In just a few days one of the biggest events of the year for LYS (local yarn shops) in the Twin Cities will commence. The 13th Annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop begins on Thursday, April 4th and runs through Sunday, April 7th. The theme this year is "games". SO MUCH FUN! We chose Operation as our game and have run with the theme full tilt. You'll have to see the kits we made and the design is pretty fun too (we think so anyway).
We love the shop hop for the obvious reason that it's a busy yarn buying weekend. But more than that we love the inspiration that the parade of knitter and crocheters bring to us during these four days. I'll be asking the question "what pattern is that" and "what yarn did you use". The tables are turned this weekend, you are the inspiration!
Also, we love the philanthropic part of the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop. All cash/check donations will be going to ROCK (Reaching Our Communities Kids). It's 501c3 backpack program for children in the Prior Lake/Savage Area School District providing weekend meals to k-12 students. Keri, Lauren and I started ROCK several years ago when we discovered we have over 500 children who are food insecure in our school district. That number is growing. So, in advance thank you for your support.