The Greater Boston Yarn Crawl is quickly approaching (September 28-30), and with the temperature finally seeming fallish, I’m brimming with anticipation! 16 shops are participating and you can print off your passport here.
Here is a quick overview of some of the special things we have planned at Island Yarn!
Friday, September 28th: Jane from Porter Square Books will be bringing over a great selection of knitting and crochet books guaranteed to give you a boatload of inspiration. She’ll be in the store for 2-6, but come early…she sold out of many titles last year. And if you miss her on Friday, go to Porter Square Books and check out their unbelievable section of yarnie books. Some books stores might just choose arbitrarily, but a knitter chooses them at Porter Square!
Also, though not a part of the crawl, I just found out that the Gore Estate has a special Full Moon Tour on the evening of the 28th! Many of you have visited Gore for the Sheepshearing Festival in April, but if you haven’t taken one of their great tours, it might be worth it to try to land in Waltham and finish up your day at Gore. You need to reserve tickets, so check the link for all the information.
Saturday, September 29th: From 12 to 2pm, super-knitter and jewelry maker Karen Chenausky will be back teaching you how to make your own row counters. We have all the materials for you, so when you pop in, have a seat and take a away a great new notion to keep track of those rows! Karen will also have her gorgeous array of shawl pins and other jewelry for sale during her workshop.
From 2-6pm, our queen of the shawls Gayle Roberts-Cullen will be teaching everyone how to moebius cast-on. It’s a quick and easy way to make a gorgeous neckwarmer. I can never seem to have enough neckwarmers and my emergency gift box is always crying “more”! You’ll get a free pattern for this moebius cowl with our own Combo Fibers during the crawl, so why not take a few minutes to sit with delightful Gayle and learn the moebius cast-on!
Sunday, September 30th: From 12 to 2pm, Wren Ross will be performing songs and stories! She is great fun and if you have missed her in the past, definitely try to catch her this time! Here’s a quick description of her program:
Singing with Every Fiber!
Join Wren Ross as she celebrates the delights and dilemmas shared by fiber artists, knitters, crocheters, weavers and the people who know and love them. This lively cabaret “Singing With Every Fiber!” is full of songs,and stories that reflect our remarkable yarn loving culture. Wren brings her passion for fiber together with her twenty-five years of professional acting and singing experience to make a performance that is unique, fun and memorable!
And those are our fabulous events! There’s also prizes, contests, and sales so stay tuned for more (and grab a canned good or two the next time you are at the supermarket)!