From July 30th through August 14th, knitters will be flocking to ten LYSs (Local Yarn Shop) across our northern Colorado/southern Wyoming region to participate in the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl.Participants will have a grand time visiting yarn shops from Longmont to Cheyenne, with stops in Estes Park, Fort Collins, and Laramie along the way!This is an opportunity to see and experience the diverse selection of yarn shops within a few hours drive. LYSs are disappearing from parts of the country and we are more than lucky to have so many so close.Local Yarn Shops are treasured for what they offer fiber enthusiasts: carefully curated yarn collections, a sense of community, knowledgeable help, samples to feel and try on, classes, and the list goes on!The Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl shops have a fun, party atmosphere especially during this time with people visiting from all over, special events, and festive displays. You’ll be so glad you joined in!We at My Sister Knits will be happy to wind yarn that you collect along ‘the crawl’, and also help you pick the perfect pattern as a memento of Hot August Knits 2016.We can’t wait to welcome 'crawlers' from near and far and hear about your experiences!Below is the information from the Hot August Knits website that tells exactly how to take part!How to Yarn Crawl:1. Start at any participating shop. You will receive a passport and the opportunity to purchase a fun shopping bag filled with a variety of free patterns for the minimal price ($10.00) (while supplies last)!2. Enter into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from the store you are visiting. (Yes, you can enter ALL of them!)Make sure your passport gets stamped at every shop you visit!3. Once you have visited all participating shops, turn in your fully stamped passport at your last stop to enter for one of ten grand prize (one on display at each store) drawings for a basket filled with special somethings from many of your favorite yarn companies.4. No purchase necessary! All you need to do to enter is get your passport stamped when you visit a participating store.Additional information will be posted on our Ravelry Group Page and our Facebook page—so be sure to find us online to stay up-to-date!Winners will be announced approximately 2 weeks after the end of the Yarn Crawl.