Every July brings us the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl! This year the dates are Saturday July 27th through Sunday August 11th.
Eight shops are participating this year. They cover a good portion of the Front Range, from as far south as Longmont, north to Cheyenne and Laramie, and as far west as Estes Park. And there are four shops in Fort Collins!
The yarn crawl is such a fun opportunity to explore our region and see what all of the yarn shops have to offer. Each has its own personality!
There are perks to joining the yarn crawl crowd. Each shop has a free pattern, you meet other knitters from the area, you can enter drawings for prizes, and there’s a party atmosphere in each yarn shop!
You’ll want to go to the Passport page of the Hot August Knits’ website and print out a Passport before starting your tour. Have it stamped at each shop you go to. If you get to all eight yarn shops, turn your fully stamped Passport in at the last shop you visit. No purchase is necessary to participate in this drawing. It will then be entered into a drawing for one of eight grand prize baskets. Each yarn shop will have one of these baskets on display. They all are a bit different so be sure to check them out on your journey!
You can also look at this map to get an idea of where the shops are located.
My Sister Knits has some special events planned for the yarn crawl! First of all, we will open at 9am on the first day, Saturday July 27th. Next, we will have a daily drawing for a gift that will be posted each morning. A purchase will enter you into this drawing. At the end of the yarn crawl, we will have a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. No purchase is necessary for this. Be sure to get a ticket at the shop and enter!
We have a pop-up shop planned to celebrate the middle weekend of the yarn crawl. Saturday August 3rd we will host Rachel from Lakewood, CO-based Six and Seven Fibers. Rachel dyes, among other things, the Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables yarn collections! She will be in the shop with her yarns from 10am until 1pm.
At My Sister Knits, we love meeting all of the ‘yarn crawlers’ and hearing your stories! Many people gather some friends and take two days to complete it. It is an ideal opportunity to find new coffee shops and lunch spots in a different city! The yarn-bombed tree will help you know where the shop is!
We hope you can get in on the merriment that is the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl! If you have any questions, please call the shop at 970.407.1461