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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Yarn Crawl on the Horizon!

The 2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl is just a few weeks away!
What is the Yarn Crawl, you ask?  It's a lot of yarn and a lot of fun.  All of the Portland-area yarn shops participate, and there are chances to win lots of prizes and make new friends.  Did you know there are eighteen shops playing along this year?  So much yarn, so little time.

The fun kicks off on Thursday, February 28 and lasts through Sunday, March 3 when we yarn slingers all collapse on the floor from sheer yarn-related exhaustion.  Let me tell you what we have going on this year.  Each shop will be raffling off two Prize Baskets full of goodies from our generous sponsors.  I had a little envy problem last year.  Our basket was full of awesome.
In addition, anyone who visits all eighteen shops is entered to win the Grand Prize basket, which is even bigger and more fabulous.
As you make your way to the shops, you collect Passport Stamps to show how dedicated you really are.  This passport enters you into the raffle for the Grand Prize basket.  (Passports will be available for download from the RCYC website soon.  I'll keep you posted.)
This year we have RCYC tote bags available for pre-order, too.  You can order them from the website and let us know where you'd like to pick yours up on the first day of the crawl.  

We will also have free patterns!  Each shop has designed a Portland-inspired freebie featuring a favorite yarn.  Buy the yarn, and the pattern is yours.  After all is said and done, there will be a 2013 RCYC eBook containing all of the patterns from this year.

If you want even more RCYC fun, join the Knit/Crochet-a-long that is happening on Ravelry for the 2012 patterns.  There are more prizes to be had, so it never hurts to enter.

Okay, that was a lot information.  Basically, it's yarn, free patterns, prizes, fun.


  1. So in your shop I have to buy a specific yarn to get the pattern? The FAQS on their website said any purchase. I'm just tring to clarify before it starts.