Today, I went with Ash and two friends from Hooks and Needles for the 2nd annual Rochester yarn crawl!
Before hand, I made a map, so we wouldn't get lost...
And we made four stops:
1. The Yarne Source, where I got fun fur for a dollar.
Here's the Fun Fur plan: I have some blue fun fur, and not I have pink fun fur. I also have some natural colored wool... to make hedgehogs! Maybe a blue on for me and a pink one for W.
2. The Yarn Boutique, where I was totally impressed by their amazing selection... and space! It was awesome!
I bought some purple and white yarn for my brother's Christmas present, which will be slipper socks in Alfred U colors :) The purple looks like blue on the camera :(
3. The Village Yarn, with mountains of books, magazines, and pretty patterns.
I bought two magazines and the Lion Brand Homespun Afghan Book! I admit, I'm not really an afghan person, but I really love the projects in this book. I would definitely make these afghans. :)
And yarn to make W's Christmas present and my next design :)
4. The Fiber Cafe, which...
... sells baked goods!!
Where we bought cake and sandwiches, and ooh'd and ahh'd at the beautiful atmosphere.
This trip was definitely a day well spent, as each yarn shop was slighty different and had different products to offer... not to mention different sales! I got the fun fur for a dollar, the Alfred U yarn for five dollars each, and the yarn for W for $3.50 each :)
Who says yarn shops are more expensive than big box stores? There's a better quality and we're supporting local businesses.
Here's a parting shot of the back of Ash's car :)
And also... Ash won the grand prize! I can't wait to see what's in the giant gift basket :)