Remember how Trudy asked you to save the date on July 23 & 24? Well you probably guessed it right. The Sonoma County Yarn Hop is just a month away! We’ve changed things up a bit this year though so make sure to get all the details. The Hop will be a two day all weekend event over the four shops. This gives you a bit more time to make it all the way around.
Saturday July 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday July 24, 11 am – 4:00 pm
Yarnitudes, Knitterly, Purls of Joy, Cast Away and Folk
How it works:
This year you will need to purchase your punch card and goodie bag (full of great stuff) from one of the shops. Never fear there are plenty to go around. The price is just $5 with $1 of that going to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Travel to each store, get your card punched, shop for great deals and see what each store has to offer. Some stores will have demos, special sales, snacks, raffle prizes, and who knows what all else!
Each store will have a grand prize to give away in addition to raffle prizes, so make sure to drop your card off at one of the shops when you have received all four punches.
You know Yarnitudes always has some extra special stuff going on during the hop.
In addition to the grand prize we are offering, Yarnitudes will be raffling off special prizes on the hour. Make sure you put your name in the pot when you are here.
We will continue our tradition of free demos with Karen of Royale Hare. She will show you how to spin on a drop spindle, needle felt a bunny (how perfect for a Yarn Hop), and she will even be teaching a mini how to crochet class! How fun.
Chad from Cascade yarns will be visiting us again to do a Yarn Tasting with several of our favorite yarns form Cascade. If you’ve never tried to knit with one of their yarns this is the perfect chance to take a new yarn out for a spin! We have Knitter’s Pride needles and crochet hooks for you to try out too!
We have Tammy from Universal yarns visiting us to show off some great summery garments from the Universal Yarns line. We have selected garments knit and crochet from the yarns we carry so that you can see how these great yarns work up. We will have the Universal Trunk show for 2 whole weeks starting with the Yarn Hop weekend. Make sure to check it out. Tammy will be available for Ravelry Q & A during the hop and she has also agreed to teach a beginning and an advanced Ravelry Class for you on Monday July 25. Stay tuned for details and make sure to email me with any special requests of questions.
We will also be hosting a Trunk show from Berroco during the Yarn Hop. You can see garments knit up in Fiora and Folio, two great multi fiber yarn blends. The garments are gorgeous. What a great opportunity to get inspired! Think it is too busy during the hop to appreciate them fully? Come back and see us during the week, We will have them on display until the end of the month.
We plan to have special sales and markdowns especially for the hop. You will have to stop in to see what they are though.
I think that is all I have about the hop for you today.
Here are the shops, their addresses and all the pertinent details so you can plan your route. As always, try to carpool with some friends. It isn’t just more fun that way, you will have an easier time parking!
3598 Gravenstien Hwy. So
Sebastopol, CA 95403
1 Fourth St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
461 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
100 Fourth St.
(enter on Wilson St.)
Santa Rosa, CA 95401