Friday, July 25, 2014

New kid on the block - Purl 3, downtown Orillia

 Purl 3 has just opened in Orillia. as you tour around on the Lakeside Yarn Crawl, do drop in. 
Purl3 is owned and operated by Sandra and Kitrina Typhair, a mother and daughter team. 
The stores name Purl3 is reflecting three generations of active knitters with 105 years of 
 Our goal at Purl3 is to carry a variety of quality yarns (natural and synthetic) with a broad 
array of colors, softness and fashionable design. 
Giving customers the opportunity to touch and feel the yarns uniqueness.
  In our shop we‘ve tried to create a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone can 
knit/crochet no matter the level of experience. 
Allowing crafters the opportunity to relax and express their creativity, socialize and 
learn through interaction. 
 We offer workshops, seminars and social events.Our vision is to bring together the knitting 
community and encourage growth and continuation of the craft.
10-425 West Street North, Orillia, ON, Canada

​Mon 10-5
​Tue 10-7
​Wed 10-6
Thursday 10-6
Fri 10-4
​Sat 10-5

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Doc Knits in Port Elgin - Stop # H

Stop # H - on the Lakeside Yarn Crawl

About Us

Docknits is the result of Sue's lifelong passion for knitting. Doctor Sue Gundrum is not only a knitter, but also a practicing Family Physician in Port Elgin. Sue and her talented staff see Docknits as a source of creativity, learning, and camaraderie for yarn enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome at our bright, cheerful, shop; regardless of skill level or experience.  We're eager to knit with you!
Jeffi has been fascinated by all things to do with colour and wool since she was very young.  Knitting is her first fibre love but she also explores what colour can do through spinning, crochet, rigid heddle weaving, needle felting, and quilting.  She also enjoys designing her own patterns and loves to share the fibre arts with people of all ages and ability levels.  Dyeing yarns for knitting, crochet and weaving or fibre for needle felters and spinners is her newest joy in the fibre world.
Artistic pursuits are Kirsten's lifeblood, including numerous fibre arts.  Kirsten enthusiastically brings crochet expertise to Docknits.  Having mastered a wide spectrum of crochet techniques, Kirsten enjoys the creativity of designing her own patterns, which sometimes merge knitting with crochet.
Peggy is an avid knitter who has explored most techniques, including cables, intarsia, fair isle and lace work.  She has knit for Philosophers Wool for 25 years and has recently been accepted as a knitter for the FictionKNITstas contest.  Peggy designed a shawl for an author to wear at the book reading tour that will be held in various locations in Canada in the Spring of 2013.  Peggy enjoys teaching others and is passionate about the craft of knitting.     Check their website for for further info

651 Goderich Street, Box 2140
Port Elgin, N0H 2C0
Store Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday and Friday: 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday: Closed

Friday, July 18, 2014

Canada Day @ The Purple Sock in Coldwater... Stop # A on the Yarn Crawl

Check out Canada Day at the Purple Sock

Stop # B on the Lakeside Yarn Crawl

Eliza's Buttons and Yarn has a smashing new shop space @ 250 Bayview Dr. # 2, Barrie

Drop by and have a look around. These ladies did and what a great time they had.

Here's the link to the latest newsletter.

Elizabeth welcomes you to her knitting haven. 
Our store has everything you might need, from needles and yarn all the way to buttons. 

All of the contact information you will ever need is below. 
We would love to see you and what you’ve been busy creating! Stop on by!

Our hours of operation are:
Monday 10 – 6 pm
Tuesday  6:30 – 8:30pm
 Wednesday 12 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 10 – 6 pm
Friday 10 – 6 pm
Saturday 10 – 4 pm
Sunday We’re resting our feet!    

Our phone number is:
Our e-mail address is:

Hope to see you soon!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Stop "A" on the crawl - The Purple Sock crawl offering...

           I am so excited to be a part of the Lakeside Yarn Crawl and to meet you all as you visit shops from Owen Sound to Meaford, Barrie to Port Elgin  and all spots in between!

Please join us at The Purple Sock, take home a small  complimentary bag of our Maple Black , Maple Cream or Maple Blueberry tea, and check out our wonderful Canadian yarns, as well as yarns, rovings and fibres from all over the globe. In addition, there are hundreds of patterns, needles, notions and an incredible array of knitting, crochet and felting books.

And of course, our fabulous line of loose leaf black, green and herbal teas, teapots, and tea paraphernalia just invites a sit-down in your favourite comfy chair with your current WIP.

  So, please drop in, have your Passport signed, check out our upcoming classes and hopefully, be the winner of a huge gift basket filled with donations from all the participating shops!

  See you soon!

  Happy Summer Knitting,

The Purple Sock
13 Coldwater Rd
P.O. Box 675
Coldwater Ontario
L0K 1E0
Purple Sock wall of tea choices!!
Maple tea - oh so delicious!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Riverside Yarns - Owen Sound - HUGE YARD SALE

Lakeside Yarn Crawl - Stop G @ Riverside Yarns

It's worth the trip to Owen Sound!!!

HOTTEST YARD SALE UNDER THE SUN is Saturday July 5th from 8-4. 

Our booth is right in front of the store and filled with lots of deals including Estelle Ultra Alpaca $5, Waverly baby $3,and big balls Handicrafter cotton $9. 

Also Koigu seconds and many more treasures.

928 2nd Street, Owen Sound 519-371-4311 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Philosopher's Wool - Inverhuron... on the shores of Lake Huron

Our store in Inverhuron, is on our farm at 2 Alma Street and is open 6 days a week throughout the year and, through July and August, usually on Sundays too. 
We are normally open from 10 AM to 4 PM but if you are coming from afar, it is a good idea for you to call ahead (519-368-5354). 
Our store is in an 1851 log cabin, and features 100 or so handknit sweaters which we are happy to sell you ready-made, or the kit to make your own. We have an extensive button collection as well as Addi Turbo circular knitting needles.
Apart from wool in 41 colours and 2 weights ( worsted and chunky), we also sell Queen size blankets, milled for us in PEI, hats, scarves, socks, mitts, sheepskins, and various items of sheep art.

Mission statement 
Our mission is to support sustainable agriculture, with about 25% of web sales devoted to that purpose. We have always been a fair trade company, producing wool yarn that is as natural and organic as possible.
We specialise in hand knitting kits for Fair Isle sweaters, shawls and cardigans. Our simplified
technique is available 
from our DVD and books.
You are free to wander about the Farm and sometimes Ann or Eugene will give you a guided tour.