Monday, February 24, 2014

Fabric and Izzy Dolls

Hi Everyone
I received the below email from Barb in regards to the fabric you have been  so generously contributing. My cupboard was full to over flowing with all the beautiful fabric you have been bringing in. Many thanks to you all.
Also just a reminder that we will be meeting again this coming Thursday evening to work on Izzy dolls, I had said 7 pm till 9 pm. but I am here and if you want to come earlier you are welcome anytime after 6 pm. If you are planning to come could you please let me know.
Happy Knitting
Hi Lynn
Please forward my greatest thanks to all  who contributed fabric to my Days for Girls project. I think we now have enough cotton fabric and only need 100% flannel.
Thanks and thanks again.
Barb Carswell

Friday, February 7, 2014

Izzy Dolls

Hi Everyone,


As in the past several years, we will be knitting and donating Izzy Dolls to the Georgian College Nurses who will be going to the Dominican Republic again this year.

This April 23rd, students will be heading there for 10 days for a hands-on-educational experience which will aid the poorest communities
in that country, bringing medications, vitamins and medical care.

But even more than that, they will be bringing Izzy Dolls for the children who have nothing to play with but sticks, stones and empty water bottles which have been tossed in the trash.   
The story of this incredible mother who designed and knit these little dolls, and of her courageous son,epitomizes what Canada is all about and is how I feel Canada is portrayed when we continue to send these little pieces of Canadian heart and spirit out into the world!
This year I thought we would have a couple of evenings at the store to work on them together. As different people seem to like doing different parts of the dolls, we could share the knitting, sewing up, putting on the hair and embroidering the the old saying goes "many hands make light work!"

You, of course, are welcome to work on them at home also. The more we have the better!  Please note they would like to have the faces done in brown or black yarns. They are quick to knit ( or crochet), and you can use up any scraps of yarn, as they don’t take much.  So, for anyone who would like to come out and work on them,we will be meeting on the following come one, or two or the them all whatever works for you.
Wednesday February the 12th. from 7 til  9 p.m.
Thursday,February 27th, from 7p.m. til 9 p.m.
Wednesday,March  26th 7 til 9 p.m.

So, bring your needles (the pattern says 2.25mm but I am sure we usually used about 3mm , they can be knit flat or in the round)  and bits of yarn (if you don’t have any I am sure there will be lots to share) and lets get knitting!!

They also need knitted face clothes, tooth brushes and little soaps. The deadline for all these little treats to be handed in to the Purple Sock is April 3rd!!! Hope we have tons of goodies to send off to these deserving children...thank you so much.
Thanks and Happy Knitting

Monday, February 3, 2014


Hello Everyone,


Well,they said it would be worth the wait,and they were right!! Yarn shops

all over North America have been waiting for their deliveries of this

fantastic it was a huge treat to get our order here at The Purple



The depth of colour,the fabulous selection of weights,from Merino Light, to

Tosh Light and yummy Tosh DK makes this a great line of yarns which I am

thrilled to be able to offer. This South American yarn is hand dyed in

Texas,and is Superwash which makes it wonderful to use for everything from

mittens , hats or shawls to

sophisticated baby items.


So now that Christmas is over and there is still plenty of winter in front

of us, come on in to see (and feel) this wonderfully special yarn....I have

my project and colours all picked out!


For the month of February receive 5% off any purchase of this yarn by
mentioning this e-mail.

 Happy Knitting,