If you haven’t heard, this past weekend was the 5th Annual L.A. County Yarn Crawl. With over two dozen stores participating this year, it was a veritable yarn-topia for the fiberati (hurrah for made-up words)!
It was a particularly exciting Crawl for us this year since this was our first. And all you Crawlers didn’t disappoint! We met so many lovely people at the Creative Ewe studio, made tons of new fiber friends, and even picked up a hint or two about knitting and crochet!
All weekend long we hosted an Oink Pigments trunk show with so many squishy skeins in lots o’ fun colors, we couldn’t stop squeezing them. And as an additional treat, we got to spend all Sunday with the fantastic dyers from Oink. They were charming, talented, and so hilarious (we wish they could’ve stayed forever!):
One of the absolute highlights for customers — and who are we kidding, us too! — was the visit from Her Royal Highness, Princess Pumpkin the Pocket Alpaca, a five-month old, teeny-tiny alpaca. Princess Pumpkin graced our humble studio and delighted everyone with her sweet disposition, giant brown eyes, and cute cooing sounds we tried to recreate all weekend long:
We also had a blast playing Yarn Crawl Critter Hunt with lots of tiny knitted animals waiting to be found around the store.
Customers who found a critter walked away with pretty awesome prices like free classes or marketplace tickets for Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena in May (more on that event in the near future!) or beautiful skeins of yarn from Noro, Araucania, and HiKoo.
One lucky customer won one of the 25 amazing Yarn Crawl gift baskets (hmmmm…is that some delicious Lux Adorna cashmere we see in there?).
And now here's where things get a little mushy and sentimental.
Working each day surrounded by gorgeous yarn is marvelous. Working around yarn while surrounded by amazing (and very funny) fiber artists is an absolute dream. All of us at Creative Ewe want to extend a huge, heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to visit us during Crawl! We look forward to knitting, crocheting, felting, or spinning with you at the studio soon!
Binding off for now…
PS. We couldn't resist sharing more photos of Princess Pumpkin!