Friday, October 14, 2016

The names have been drawn...

We just heard..... the winners are.... 

Margaret, Diane and Tiffany


We will be emailing you a few details, so stay tuned... 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

And the winners are.... ???

Please be patient.... 

We are in the process of collecting all the ballots.... 

Soon we will have the winners... 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lakeside Yarn Crawl ends in 12 days...

Have you finished the yarn crawl yet? 

You only have 12 days left to do so. 

So many crawlers are new this year - very encouraging!!

The Crawl ends on Monday Sept 5th - Labour Day Monday

Remember - It's a holiday - Check with your remaining shops to see what their opening hours are over Labour Day weekend.

Don't be disappointed!! 

We all hope you have had a wonderful time!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Grey Heron will be CLOSED on Sat Aug. 27th

Grey Heron will be closed Saturday August 27th. 

My son is celebrating his 40th birthday.

See you again on Sunday August 28th @ 11am.  

Don't forget, if you are travelling the Lakeside Yarn Crawl, you can find the secret password on my door sign. 

Write it on your passport and consider your space signed off. 
We do hope to see you again. 

Purl3 is on the move... read all about it here...

Purl3 will be CLOSED on: 

Saturday August 27th for our move to 30 Front st. S. in Orillia. 

We will be opening our new doors on: 
Monday August 29th @ 10:00 a.m.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause 
for Yarn Crawlers.

Sandra and Kitrina Typhair
Purl3 LYS

Friday, July 29, 2016

August Long Weekend hours for Grey Heron

Well, it has been a week of surprises. 

My BFFs, you know how you are, hosted a luncheon for me yesterday at the shop because.... I was celebrating... 

So, I will be closed Sunday July 31th and Monday August 1st to spend time with family and friends. 

See you again on Tuesday August 2nd @ 10am. 

Don't forget, if you are travelling the Lakeside Yarn Crawl, you can find the secret password on my door sign. Write it on your passport and consider your space signed off. We do hope to see you again. 

Regards, Karen  

Weekend hours from The Knitting Basket

Morning! :)
Can you believe it - almost August.
My quote - for today is in regards to the weekend.
Be safe and enjoy the weekend. Are you going to do any yarn crawling? 

Oh, That brings to mind, I am going to close at noon on Saturday. 
I am off to visit my parents. 

The visit is long overdue and here is hoping the weather will be agreeable. 

Have a great long weekend.
Talk soon
The Knitting Basket

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Presenting Have You Any Wool? ... in the village of Neustadt, ON

While you travelling the Lakeside Yarn Crawl, do stop by 

Have You Any Wool? in the lovely village of Neustadt. 

For four years Have you any Wool? has been housed inside Village Creations in the lovely town of Neustadt.  We have a wonderful selection of fine yarns, as well as all the accessories to go along with knitting, including shawl pins, some handmade, buttons, needles, books and so much more.  New product is arriving weekly.  Our 1/2 price section is open all the time. 

We have a full selection of felting kits as well as books, roving, bases and needles.  You will also that we have many books and roving for your spinning needs.    Have you any Wool? has a good selection of local yarns as well as from B.C. and Alberta. 

The shop is closed Tuesday.  
Other days it is open 10-5 except Sunday 11  4.  
Please check us out on Facebook under Village Creations and

Carol and Bob Dyck
RR 1
221716 Concession 14
Neustadt, Ontario
N0G 2M0

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Grey Heron Yarn Shop CLOSED on Sunday July 17th

Grey Heron Yarn Shop in Collingwood will be CLOSED on Sunday July 17th. 

If you are travelling the yarn crawl, please check the sign in

the window for a password. 

Write the password on your passport and your Grey Heron 

space will be signed off. 

We would love to see you drop by another day.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stop K - The Knitting Basket CLOSED on Saturday July 9, 2016

I am off and out the door for the day.
The Knitting Basket will be closed. Saturday - July 9,2016. 
It will be business as usual On Tuesday, July 12,2016.
If you are a yarn crawler I am sorry for any inconvenience.
Have a great day and we will talk soon

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Make sure you check first - Are the shops OPEN on Canada Day?

We have had a terrific response to the Lakeside Yarn Crawl so far. 

Please make sure to check that the shops you want to travel to will be OPEN on Canada Day. 

Check their Facebook page, their ravelry group page, their website,  their recent newletter, send them a tweet

or give them a quick call.... 

Remember to "Like" their page

Follow them on Twitter

Join their ravelry group

Sign up for their newsletter

Check their up coming classes

Help support the independent yarn shops on this crawl.

We all want to have a LYS 

Canada Day FUN!! @ The Purple Sock in Coldwater

Hello everyone,

  Just a quick reminder that we will be out in full force in front of 
The Purple Sock on Canada Day, Friday, July 1st!

  The street festivities start at 11 and go to 3'ish ...and we will be set up under the canopy with our beautiful hand made bunting, and our lawn chairs, water bottles, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, spinning and whatever other hand work you choose to enjoy!

  This is our celebration of 
"World Wide Knit in Public"Day with the yarn bombing of the trees along the Main Street, so come join in the fun!  And what a fabulous way to expose the public to our passion for the fibre arts.
Our special gift to you on this 149th Canada Day, is 10% off any Canadian yarn or fibre!!

In addition to our activities  there will be games for the kids , bouncy castles  and popcorn , a pie eating contest and a great band all sponsored by the Coldwater Business Improvement Association.
This promises to be a great day all around, for young and old alike! Maybe even some great sidewalk sales, I know I have some yarns I will be  putting on clearance,  a great time to stock up!! 

  Hope to see you then
  Happy Knitting,

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Festivities for WWKIP Day Sat June 18th - check out what these shops are up to.....

Take your Lakeside Yarn Crawl passport with you!!

Pick one up at your first shop you stop at. 

Here's the Knit In Public activities:  

Docknits - Port Elgin

Join us this Saturday, June 18th in front of DocKnits from 10am to noon.  
Bring your lawn chair and your knitting.  
Please drop-in and register that morning (refreshments will be served).
Let's showcase our talent!
Address: 651 Goderich Street, Box 2140, Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada N0H 2C0
Phone: 1-226-453-5648
The Wool & Silk Co - Shelburne
International Knit in Public Day!! – Saturday June 18th
Don’t forget to join us for International Knit in Public Day. 
Bring your lawnchair and a current project. 
We will be knitting outside, weather permitting. 
This is the same day as the Shelburne Street Festival and classic car show. 
Sidewalk sale will be on. Hope to see you there!
138 Main St. W.
Shelburne, ON L9V 3K9
True North Yarn Co. 


We have less than a week to wait until the Lakeside Yarn Crawl 2016 begins! It’s no coincidence that the same day, June 18th, is Worldwide Knit in Public Day – both celebrate the community that crafts together!
LAKESIDEYARNCRAWL2016The Lakeside Yarn Crawl runs from this Saturday (June 18th) to Monday, September 5th. It involves 12 different yarn stores, from Coldwater to Shelburne, Port Elgin to Meaford! To get involved, simply drop by and pick up your Passport (and first stamp!). Visiting each shop will get you a stamp and an entry into the shop’s draw – fill your passport, leave it at your last stop, and it becomes an entry into the grand prize draw!
We are proud to offer an awesome True North prize basket this year – it features a skein of local alpaca yarn from Blue Mountain Alpacas (normally retails for $60!) in a wooden yarn bowl handcrafted by our favourite local woodworker Terry. To accessorize, we’ve included a 3oz bottle of Soak Celebration wool wash, yarn needles, and a needle (or crochet hook!) of the winner’s choosing. Saturday will be the first day you can collect your passport stamp and gain an entry into the draw for this stellar prize~ Learn more about the Crawl and all of the shops participating on the Lakeside Yarn Crawl website.knitinpublic
For Worldwide Knit In Public day, we want to encourage everyone to share in on the fun! If you share a picture of yourself knitting in public to our Facebook page on this Friday or Saturday you will get an extra 10% off your next in-store purchase! It could be on the bus or the beach, at the coffee shop or the cottage, I’d love to see your awesome projects out there~
If you’re one of the knitters who would love to participate in the comfort of air conditioning, our doors are open to you all day Saturday! Come knit (or crochet) with us! We will have several of our newest yarns available to try out and would love to see you~
15 Cedar Pointe Drive Unit 7
Barrie, ON


Grey Heron Yarn Shop

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Grey Heron's side patio - 

It's Knit in Public Day!!

Join us on our St. Marie St patio - Saturday June 18th from 10am to 2pm

Bring a friend!! Enjoy a great cup of coffee!! 

SAVE 15% shopwide

Stop by, say Hello 

This event started in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
From founder Danielle Landes: “Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there.
Neighbours could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits.
This is a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event
(with your knitting in tow) just for people like you.
Who knows you might even bump into your neighbour!”

#1 65 Simcoe St

Collingwood, ON


Monday, June 13, 2016

Docknits - Stop I on the map


DocKnits is proudly located on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron in Port Elgin, Ontario.  We strive to provide not only high quality products for knitting and crocheting, but also a unique community experience in our store.  DocKnits encourages their customers to sit and create in our cozy lounge during free time, scheduled classes and "open knits" on Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings.  People of all ages are invited to reconnect and get to know one another while creating beautiful objects for family, friends and home.  Knowledgeable and accessible service, establishing new friendships and a sense of community as well as unleashing your inner artist are all part of what we offer at DocKnits.  Please join us!
Address: 651 Goderich Street, Box 2140, Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada N0H 2C0
Phone: 1-226-453-5648
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12 noon to 6pm,  
Friday 12 to 9pm, Saturday 10 to 5 pm, 
Sunday 1 to 5 pm, 
Closed on Monday

Riverside Yarns - Stop H on the map

Riverside Yarns was created when Colleen Raco, an interior designer, rediscovered her “inner knitter” and realized there was nowhere to buy quality yarns in Owen Sound. She opened the store in September 2006 in a historic building in the recently rejuvenated downtown core. It is a cozy, comfortable and colourful place to shop for the newest yarns, browse through unique patterns, and be inspired by the many knitted samples. The store has proven very popular with local knitters and tourists alike and has inspired many new knitters to fall in love with fiber.
Please take an opportunity to take a look around the site and if you have any questions by all means get in touch.
If you would like to receive updates by mail or email, about store events, new products and upcoming classes then take a minute Sign up for our Newsletter.
928 2nd Ave. East
Owen Sound, Ontario
We are (usually) open:
Tuesday 10AM - 3:30PM
Wednesday 10AM - 5PM
Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Purrsonally Yours Fabric and Wool Shop - Stop L on the map

Purrsonally Yours Fabric and Wool Shop has been owned and operated by Isabel McInnis for the last 15 years located on Sykes St Meaford On.  Isabel has been knitting herself for 35+ years, she has lots of experience and knowledge to share with her customers.  She has various types of yarn and from various locations in the world.  She has wool for sweaters, socks, scarves, afghans, hats, baby sweaters, any type of product that you need yarn for, Isabel likely has it in her vast assortment of wools.
Some of the various types of yarn that are carried are, Regia, Merino,Organic Cotton, Organic Wool, Lopi, Butterfly Super 10 Cotton, Manos del Uruguay wool classica as well as Lace, LA LANA Del Deserto Camel Hair, Classic Elite Mohair, Mist Super Fine Kid Mohair & Sirdar. These are the main types of wool available on a regular bases.
At the local wool shop, some of the other products that we carry are Sirdar Patterns, Cabin Fever Patterns, Tapestry Yarn, Latch Hooks, Knitting Needles of various sizes, Crochet Needles, Knitter's Pride Needles, Needle  ,Felting Kits, Beads,Eucalan Wash, these are the major products that we carry, but there are others in the store, you should come in and check it out.
Isabel works with people one on one if they need help or are just starting out and need some guidance.  With her wealth of information, she is able to help the beginner to the expert knitter.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00.

35 N Sykes St, Meaford, ON N4L 1V9

Grey Heron Yarn Shop - Stop G on the map

Make Grey Heron your LYS (Local Yarn Store)

Grey Heron Yarn shop is located in the Arts and Culture heritage district of Downtown Collingwood. 
We carry yarns from around the world. We do have featured Canadian "Indie" yarns from several of the local dyers.  
Making Ideas Happen!!
Now OPEN Sundays - starting Sunday April 17th - (Now CLOSED Mondays) 

We offer monthly skills building classes: Project classes: Private Classes: Group Classes: 

Every Thursday afternoon it's our Drop In Knit Cafe - it's a social time to gather with like minded - "FREE" 1pm - 4pm

We host a "KnitFest" Saturday workshop with Kate Atherley and Glenna Harris.

Both fabulously talented designers who have worked with Vogue, Canadian Living and several knitting magazines. 

Yarns we carry:
Rowan, Cascade, Estelle, Sirdar, Classic Elite, Opal, Regia, Shelridge, Cabin Fever, Noro, Lopi, Mirasol, Malabrigo, James Brett, Lorna's Laces, Fleece Artist, Handmaiden, Austermann, Patons, Drops, Peace Fleece, The Dye Guy, American Brand, Zauberball, Lang, Lana Grossa, Manos, King Cole, Bernat Baby, HiKoo, Zen Yarn Garden, SMC, Diamond, BaaRamEwe, Fortissima,  
Knitting Notions we carry:
ChiaGoo, Addi, Knit Picks, Clover, Boye, Brittany, HiyaHiya, Denise Needles, Knitter's Pride...
Crochet Notions we carry:
Clover, Knit Picks, Denise Crochet, Boye...
Travel the Lakeside Yarn Crawl this summer!!
WIN prizes!! Travel with your BFF!! Explore our Tourism region!!
10 shops from Port Elgin up and around and over to Coldwater - Chance to WIN prizes at every shop. Read all about it here.
Here's the link to our regional tourism area - check it out before you arrive!!
Need to book a place to stay? Looking for a good restaurant? 
We are located at 65 Simcoe Street, Studio 1,  Collingwood, Ontario L9Y1H7 
intersection of St. Marie and Simcoe Streets, inside the building, first studio on the left

Hours of Operation:

Monday:Or by chance - Closed
Tuesday:10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday:10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday:10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday:10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday:10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday:11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Creemore House of Stitches - Stop F on the map

Every inch of our shop is exciting.

From Quilt Cottons & Batting to Fleece and Flannels we will help Inspire You to Create.
Books and Patterns to complete your projects.

Notions and More Notions Thread, Zippers, Needles & Buttons.
From quilt patterns to the quick gift projects.

We have luscious yarn from Acrylics, Blends, Wool and Natural Fibers.
From Famous name brands importing the finest yarn.
King Cole, Lang, Cascade and Estelle.
You'll want to wrap your fingers around the softness.
Bamboo and Aluminum needles, and many notions.

Don't forget to drop off your Dry Cleaning
We're your Village Depot.

We're so much more than just a Quilt and Yarn Shop
We take care of your stitching needs
Creemore House of Stitches...
From Inspiration to Creation

151 Mill Street
Creemore, Ontario
L0M 1G0 705-466-6363

Sunday Closed in Jan & Feb
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5pm
Wednesday 10-5pm
Thursday 10-5pm
Thursday 7-9pm
Friday 10-5:00pm
Saturday 10-4pm
Evenings by Appointment or Class Event

The Wool & Silk Co. - Stop J on the map

The Wool & Silk Co. has come to town!

We are a new yarn shop in a familiar location in Shelburne. There is a new look with a homey, comfortable environment. Along with that comes the variety of quality fine yarns shoppers are accustomed to as well as a several new products.
We are situated in the previous location of the Shelburne Bakery, which became Silks Bakery, eventually becoming a yarn shop. In fact, the shelving for the bakery now houses yarn!
Our shop ideal is “Where Beautiful Things Begin”. How lovely to have something to enjoy and be creative with! There are "Sit & Knits", Classes, and a Saturday morning junior knitting group. This will give people the chance to get together with friends, and others who share their interest in knitting/crocheting.
For more information, contact 
The Wool and Silk Co. at 519 925-6194, 
138 Main St. W. Shelburne for a yarn shopping treat to remember!

We are a full service, yarn shop catering to knitters and crocheters alike. You will enjoy a wide selection of yarns, needles, hooks and accessories in store. Classes are on-going with a complete list offered on this site. Can't wait to see you!
Store Hours Tue, Thurs, Fri: 10am - 5pm Wed: 10am - 8:30pm Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sit-&-Knit Hours Wed: 1pm - 3pm, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sat: 1pm - 3pm
JR. Sit-&-Knit Hours Sat: 10am - 11am

The Knitting Basket - Stop K on the Map

The Knitting Basket is just to the west of Alliston, Ontario in the little burg of Rosemont. 

Home of the Fine Dining Restaurant - The Globe and The Rosemont General Store who now serve up a slice of pizza you won't soon forget. 
Its also home to a little yarn shop called The Knitting Basket.

The Knitting Basket has been in operation for three years, and is owned and operated by Angie Thompson (yours truly)

The Knitting Basket has a little something for everyone with a wide selection of yarn and knitting supplies  . 
We pride ourselves on our personal service and our ability to fill a customer's needs.  
In the coming years the goal for The Knitting Basket is to support much of the awesome Indie dyers that live locally and throughout Canada. We have some fabulous Artisans in our part of Ontario. 

I hope you can stop by to have a look around the shop; we would love to meet you.


Angie Thompson

1 Jamieson Drive
  • RosemontON L0N1R0 Canada
  • (705) 434-4255

Alliston Yarns - Stop E on the Map

In June 1, 2013 the doors opened for the first time realizing my dream of Alliston Yarns!

We have hundreds of colourful yarns, buttons, books, patterns, needles, indeed all the accessories needed to work with yarns adorn the walls and shelving of this adorable nook.

Hand knit and crochet shawls, blankets, sweaters, dresses and doll clothing cover the walls.  The shelves are topped with many  gifts ideas including stuffed animals, wooden toys and home-made accessories.  Five hat racks are kept filled with baby hats/bonnets, youth and character hats.

Our highly qualified staff have crochet, knitting and finishing classes available as well.

We are open 6 days a week.
Our philosophy has been to somehow give back to the community.

This is why we started a program called " Head to Toes" and Alliston Yarns in the Headquarters of this Alliston charity.

What is "Head To Toes"
Many people have unwanted yarns, crochet cotton, needles and crochet hooks.  They are encouraged to drop them off to the store where they are picked up by caring people who manufacture items with these and then return the items to the store to be donated to Family Christmas Basket in the Alliston area .

In 2014 over 750 beautiful handmade items were donated to the Alliston Lions Club as well as 8 other chritable organizations with the best wishes from the general public.

We anticipate that every year going forward will be bigger and better and appreciated all the hjelp we receive.

If you want to donate to the cause please contact us by clicking on our contact page or call us at705.434.0880

Alliston Yarns
Craft & Gifts
21-B Young St
Alliston, Ontario
Tel: 705.434.0880

Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED