Friday, October 8, 2010


Here is Kay of Rare Purls drawing the winning passport for the 2010 Shop Hop. The lucky lady is:
Nancy has won a $1,000.00 shopping spree from the 10 participating shops. Knowing Nancy, she will put it to good use. She is a very creative knitter. Here are the other winners. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for supporting your local yarn shops.
Mimosa cashmere & tote - Karen Morris
Appalachian baby cardigan kit - Sally Winter
$75.00 gift certificate - Marilyn Patoprsty
Personal Footprints book & Socks That Rock Yarn - Cate Green
Silk Rhapsody Tank kit - Eloise Carter
$75.00 gift card - Whit Robbins
10 Skeins Noro Yuzen - Amy Rutter
10 Skeins Noro Maiko - Sue Miller
Lantern Moon tote - Debbie Adams
2 hanks bukly Sonata - Gina Jones
Mind Your Knitting tote bag set - Logan Bickel
Namaste tote bag - Carol Hoffman
Skein of Blue Heron Metallic yarn - Lori Williams
Addi turbo needle case, connector and 4 needles - Ethel Smith
H'ors Doeuvres Kit and needle - Kathy Kilpatrick
Giselle Shawl kit - Carol Fristoe
One hank Art Yarns - Terri St. Romain
Culinary Colors dye kit - Rena Brakebill
Set of Classic Elite books - Elaine Lees
2 bags of Twice Tweed yarn - Jennifer Curran
1 bag of Kamelsoft yarn - Rob Lewis
10 skeins Nature Wool chunky - Suzanne Bennett
10 skeins Ultra Alpaca - Cindy West
10 skeins Ultra Alpaca - Oruchi Opara
Ella Rae sweater kit - Nicole Grand
Mission Falls sweater kit - Jessica Steck
Shawl kit & gift certificate - Lois Mitchell
Lace package - Kate Lee
Sock package - Doug Iberg
Knit notion package - Leah Carroll
The above prizes total up to $3,645.00 in goods and services donated by the local yarn shops. We would like to thank you for participating again this year and supporting our shops. We can't do it without you. Please pick up your prizes within 30 days. Thank you.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Last Of The Prizes

This is the last prize photo I have to post. It is being donated by Needle Nook. This Namaste tote has a retail value of $69.00 and will go to a lucky winner.
The shop hop seems to be very active this year. Passports are being turned in and we expect a large turnout this weekend. Here is Arlene shop hopping with Debi of The Whole Nine Yarns, Elyse of Only Ewe and Cotton Too and Theresa of Cast On Cottage and Needlepoint Garden. All three shops were new to me and a treat to visit. Two were in new locations, both great spaces. Hope you are enjoying the shop hop.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Additional Prize Photos

Here are more great prizes you could win during our 4th annual shop hop, now in progress. The first photo is from Needle Nook and is 2 large hanks of Sonata bulky rayon chenille, retail value $80.00. The second prize, also from Needle Nook, is a Mind Your Knitting tote bag set which includes the tote, beanie bag, knitting kneedlecase and accessory case. Retail value of this gift is $70.00.
The last three prizes are being donated by Knitch. The first is Personal Footprints book by Cat Bordhi and includes a skein of Socks That Rock. Retail value is $60.00. The second gift includes a copy of the exclusive Knitch pattern, the Silk Rhapsody Tank and the following yarns: Artyarn Silk Rhapsody, Artyarn Silk Rhapsody Glitter and Artyarn Beaded Rhapsody. Retail value of this package is $180.00. The third gift is a $75.00 Knitch gift card.
These are some fabulous prizes that you can win. Just join in the fun, purchase a passport, and start visiting your favorite knit shops. Two of our shop participants have brand new locations also. Theresa from Cast On Cottage reports she had a completed passport turned in on the first day (Saturday) at 4:52PM by Marjorie Griffing of Norcross. Her prince of a husband drove her around to each shop so she could be a part of the hop. Cheers to Mr. Griffing and good luck to Marjorie. She is now eligible to win $1,000.00 in shop gift certificates. What fun.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Goodies Continue

Here are the donations from Main Street Yarns and Fibers. The first is 10 skeins of Noro Yuzen, retail value $99.50. The second is a Lantern Moon bag, retail value $50.00. The third is 10 skeins of Noro Maiko, retail value $109.50. The prizes just keep rolling in for the shop hop. It starts this Saturday so get ready.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bags And Bags Of Yarn

Here are bags of yarn donated by Strings & Strands. These are two full bags with enough to make a garment. There are more prizes coming. Shop hop starts this Saturday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

And Yet More Prizes

These are the prized being donated by Cast On Cottage and Needlepoint Garden, now housed in their new location. The first is two skeins of Galler Mimosa Cashmere and a tote, retail value $141.00. The second prize is an Appalacian Baby PomPom Cardigan Kit, retail value $48.00. The last is a gift certificate worth $75.00 for you to choose your own prize. You must admit, these are some great gifts and you could win one of them. But you must do some shop hopping to be eligible.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More Prizes

These prizes are being donated by the Yarn Garden in Lawrenceville. Photo 1 is the Lace package consisting of a lace book, yarn and lace notions. Retail value is $125.00
Photo 2 is the Sock package. It has a sock tote, 3 skeins of sock yarn and sock notions. Retail value for this package is $52.00.
Photo 3 is the Knitting Notion package. It contains a day pack and notion assortment. Retail value for this prize is $40.00.
These are only 3 of the great prizes that await you during the 4th annual shop hop. Pick up a passport today and join the fun.

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Prizes You Can Win

These prizes are being donated by The Whole Nine Yarns (see new address at right). The first is one skein of TWNY lace dyed yarn and the shawl pattern, plus a $30.00 gift certificate towards the class of your choice - retail value $61.00.
The second is a Mission Falls sweater kit - retail value $94.00.
You must admit these are prizes worth hopping for. So grab your friends and make a day or a weekend of it. Map out your route and see how many shops you can hit in one outing. Most of all, have fun.
Don't forget you receive an original pattern each time you have your passport stamped. Be sure to ask for it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Shop Hop Prizes

Here are the three prizes being donated by Rare Purls. They range in price from $40.00 to $75.00. There is a skein of Art Yarns with beads, a dye kit and a shawl kit with shawl pin. Watch this space for more photos soon.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prizes Available for Shop Hop 2010

Take a look at this beauty. The Whole Nine Yarns is donating this beautiful kit which has a retail price of $134.00. It's from Bergere de Nord. This is just one of the thirty prizes you can win during the shop hop. See list of participating shops.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The dates for this year will be Saturday, September 25th to Sunday, October 3rd. There are 10 shops participating, one new addition. Passports go on sale ($1.00) September 2nd. All you have to do is visit as many shops as possible in the 9 days, make a 10.00 minimum purchase at each shop, and have your passport stamped. If you fill your passport you are eligible for the grand prize of a $100.00 gift certificate from each shop. Yes, that is $1,000.00 to the grand prize winner. It could be you. There will be 30 other gifts donated by the shops. You can visit as many shops as you wish and still be eligible for prizes. Visit your local yarn shop for details. In addition, your purchase entitles you to a free original pattern from each shop you visit. Make plans now to "hop" around to the shops listed here for a fun time.