At last, the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl is happening this weekend, Friday, September 31st thru Sunday October 2nd!
We will open extended hour for the crawl:
Friday 10AM to 5PM
Saturday 10AM to 5PM
Sunday 12 to 5PM
And before we get to each day’s special events, there are a few great deals that will be going on all weekend long. First up, you will receive a FREE gift bag with any purchase over $25 (one per person).
Second, as it is pattern of the month transition time, September and October patterns will all be free with purchase of the suggested yarns throughout the crawl! This is THREE patterns, Early Autumn, and new pattern revamp of Reversible Brioche Hat and a brand new pattern using the luscious Debbie Bliss Paloma to be released on Friday! Plan your gifts and get free patterns!
Lastly, don’t forget to take a stab at our “Name that Yarn” game when you stop in…you could win a glorious gift basket!
In addition to all of that, we have extra special things planned for each day!
Friday, September 30th was meant to be a big Blue Heron Trunk Show, but what I received was a little more like a smart car trunk full. As soon as I started getting the feeling this might be the case, I whipped into gear and dyed up 100+ new skeins of our new hand-dyed delights. We’ll have new silks, wools, and lovely blends. For a sneak peak, take a look at the twitter feed and see what has already been coming in through September. In addition to getting this stuff right off the drying rack, on Friday, you’ll get 15% off any Island Yarn yarn (yarnyarn…its almost like pizzapizza). This includes all of our reclaimed and hand-dyed yarns! Don’t miss out!
Saturday, October 1st will bring 2 special guests! From 11 to 2, Wren Ross will be in the store, singing and delighting you with her hysterical yarnie tunes! She’ll have her CDs with her for those of you who might want to pop it into your car as you crawl along the rest of the day. Then, from 2 to 5, Karen Chenausky, will be in with her gorgeous handmade jewelry! She’s got shawl pins, necklaces, earrings….you name it and she is super talented with a great eye for jewelry! And just because she is that nice, she has volunteered to give a little demo on making stitch markers to anyone interested. We’ll have materials, just bring yourself!
Sunday, October 2nd will welcome the arrival of Jane from Porter Square Books with an enormous pile of knitting and crochet books! There’s nothing better in my opinion than a Sunday filled with yarn and books! She’ll also be taking pre-orders on the long-awaited Principles of Knitting if you are hot to get your hands on it and generously offering a 15% discount on all pre-orders taken during the crawl!
Phew….I think that might cover it. Maybe…. 🙂
Hope to see you all there!