Duke the Dog has More Yarn to Toss Thanks to Diamond Yarns

Thanks to Diamond Yarns, Duke the Dog had more yarn to toss.  So much so that he needed help from the Marlies dancing girls.

Thanks Diamond Yarns.

Beautiful Afghan Kit from Berroco Yarns

Berroco has donated a kit with everything you need to knit or crochet that afghan you have always wanted to make.  Not only that, they have included a zippered case for you to store it in once it is completed.  To make the afghan, there are 10 skeins of Berrocco Comfort yarn (50% nylon/50% acrylic, 100 g/195 m) that can be machine washed and tumble dried in a gorgeous green colourway (# 9744) and a pattern book.  The book, Afghans - Comfort Knitting and Crochet, has more than 50 beautiful designs by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter and the Berroco Design Team.

Berroco is yarn company with a wide range of beautiful knitting or crochet yarns in a multitude of natural and synthetic fibres, one to fit every need.  Check out the Berroco website below to find a yarn store near you that sells Berroco yarns and to see the many yarns and patterns that are available.

www.berroco.com


Two Fifty Dollar Gift Certificates from Creative Yarns

Creative Yarns has donated two more prizes to the Pucks N’ Purls Raffle, each a gift certificate worth fifty dollars ($50.00).  The gift certificate can be used to purchase yarn, knitting supplies and accessories, books, knitting courses, private knitting lessons or hand knit accessories or garments.

Creative Yarns is a local yarn store located at 269 Ellesmere Rd in east Toronto (formerly Scarborough).  The store carries a wide range of quality yarns, knitting accessories and books.  Creative Yarn’s slogan is “Where inspiration and creation meet” - how true.  The co-owner, Nina Klecki, is a Handknit Designer that inspires every knitter she meets.  The store is filled with her chic, modern creations, many of which are deceptively simple knits.  These fabulous pieces are for sale or inspiration.

For more information about Creative Yarns, check out their website www.creativeyarns.ca.



Four Great Books from Gemini Fibres

Gemini Fibres has donated four great books for the Pucks N’Purls raffle.

The first two books are Knitter’s Journal’s from Schoolhouse Press.  You will have lots of space to make notes and chart your favourite Elizabeth Zimmerman or Meg Swansen technique or pattern.  Many pages have an Elizabeth Zimmerman quote to keep you amused.  Please note that each Knitter’s Journal will be a separate prize.

The third book prize The little Box of Knitted Gifts by Sandy Scoville.  The box contains Project Cards for 20 creative gifts including hats, mittens, bags, scarves, wraps and throws.  Each project card has step by step instructions as well as full colour photos, schematics and other information.

The fourth book is for adults or kids on their first knitting adventure.  Knitting with Gigi will get you started.  Gigi will show you how to knit step-by-step and make it fun with poems and colourful illustrations.  There are eight fun projects to knit including a funky hat, a cool bag and a pretty scarf.  Gigi will get you knitting like a pro.

Gemini Fibres is a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing complete supplies and equipment to weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters and felters. Located in Mount Albert, north east of Newmarket, it operates wholesale, retail and on-line.  Their product line is extensive and most items may be viewed on their website www.geminifibres.com or you may contact them by phone at 1-800-564-9665 or fax 905-473-6544.  Customers who wish to visit may do so Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Other times may be arranged by appointment.

www.geminifibres.com 

Pictures of the Knitter’s Journal's, the Little Box of Knitted Gifts and Knitting with Gigi






More Fabulous Yarn from Tanis Fibre Arts

Tanis Fibre Arts has sent another magnificent skein of their Blue Label Yarn, fingering weight yarn  in the beautiful Cobalt colourway for the Pucks N’ Purls raffle.  This yarn is super soft merino and nylon (80% superwash merino wool, 205 nylon, 115g/385m) that is strong enough for socks but soft enough for any project requiring fingering weight yarn including baby knits.  What a great prize!

Tanis Fibre Arts is an all Canadian company that produces high quality hand dyed yarns.  Check out their yarns, kits, patterns, clubs and even notecards on their website.

http://www.tanisfiberarts.com/

Fabulous Yarn from Tanis Fibre Arts

Tanis Fibre Arts has sent a magnificent skein of their Blue Label Yarn, fingering weight yarn  in the beautiful Lilac colourway for the Pucks N’ Purls raffle.  This yarn is super soft merino and nylon (80% superwash merino wool, 205 nylon, 115g/385m) that is strong enough for socks but soft enough for any project requiring fingering weight yarn including baby knits.  What a great prize!

Tanis Fibre Arts is an all Canadian company that produces high quality hand dyed yarns.  Check out their yarns, kits, patterns, clubs and even notecards on their website.

http://www.tanisfiberarts.com/

Beautiful Hand Dyed Yarn from Dye-Version

What a wonderful prize for the Pucks N’ Purls raffle - a luscious skein of Desert Silk yarn in the Lagoon colourway. Joan was so excited when it arrived in the mail.  You will be too when you see it at Pucks N’ Purls.  I’ll post a photo as soon as I can.

Dye-Version, located in the Mississauga area, is an all about colour.  They hand dye only the best quality fabrics and yarn in unique colour combinations to make all your quilting, knitting, and embroidery projects truly special!  To learn more about Dye-Version visit their website at the link below.

Here are some photos of the yarn.  They do not do it justice.  There are 348 m /115 gm of gorgeous 70% silk/30% camel fibre in this skein.
Many thanks to Estelle Yarns

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

Thanks to the generosity of Estelle Yarns we do have three bags full of Cascade 220 Superwash yarn.  But none of it is black.  Just gorgeous shades of the three Marlies colours, dark blue, medium blue and white.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Not this time.  It’s all for Denise Powell so she can knit Duke the Dog, the Marlies mascot, a fabulous scarf of her own design.  Come out to Pucks N’ Purls to see Duke wearing his new scarf.

http://www.estelledesigns.ca/

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