Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162




  October 2016



    October Fun ...


    Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week! Jenn and Chantal are Spinning as a part of Team Sweetgeorgia and so a couple of spinning wheels are going to be in action all week... as often as we can!!!

    Join us for a Spin Night Friday October 7th from 6-9pm(ish)

    Whether you are spinning on a wheel or a spindle, feel free to come on by! This is not a class... just a social gathering, to geek out about spinning together. All teams and rogue spinners are welcome! We even have a limited supply of roving in the Sweetgeorgia Spinzilla 2016 colourway "Tea Leaves" available... just sayin!

    We can accommodate quite a few wheels, but as you know spinning also takes a certain amount of space... So we will need you to RSVP to let us know you are coming!


    Did you know that October 15th is I Love Yarn Day???

    To celebrate...

    All purchases of $40 (pre-tax) or more on regularly priced items will be 15% 0FF
    Saturday, October 15th !





      Woodstock Fleece Festival : Saturday - October 15th, 2016

      The annual Woodstock Fleece Festival is coming up at the Woodstock Fairgrounds!  It runs 9:00am to 4:30pm and admission is only $8.00, kids under 15 are free. All the reviews indicate super fun and fibery goodness ...sounds like a really nice day.

      Be sure to check out their workshop list too!



    KAL - Sweetgeorgia Make Along ...

    If you head over to the Sweetgeorgia Blog you will see that the lovely folks over there are launching their first Annual Fall with Sweetgeorgia Make Along!

    It is no secret that we LOVE all the Sweetgeorgia yarns and fibres… so let’s knit, crochet and spin along with them! What is great is that you can be part of both Their and Our MAL… and so will be eligible for prizes in both for the very same projects you work on! And also, you can create whatever projects you choose using any of your skills!

    The MAL runs October 11th to November 8th, 2016

    You can sign up with Sweetgeorgia Here and for participation in our MAL the same idea will apply… we will have a thread in our Ravelry Group for you to post pictures and progress and cheer each other on!

    Need some inspiration…

    Have a peek here at lots of Sweetgeorgia patterns available on Ravelry... We will even throw in a Digital copy of the Sweetgeorgia Pattern you are purchasing the yarn for at 50% off the Ravelry pattern price (CDN$)! You are not required to work from a Sweetgeorgia pattern though! This is really just about spreading the SGY love...and casting on the yumminess.


    To be eligible for prizes, you need to have purchased your yarn selection with us.

$30 gift certificate to The Purple Purl - Purchases of 2 or more skeins/braids of Sweetgeorgia yarns/fiber between October 5th - 30th and you will be entered into this draw (One ballot per customer)

    Win the value of your project yarn - We will have an additional gift certificate draw for the value of the Pre-tax purchase price of your completed Sweetgeorgia Project ( think a potentially free sweater... anyone? ) posted in our Ravelry thread (or submitted by email) before midnight on November 8th! Yarn must have been purchased at The Purple Purl anytime from January 1st 2016)

    Free Help / Show off Sessions...

    Tuesday evening is our Stitch Night and we hope you will join us to show off your inspiration and progress! Plus MAL participants are welcome to join us 5-8pm for FREE project help (like our project 911 clinics) … so don’t be afraid to try something new! We are here to help! Plus there will be lots of opportunity to chat and get advice though the Ravelry groups as well! Anyone using SGY are welcome to join these sessions, no matter where or when you bought the yarn!

    Prize Draws will be held on November 10th.


A Note from Miko...

Our little Poppy is growing fast. She is 5 months already. How the time flies. She is becoming quite the little person. She is determined, clever, strong and knows how to use her voice. Be it in very high pitches in fact. She smiles, laughs and loves to put just about everything into her mouth these days. We are awaiting a tooth anytime now. She is sitting up with little support and she's on the cusp of crawling. Currently doing a worm maneuver to scoot around. We joke that her super power is all in her hair. As we are sure to tell her she's won the hair jackpot and she needs to share some hair with other hairless babies.

We are very excited to be starting some music classes in October. Clearly we will have to come up with a band name for us. Haha. Guess you could say I'm having fun with this motherhood thing.

We look forward to more of the wonderful fall weather to come and especially for Poppy to sport all her lovely knitwear she's so luckily acquired. 

I absolutely love baby knits. They are quick to make, don't usually use that much yarn and look so darn cute on a little bean. We are well stocked with items to keep Poppy warm this fall and winter. Here are a few shots to show just that. 

Poppy the Mermaid.

in Lichen and Lace worsted

The Baa-ble hat.

Momma's getting a matching one. On the needles now. Made from Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted.

in Lichen & Lace 80/20 Sock ...colourway: Orchid


in Viola Sock... Thanks Emily!




We are soooo enjoying the return of the chill in the air and reacquainted with our hand knits from previous years! it has been wonderful to see the shop filling up with with people just itching to get our needles going with this seasons new yarns and colours. We look forward to seeing what you are stitching this season!!!


Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko


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