but we are after the yarn, not the beer. Starting this Saturday, ten of our area yarn shops are joining forces for the first annual Metro Yarn Crawl (MYC) around the beltway. The MYC will offer 20% off at all participating stores and a $100 prize for one lucky shopper at each store. If you haven’t already grabbed a MYC tote (which is your pass to the sale), do so quickly! The supplies are getting low by the minute. You can pick one up for $13 at any of the ten participating shops. What better way to forget about tax season than to roll around the beltway and visit its many wonderful yarn shops! Also, if the government happens to shut down tonight at midnight, you might not have anything better to do for the next ten days!
So here a possible path for those of you on the southern end of the beltway. (also one that I recently took to these shops while dropping off the totes to all of the participants). Head down to In Stitches (#4) and then head north to fibre space (#3). From their, head north on the GW parkway to downtown DC. While you are headed that way, stop at Pitango Gelato! In the city, you will hit Looped (#6). From there, take Rhode Island Ave all the way to Hyattsville (only six more miles) and you will hit Tangled Skein (#7). The diner across the street has their own brewed beer and an amazing Pittsburgh theme sandwich! From Tangled Skein, head north to the Beltway and then west around the beltway to Yarn Spot (#10). Then further west to Knit & Stitch = Bliss in Bethesda (#5). Both are just a stones throw off of the beltway. Then head north up 270 to Woolwinders (#9) and Eleganza yarns (#2). Once back down 270 to the beltway again, you can hit the west side of the circle, heading to Uniquities (#8) and Aylin’s Woolgather (#1). Aylin’s is on Route 50, so that will put you headed back into Alexandria again!