Archive | November, 2014

Kingston! Your last chance this season to shop the yarn truck!

25 Nov

This weekend is your last chance to shop Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, in Kingston, before she hibernates for the winter! The final event of the season will be Dec 6 in Marysville, weather-permitting!

I hope to see you at the Mulberry Waldorf School at 25 Markland Street in Kingston for two separate events:

Friday, Nov 28 from 6 -9 pm is Mulberry After Dark, which offers you an opportunity to leisurely shop and peruse the silent auction the night before the Winter Fair on Saturday. Have a glass of wine and do some holiday shopping!

Saturday, Nov 29 from 10am – 3pm is the Mulberry Winter Fair, when you can experience a beautiful winter festival with puppet shows, a magical forest, crafts, live music, delicious food and all the amazing vendors. Entry is free and open to all!


Mrs. Crosby yarn: Place your orders!

20 Nov

I know there are many Purlin’ J’s customers out there who simply adore the yarns of our esteemed Mrs. Crosby. You’ve cradled them all (well, except for Train Case) lovingly in your hands whilst aboard the yarn truck. Now is your opportunity to order exactly what you want for that special project in your queue! (For example, I recently used four skeins of Carpet Bag in African Grey to knit this Churchmouse poncho. It just needs to be blocked!) I will be dispatching an order shortly to Mrs Crosby, so here are your instructions:

1. Go to and review your yarn base choices:
Satchel; $20/skein
Steamer Trunk; $20/skein
Carpet Bag; $27/skein
Train Case; $32.50/skein
Hat Box; $32.50/skein
Plus HST.

2. Choose your colour(s), from either the multis or the nearly-solids.

3. There is no minimum order, BUT if you order full bags of 5 skeins/one colour, get 10% off the whole bag!

4. Email Purlin’ J with your requirements and payment preference to: by the deadline: Monday November 24 at noon.

5. Purlin’ J will deliver your yarn once it is received if you’re in Kingston. Want to give a gift of yarn to someone? Give me the specifics and I will deliver your order as a pretty cellophane gift basket to its recipient within Kingston! Or you can pick up your order from downtown Kingston. All other orders will be mailed via Canada Post.

See you Sunday at the Fat Goose Craft Fair, now at Grant Hall!


Saturday at 734 Montreal St.; Sunday at Go Green Baby!

13 Nov

1609615_572480836187170_7070006207070436045_n This weekend the yarn truck will be out and about at two separate events: Saturday, the truck will be open 10 – 4 at The Great Holiday Market at the Legion Hall at 734 Montreal Street. Brought to you by The Great Baby Market!

And on Sunday, the truck returns to Go Green Baby from 12 – 4 at 293 Division Street. Did you get a discount postcard from Go Green Baby? Sunday is your last day to use it!IMG_0648

Almonte this Sunday! At Handmade Harvest

6 Nov

I hope you will come aboard Lil Dorothy, the yarn truck, this Sunday in Almonte! Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company will be appearing at Handmade Harvest, a juried craft show at the Old Town Hall from 10 am – 3 pm on Sunday ONLY, Nov. 9.

Check the impressive list of vendors at

Admission to the show: $2
Under 16 free
FREE swag bags to the first 50 in line to the show!


NEW Locally-made Needle Cases!

5 Nov

Store your circular, straight and double-pointed knitting needles in one case!

Just in time for gift-giving! These cotton knitting needle cases are designed by Purlin’ J and made right here in Kingston, featuring fabric from well-known designers Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler! Only a handful are available on-board the Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, Lil Dorothy. Get yours this weekend at Grass Creek Cottage (2993 Highway 2 East, Saturday, 10 – 2) or in Almonte, at the Handmade Harvest Show (Old Town Hall, Sunday, 10 – 3).

Now you can store all kinds of knitting needles in one case! The centre pockets hold your circular needles, while the right-side has pockets for your double-pointed needles as well as your straight needles. The left-hand side is a zippered pocket to hold your stitch holders, cable needles, stitch markers, or perhaps even your Purlin’ J’s needle gauge!

Saturday shopping at Grass Creek Cottage

4 Nov

Lil Dorothy will be making a brief appearance this weekend at the Grass Creek Cottage sale at 2993 Highway 2 East, directly across from the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. The yarn truck will be open for business between 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday November 8 only! She is looking very festive and stocked with lots of wonderful gift ideas! Hope to see you on-board!


Purlin' J's

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

Sue Schlabach

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

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