Right on the heels of the arrival of autumn, comes the second Annual Fiber, Friends & Fun yarn crawl, presented by the Western Ct Yarn Council. This September 26-28, “Yarn crawlers” will make their pilgrimage from one of the seven participating yarn stores over the course of the weekend.
Each store will offer yarn crawlers the opportunity to see and feel gorgeous new yarns, as well as try on some of the newest knitted and crocheted designs in the industry. Just some of the exciting trunk shows being offered are the following:
Nancy O, Ridgefield, Shibui, and Madeline Tosh, Westport Yarns, Tanglewood Yarns, A Stitch in Time, Fiesta Yarns, Knit & Purls, Irene Dizes, Black Sheep Yarns, Kent, promises a special surprise, New England Yarn & Spindle, Classic Elite, and In Sheep’s Clothing will be featuring Universal Yarns.
While you are crawling about, and enjoying what promises to be wonderful weekend weather wise, please be sure to check out Downtown Torrington’s First Annual Fall Festival Sidewalk Sale & Scavenger Hunt, which is being sponsored by Main Street Torrington. The fun runs from 10-5 pm, with eighteen downtown businesses participating in the scavenger hunt.
The following businesses on the Scavenger Hunt Route are; Arts Desire, Ritz Crystal Room, LA Consignment, Nutmeg Shop, Toy Jam, DNA Uniform, S & S Sweet Treats, Marinello School of Beauty, Dennis Bialek Studio, Bender Showroom, Round and Round Antiques, Act Natural Health and Wellness, In Sheep’s Clothing, Performance HUB USA, First Act Bakery, Kelly’s Crystals, Weigold Floor Covering and KidsPlay Museum. Passports, which are available at all participating stores, will be stamped at the stores that are displaying maple leaves.
After the hunt, passports may be dropped into the mailbox at 23 Water Street. The drawing will be held on Oct 2nd, at Backstage Restaurant at 5 p.m.
The Torrington High School Marching Band will be selling t-shirts to raise funds for their trip to Washington DC, where they have been invited to participate in the annual cherry blossom festival; at 73 Main St and the Antlers an Elks Club youth group will have a bake sale at 81 Main St. So take the time to visit all the new galleries that have taken up residence downtown, as well as may be having lunch or a snack while to see all that downtown has to offer this Saturday, as well as everyday.
Virginia (Ginger) Balch knits, weaves and spins in all things “fibery” at her shop In Sheep’s Clothing at 10 Water St. Torrington www.in-sheeps-clothing.com or phone 860-482-3979