I had an amazing time participating in the first San Diego Yarn Crawl today. We drove out to Ramona, CA to visit an alpaca farm and check out the Yarnover truck that was going to be there that day. I won't say how much I spent, but I will say that I'm glad I got paid today. ;-) I bought the top yarn to do a sock knit-a-long for the month of October. It's going to be a Christmas gift so hopefully being in a KAL helps motivate me to actually get it done before Christmas. The second skein is purely for myself. It's called Minty Unicorn and is a gorgeous mint green color with lots of sparkles, there was no way I was walking out of the place without it. The last one is baby alpaca, sheared from the alpacas on the farm. It feels so incredibly soft and silky, I feel like this is going to be one of the ones that I just keep in my stash and take out to pet every once and a while before putting it back.
The yarn crawl has a little passport that you can take around to the various shops and get it stamped. I made sure to print out mine this morning and kept checking to make sure I had it in the car with me, but sure enough, as soon as we pulled up to the farm I couldn't find it. I was really bummed because I had planned on going around to collect a bunch of stamps. Thankfully they had some extra passports at the farm so I could fill mine out again. I don't know how I lost it, but I still haven't found where the original passport went. Tomorrow I'm going to another alpaca farm to see how they process the fiber and then a couple more stores with some friends, so HOPEFULLY I don't lose this passport as well. If you get stamped at all the places you're entered to win $500 to a local shop. I'm not sure I'll get all of them stamped, but it's fun to collect them.