From April 1, 2019 to May 25, 2019 the South Eastern Yarn Crawl took place. Even though we were away most of April I joined in for the fun and experience. There were 14 local yarn stores participating from Cobourg to Smith Falls.
What a fabulous opportunity to visit these stores and meet the wonderful people who own them. Some of the places I visited were Grey Heron and Kraft Village in Belleville, Rosehaven in Picton, Robbin’s Nest in Brighton, Yarn It and Artisanthrophy in Cobourg, Rustic Route and Hi Country in Stirling, Andjareena’s Place in Trenton.
I didn’t make it to all the other stores as were were away most of April. But that doesn’t mean I won’t visit them when we go out and about in the summer. But while away we did visit a few lovely yarn stores in and around Victoria, BC (Beehive Wool Store, In Sheep’s Clothing, Seaside Button & Yarn, and Button & Needlework Boutique)
Oooh, the yarny goodness at all the stores. Lots of lovely yarn purchases and free patterns from the various stores, plus all sorts of other accessories.
A mystery pattern was included with the passport purchase, which was divided into 5 parts and sent out each Monday. I did take my knitting away with me but only managed to get a few rows completed. I was too busy visiting with family and seeing all the wonderful sights in and around Victoria.
I chose a yarn in shades of greens, yellows and the odd bit of blue called Yarn Indulgences purchased at Grey Heron, my local yarn store. It is a fingering merino wool, hand dyed yarn, and of course it is Canadian.
I had also made a crochet project bag out of left over yarn for the yarn crawl. I shared how I did it here.
I am just completing clue 3 of the mystery knit along, a bit slower than most people, but I was lucky enough to have a vacation in the middle. I have also started one of the free patterns as well, so I’m rotating between the two projects. And of course gardening season is here as well so I’m getting in as much outside time in between rain storms. So much to do and so little time.
It isn’t how fast you complete the projects, but it is the enjoyment in the process of completing them. I hope you check back again to see how I’m doing.