Taking a break from Friday Fab 5 Finds today to talk about NYC Yarn Crawl happening this weekend, October 11th and 12th. The NYC Yarn Crawl was the first city to conduct a yarn crawl. For those of you who don't know what a yarn crawl is, it's like a pub crawl. You visit the yarn stores who are participating in the crawl, there are prizes from different stores and the NYC Yarn Crawl conducts their own scavenger hunt! Unlike a pub crawl, you make your own schedule and route. There is no charge and no pre-registration. It's a great thing to do in early fall because of the weather and this gives you an excuse to visit yarn stores you normally wouldn't visit. Most stores offer discounts, La Casita in Brooklyn on Smith St are treating their guests to a complimentary mimosa or bellini! I know what my first stop will be!
I asked some of our Etsy NY Teamies who focus on yarn as their craft, what are their faves from the yarn crawl. Sharmeen from Minerva Knits crawls with her yarn group Pints and Purls. Her fave stores are Brooklyn General and Argyle Yarn. When asked what she would yarn bomb if she had the opportunity? The Brooklyn Bridge! I love it!
Alicia from Birdy 27 Designs has never done the yarn crawl because this is her busy season. She hopes to crawl some year but in the mean time she did share with me her yarn bomb fantasy. Outfitting the windows in Macys, Saks or Neiman Marcus with big chunky, funky hats and cowls. So keep an eye out!
Yarn Crawl isn't the only fiber activity this weekend. The 3rd Annual Kings County Fiber Festival will be taking place at Stone Park in Park Slope, Gowanus. Since I won't be working on Saturday I will be checking this out for the first time. Not only is this an awesome park, great for kids, and easy to get to (R to Union) but it's in my hood.
Spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, dyers and more can be found at this Saturday only festival! So if you are a yarn crafter you have a busy weekend ahead of you!