Our theme this year was “Celebrating Community”. Our 2018 logo, ‘from mountain to river to sound through country city and town’ is meant to honor and celebrate the region where we live and work and create.
This year’s tour was a bit different with a pre-tour Afghan Square Project. The actual tour, May 16th-20th, was highly attended. Canadians, Minnesotans, Californians, residents of Hawaii and others from across our country and the world attended the 13th annual event. And welcome to our men! We had more men win our daily drawing prizes than ever before.
Whether you visited all 26 shops, from Lynden to Kent, Port Townsend to Carnation, or just your own local yarn shop, we were inspired by your excitement, appreciation, and creativity. From all of us, THANK YOU for making our LYSTour one of the largest and longest running in the nation.
PARTICIPATING SHOPS this year were:
Acorn Street Shop, Seattle
All Wound Up Yarn Shop, Edmonds
Apple Yarns, Bellingham
Bazaar Girls, Port Townsend
Churchmouse Yarn & Teas, Bainbridge Island
Country Yarns, Snohomish
Fidalgo Artisan Yarn Company, Anacortes
Great Yarns, Everett
Knitty Purls, Langley
Mad Cow Yarns, Seattle
Maker’s Mercantile, Kent
Northwest Yarns, Bellingham
Perfectly Knotty Yarn & Antiques, Arlington
Pinchknitter Yarns, Stanwood
Quintessential Knits, Duvall
Seattle Yarn, Seattle
Serial Knitters, Kirkland
Stilly River Yarns, Stanwood
The Fiber Gallery, Seattle
The Knittery, Renton
The Nifty Knitter, Issaquah
The Tea Cozy Yarn Shop, Seattle
Tolt Yarn and Wool, Carnation
Wear on Earth, Bellingham
Whidbey Isle Yarns, Gifts and Teas, Coupeville
Wild Fibers, Mount Vernon
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNERS!
$100 Certificate Winners-visited at least 9 shops
Iris H., Meagan A., Laura F., Linda A., Cindy H.
$250 Certificate Winners-visited at least 18 shops
Terri H., Shelley D.
$500 Grand Prize Certificate Winner-visited all shops!
SPONSOR SUPPORT was critical to the Western Washington Yarn Shop Tour. Many thanks to:
Bellatrista Luxury Yarns
Knitting Fever & Euro Yarns
Simply Shetland LLC
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Fiber Fusion NW
We also had unprecedented support from the following companies who donated to the DAILY DRAWING:
Acorn street shop • apple yarns • blue sky fibers • cascade yarns • cestari • churchmouse yarns and teas emerald lotus fiber arts • eucalan inc • euro yarns fidalgo artisan yarn company • frabjous fibers • great yarns • huckleberry knits • indie knits • jaggerspun knitpicks • knitting fever • knitty purls louet north america • lykke • mad cow yarn • makers mercantile malabrigo mountain colors • never not knitting • nifty knitter nona pearl creations • perfectly knotty petersen arne • plymouth yarn • seattle sky dyeworks • serial knitters dye house • stilly river yarns • sugar bush yarns • tempestry project • the knitting zone • tin can knits • tolt yarn and wool wear on earth • whidbey isle yarns
View the 2018 LYST Passport here.