get thee to a knittery!

Fall is upon us!

Leaves are turning color. Warm days give way to nippy nights. It is that time of year, when the itch to knit become irresistible – and our LYS is there to help us (but certainly not to cure us!)

This weekend, October 4, 5, and 6, East Coasters can participate in the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl 2013 (information here). Bushels of luscious colors and textures await, with some pretty nice discounts and special events at the 15 participating LYS!

My local LYS – The Island Yarn Company –  will have a prize jar, sample sale, free patterns, a teach-in (Gayle will demonstrate the Mobius cast-on and cowl), and local sourcerers:  designer Rachel Henry with A Hundred Ravens will bring out some gorgeousness on October 5, and October 6, Kate from Harrison Wheelworks will spin in-store as well as bring a stash of handspuns for the Crawl -- you'll get first dibs!  

For those of you in the Tulsa area, you absolutely must check out Loops – both Utica and South.  Rumor has it that this weekend the Utica store will debut the first skeins of Loops' own Private Label fiber.  And everyone has a standing invitation to come and pet the yarn!

While researching today's post, I scanned the back entries in The Island Yarn Company blog and ran across a moving ode to the community LYS create.  It is worth a read .  Sure, we can get cheaper stuff on-line – but when was the last time a website actually cared about your dropped stich or guided you through a sticky pattern?  LYS are the heart-blood of our craft.  They deserve our support.

So make the time this weekend and Get Thee to a Knittery, Go!

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