The Garden State Yarn Crawl Mapped


Yarn Wall at KnitKnack, Maplewood, NJ

So Mike had that handsome smile and a gleam in his eye again last night. If you are wondering who the heck Mike is and why he’s smiling and gleaming, you haven’t been keeping up with my posts 🙂 . In short, Mike is my husband and he smiles like that when he thinks about mapping things.

It happened over dinner. I was telling Mike about the Garden State Yarn Crawl, and, in general,  how a yarn crawl works, when he suddenly looked up from his plate, smiled broadly and exclaimed, “That’s mappable!”

“Yeah, I guess it is.” I hadn’t really thought about it.

“Let’s map it!” he said. “You write a feature and I’ll map it!”

“OK! Let’s do it!” I said, trying to match his enthusiasm.

So as Mike got to work on his map, I woke up this morning I did a little research on The Garden State Yarn Crawl :

The Garden State Yarn Crawl will be held April 18-21 this year, and is the third annual yarn crawl in northern New Jersey. A yarn crawl, if you don’t know, a self guided tour of the participating yarn shops (kind of like a beer crawl, only with yarn). There will be 15 shops from Hillsdale to Clark involved in this year’s Garden State crawl. The event will feature a raffle for a basket of Yarn Goodies at each store, and a scavenger hunt with a “fabulous prize”  for the winner. So far, no word on what the prize is, but be forewarned- you must visit all 15 stores in order to win it. No purchase is required to win any of the raffles or the scavenger hunt.

In addition to the aforementioned prizes, many stores will offer special savings during the yarn crawl. Down Cellar in Basking Ridge (which will be closing in May) and is offering 25% discount on everything in the store (wow!). Trillium yarns in Morristown, NJ, is offering 20% off yarns and books (another wow!). For specific offerings at each store of the fifteen stores and up-to-date information on the yarn crawl itself, check out The Garden State Yarn Crawl website.

And now…. drumroll, please….. Mike’s Garden State Yarn Crawl Map!!

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