Just Announced! Pop-up at Anwyn

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Purlin’ J’s at TWIST

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Lil Dorothy is going on her first long road trip this weekend, travelling from Kingston, Ontario, to Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec, for TWIST! I am nervous and excited all at the same time! But once she has arrived at the Complexe Whissell, Lil Dorothy’s doors will be open Saturday and Sunday, Aug 23/24 beginning at 9 am until 6 pm Saturday and 5 pm Sunday. There is a $7 entrance fee and kids 12 and under are free.

Do you love the yarn truck? Then vote for it!

Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company is a semi-finalist for The Globe & Mail Report on Small Business #remarkablebiz contest and your votes are needed! Visit the G&M Pinterest page here and vote for Purlin’ J’s using the ‘like’ button (heart) on Pinterest! At the end of August, the Report on Small Business team will select the final winners based on a combination of factors including number of votes, original submissions and the ‘remarkable’ quality of the business. Finalists will be featured on the Report on Small Business website. Thanks for your support!

First anniversary SALE!

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To celebrate Purlin’ J’s first anniversary, I’m having a sale! Shop Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck this Saturday, 16 August, at MUSICwestport and stock up! I need room for new fall products so selected yarns will be on sale for up to 50% off! The truck will be open 11 am to 6 pm, and will be parked on Spring Street near the tourist information office.

The 2014 MUSICwestport festival line-up features bluegrass to country to rock and roll. Hosted on two outdoor stages in beautiful downtown Westport, Ontario, the afternoon of FREE music runs from noon until 6pm on August 16.


Win passes to “The F Word”, a new film starring… Knitting! (and Daniel Radcliffe)

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Megan Park stars as the hilarious Dalia in the new film The F Word.

Shop the yarn truck on August 7 at the Cineplex Odeon on Gardiners Road between 6 – 9 pm for the advance screening of The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, and one of Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival feature film selections for 2013!

Until then, you and a friend could win a FREE PASS to the August 7 Kingston advance screening of “The F Word”. Head on over to Purlin’ J’s Facebook page to enter beginning July 29! 

You need to win passes to go to the August 7 screening, but EVERYONE who stops by the yarn truck for this event (no purchase necessary) gets entered in a draw to win a special door prize sponsored by Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play, a new line of yarn soon-to-be found on-board Lil Dorothy. PLUS I’ll be giving away The F Word movie swag all evening long! 

Have you ever been stuck in the “friend zone” with someone, when what you really want is… more? It’s a bittersweet time to which almost everyone can relate. Knitting to the rescue! An integral plot point to the film is Kazan’s character’s interest in knitting, and large parts of the movie include her and her friends participating in a knitting circle, featuring Toronto’s own LYS, The Purple Purl! This fun Canadian film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and is written by Elan Mastai and directed by Michael Dowse, from London, Ontario.

THE F WORD opens in theatres August 22.

Step Right Up! Four days at ArtFest Kingston!

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28, 29, 30 June and 1 July

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up to Purlin’s J’s Roving Yarn Company for four, count ‘em FOUR days at ArtFest Kingston! Look for the red yarn truck, Lil Dorothy, near the Music Small Stage, at the Barrie/King corner of City Park.
The yarn truck will be open 10am to 6pm each day: 28, 29, 30 June and 1 July.
Purlin’ J accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.


WWKIP at Skeleton Park Arts Fest 21 June

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It’s World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP) week! Why not bring your knitting and crochet (or spinning or felting) project to Skeleton Park this Saturday, 21 June, between 1 and 4pm to celebrate WWKIP week? Enjoy FREE live music all day, plus lots of activities for the kids, artisan and community booths, food vendors and more! Bring your own chair and your project; a canopy will be set up next to Purlin’ J’s truck to provide some shade.  Shop the yarn truck from 10 am to 5pm. (Look for the red yarn truck, Lil Dorothy, near the Ordnance Street side of the park.) See you Saturday, rain or shine!


Lil Dorothy visits the Westport Heritage Street Festival!

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This Saturday, 14 June, is Westport’s Heritage Street Festival! And Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. will be there all day! Look for Lil Dorothy near the intersection of Bedford and Church, in the municipal parking lot. Visit all the vendors, take in a walking tour, and sample the results of the pie-baking contest! Free admission.


Purlin’ J’s at Barriefield’s 200-year anniversary

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Shop the yarn truck in Barriefield 7 June

Shop the yarn truck in Barriefield 7 June

This Saturday promises to be absolutely glorious! I’m looking forward to having Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, in Barriefield this Saturday, 7 June from 10am to 4pm. Look for Lil Dorothy in the green field.

The Barriefield Village 200th Anniversary Celebration will include displays and demos of heritage crafts and trades (boatbuilding, blacksmithing, carpentry, window making, spinning and weaving, etc.), historic costumes, walking tours and wagon rides through the village, a bake sale, afternoon tea at St. Mark’s Church, Farm Girl food, musical performances, AND Purlin’ J’s yarn truck!

Note: Activities will take place in three locations: the green field (GF) at the intersection of Wellington and George Streets, St. Mark’s Church (SM), and the Frontenac County Schools Museum (FCSM).

Purlin’ J’s featured in short video by Station 14

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Braden Dragomir came to visit with me at the yarn truck, and this short video about Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. is the result!


P.S. Love that it’s set to local musicians Sheesham & Lotus!

Just announced! Purlin’ J’s at Kingston Scottish Festival

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Git yer knit on this weekend at the Kingston Scottish Festival! Shop Purlin’ J’s yarn truck on Saturday 24 May at Rideau Acres (1014 Cunningham Road) and enjoy a full day of Scottish dancing and music! Free Admission (Parking Charge of $5/vehicle). Plus a KidsZone, food vendors, and a beer tent!


Purlin' J's

"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

Knitting to Stay Sane

Challenging myself, one stitch at a time.


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