New website

26 Sep

Purlin’ J’s is transitioning from WordPress to its new site on Shopify. Visit http:// to see yarntruck dates, and the online shop! Be sure to change your bookmarks to


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


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?


Expanded Nov 16 hours

15 Nov

New, expanded hours for Saturday, November 16. Shop Lil Dorothy from 12 noon until 4:30 pm at 105 Mowat Ave, Kingston, next to Anwyn Studio.
See you there!


Kingston Loves Its Trucks!

8 Nov

Check out this piece in Kingston Business Today featuring Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Company and Farm Girl Food! Mobile retail in Kingston is fast becoming booming business!


Thank you Kingston

11 Oct

I am so grateful to the Kingston community for responding so positively to Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck. Here is another great piece from Kingston This Week.


Sorry! Today’s a No-go

21 Sep

Due to heavy rain and other complications, Lil Dorothy will not be making an appearance at the Thousand Islands Playhouse this afternoon. Please note that their fundraising event, Local Flavours, is still going on as planned.

l’ll let you know when the truck will next be in Gananoque! ¬†Apologies, folks.


Purlin’ J’s in The Whig!

13 Aug

The news coverage continues! How exciting to be featured on the front page of the Kingston Whig Standard!

Coming back from Wolfe Island today I even heard a driver exclaim as he went past the truck, “Hey, I read about that truck today!”

It was a surreal moment. Thanks Kingston for all the love!


Purlin’ J’s Featured in the News!

8 Aug

So exciting to have some great publicity today! Besides being mentioned on CBC Ontario Morning this morning, here are a couple of other news articles promoting Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co:

The Ottawa Citizen
Expert knitter launches mobile yarn store by Laura Armstrong, The Ottawa Citizen

The Kingston Heritage EMC
Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. rolls into town this weekend – News – By Hollie Pratt-Campbell, Kingston Local Community News

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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