Socks Made On 88

Socks Made On 88
Socks Made On 88

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

I am hearing through the media grapevine...

that it is now official and that the market we vendor at has changed it's name from The Historic Farmers' Market to Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market Cooperative! Probably, Brewery Market for short :-)  So posting that here so that you all get used to the new name and change.  Others changes happening too at the market, same location.  Just remember the market is at 1496 Lower Water St, Halifax NS.
We will see you there again, October 14, 2017 :-)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Comfort Dolls....I call ours, Little Hugs!


Showing off our newest comfort doll ~ Little Hug amongst Adult Hats and Baby Hats! Fall is here, expanding our collection of all Hats!  Our Hats are Hugs for your head!

MrB has started to make comfort dolls also.  This is a great way to use up our left-overs especially after making deranged Hats. There are always pieces left-over that we do not like to throw away.  And MsB always has a length of yarn left over from doing a kitchener and saves them in a bag that can be used for stuffing!  This is the first little doll made and he will be kept with Blake as a keepsake.  I was thinking since we have MrB, MsB, and Brigadier our Mascot that this little Hug should have a "B" name too.  The first one that has come to my mind is Bug rhymes with Hug, so perhaps Bugsy!  Wonder if that will stick, or if MrB will approve? Maybe he will have a better idea, and if so, I will let you know :-)

Yesterday we had a market, and it was the first day into our 6th year!  How time has gone by so fast!  Fall is here, and it is onto to a busier selling season.  Yesterday, there was already much talk of , Oh I have to put those socks on my gift list!  Three months will pass by very quickly, and I always look forward to this time at the Historic (Brewery) Market.  Whatever the market is called, as it may be in the works of changing it's name, but not sure to what (?) exactly yet, it remains located at:
1496 Lower Water Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Whether you are a local or a tourist, pop on down and give us a visit at these dates, as we would love to meet you and chat with you!  There is always room for a pair of socks, or a hat in your market bag, or suitcase :-)

The following dates you will find us at 1496 Lower Water St. 7am to 1pm, look for the Socks Made On 88 sign beside Boates Farm and close to the Brewery Tours location.

October 14, 2017
October 28, 2017
November 4, 2017
November 18, 2017
November 25, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 16, 2017
December 23, 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Back to School or off to University or whatever?

We will be at the Historic Farmers' Market on Saturday, September 9th (7am - 1pm).  We have a new sock pair to show-off!  Our yarns usually already have a colour name but this pair was created by Blake.  I think I will call it, Irma! 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Quess where we will be tomorrow?


Hello, My name is Bonnie and I am the other 1/2 of the team of Socks Made On 88!  Sock Made On 88 will be at the Truro Provincial Exhibition, tomorrow, Friday, August 25, 2017!  We will in the Farm Equipment Museum Building.  Not sure on the exact times yet but hoping to set up for 12 or thereafter noonish and be there until sometime into the evening.  Blake or MrB (as he is known to the cranking world) will be set up demonstrating the art of sock making on a Circular Sock Machine!  For any of you who were there last year, you may remember the demonstrations he was giving on going.  This year we will be showing off our wares, and selling them too!  That's my part of the team, I am the Operational Assistant :-)
And just to let you know in advance we only accept cash as payment.  We sell regular sock pairs, ribbed sock pairs, short tabbies, Adult Hats, Baby Hats and Soap Sacks!  Hope to see you there!  Come by and chat!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Golden Days of Summer

We must treasure these Golden days of Summer, weather wise!  And as the nights cool off a bit now, you might just want a pair of our socks to keep your tootsies warm.  We will be at the market Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7am to 1pm. Oh  that's the Historic Farmers' Market, Brewery Square, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax NS.  We will be set up close at hand to the Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour location.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Next stints for us!

August 19th we will be at the Historic Farmers' Market 7am to 1pm :-)

August 25, 2017 we have been invited to the Truro Ex, to be showing and selling in the Farm Equipment building.  We will be there most of the day and into the evening that day.  The exact hours are yet to be determined to be announced.  But if you are the area, come check us out :-)

September 9th and September 23rd 2017 back to the Historic Farmers' Market again for our twice montly visits for the month of September.

If you need our full schedule til the end of December, it is over at our website for your convenience.

Hope everyone is having an awesome Summer!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

You'll see these in the August Fog!



One of our newest colourways...
We do have some new colours on our sock rack, so come check them out!  We will be at the Historic Farmers' Market, Saturday, August 5th, 2017 7am to 1pm this Natal Day weekend.  If you are wondering around downtown Saturday, come in and pay us a visit. :-)