Have you ever been on a yarn crawl? A wool walk? A shop hop? Insert other clever name here?
I haven’t. I want to. However, the geography doesn’t work for me – I only know of one place to buy yarn in Kenya, so the crawl would be from one end of the short rack to the other.
The way most yarn crawls work is this: you buy a ticket or passport or tote bag for shops located near each other for a specific date range. Then you visit those shops during that time, get your card stamped, enjoy a discount, and potentially win freebies and door prizes. Sounds fun!
Since I’m super-jealous of anyone who might have the opportunity, I decided to compile a list of these events for readers for the rest of 2015, just in case some of you can take advantage. (It actually looks like MANY already took place in March. Whoops.) Click on the links to go to the event website. All are located in the U.S., unless otherwise noted. There are also several that are not listed because they have not announced their 2015 dates yet. If you know of others, please feel free to tell about them in the comments!
April 11-19 (GO NOW!): Charm City Yarn Crawl, Baltimore, MD
April 16-19 (GO NOW!): NJ Wool Walk, New Jersey
April 17-19 (GO NOW!): Great Rhody Yarn Crawl, Rhode Island
May 1-2: South Sound Yarn Crawl, Lakewood, Washington area. Placed on hold this year, BUT they are having a special Downtown Abbey event instead!
May 7-10: WNC Yarn Crawl, Ashville, NC
June 5-14: Metro Yarn Crawl, Washington, DC area
June 5-20: East Tennessee Yarn Crawl, East Tennesee
June 13-14: Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl, Edinburgh, Scotland
June 25-28: I-91 Shop Hop, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
July 12-25: Illiana Yarn Crawl, Illinois/Indiana border
August 1-9: Chicago Yarn Crawl, Chicago area
August 1-16: Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl, Colorado
August 22-30: Yarn Along the Rockies, Colorado