. I can't believe it is only a month away!!

The good news is the Christmas teas are back .

I now have two black Christmas teas and two fruit and herb teas.  These will only be here until Christmas so get them now!!

 I have also received a shipment of these very cute little candy cane tea infusers .  These along with the Christmas teas  would make a great stocking stuffer, teacher or hostess gift.
You could also add in a package of the great hard candies that  I always have it stock.

So come on in and pick up some soon!!

Happy Knitting


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Opal advent calender

24 Days of Fun!! 

 Hello everyone!
  Yes, I know I can overdo it sometimes with the exclamation marks!! But wow!! This REALLY deserves them!
  What a novel, adorable, creative and fun gift for the knitter on your list ( and that includes YOU)...just imagine opening the first of 24 little doors and finding a 15 gram mini skein of sock yarn behind each door!!
 And before you ask.."what the heck can I make with 15 grams of sock yarn??" Just check out is overflowing with super ideas, from booties to boot toppers, heels and toes of socks,, you name is there!
 In addition to Ravelry, check out The Next Beautiful Thing podcast where Carolyn  will be opening her Opal Advent Calendar each day,(December 1st to December 24th) ...I will be following her for sure... 

 SO, there are only TWO of these left, so call, email, send your hubby or whatever works so you can get yours!!  At $120.00 this is only $5.00 a day for all that fun and all those little balls of yarn!! 
 Happy knitting,

Friday, November 18, 2016

Great Canadian Yarns just keep on coming!! 

Hello everyone,
I am not certain how a yarn can be Vivid and subtle at the same time!! But this one is!

Beautifully artisan dyed in Calgary,it is just both Merino with nylon and Merino with nylon and a bit of sparkle, these lovely skeins will knit up into gorgeous socks, shawls, and tops. The feel of it sliding off the needles and through your hands is just amazing!

Some of the skeins have that added bling to them with a sparkly thread which doesn't seem to show up in the photos .
I hope you get a chance to drop in soon just to see ( and FEEL!) this new Canadian yarn..
Happy knitting,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Azel Sweater

A super quick and really cute knit!!

Hello everyone,
 This darling little sweater/poncho is blowing up the Internet! It is EVERYWHERE! There are literally hundreds of them completed on Ravelry.

 So, of course, the Purple Sock fairies had to knit one up for the shop, lol! This piece is fabulous over tights, leggings, jeans and is a super stylish way to both bring in the fall, and head into winter ( which is coming quickly my friends!)
The purchased pattern on Ravelry is a bargain as it comes in sizes from toddler to adult,  and it knits up so quickly in great bulky yarns...King Cole and Bravo Big, both 100% acrylic, for ease of care...
Hope to see you soon,
Happy Knitting,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Totallyinked Yarns

Great new Canadian Indie dyer 

Hello everyone,

I have always loved showcasing new Canadian yarns and indie dyers, and I must say, it is getting easier and easier with all these gorgeous yarns and rovings that are being created across the country!
"TotallyInked" yarns from Sarnia is the creator of these deeply pigmented colours..
So rich and intense, it is like looking into a box of Crayons! Sonya's dyeing is worth a drop in just to see ( and feel!) it in person...hope to see you soon.
Happy Knitting,

Friday, October 21, 2016

2 new knit alongs coming up!!

Two new great knit alongs!!

Hi Everyone

Well Fall is here even though it doesn't  feel that way with this great warm weather we have been having.
Just wanted to let you know about two great knit alongs we have coming up. Sorry for the late notice on the first one . It will be starting next week.

Please note these are both knit alongs not classes, There is no charge to join us but I do ask that you buy the yarn from me.  As they are held during business hours I am sometimes busy with customers and you might have to wait if you have questions about what we are doing. Usually there are other people doing it that are most helpful. As a knit along I will be knitting the same project along with you.
In most cases I have not knit it before.

Uppsala Slippers 

This is  a great quick and easy project  that would be perfect for Christmas presents!!
These are made with 2 colours of Briggs and Little Tuffy . If you have made socks in the past you will have no problem with this pattern. This will be a two week knit along as this is a quick project.
Here is the link to the pattern so take a look and see what you think.

We will be doing this on Thursday October 27th and Thursday November 3rd.  1 pm. to 3 pm. 
This is a free pattern that you can download and print off the internet. You will need 3.75mm dpns.

So if interested in joining us please let me know.

Shetland Hap Shawl 

This is a much bigger project . It is a beautiful Hap shawl made out of the Jamieson's Shetland  Spindrift that comes for the Shetland Islands.  There are two choices of pattern one is a big full sized square Hap shawl and the other is what she calls a half hap, which is a triangular shawl. Here are the links to look at the patterns.

As we will need quite a bit of the main colour of yarn for this, I believe 10 balls for the full size shawl or  5 for the half hap, I need you to let me know what colour you would like for the main colour as I might need to order in some yarn for us. For the coloured section of the pattern I am sure I have lots of colours here for you to pick from. No need to decide on  those colours right away as the whole middle section needs to be knit first. There are 3 sections to the pattern and none of them are hard, We will take it one step at a time. So if you are interested in doing this I would like to hear from you in the next week with your main colour choice so I can  place my order. I do have a mini version of the shawl here at the store , if you would like to see it.

This is a  paid pattern  on  Ravelry, I can buy it for you or you can purchase it yourself.

I am hoping to start this on Wednesday Nov. 16th 1 pm to 3 pm. if we have the yarn we need, We will continue on Wednesday afternoons until most of us are finished I have no date in mind at this time, depends on how fast or slow everyone is.

Hope to see or hear from you  soon.

Happy Knitting


Thursday, September 1, 2016

end of summer sale

20% to 40% off end of summer sale!!
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Hello Everyone,

  Well, as much as I am sad to say it...Summer is coming to a close...BUT, what I am glad to say is that although Summer may be gearing down, the yarn sales are going to be gearing up!!

  I need to make room for all the gorgeous yarns I have ordered for the fall and winter knitting that we are all planning on doing, and therefore I am holding a GREAT SALE on all yarns  that I am clearing out, including Rowan Superwash, Berocco Vintage, and many more!

With discounts of 20-40%, you do not want to miss this sale! So mark next Saturday September 3rd  and Sunday 
September 4th  on your calendars, and make your way to The Purple Sock!!

See you then,

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hedgehog bags special!!


Hello everyone!
Well, as much as I love the Hedgehog Fibres, this incredible addition to their line really appeals to me as well!
This project bag is fabulous....clear, gusseted and it stands up by itself...the handles are the perfect length for your shoulder, or carrying in your hand, and the construction is really heavy duty, no chance of tearing or pulling apart at all!
Plus, for me, the BEST thing is that I can see my project right away! Needles there? Check...Yarn there? Check...Pattern there?, out the door and away I go. No more grabbing a bag and realizing that you left something behind!! 
So, to introduce this great bag, we are offering a special for those of  you on our mailing list... this terrific bag AND a full skein of Hedgehog in your choice of colour for $78.00....OR can choose three mini skeins and the clear bag for $80.00!

This is a great gift to yourself or a friend, and it is also something to get now and tuck away for Christmas..( yes, I said Christmas, yikes!)  email to reserve yours now as they are bound to go quickly..

See you soon,
Happy Knitting,


Friday, August 5, 2016

More Hedgehog has arrived, with great new summer colours!!


Hello everyone!
 OK, so while I have not been to Ireland (YET!)...I really love it when the best of Ireland comes to ME!!
I can just feel the mist, hear the waves, see the green rolling hills and imagine the hundreds of
sheep frolicking over those hills when I open the boxes from Hedgehog Fibres! ( OK, I have a vivid imagination!)
We have dozens of new skeins, both large and small. The little Sock Minis are so sweet, and then of course, there is the Silk + Merino roving, so ethereal and cloud-like that it just floats through your hands when you spin it.

The Sock Minis have 80 metres and are just perfect for heels and toes, they are machine washable with 90% Super-wash Merino and 10% nylon. The larger skeins are the same blend but with 400 metres to knit up into socks, shawls, or whatever strikes your fancy.
So stop on in, enjoy the bounty that has arrived from Ireland, and feast your eyes on the new summer colours that arrived as well..."Bounce"..."Fly".."Pinkie Swear" and "Heyday" ( don't you just love her colour names?!)

Happy Knitting!!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Yarn on the Block!!




 Hello everyone,

  Every once in a while, you need to shake things up!  And that is what we have done today at The Purple Sock....this
Estelle yarn is taking over from a couple of other wool/acrylic blends that we have carried in the past. So, out with the old and in with the new.   I am glad to present "Estelle Worsted"  in these FORTY glorious shades!!

   In 100 gram skeins with 200 metres, it is a bargain at just $8.99 ...just perfect for kids clothing, toys, your own sweaters, name it, this yarn fits the bill. In a blend of 50% acrylic, 40% wool and 10% nylon, this yarn has a very soft hand  and is completely machine washable.

 Hope to see you soon,
   Happy Knitting,