During the Great Northern Yarn Haul, Love.Yarn.Shop., like many of the shops, held a drawing for a grand prize. Anyone who participated in the Haul and visited the shop entered the drawing. The winner is…Nancy Lyndes! She won a gift card for $25, a skein of Good Karma Farm alpaca/wool yarn, 2 skeins of Swans Island Rambouillet, 3 skeins of a bulky hand-painted merino from Ella Rae, and a skein of superwash extra fine merino from Ella Rae. Congratulations, Nancy! Participants who visited 20 or more shops will submit their “passports” by July 31st for the grand drawing worth over $500! We can’t wait to see who wins that!
Plans for the 2nd Annual Great Northern Yarn Haul are in the works. Thus far, 22 shops will be participating. Unfortunately one shop, White River Yarns, closed, but we have picked up 7 new shops, including What a Yarn in St. Albans, Scratch in Lebanon, Ewe-forium in Newport, Mountain Fiber Folk in Montgomery Center, The Yarn Sellar in York, and Whippletree Yarn Shop in Woodstock. Check out Great Northern Yarn Haul’s Facebook page to keep updated.
I went to Nancy’s Alterations and Yarn Shop in North Conway to do the drawing for the grand prize with Nancy. Stephanie Brooks was our winner! The grand prize includes a yarn ball winder, a drop spindle, a pewter shawl pin, project bags, multiple skeins of yarn, a gift certificate to Elegant Ewe, a felting kit, tee-shirts, a book, and much more. How fun for her to open that package! Congratulations!
Love.Yarn.Shop. is all set for you to begin the Great Northern Yarn Haul this Friday, July 8th. You can pick up your bag and goodies anytime, especially if you want to visit shops on Friday, but the kick-off for us is officially Friday night at the shop 5-7, with door prizes and sips and nibbles! Please come join the fun! If you haven’t signed up to participate, just give me a call at 869-2600 and I’ll set aside a bag for you.
Yikes! Twenty people have already signed up for the Great Northern Yarn Haul, so if you’re interested give me call or drop me an e-mail! What’s it all about? From July 8th to the 17th, 16 participating yarn shops from Lake Champlain to the Atlantic are offering goodies and events to “travel card” holders. Visit shops, see what’s new, get a “goodie” or two, get a signature, and have a good time. Send the travel card with signatures to Love.Yarn.Shop. to be entered in the Grand Prize, to which each shop has donated a gift. The Love.Yarn.Shop. Kick-off is on July 8th from 5-7. Yarn Haulers make their first purchase worth $20 from their local LYS and receive a tote and brochure with travel card.
Participating Shops: Love.Yarn.Shop., Grand View Lodge and Country Store, Nancy’s Alterations and Yarn Shop, A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, Portfiber, Fiber & Vine, Yarn, Must Love Yarn, Yarn & Yoga, Green Mt. Fibers, Six Loose Ladies, Elegant Ewe, Spinning Yarns, Northern Nights, White River Yarns, Inspire 2 Knit & Tea.
Ah, the taste of fresh cucumber slices, lightly salted, between soft, crustless, white bread. The nose of fresh mint while sipping the cold, slightly bubbly wine spritzer with undertones of raspberry. The sound of people greeting each other familiarly, the rustle of project bags, (what?), the click of needles…oh yeah, it’s a yarn tasting! We’ll be discussing our road trips! NH Sheep and Wool Festival in May, Great Northern Yarn Haul in July. See you at the shop, Friday, April 8, from 5-7.