Tomorrow marks the opening day of Yarn Crawl LA 2013, and I'm heading out with some yarn-loving ladies to hit the valley region. Yarn Crawl, for the uninitiated, is a four-day event in which participants visit local yarn shops through the county. There are passports that get stamped at each store, raffles, door prizes, famous knit and crochet folks, and yarn, lots and lots of pretty, strokable yarn. (I will hug it and pet it and squeeze it and I will name it George). The beautiful minds behind this event have wisely mapped all the participating stores by regions and color-coded them, too. I swoon.
Being ever-so-slightly OCD, I went one better. I mapped the stores we plan to hit tomorrow, Googled directions from store to store, and planned a route that will take us in one giant loop, bringing us back to the Glendale/Burbank area to drop one gal off, and hopefully still give us time to get to our regular Thursday night Stitch 'n' Bitch at the Farmer's Market. I also mapped my route to pick the ladies up in the morning, using street view to determine which streets had lights and/or turning lanes for easy left turns. And a route from their homes to the first two local stores we'll be visiting before heading to Burbank. If traffic cooperates and my timing is accurate, we should be able to complete our mission.
Now, I just hope I have the will power to resist impulse buys, and to recognize a good sale. I'm counting on my cohorts to talk me down of the ledges.