Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Perfect Portable Project

We wondered if the trend for knitting socks would continue into the summer since just about everyone has abandoned wearing socks for cooler sandal options. It is impressive that many of our customers have already started on their Christmas list and that several on that list will be fortunate enough to be receiving hand knit socks. It is always an appreciated gift, with the amazing colours, wonderful fit and feel and made with lots of love. There is a seemingly infinite variety of patterns so that the knitter couldn't possibly get bored.

The sock knitting trend is continuing through the summer because knitters appreciate that socks are so portable. They are the perfect project to slip into your purse or beach bag and travel wherever you go. Now that airlines are once again allowing knitting on flights, socks can even enjoy the get away in your carry-on luggage.

We have brought in some new sock yarn to allow you to indulge in more sock knitting during your summer break. This is a beautiful hand dyed washable merino yarn from Dye-Version. It contains just the right amount of nylon (25%) to add durability and keep the socks looking great for a long time. Dye-Version is a local company based in Mississauga, Ontario. It is owned and operated by two very talented sisters. They are presently working on dying more colourways that will be arriving soon.

Make sure that you always have sock yarn and needles packed for your travels. It helps make the inevitable waiting time that accompanies most trips seem like a great part of the holiday.

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