Amid the migraine of having 2 escaped prisoners on the loose near my home, I thought now WHO would my readers find most interesting? Who would give us a smile for the day? I thought of my friend at Purple Kitty yarns. She's fantastic... You'll see why.
First a little explanation about my friend at Purple Kitty: *Welcome to the Purple Kitty websites! My name is Debi and providing public domain content has become a bit of a passion for me. I have created several websites dedicated solely to that mission (such as Free Vintage Crochet Patterns, Free Vintage Knitting Patterns, & Our Soaring Eagle Classic Literature). I've also created a few websites (such as Christmas Movies & Boxed Set) just for fun about topics that I like." http://purplekittyyarns.com/about.html
Like me and my daughter she is a sole proprietor. We appreciate that about Debi. Many of us appreciate the preservation of art and history; Debi does both, with a little sense of humor thrown in.
Debi also offers a great selection of discontinued yarns and yarn colors, for those who want them, along with archiving some of America's handcrafting heritage. She only takes patterns published before 1965, in other words copyright-free works. These often have strange measurements, yarn names and other quirks from the past, along with the tools to use them. If you have some pattern books that were left to you by Great Aunt Millie and have no idea what to do with them, send them to Debi, she'll make sure that they are given a new life on the internet. AND last time I sent in a pattern book, I received a very nice coffee mug in return! So in return for your generosity, you may receive a fun gift.
Additionally, Debi has gotten permission from various copyright holders like Coats and Clark (Red Heart Yarns), Plaid Company, and Teresa Wentzler to make their in copyright patterns available for free, which is awesome, because it gives us access to patterns we wouldn't necessarily have access to.
Along with Purplekittyyarns.com, Debi also runs Freevintageknitting.com http://freevintageknitting.com/ and freevintagecrochet.com http://freevintagecrochet.com/ comprehensive databases of the patterns that she has available.
It is because of Purple Kitty Yarns I was able to locate the exact pattern that my Grandmother used to make my baby blanket, so I can duplicate it for others. How cool is that!? Also, the afghan pictured above is one created I created from a pattern I found at Purple Kitty and was given to my aunt for a wheelchair blanket. If you are looking for something vintage and interesting a la "Downton Abbey" check Purple Kitty Yarns. Any questions you have please direct to https://www.facebook.com/purplekittyllc?fref=ts
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