Well, it is almost that time of year again for the Lakeside Yarn Crawl!
This year there will be 11 shops on the route for you to go and check out!! The dates are June 3rd til September 4th. Each shop will have an in store draw prize, and there will also be a Grand Prize to try for if you have a completed passport, and also a prize to be drawn for even if you only went to a few shops, so make sure you hand in your passport as there are many chances to win something fabulous!
This year several shops will be featuring yarn from "Sweet Paprika Yarns", an indie dyer from Montreal. She has dyed us a special colourway called "Canadian Maple" pictured above in honour of Canada's 150 Birthday!!. Different shops will be carrying different bases of this wonderful red colour. The yarn I have chosen is called " Pizzicato". It is a 3 ply fingering weight blend of 80% superwash Blue-faced Leicester and 20% nylon. It is 115g. and 407 yards. It will make a wonderful pair of Canadian socks, or a great little shawl!
We have also had some great project bags made just for the yarn crawl with our emblem on the front, and all the participating shops on the back, and of course, lots of Red Maple leaves for the 150 Birthday!! These bags are also made here in Canada by a flag maker from Barrie!!
I will be offering these as a set, so you will have a great bag to keep your new skein of yarn in as you knit up your next great project.
Send me an email and I will set it aside for you as there are only a limited quantity of them. They will be $32.99, for one skein of yarn and the drawstring bag to put it in. If you wish to purchase the bag alone it will be $8.99.
I have attached the link to the PDF of the passport, so you can print out a copy of it and be ready to get started on this fun little adventure!
Come and join in the fun!!