The winner is…

Thanks to everyone that participated in this years crawl. We had 94 people visit every shop and more charity knits than before! The grand prize winners for the crawl are:

  • Katie Kelly – First prize – gift cards
  • Aimee Saccio – Second prize – KFI box
  • Ilene Weinstein – Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2019 package, Urth yarn and Addi bag and needles
  • Lorraine Hansen – Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2019 package, Urth yarn and Addi bag and needles
  • Adina Glass – Cascade blanket kit
  • Sara Wolf – Cascade baby blanket kit

Passport prize winners were all notified today in email. Charity knit/crochet winners will be notified before Friday in email.

Congratulations to all!

Door Prize Winners

Thanks to all that crawled in 2019. Here are some of the door prize winners:

The Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop:

  • Thursday – Alison Steck-Sholl
  • Friday – Ellen Sarcone
  • Saturday – Y. McCoy
  • Sunday – Patrice Mollica dsem

The Knitting Garden:

  • Thursday/Friday – Ruthi Ferrago
  • Saturday/Sunday – Renata Stern.

Sew What’s New and Yarn Too!

  • Fri/Sat: Katie Kelly & Steph Cross
  • Sat/Sun: Maddie Hackett & Sharon Stevenson
  • Overall: Diane Craddock

Knit:

  • Thursday – Erin Kanelos
  • Friday – Diane Craddock
  • Saturday – Kathy Keavy
  • Sunday – Joanne D’Angelo

The Knitted Purl:

  • Thursday – Not Boshnick
  • Friday – Kathy Prinz
  • Saturday – Linda Blair
  • Sunday – Frances Barone

Long Island Yarn and Farm:

  • Thursday – Terry O’Brien
  • Friday – Renee Couvertier
  • Saturday – Peggy Burke
  • Sunday – Pat Tomassi

Black Sheep Knitworks:

Vicki ,Carrianne, Jennifer, Ann ,Mary, Virginie, Sharon, Terry, Beverly, Sherrie, Renee, Ilene

Altmans:

  • Thursday – Diane Salto
  • Friday – Wally
  • Saturday – Claudia Comay
  • Sunday – Deanna Schiffman
  • Thursday-Friday – Phyllis Power
  • Saturday-Sunday – Jane Floyd
  • Hats & Blankets donations: Jolene Wrede

More door prize winners will be posted as they roll in.

The Grand Prize Drawing will be pulled at 7pm on April 17th at Knit. Winners contacted shortly after.

Crawl Trip Advisory

We are so very excited for the 5th annual Long Island Yarn Crawl this weekend! Here are some key things to know:

  • Print a passport – Get a passport and get one stamp or ten. Turn it in at the end of the weekend to be entered for a prize. Those who received ten shop stamps will be entered for the grand prize drawing.
  • Shop Hours & Specials – Shops may have special extended hours for the weekend or special events happening. See the shop page for their hours and a link to every “shops spotlight” blog post which has a background on the shop and their special events.
  • Social Media – Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We will be sharing yours and the shops posts all weekend. Tag your posts with #longislandyarncrawl or #longislandyarncrawl2019
  • Bring your charity knits into the shops labeled.
  • Special event Long Island Yarn Crawl bags are your gift with a $40 purchase (while supplies last). You can also purchase a bag for $5.
  • NEW! Katrinkles stitch markers are available at each shop for that shop and the yarn crawl, $2 each. Quantities are limited. Collect them all!

Most of all enjoy! We all look forward to seeing you.

Crawl prizes, including the grand prize will be pulled on April 17th at 7pm at Knit.

Shop Spotlight – Knit

Knit is located in the historic village of Roslyn at 1353 Old Northern Blvd.  The shop is a “hidden gem” nestled on the side porch of our building.  Crafters are welcome to come and sit at our tables where new friendships are made and old friends get together.  We like to call our store the “Cheers” of knitting stores, the place where everyone knows your name.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to help you. 

The first Wednesday of each month is Knit Nite from 7-9pm.  Bring dinner and spend the evening knitting and crocheting with people who share your love of the craft.

There’s always something new going on at Knit: knit-a-longs, classes, trunk shows, bingo night.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @knitlongisland to see our latest projects and keep up with what’s happening at the shop.  Sign up for our newsletter at www.knitlongisland.com

Yarn Crawl Highlights

  • We have been very busy designing new pieces for this year and making new samples.  We will be featuring new patterns and have several new kits.
  • We are excited to be hosting a trunk show, Cozy Colorworks, again this year.  Sandy, the force behind the yarn, will be in the shop on Friday and Saturday to talk with you and help you with your yarn selection.
  • Handmade swifts and yarn spindles from Wools of Whimsy using White Maple or Red Oak wood.

Yarn Crawl Specials

  • All Marisol yarns will be 20% off during the crawl.
  • We’ve restocked Nancy’s Nook with new sale merchandise so be sure to check it out.
  • With every purchase of $50.00 or more, you will receive a gift from Knit.

Getting Ready…

We are! This years bag has arrived. It is a sturdy nylon packable bag you can take to any store, but of course bring it to your LYS.

A few reminders: Get your charity knits ready (https://longislandyarncrawl.com/2018/11/11/2019-charity-knit-crochet-to-ronald-mcdonald/) and be eligible to win a free Ravelry pattern by putting our posters up around your community (http//longislandyarncrawl.com/2019/01/04/spread-the-word/).  We appreciate the support to your local fiber community!

See you at Vogue NYC!

Next weekend (Jan. 25 – 27) is Vogue Knitting Live at the midtown Marriott – let’s have a contest! During the weekend of Vogue, find one of our posters at the show and take a picture with it. Shy? Take a picture of your Vogue shawl or sweater, favorite thing you bought at the Marketplace, or what you worked on in class. Just make sure the poster is visible! Post your picture (publicly so we can find it!) to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VogueLIYC2019. One lucky person will win up to $15 worth of Ravelry patterns! One entry per person, winners will be announced by Feb 1, 2019. Good luck and enjoy VKL!

vogue live nyc

Spread the Word

Hear ye, hear ye… Help start off the year by spreading the word, mark your calendars for April 4 – 7. The 5th annual Long Island Yarn crawl is on!

Help spread the word by:

  • Print out two copies of the poster.
  • Posting it in two different public places.
  • Take a picture of yourself and your two posters and post to Instagram using hash tags:
    #spreadtheloveLIYarnCrawl2019, #picturemeLIYC2019

The contest runs January 1 – March 15th. Each Instagram post that contains two images is one entry to the contest. Winners and prizes will be announced March 30th.