General News

Great Turnout for Spring 2013 Crawl

What a great turnout for the Spring 2013 Crawl! Thanks to all of the yarn crawlers who made their way across the Triangle to visit our wonderful local yarn shops. The combination of The Hunt and the very tempting Grand Prize encouraged an outstanding number of crawl participants estimated at 80 to complete the challenging journey of visiting all nine participating yarn shops.

A quick shout out to those ladies who came all the way from Virginia Beach – We hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Spring2013 Crawl Kickoff

We enjoyed meeting everyone who attended the Crawl Kickoff at Great Yarns bright and early Saturday morning. The first 20 attendees were greeted with a Triangle Yarn Crawl project bag and an extra raffle ticket for door prizes. We had a variety of bagels from Bruegger’s Bagels and pinwheels from Whole Foods of Raleigh and more baked goods provided by yarn crawl organizers. Here’s the doughnut muffin recipe for those of you who loved them.

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Our local designers Mari Chiba of Mari Knits and Rohn Strong of Strong and Stone made The Hunt possible. We hope everyone enjoyed searching for the stuffed TYC symbols hidden throughout the shops and figuring out the three word phrase. Be sure to redeem your Ravelry coupon code before it expires on Sunday, March 31st.

Thanks to our wonderful yarn shops who put together great promotions and raffle prizes full of goodies, and to Cascade Yarns for donating additional raffle prizes. Congratulations to all of our LYS Raffle Prize winners!  We apologize in advance if we’ve misspelled your name.

Admit Ewe Knit – Deborah Jennette
Cozy – Erin Chapman
DownTown Knits – Christin Sapikowski
Great Yarns – Donna Gilbert, Barbara Odgers, Katherine Cherry
Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Lisa Doherty
The Twisted Knitter – LeGrande Smith, Becky Bollinger, Deborah Reardon, Erin Chipman, Jane Carter, Samm Miller
Warm ‘n Fuzzy – Michelle Behymer
Yarn Tree Studio – Jannette Ammonf, Melissa Zipilowski, Mary Peace Brown
Yarns Etc. – Angie Reedy, Ann Crews, Bee Adams

With support from our great sponsors, we put together quite an impressive Grand Prize made up of beautiful patterns and yarns from Avillion Farm, Berroco, The Fibre Company, SweetGeorgia, Quince & Co. and Swans Island along with neat project bags and a very cute zippered pouch from Namaste, a beautiful clay yarn bowl from my mother-in-law Barb (the first of it’s kind), and handknit-friendly soap from Soakwash. Congratulations to Brenda Wills who won!

A huge thanks to our Sponsors, especially sustaining sponsors like Carolina FiberFest and all nine Triangle-area yarn shops, and TYC Organizers Michelle, Jessica, Gail, Nicole and Lauren who made this event possible. We couldn’t have pulled it off without their support. THANK YOU!

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Do you have questions, comments, ideas about the Triangle Yarn Crawl? Share them via our Contact page and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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Featuring DownTown Knits

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Q: How did DownTown Knits come about and how long have you been in business? 

A: DTK has been in business for almost 3 years now. We have established ourselves as a community shop where people come daily to meet, shop, knit, and crochet. We like to describe DTK as your “knitting spot away from home!”  We have so many people that have met at DTK and have built lasting friendships! We’re very proud of that! This was the goal of our shop from the first day we opened our doors.

Q: What makes DownTown Knits unique?

A: Our shop provides an open, organized and welcoming atmosphere. We provide assistance regardless of the complexity of any project.  A meeting place that focuses on socializing with fellow fiber enthusiasts, and provide classes where students can come to learn new skills from the experts. Oh and of course, a wide range of yarns, needles and notions!

Q: What does DownTown Knits enjoy most about participating in the Triangle Yarn Crawl? 

A: Simply stated; The TYC brings to us customers from all over the Triangle. It’s so much fun!

Q: Is there anything else DownTown Knits would like to share with TYC readers?

A: You can visit us on Facebook and check out our website for daily and weekly activities and classes. There is always something fun going on at DownTown Knits!

Location
122 North Salem Street
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 249-5638

Shop Hours
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday:  10am – 4pm & 6:30pm – 9pm
Wednesday:  10am – 4pm
Thursday:  10am – 4pm & 6:30pm – 9pm
Friday:  10am – 4pm & 6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Sunday:  1pm – 4pm

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Great Autumn Event

What a great Autumn 2012 Event we had!

Thanks to all of the yarn crawlers who made their way across the Triangle to visit our wonderful local yarn shops.

We enjoyed meeting everyone who attended the Crawl Kickoff at Warm ‘n Fuzzy bright and early Saturday morning. We had quite the spread with tasty breakfast treats donated by Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe  (the pumpkin bread was delicious!), mimosas from Lynda with Chambers Arts and more baked goods provided by crawl organizers. Attendees were greeted with a Triangle Yarn Crawl project bag and an extra raffle ticket if they were wearing pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thanks to our wonderful yarn shops who put together great promotions, inspiring demonstrations, and raffle prizes full of goodies, which attracted over 65 crawl participants. Congratulations to all of our LYS Raffle Prize winners!

Admit Ewe Knit – Denise Johnson
Cozy – Becky Lenhart
DownTown Knits – TBA
Great Yarns – Ciara Healy
Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Melinda Quinn
The Twisted Knitter – Denise Johnson
Warm ‘n Fuzzy – Ai Li Lee
Yarn Tree Studio – Rachel Graham
Yarns Etc… – Celine Wiand

We were amazed to discover that twenty-six crawl participants completed the challenging journey of visiting all nine participating yarn shops in the hopes of winning the Special Drawing. Congratulations to Kelly Fillbrandt who won! The prize valued at $200+ included a very stylish black and white Thirty-One bag and catalog donated by Nicole C. Inside we have handspun yarn and a knitted scarf pattern from Henceforth Yarns, a zipper case for accessories from Carolina FiberFest, Cubics ergonomic needles by Knitter’s Pride, a colorful lamb print by Ken McNeill, and a beautiful silk needle case and more needles from Lantern Moon.

A huge thanks to our Sponsors, Rebecca Hart with Warm ‘n Fuzzy for hosting the Crawl Kickoff and TYC Organizers Michelle, Jessica, Gail & Martha who made this event possible. We couldn’t have pulled it off without their support. THANK YOU!

We hope you’ll join us for the upcoming Spring 2013 Event taking place March 23-24, 2013. More details to come so please stay tuned.