Just Announced! Harrowsmith August 29/30

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Great news! You can shop Purlin’ J’s yarn truck this weekend in Harrowsmith! See you Saturday and Sunday (August 29/30) at Centennial Park in Harrowsmith, Ontario, for the 150th Celebration of the County of Frontenac! Enjoy midway rides, a plowing match, petting zoo, food trucks, beer tent, and lots of live music! (One of my favourite local bands, Bellfonix, is playing Saturday from 5:15 – 6:15pm.)

I recently received a new shipment of Malabrigo “Rasta”. This soft Merino super-bulky yarn is a favourite for making cowls, hats and mitts. It works up fast so it’s great for knitting up some quick gifts. The truck will be open Saturday 10 am to 8pm and Sunday 10 am to 3pm.

Sweater weather is coming!

See you this weekend,
Purlin’ J

Let’s TWIST again! 22/23 August

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This weekend is THE fibre event of the year: TWIST! Lil Dorothy will once again be parked inside the arena for your shopping pleasure. Shop for new yarns from Agrestal Yarn, Silver Cloud Alpacas, plus a new batch of Zen Yarn Garden’s popular sock yarn Serenity 20 has just arrived!

With more than 125 vendors and 40 workshops, there’s lots to see, do and EAT! This year’s festival includes 13 local food vendors as well! Admission is $7 per day and kids under 12 are free.


Purlin’ J’s is Two! This Calls for a Sale!

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The sun is promising to shine this weekend over the very picturesque town of Westport. If that’s not enough, how about a yarn sale? I have lots of gorgeous yarns that I’m putting on sale in honour of Purlin’ J’s second anniversary! (And because new fall merchandise is starting to come in!) Selected yarns will be on sale for up to 50% off.

This Saturday is the annual Music Westport, an outdoor, live music celebration! You’ll find Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, in front of the Tourist Information office on Spring Street.

Open 10 am to 5pm. Cash, Visa, Mastercard. Sale items are final sale.

Sheep Dog Trials 7 – 9 August

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See you onboard Lil Dorothy this weekend! After a few weeks of R ‘n’ R, I am looking forward to spending the weekend at the Sheep Dog Trials at Grass Creek Park, just east of Kingston. This year you can take a free shuttle bus!

Admission is $15 at the gate per day, $10 online in advance. Kids 12 and under are free and group rates are available. The yarntruck is open 9am to 5pm daily. New yarns onboard!


Purlin’ J’s in Canadian Living magazine!

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I love the illustration of Lil Dorothy in this piece featuring Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. in this month’s Canadian Living magazine! Check me out!


ArtFest Kingston 1 – 4 July

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Once again Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, Lil Dorothy, will be at ArtFest for four full days, 1 – 4 July! Look for Lil Dorothy in the Barrie/King corner of City Park in Kingston. The truck will be open 10 – 6 daily.

NEW items onboard for your shopping pleasure:

  • 100% wool felt
  • New needle felting fibre
  • New colours of KOIGU KPPPM and KPM
  • New made-in-Kingston box bags in a variety of prints, perfect for your small projects!


Fiber-Fest at Rose House

22 Jun

The yarn truck is travelling to Waupoos in Prince Edward County this Saturday, June 27 for Fiber-Fest at the Rose House Museum. This year’s Fiber-Fest focuses on quilting, by hand and machine. See quilters in action and other forms of fiber arts too! Children’s corner and BBQ. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3333 County Road 8, Waupoos.

Skeleton Park Arts Festival June 20

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Shop onboard Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, this Saturday at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival. The truck will be open from 10 am until 5pm, in Skeleton Park, otherwise known as McBurney Park!
Enjoy FREE live music and family activities all day!

Skeleton Park Arts Festival

Handmade Harvest in Kanata 30/31 May

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This weekend is Handmade Harvest, a juried craft show featuring over 140 vendors! It’s at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata, a new location this year.

Show Admission: $5
Kids under 16 are FREE
Parking FREE
The first 100 shoppers in line EACH DAY will receive swag bags filled with goodies!

The Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. yarn truck will be in the parking lot both days. Here’s your chance to pick up a Knit in Public t-shirt, available exclusively at Purlin’ J’s, and just in time for World Wide Knit in Public Day June 13.

See you there,
Purlin’ J



Yarn truck update

22 May

Good news! Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, is at the shop and it looks like she will be back on the road for this weekend’s events!

Saturday 23 May is the Kingston Scottish Festival and Sunday 24 May is the Grass Creek Cottage Sale! Hope to see you this weekend.

Joan aka Purlin’ J

Purlin' J's

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


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