I just spent the last 3 days attending the full circuit on the LYS (Local Yarn Shop) tour of the greater Puget Sound area. 25 stores participated, and it involved 3 islands and 2 ferry rides! Each shop provides a unique 1-Skein project pattern that they have created, and they feature a particular yarn to make it, which is offered at 10% off during the tour. We got our "passport" stamped at each store, and when the passport is full, we turn them in so we can be entered into a drawing for WONDERFUL prizes of generous gift certificates to be used at any of the stores. There are also daily drawings at each of the stores. This is my 3rd year participating, and I have never won a daily drawing at any of the stores, nor have I ever won any of the grand prize drawings. Will this be the year?
I have a binder for each tour, with the featured patterns all collected there. I also have quite a stash of yarn to go with many of the projects. Now what I need is TIME to work on them! There's the rub.