Wednesday, February 13, 2008
JOIN THE SOCK CRAZE! February 9 - 20
TORONTO, ONTARIO—“Socks are definitely the hottest trend in knitting,” says Haley Waxberg, owner of Toronto’s local yarn shop, Knit-O-Matic. “And, with the cool new yarns from SWTC, we can make them from renewable resources like soy and even recycled shrimp and crab shells!”
To encourage local yarn enthusiasts to “enlist” in the sock knitting craze, Knit-O-Matic is hosting a Boot Camp for Socks event from February 9th to 20th. This event will offer “basic training” in sock knitting and feature SWTC’s Earth-friendly sock yarn, TOFUtsies.
A runaway hit in the yarn industry this year, Earth-friendly TOFUtsies is a blend of superwash wool, SWTC’s trademarked SOYSILK® brand fiber, cotton and “chitin,” a fiber made from recycled shrimp and crab shells. The name TOFUtsies derives from SOYSILK’s production from the by-products of tofu manufacturing. The yarn can be machine washed and dried and comes in creative color combinations.
In addition, TOFUtsies is sold in balls just the right size for making a pair of socks. So, there’s no chance a knitter will run out and have to buy additional yarn from a different dye lot.
“Hand-knitting socks in funky patterns and colors is addictive!” says SWTC President Jonelle Raffino. “And, attending a SWTC Boot Camp event is the perfect way to get started on a fun project and learn about modern options for Earth-friendly knitting.”
Boot Camp for Socks will include
Hand-knit socks at various stages of completion
A display of finished socks made from trendy and traditional patterns
Expert assistance with starting patterns
Drop in Sock Help
Free Contest Prizes!
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