Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Let's Go To The (Yarn Shop) Hop!

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12 semi-local shops had their 1st Annual Yarn Shop Hop. This gave yarn enthusiast everywhere the opportunity to visit "new" shops while enjoying discounts, raffles, and other little gifties just for walking through the door. Although I only made it to 8 of the 12, I really enjoyed myself and had fun checking out the stores with my daughter and my friend Marcell. Here are some of the places we visited and the things I found:

Be Sweet-Brushed Mohair in Lemon, and Lana Gatto Mohair in Pale Green from The Yarn Shoppe(50% off on the lemon!).Organic Cotton Kit from My Secret Stash. Black and Hot Pink hanks from Rio De La Plata, and (2) solid (1) striped of Freedom Wool( also 50% off) from Auburn Needleworks. I also found Malabrigo in Mandarina from Knitique (maybe for a secret pal), some fabulous Alchemy Alpaca in Koi Pond from In Sheep's Clothing, and some Chocolate Cherry Sock Yarn by Claudia Hand Painted Yarns at Frog Pond Knits. We started early and made it to the last stop just 10 minutes before they closed shop, and I could not think of a finer way to spend the day....


Courtney said...

The Yarn is BEAUTIFUL!! I really like the bright orange ones :-)
I didnt make it to the shop hop because I had to work, but I will be there next year :-)...Have a good weekend.

msfortuknit said...

how wonderful! What a score!