This is my haul from yesterday’s yarn crawl. I was so excited to go on my first “official” yarn crawl. If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know that I have organized several “mini-crawls” that I have done alone, or with a friend (like Lori).
There were 12 stores signed up for the yarn crawl north of Boston. I could only go on Saturday, so I kinda planned on making a loop.
I started at Seed Stitch in Salem. They were the organizers of the crawl and I was able to pick up my “yarn crawl” button there.
I will blog about each shop separately.
Next, I went to Beverly and hit up two shops. The first, Creative Yarns, is a new shop that just opened. Then I went to Yarns in the Farms. Whoa was it packed!
Then, I headed out to Gloucester. I have always wanted to visit Gloucester since seeing the movie “The Perfect Storm.” I can’t remember if I read the book, too or have just seen the movie a bunch of times. But I have read several books by Linda Greenlaw.
Anyway, I went to Coveted Yarns. Very busy and lots of yarn and lots of discounts! I was going to stop to eat, but decided not to waste my yarn shopping time. Besides, I want to go back with the Hubs and really visit Gloucester. But I did get to meet Heather of Sereknity fame. I am a fan and have several of her yarns.
I headed back west and hit up Cranberry Fiber Arts, which reminded me a lot of a store here in Connecticut.
Then I stopped at Butterfly Yarns in Wakefield, which also reminded me of the old Sit and Knit store in West Hartford.
I ended my day at Sit ‘n Knit in Melrose. It was funny to end it at a familiar sounding store. As the Sit ‘n Knit here in Connecticut was the first LYS I visited and have gone back many times.
All in all, a great day! I did restrain myself and only purchased a little at each store. Except Coveted Yarn, as they had great discounts and local yarn. I also purchased a bit at Sit ‘n Knit because she had a discount on her Manos Cotton Stria, which I love and I believe they have discontinued…
I will blog later in the week about each store and will be adding a page of LYS’ outside of Connecticut. I have been to some in NY, CA, RI, PA, and MA. I have tried to visit some in TX and FL, but without success….