Posted by Kate on March 6, 2013 / 2 Comments
Whoa! We had a lot of fun last weekend at the Rose City Yarn Crawl! Almost 2,000 knitters and crocheters visited our shop in 4 days!
The raffle winners for the baskets were Bonnie J and Lindsey T. The winner of the shop gift certificate was Kim C. The grand prize winners were Allison B, Lorena H, and Keri M! All winners have been notified by email already.
Jill Draper and Cal Patch came all the way from upstate New York to visit the shop for the crawl. They shared some of their knitted, crocheted, and sewn creations for a trunk show the whole weekend.
Jill gave a talk about the process her yarn takes to go from the sheep to a skein on our shelves. She visits the farms where the fleece is sourced, she uses a lot of heritage breeds that can be used for both meat and soft fiber (under 26 microns, so her yarn can be worn next to the skin), and she has the yarn milled without petroleum solvents, so her yarn is a little more environmentally friendly and retains some lanolin. She talked about her color inspiration and her background as an artist and fashion designer. I love Jill Draper yarn even more now!
Jill Draper and Sarah Young
Jill Draper, Cal Patch, and Tai
We love it when you wear your knit and crocheted garments into the shop! We help you pick out the perfect yarn for the pattern, but then we wonder how it looked in the end. I took photos of some people who came to our yarn crawl party dressed in their best handmade outfits!
Brooke knit a Toulouse pullover for herself, and a shawl for her daughter with the leftover yarn!
Beautiful crocheted pullover!
Cropped lace cardigan and a Color Affection Shawl
This Carnaby Street Pullover is going straight into my Ravelry queue!
Melanie from Black Trillium posing with her gorgeous Merilon sock yarn and handknit shawl!
Elif and Lee hanging out with Cal Patch
Everyone having a good time at the party!
Also, now that the Rose City Yarn Crawl is over, the 2013 ebook is available on Ravelry! If you knit or crochet our Farm Stand Flags, we would love you to share a picture in our Ravelry thread! If you participated in the Yarn Crawl this year, we’d like to thank you for visiting Happy Knits!