Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hi Everyone

Just because I don’t have enough projects on the go, I thought I would start another one LOL!

So anyone that wants to join me in this just let me know.

We will start next week, March 3rd.  at 1 pm.  Sorry for the short notice.


Doodler by Stephen West.


This is an  amazing shawl that he did as a mystery knit along last fall, many many people did it and I am excited to work on it, it has several interesting technics that we will figure out as we go along. If you go to this link you can see his page about the pattern and then look at all the projects that people have done!!  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-doodler-westknits-mystery-shawl-kal-2015   There is also a link to a very funny Video he did to promote the mystery knit along, great entertainment  value  and a link to his group which has lots and lots of information and pictures of people’s shawls when they were in progress.

As always this is a knit along, not a class, so there is no charge to join us, I do ask you buy your yarn and pattern from me, could be yarn you already purchased in the past and never used!! You will need 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn, they don’t need to be the same make but you will want 3 with a good contrast. I am sure we will spend most of the first day trying to decide on yarn.

So if you are interested in joining me on this shawl, please send me an email to

classes@thepurplesock.ca  so I can add you to the list.


New colours of Sock Yarn


Also wanted to let you know we  recently got in an order From Red Sock Blue Sock yarn.com   which is a small indie dyer from here in Ontario.

This time I got in colours in her Comfort sock yarn.

This might make a good yarn to add to your Doodler!! or of course make a pair of socks!!


Happy Knitting



The Purple Sock

13 Coldwater Rd.

Coldwater Ontario

705 686-3455

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Valentines Day!!

Hi Everyone,

  As much as I love flowers and chocolates, I think one of the nicest gifts

I can give

  ( or receive!) is a pair of hand knit, squishy, soft and lovely socks!!

  So, to that end, I wanted to share these fabulous  yarns that have arrived

at the Purple Sock...AND as my gift to you, these yarns will be 14% off from

now til  Sunday!

  The Regia 4-ply Design Line by Arne & Carlos will entice you with its'

traditional "Norwegian" effect in six extraordinary color combinations.

Thanks to this effective colour way , you get an amazing highlight for your


  And next....I know that the sock knitting world is firmly divided into two

camps...the "life is too short for matching socks" group, and then there are

the "what the heck do you mean, OF COURSE they need to match


  So, for those of you who fall in the matching side..do we have a yarn for

you!! It is called "Pairfect".. and it makes the job of matching your socks

perfectly SO EASY!! The yellow yarn lets you know exactly where to start

your second sock, and away you go, ending up with two perfectly matched


So, for Valentine's Day Week, come in, choice your yarns and receive 14% off

as my Valentines present to you  ..see you soon

Happy knitting


Monday, February 1, 2016

New knit along and a couple of classes

Hi everyone

Hope you are all doing well and knitting up a storm, below is information about another upcoming knit along and a couple of classes, hope some of it appeals to you!!  As always space is limited so  please let me know if you are planning to attend any of the knit- alongs or classes.
Happy Knitting
Lemongrass Knit along.
As always this is a knit along not a class, we will be knitting this sweater together and helping each other along the way, there is no charge to come and do it but I do ask you to buy your wool and pattern  from me.
I have started to carry a new yarn and what better way to get to know it then do a knit along. I am really excited to knit this great sweater. We have knit a sweater by this designer before,   take a look and see if you are interested.  Lemongrass ,
The yarn I am planning for us to use is called Nepal from Garnstudio in Norway. It is a lovely blend of wool and alpaca.
You can see the colours at the link below and I have a few colours in the store now.  It comes in 50 gm balls and most of you will need 12 to 14 balls for this sweater. It sells for $4.99 a ball.  You could also use the Cascade Eco wool if you wanted which is 100% wool.
Please pick your colour asap so I can order them in and then we can get going on this sweater.
I am hoping to start on March 2nd if we receive the yarn in time.  We will meet on Wed afternoons 1 pm to 3 pm once the yarn has arrived and will meet til most of us have finished our sweater .  I do have a few colours in the store now, so you can see what it is like. I also have a booklet with the colours or you can look at them on line at the below link.
Introduction to Sock Adventures (perfect for new sock knitters):
 We are running the "Introductory Sock Adventure" sessions on two consecutive Tuesday mornings from 10 am to noon, from February until May:
  Please note Must have knit at least one pair of sock in order to sign up for these sessions. This is not a beginner sock class.
February 16 & 23
March 15 & 22
April 12 & 19
May 10 & 17 
The first Tuesday is to get the pattern I have selected for that month, select your yarn, and learn some new techniques.  The following Tuesday is to get help with any issues or problems you may encounter.
The cost will be $40.00 + HST each month, which includes the printed pattern, yarn and instruction.  Needles are available to purchase but are not included.  There is no commitment to attend every month, please email classes@thepurplesock.ca....or call the shop to register for the February 16th  & 23rd  10 am til 12 noon
 Please note: These will be sock patterns that have been previously knit as "Sock of the Month"or "Adventures in Socks" projects.  If you previously attended the evening sock sessions you may have knit these socks already.
Eco Warrior Market Bag.  You read it right, a CROCHET-along! In the spirit of using our brains to improve our health, we are stretching into the crochet world. This is a simple crocheted bag that expands to hold A LOT and is very pretty. 
 Very basic skills (single crochet, chain, slip stitch) are all that are required. and will be taught Feb 11th. No previous crochet experience required.
The cost will be $35+HST and will include yarn, pattern, and crochet hook.  All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to STRETCH!
 Date: Thursday February 11th and 18th from 1:30 pm  - 3:30 pm
Cost: $35 +HST
To see samples of this bag see: Crocheted Market Bag in Ravelry or we have one at the store.
Successful Sundays:
The Friday afternoon "help sessions" with Cathy have been a hit, and are now also available for a few Sunday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.  The cost is $10 per session, cash only please.  You can get basic knitting help, pattern reading assistance, or fixes to your knitting mistakes.  Pre-registration by phone or email is required  as we can only accept 4 people for each session.
Dates: February 7, February 21, March 13 and March 27.