Canada Day is coming up soon, so lets do the the town up right....and bring out our red & white!!
For the past several years, The Purple Sock fairies have knit and crocheted some terrific pieces of yarn art to decorate and beautify the tress on our main street....so, as Canada Day 150 approaches, I am hoping you fairies will come out again to help us do up the town!!
Any length is fine, as we can sew several together but about 17" around will fit most of the trees in town...this is a great way to use up your bits and pieces of red and white! I also have some here in the shop if you need more...
Please drop off any contributions for this at the store before July 1st as we will be sewing them together and putting them on the trees for Canada Day.
One of the most respected names in yarns is Cascade, and this Ultra Pima cotton, made in Peru, makes it easy to see why. This yarn is offered in lots of other colours and if there is enough interest I am happy to get in some more.
With delicate, ethereal colours and a soft and supple hand, this is the perfect yarn for light summery tops, shawls and scarves. There are many suggestions of patterns on Ravelry that will work for this yarn. This is also the yarn that most people who knit "knitted knockers" use. At a Double Knitting gauge of 22 to 24 stitches in 4inches on a 3.75 mm to 4mm. it is a very versatile yarn.
And although it may not seem like it, summer is coming...I promise!!
Hello everyone! Well, I know that we all wonder where the years go, but I am really, really wondering where TEN YEARS has gone?! Because The Purple Sock is turning TEN!!
When I look back from those early days in my tiny little shop, and fast forward to now, I see so many changes, so many exciting happenings...from offering classes, to giving workshops with other teachers, to adding more space, starting a website, and creating our very own Fibre Arts Retreat!! I have tried to focus on local and Canadian yarns and fibres and that has introduced me to some amazing indie dyers right here in our own back yard!!
Our fledgling "Sip & Stitch" meetings have grown from one day to three, including the spinners on Friday mornings...and we have done a lot of charity knitting, have yarn bombed the main street of Coldwater for Canada Day, and celebrated "World Wide Knit in Public Day" out front of the shop under an awning. We have donated yarn and needles to local schools to get new young knitters started, and been a popular destination on the local Yarn Crawl.... so, all in all...it has been a busy ten years!! So, to THANK YOU, my dear customers and friends...I am inviting you to the shop on Saturday, May 6th from 10am to 5pm to share this special day with me!There will be TEN PERCENT OFF STOREWIDE!..plus cake, and tea and door prizes and other surprises!!
Without all of you, this day would never have happened, so please come celebrate with me!! Hope to see you all then! Happy Knitting, Lynn