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,