Many of of our friends in the fibre business, and we ourselves, help fill our goodie bags and provide terrific door prizes.

First among them is Estelle Yarns, a wholesale supplier of yarns to the industry. Do take a look at their site. You’ll find gorgeous examples of their yarns worked into very appealing projects. We so appreciate Estelle Yarns ongoing kindness and generosity to the YOSO retreat.

Each of these generous companies and individuals also helped make YOSO just a little bit better.

Briggs and Little                                                                 Cabin FeverDeb and Lyn Gemmell

Classic Elite                                                                        Colourmart Yarns

Creative Yarns Shop                                                       Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn – Elizabeth Fallone

Infiknit Carol Tomany                                                 Kawartha Fibre Fest

Knits From The Woodlot – Gayle Clow                   MaryPat KnitsMary Pat McDonald

Shelridge Yarns Lyn Gemmell                                 Signature Yarns – Patrick Madden

Stix and Stones Shop                                                     Textile Museum



Many of us knit or crochet for charity. There is a wonderful feeling about being able to share not only our talents and our yarn with other people, but also our hearts. Many of us knit headbands for the Shoebox shelter program. From time to time other charities are suggested. Please let us know if you have a favourite.