The Yarn Crawl

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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.

South Eastern Ontario Yarn Crawl
some stores on the yarn crawl

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)

yarn purchases from the yarn crawl
some purchases from the yarn crawl

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.

purchases while on the yarn crawl
other purchases

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.

yarn crawl mystery pattern at

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.

project bag at
project bag

I had also made a crochet project bag out of left over yarn for the yarn crawl. I shared how I did it here.

mystery yarn pattern at
clue 3 of the mystery pattern

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.

PS: Here is the lacy scarf that I finished with yarn and pattern from The Robbin’s Nest. I’ve also been a little slow with the knitting.

a yarn line

7 Responses

  1. Gillian

    Our area yarn crawl is up and running now. Never been on it, always too flipping busy!!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Karen, lovely to have you stop by. The yarn crawl was fantastic and a great way to discover new lys, here and in BC. I must get up to the Stone Church and take some photos for you.

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