Monday, October 5, 2009

Yarn Crawl

The last Saturday in September a car full of ladies from my new knitting group and myself headed north for a yarn crawl. If you haven't heard of a yarn crawl let me explain (if you have, you can skip to the next paragraph). A yarn crawl is a progressive shopping trip centered around yarn. Generally these trips are taken in groups and often they are to new or somewhat distant locations (meaning not just your local yarn shop).

Our trip was Fort Collins based, about an hour drive. The first stop was Lambspun. This shop had many varieties of yarn as well as a small, but quality, fiber selection. I didn't make any purchases at this shop, but I did enjoy looking around.

Next up on our stops was My Sister Knits. This shop also had a lot to offer. First, the setting of the shop is just beautiful! It in an old carriage house behind a gorgeous walk through garden area. The shop had many yarns that I use and look at often such as Cascade and Manos del Uruguay. At this shop I found a deal in their sale section. Four skeins of Harrisville Designs New England Shetland. These colors will make some wonderful mittens!

Our last traveling stop was at a shop in Loveland, CO, which is between Fort Collins and Louisville. The shop is called Woolen Treasures. If you ever get the chance to stop by this shop I highly recommend it. She has a great button selection and at the moment a lot of wonderful varieties of alpaca yarns. I picked up this beautiful ball of Schoppel-Wolle called Zauberball - it is going to make some pretty amazing socks.

Those are all of my latest finds. Following our yarn crawl I did manage to find some yarn perfect for my next sweater, more to come on that later.


  1. My Sister Knits is my favorite. I'll have to try Woolen Treasures- I live far enough south in Fort Collins I'm probably closer to a Loveland shop than MSK or Lambspun anyway!

  2. Hi Emmy,

    A Yarn Crawl sounds like a lot of fun! Can't wait to see what projects you make out of your new yarn.

    We went to the Wool Festival on Saturday, met up with Mary Jo, Nicole and Joanna there and had a fun day.

    Your new knitting group sounds like a lot of fun.


  3. What a fantastic idea... must bring this up to my knitting group! Maybe Orlando calls...


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