Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Start your own flock!!

Easy and quick little workshop!!

Hello everyone!


   Well, Spring is coming, and with it, little lambs are being born everywhere, so we thought we would "birth" some of our own!

   In this class, you will learn how to needle felt a sweet little sheep using roving, a needle felting needle, and black pipe cleaners for the "skeleton" of your sheep.

  Debbe will teach you the in's and out's of needle felting, so you can go home with this sweet little ornament or display piece. Extra kits will be available for purchase because, trust me! once you make one, you will want a whole flock of them!! They are addictive!

Class Fee: $20.00 plus HST , this includes  a needle felting needle and materials to make 2 sheep.

  The class will be on Saturday, April 1st from 1-3 PM. No supplies required, just  email to reserve your spot!

Happy Knitting,
Lynn

















































































































































































































Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lots of classes coming up!!

Hopefully you will find something of interest.

Hi Everyone
We have some very exciting classes coming up, I hope you will find something of interest and be able to take advantage of them. Please send me an email to add you to the list if interested as space is limited. You can do either a reply to this email or send to classes@thepurplesock.ca


Happy Knitting

Lynn

BASIC SOCK KNITTING WITH LYNN STITCHMAN 


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 weight of yarn and they will knit up quickly!!

Basic knitting knowledge is required: You need to know how to cast on and cast off, and to knit and purl.

Date & Time:  Thursday March 16, March 23, and March 30th at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Fee:  $50.00 & HST. This includes your yarn and the pattern.
You will need a set of 5 size 3.75mm double pointed needles which can be purchased here at the store if you do not have them already.

Knitting with the Magic Loop with Jane Steeves

     Have you heard  of the Magic loop method of knitting but not sure how to do it?
Do you want to learn a new way to knit in the round instead of double points?
Maybe you want to learn how to knit in the round and want to try using the magic loop method.
Then this class is for you!  Using the magic loop method you can can knit wrist cuffs or boot toppers. We will use a simple pattern to get you started knitting using a magic loop and circular needles, covering casting on, joining, and knit and purl stitches.

Fee:  $25.00 & HST  this includes a pattern and a ball of  yarn to make either wrist cuffs or boot toppers.  Please bring  4 mm or  4.5mm circular needles 32" or 40" long. If you don't have them, there will be needles here you can buy that night.

Date and time:  Tuesday March 21st.  1 - 3 pm.
 
 


Toe-up socks with Cathy McCracken

    Have you heard about knitting socks from the toe to the cuff and wondered how it works? Wondered why on earth you would approach sock knitting this way? This 3 week class will answer these questions and more! You will be using one 2.50 mm 32” long circular needle and using the magic loop technique for knitting in the round.

     This is NOT a beginner sock class, you should be comfortable with fine yarn while using the magic loop method for knitting in the round and have knit several pairs of socks prior to this class.

Date & Time:  Monday April 3, Monday April 10 and Monday April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.No class on April 17 as that is Easter Monday.

Class Fee: $60 +HST which includes a 100g ball of  sock yarn and a printed copy of the pattern. Knitting needles are not included but can be purchased that evening. Bring your tablet or smartphone so that we can add our projects to Ravelry!


Ravelry 101 workshop with Cathy McCracken

       Have you heard us talking about Ravelry at the shop and wondered what its all about? Or have you looked at it and been unable to get started? If so, this is the workshop for you. We will create a Ravelry ID if you don't have one, log in to Ravelry and do some basic navigation to see what the fuss is
all about.

Date & Time : Monday April 3 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Class Fee: $15 +HST.

    Bring your tablet, laptop computer or smartphone so that we can explore this wonderful fibre art resource. You may also want to bring a current knitting project including the pattern and yarn ball band so we can put your first project into the Ravelry database.


Ravelry 201 workshop with Cathy McCracken

     This  is the followup to the Ravelry 101 class. In this second workshop we will look at advance search techniques, investigate the reasons to stash our yarn, and maybe take a virtual yarn shop tour! You must be familiar with Ravelry, have an ID already, and be able to create projects in the database.

Date & Time :  Monday April 10 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Class Fee: $15 +HST.

Bring your tablet, laptop computer or smartphone so that we can continue to explore this wonderful
fibre art resource.


Beginner knitting with Cathy McCracken

      Do you hear your friends talk about knitting and wish you could join in? There is solid evidence that crafts such as knitting are good for your brain and may help delay the onset of diseases like Alzheimer's and Dementia. By the way, it is really hard to knit and eat at the same time so it may even help achieve fitness goals!

       There are no prerequisites for this class, just a willingness to try something that may feel awkward at first. You will learn to knit, purl, cast on and bind off as you make your choose of a scarf, cowl or dishcloth in this 3 week class.

Dates: Sunday March 19, April 2 and April 9 from 1-3 pm. No class March 26.

Class Fee: $60 +HST which includes a 100g ball of yarn, class handouts , a printed knitting pattern, and a set of knitting needles. Basically everything you need to get started!!  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

stripes are in at least here at The sock!!

Striped yarns are so fun to knit
 
with

 especially this one!!

 
 
Hello everyone!
 

   Some days it is just like Christmas around here! Boxes being delivered from all over the world..England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and now this one from warm and sunny New Mexico....and what a fabulous yarn this one is!!
 
   This terrific self striping sock yarn comes in 75% Merino and 25% Nylon and is in the most delicious colours ever! Each skein comes with an adorable stitch marker ( I just love that little feature!),
Plus, check out the label where it tells you how the yarn stripes up...another cool feature!
 
  So chase away the winter blues with these bright and beautiful colours...guaranteed to perk up your feet!
 
 Happy knitting,
 Lynn