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Yarn Events for June 5-11

June 4-10 Yarn events


June 92012- Argyle Park, Babylon, NY Long Island Knitters Guild Bring a chair, refreshment and can for a local food bank hosted by

Knitty City hosts World Wide Knit in Public Day in Bryant Park

Sunday June 10th, 2012- Bryant Park 2:00-4:00


June 5th 10-12 @WEBS Yarn store in North Hampton MA, Meet Iris Schrier

June 6-10 Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH Squam Art Workshop Retreat

June 7-10 Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park, CO Estes Park Wool Market

JuneĀ  8-10 Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX Texas Folklife Festival

June 8-11 Coast of Maine Maine Knitting Cruise with Bill Huntington

June 9-10 Dallas County Fairgrounds, Adel, IA Iowa Summer Sheep and Wool Festival

June 9-10 Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, NY Central New York Fiber Artists & Producers Annual Showcase: From Animals to Art

World Wide Knit in Public Day www.wwkipday.com Find an event in your area


The Gift of Crochet for Mother’s Day

As a crocheter, there is nothing more I want for Mother’s Day then yarn related and crochet related items. Yup I’m a nerd and proud of it! So what do you get a stitcher that has everything…
1) Gift certificate for time to stitch
Trust me there is never enough time in the day to stitch!
2) Take her on a yarn crawl to various local yarn shops!
On Long Island, my suggested route would be Village Knitter in Babylon to Rumplestiltskin in Sayville to Knitters Knitche in Miller Place and end in Montauk at Purl by the Sea. All of them I love . It just happened to be the best travel order for those shops in that order. Other great shops in the area is Knitting on the Lamb in Huntington and Keep me in Stitches in Nesconset. I

In New York City, you can’t go wrong with Habu Textiles in Chelsea, Lion Brand Yarn Studio, and Purl Soho in Soho!

3) A yarn holder or project bag (More on this tomorrow!)
But for right now, I love the Yarn Pop accessory ( Sold at Rumplestiltskin in Sayville), Della Q bags, and Namaste bags and accessories.

All of those items are found at the above mentioned yarn shops!

4) A technique specific class!
For crochet classes on the island most definitely Rumplestiltskin yarns in Sayville!

5) A Voucher for a Fiber Festival or Workshop
I highly recommend Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool, Long Islands Fiber festival and the KGOA and CGOA are meeting in NH at the end of June!!!! Also Lion Brand Yarn Studio has some pretty excellent list of a-list designers giving classes sure to knock your socks off! (tee-hee)

A membership to a local chapter of the Knitters or Crochet Guild of America!!!
I just joined the Eastern Long Island Knitters Guild! You also receive a bonus discount at all the aforementioned yarn shops!!!!

What is your favorite crochet yarn gift you ever got and what’s on your wish list?

Mine is going to the conference in NH wink wink!






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