Friday, July 5, 2013

Stop and Shop

Summer and vacation season has officially begun.

Part of summer tends to include trips whether near or far. Perhaps, you could consider include visiting a LYS at your destination. See what other locals have to offer in the way of fiber. You might find a gem that is not available in your area.

When you visit these LYS, let them know you are visiting. It's possible you might be able to join in some knitting fun that is not available in your locale. For instance, in our area, a visitor entered a LYS and let us know she was visiting. We invited her to an evening of knitting at a coffee shop that had a special event (music and poetry). Our visitor joined us and had a "BLAST".

It is easy to find local yarn shops, just google "yarn shops (name of the area)". Poof, you will find a wealth of information. Take your crafting with you, because you might have the chance to sit and knit awhile. I did this last year, and I learned new knitting information and ideas.

Take pictures of your new friends and share pictures of your knitting friends from the land in which you hail. People love to see pictures. Take pictures of some of your projects with you so you can share your treasure trove. Sort of a brag book can be a conversation starter.

Ask your new buddies information about sites, good restaurants, upcoming events, etc. You are likely to learn more intimate information about the locale that is not in the travel guides or your trip planner. It is a good way to learn what to do and what not to do in the area.

Taking these little side trip can take an hour or half a day. Either way, you will learn something different about your vocation spot. I have found that LYS people are very welcoming and more than willing to help.

Take some time this summer to explore new territory. Most of all, enjoy. Share some of your tales here with us about visiting LYS in new areas.

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