Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas
October 5, 2011 § 2 Comments
Yarn crawls are fantastic! We’ve talked about them before on the blog, but if you’ve never been to one, find one and go! Yarn crawls are like pub crawls but with yarn shops and yarn rather than beer. Some give you little treats, big discounts, specials or door prizes. they’re always different, but always fun!
One yarn crawl we especially love is the 5th annual Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas, which runs from October 8th -11th. There are 9 stores in the hill country area, some of which carry Be Sweet yarns! They are expecting 500+ participants and have prizes to give away with the drawing taking place after the crawl. The stores themselves also have a gifts that are given to each participant when they “crawl.” Bring family, meet up with friends and make new ones, win Prizes! lots of PRIZES!!, discover new ways to feed your fiber obsession, meet local fiber artists up close and delight in their wares. And best of all, rekindle your love for all the yarns and fibers the hill country has to offer!
You can see why it is the “Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas!”
Participating stores are:
Hill Country Weavers, Austin
Nan’s Needleworks, Horseshoe Bay
Old Oaks Ranch Fiber Arts Center, Wimberley
Rosewood Yarns, Boerne
Stonehill Spinning, Fredericksburg
The Knitting Nest, Austin
The Tinsmith’s Wife, Comfort
The Yarn Barn, San Antonio
Yarnivore, San Antonio
Pay an entry fee of $20 for each participant and receive your crawl Passport and Commemorative Carry-All bag. Then plan your route over the 4 days to get to as many of the 9 shops as you possibly can. At each shop, get your passport stamped, check out all the cool things they have and get a free gift.
You can check out all the fantastic events taking place in Austin, too!
The Texas Hill Country is a vernacular term applied to a region of Central Texas featuring tall rugged hills consisting of thin layers of soil atop limestone or granite. It also includes the Llano Uplift and the second largest granite monadnock in the United States, Enchanted Rock, which is located 18 miles (29 km) north of Fredericksburg. The Hill Country reaches into portions of the two major metropolitan areas of Central Texas, especially in San Antonio’s northern suburbs and the western half of Travis County, ending just west of downtown Austin. The terrain is punctuated by a large number of limestone or granite rocks and boulders and a thin layer of topsoil, which makes the region very dry and prone to flash flooding. The Texas Hill Country is also home to several native Southwestern types of vegetation, such as various yucca, prickly pear cactus, and the dry Southwestern tree known as the Texas live oak.