I've been pretty much ignoring the emails about the North Shore Yarn crawl this year. My yarn usage has been low over the past few years, and my yarn and fiber purchases have outpaced my yarn use. But the yarn crawl starts today and so I looked at it more closely.
My new yarn store find (Another Yarn), closeish to my office, was on the crawl list. So is what I thought was my closest LYS (Merrimack Yarns). But looking at the list I found there were several stores I had never heard of nearby. Some are clearly new, others just new to me.
52 Water Street, North Andover, MA
66 Wharf Street, Salem, MA
65 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA
18 Market Street, Ipswich, MA
It almost made me plan a path to visit them tomorrow. You qualify for the grande prize if you get a stamp from at least 6 of the 9 shops in the crawl. But then I thought no need to run around. My next few days are packed. But it is good to know there are places nearby to visit when I need to smell the wool fumes. And who knows, maybe I will visit one.