5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

Posted by on October 10, 2014, in crochet & knitting, , , ,

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

I Love Yarn Day 2014

Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting.

Visit your local yarn shop1. Visit your local yarn shop

Your local yarn shop is most likely packed from floor to ceiling with luscious yarn. Make a visit, drool over the yarn selection, and let them know how much you appreciate them for supporting your yarn habit!
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2. Take a dive into your stash yarn

Have enough yarn to tide you over for (ahem) many, many years? Pull out those storage bins and celebrate by spending some quality time with your stash yarns.

Check out The Yarn Stash Workbook eBook for more stash-knitting techniques. It has dozens of tips, ideas, and projects to help you get the most out of your stash. Here’s a quick tip from the book for when you don’t have quite enough yarn for the project you want to make:

Quick Tip for yarn stashes
Find more detailed design tips plus 22 patterns that will use up your stash yarns in The Yarn Stash Workbook by Laura Militzer Bryant.

3. Share your yarn passion

Call a friend and plan a time to teach them to knit or crochet. There’s no better way to celebrate the love of yarn than by passing on the passion.

4. Make a repeat appointment with UFOs

Let’s face it: life is busy, and it can be difficult to find time for even the most enjoyable of hobbies. Set aside an hour or two—weekly, daily, whatever works for you—specifically for working on projects. Consider this your unapologetic “me” time!

5. Give a handmade gift

Spend I Love Yarn Day beginning or finishing a gift for a friend or family member. Giving a handmade gift is a rewarding way to celebrate your love of yarn.

Have a suggestion for how to celebrate I Love Yarn Day? Tell us in the comments!

3 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I plan to make scarves for Christmas gifts.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on October 10, 2014
  • I looked at patterns for sweater gifts for my brother-in-law and my husband.

    —Linda Towers on October 10, 2014
  • I’m a beginner at best, but still try to tackle projects beyond my knowledge. This week I was making scarves for a friends daughter and figured out how to put her name into the scarf by using fillet crochet. At least I’m impressed my friend! LOL

    —Ann Barlament on October 11, 2014

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