Welcome to the FIFTH Annual NYC Yarn Crawl!
OCTOBER 5 & 6, 2013
Welcome to the Fifth Year of the NYC Yarn Crawl. We can't believe it's been 5 years, but there's a lot about time that is hard to believe. What we do know is that we are glad that there's excitement about this event, and we are happy to be doing it again.
In seeking a theme for this year's scavenger hunt, we looked at the symbols associated with a 5 year Anniversary and discovered that the symbol for 5 years of commitment is "Wood". Somehow, it seemed appropriate. Many of us love knitting with wooden needles and I know that I respond to the yarns that capture the power of color inspired by nature. Also, there's something warm and nourishing in the concept of wood Since we feel the same way about our knitting projects, we thought we'd run with it.
We have asked our sponsors to keep this in mind as they send us samples for the raffle baskets. There will be more details on the Scavenger Hunt page, which is still being worked on, but for the time being, we ask you to consider the beauty of nature and natural materials as we enter one of the most knit-friendly (and lovliest) seasons of the year: Autumn in NY!
New to the yarn crawl?...
Well, now, here are the basics:
A “yarn crawl” is a multiple day event for yarn and fiber loving people that connects them to local independent yarn (and related craft) stores within a specific area or city. Yarn crawls are sponsored by local retailers and by yarn companies that want you to know about their terrific products. By identifying the whereabouts of every participating store, the producer of the yarn crawl provides participants (and their fellow enthusiasts and friends) with the means to develop a self guided itinerary for a weekend of excitement and exploration. Every participating store on the crawl is provided with a large raffle basket that is filled with full sized products from the sponsor companies. Everyone is eligible to enter the Raffle. There is never a charge to go on a crawl, and you go on your own time frame and at your own speed. Every participant on a yarn crawl is entitled to one FREE RAFFLE ticket from each store they visit - one raffle ticket per store over the course of the entire weekend. During the course of the weekend, each store offers customers their own enticing promotions and/or special offerings unique to the event. In addition, our yarn crawls organize a scavenger hunt in which all the stores participate. We always have a neat prize (or prizes) for the winner of the scavenger hunt and you can read about them on our NYC Yarn Crawl Diary.