Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hey Y'all, It's (Almost) Time to Crawl!

Hey Y'all,
I just wrapped up a knitting retreat on Monhegan Island, off the Coast of Maine. To finish up the trip, we did a mini yarn crawl. We stopped at Romney Ridge Farm, a tiny sheep and goat farm (the farm was small, I mean, not the sheep and goats). I picked up some beautiful yarn that was grown, shorn, spun, and dyed right here in Maine. Then we headed to a craft Gallery in Bath, Maine, and met Nanne Kennedy who uses sea water and solar power to dye her Seacolors yarn collection. Nanne also raises her own herd. I mean, Maine is WOOL PARADISE y'all, and yes, I picked up still more yarn on this second stop.

Even if you can't make it to Maine, as you know, we also live in a gorgeous part of the world. The Hill Country Yarn Crawl is a most excellent opportunity to see some beautiful scenery, check out 11 local yarn shops, and-- oh yes-- shop til ya drop. Here are the details. And I'll post more news as I get it. Oh, but first, here's a picture of a sheep I met today:

It's the 4th Annual Hill Country Yarn Crawl!

Columbus Day Weekend October 8th-11th, 2010

Proudly Hosted By:
Gauge, Austin
Hill Country Weavers, Austin
Nan’s Needleworks, Horseshoe Bay
Old Oaks Ranch Fiber Arts Center, Wimberley
Rosewood Yarns, Boerne
Stonehill Spinning, Fredericksburg
The Knitting Nest, Austin
The Tinsmith’s Wife, Comfort
The Yarn Barn, San Antonio
Yarnivore, San Antonio
Yarnorama!, Paige

Hop onboard for 4 fun-filled days crawling your way through 11 yarn shops throughout central Texas. Bring family, meet up with friends and make new ones.
Win prizes and discover new ways to feed your fiber obsession, meet local fiber artists up close and delight in their wares.

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