Yarn Crawl 2012

I am not proud. I did not practice restraint. The original plan was to hit a couple of local shops, my favorite shop and two shops I had never visited before. That is not what happened. I hit the local shops on Friday. It was nice to visit the familiar places and see what they had. I picked up a few things and at some point while I was breathing the yarn fumes I decided that hitting a few shops on Saturday would be a good idea. My mother and N joined me. We hit five shops. Of course two of those were the ones I’d never been to and one was too crowded to even look around. Sunday I had originally planned to hit my favorite shop which is a bit farther a field than I normally travel when I looking for a quick yarn fix. After having visited eight of the twelve shops over two days I decided to go ahead and just visit the final four. It’s a special event I told myself. It’s important to shop locally and really these are all my LYSs. Or maybe I have no self-control. Something like that. So what did I get? Not shown is a gift. The other things are a skein of Cascade Heritage in color 5613, a skein of Bashful Bags and Fiber in pinks, a skein of Toil and Trouble in The Hath, two skeins of Berroco Comfort worsted weight in 9752 and 9740, a skein of Cascade 220 superwash in 893, 2 skeins of Regia design line jazz color in 6451, a skein of Zauberball, a skein of Malabrigo worsted in black, a 4 oz braid of Mad Color Fiber Arts polwarth wool combed top (the fiber and the Malabrigo will be thrummed mittens), a skein of Regia BlitzColor in 2526, 2 skeins of Jamieson’s double knitting in purple haze and thistledown, a small plastic notions case for stitch markers and 2 patterns: Cottage Creations Scandinavian Cardigan and Hannah Fettig’s sunnyside cardigan.

The yarn crawl is so much fun and a great excuse to visit the Northshore area of Massachusetts in the spring. Though I’d be happy to visit these shops any time.

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~ by nothingbutknit2 on March 19, 2012.

10 Responses to “Yarn Crawl 2012”

  1. I’m so jealous, I wish I had enough yarn stores even remotely near me to do a yarn crawl… Although perhaps my stash should be grateful I don’t!

    And for visiting that many stores, it looks to me like you were very restrained ;)

  2. That does sound like fun! They did one of those here back in October, but I missed it. I’m planning one for the summer though.

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself! All those purchases look like great buys and I’m sure you’ll use it all :)

  3. I have 3, maybe 4 shops that I could call LYS, 2 of them are an hour away. The one that is truly local I can’t stand the owner. I will go there if I have to, but not by choice. You are toooo lucky!!!! But, then again, there is always WEBs online! And I can travel 3+ hours and visit 5 more shops.

  4. Damn lady you did good!
    Why not go all out and see everything? It’s a special event and darn it, why leave yourself in a state of never ending curiosity if you didn’t go visit all the shops?

  5. COVET

  6. Wow! You have a lovely stash there. I’m super jealous, you are going to have some amazing projects come out of all this!

  7. I love it all! But am jealous that you have so many yarn shops so close by! :)

  8. This is making me look forward to my local Yarn Crawl this weekend! I may not have much restraint either :-)

  9. Yarn crawl? More like you did a yarn RUN! Love the yarn. Love the colors. Love it all!

  10. A very nice haul, indeed! :-)

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