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Remember when I told you I was doing a yarn crawl? Well guess what! I succeeded in going to all 21 yarn shops across the Colorado Front Range and completing the crawl! It was a lot of driving, but my secrets to success were comfy yoga pants, new CDs to listen to, and plenty of coffee breaks. Here’s my official yarn crawl paper with all the stamps on it:
I was also supposed to be collecting pins from each store to pin onto my tote bag, but the whole event had such a massive turn-out that most of the stores ran out of pins on the very first day of the crawl. Here’s my half-covered tote bag:
Three of the stores were giving out cute alternatives to the pins that they had run out of, and I appreciated their efforts. Shuttles Spindles & Skeins was giving out beautiful metal buttons, Bags by CAB let me pick a regular button out of a giant martini glass, and Stash gave away the cute pins that they normally sell.
Upon completing the crawl, I’ve decided that I have 3 favorite yarn shops:
1. My favorite store has been and will always be The Lamb Shoppe because it’s where I learned to knit. I can now officially say I’ve been all over the place and it’s still the best.
2. My next favorite store is Fabric Bliss, located in the cool artsy section of Santa Fe Drive. It’s a small store that carries half fabric and half yarn, and I adore their aesthetics. Everything is bright and uncluttered and fresh, and the girl I talked to at the desk was super friendly. She has a blog too, and it’s right here if you want to check it out.
3. I also loved Fancy Tiger Crafts. It has a similar vibe to Fabric Bliss except it’s a larger store and it’s located in the hipster area of Broadway near the Myan theatre. They have a big table at the back of their store where they host classes and crafting times that anyone can join in on. They even have a crafting time just for guys; how cute is that?
I think that pretty much sums up my crawling experience! Because I completed the whole crawl, I got to enter into the drawing for the grand prize (hundreds of dollars worth of knitting supplies)… I’ve got my fingers crossed and I’ll let you know if I win!