Archive | February, 2014

Is it soft-serve weather yet? Color Baby wool $4!

22 Feb

Spring is almost here, and who among us simply can’t wait for beach and ice-cream weather? One of ball of Color Baby makes this sweet baby hat: Soft Serve. I love how all the soft colours work together in this range. That makes it a frothy choice for the popular garter stitch, short-row scarf, Color Affection. Color Baby is a fingering weight yarn that is made from Australian merino wool. This week each ball (50gr/180m) is on sale for only $4, no HST!

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Choose from eight shades: [Left photo]: (top L) blue multi, col. 803; (bottom L) baby blue, col. 24; (bottom R) red, col. 26; (top R) bright multi, col. 806; [Right photo]: (top L) peach, col. 15; (bottom L) peach marl, col. 7; (bottom R) pastel multi, col. 804; (top R) peach multi, col. 802. 100% Australian merino wool, Made in Italy. Shrink-resistant, although hand-washing is recommended.

The Fine Print: To purchase, please send an email to info@purlinjs.ca with your selection and delivery preference. I offer free delivery to within Kingston with a minimum purchase of $20, or you can pick up from downtown Kingston, or I can send via Canada Post [additional charge]. A PayPal invoice will be sent to you. No HST. While quantities last! Offer expires 28 February 2014. Join Purlin’ J’s customer email list here!

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Go green, baby! Plus new day for the weekly special

15 Feb

So I’m switching up the weekly special thing starting today! It appears that Saturday works a lot better for publishing the weekly special for lots of reasons. So look forward to Saturday afternoons so you can see what Purlin’ J is featuring this week. I’ve been busy finding some great new products to have aboard Lil Dorothy this season, and scheming to do a 6-day tour of the Ottawa valley! Plus I finally created my promised Purlin’ J’s customer email list! (If you signed my guest book in the truck and left your email with me, you will automatically be added.) And now for your Saturday special:

ecobaby
Ecobaby is a sport weight yarn (50gr/125m) that is 100% organic, fair-trade cotton. This week get two balls for $10, no HST. Eight balls is about right to make a super-easy garter stitch and colour-blocked baby blanket. Choose from six sorbet shades: (Bottom photo) (top L) Ecru, col. 14016; (middle L) Stone, col.14015; (bottom L) Aqua, col. 14005; (top R) French Navy, col. 14019; (middle R) Mallow, col. 14021; and (bottom R) Rose, col. 14012. 100% organic cotton, Made in Italy.

The Fine Print: To purchase, please send an email to info@purlinjs.ca with your selection and delivery preference. I offer free delivery to within Kingston with a minimum purchase of $20, or you can pick up from downtown Kingston, or I can send via Canada Post [additional charge]. A PayPal invoice will be sent to you. No HST. While quantities last! Offer expires 21 February 2014. Join Purlin’ J’s customer email list here!

Hand-painted SoftSpun, $10

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Have I mentioned how much I love seeing what my customers are making? You are an artistic and prolific bunch! Have a look at Gloria’s project, for example, made from Briggs & Little’s Hand-Painted SoftSpun. She stopped by the truck one day late last season and I snapped this pic of her Arc of Iris Cowl:20140208-132350.jpg

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Handpainted Softspun is a 2 Ply light worsted weight wool yarn (113gr/219m) that is created by Canada’s oldest woollen mill, Briggs & Little, and handpainted by the Fleece Artist in Nova Scotia. It is a 25 micron wool that is soft enough to wear next to the skin. This week it’s on sale for $10 a skein, no HST. Choose from four shades: (Top right photo; L to R) Bubble gum, Eggplant, Flamingo, and Northern Lights. 100% Pure Wool, Made in Canada.

The Fine Print: To purchase, please send an email to info@purlinjs.ca with your selection and delivery preference. I offer free delivery to within Kingston with a minimum purchase of $20, or you can pick up from downtown Kingston, or I can send via Canada Post [additional charge]. A PayPal invoice will be sent to you. No HST. While quantities last! Offer expires 13 February 2014.
Hand-Painted SoftSpun

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Weekly special: Stay tuned!

7 Feb

Don’t worry, folks. The weekly special will be posted Saturday 8 Feb due to some technical difficulties. In the meantime, have you seen this little video I made?

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Sue Schlabach

Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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