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Road Trip: Yarn Crawl in Northern VA

While we may not have many yarn shops in RVA, they are overflowing with them in Northern Virginia.

This event is going to be a pick three, where we will hop from shop to shop to purchase yarn. The easiest way to do this is to pick shops within access to the DC metro, making it easy to travel throughout the city.

On this tour we will be visiting the following:

Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA

Looped Yarn Works in Dupont Circle, Washington DC

The Knitting Loft in Capitol Hill, Washington DC

In regards to driving, my idea is to meet at the Target across from VCC and park on the outer reaches of the parking lot like we did for the road trip to Williamsburg. Anyone carpooling can get together there and there is easy access to I-95 from Sliding Hill Rd. We will park at the Franconia-Springfield metro station (parking is free on the weekends) and head into the city from there.

If you have any ideas on where you'd like to take in lunch or want to go somewhere else in the city please voice those ideas in the comments as well.

Drivers:

Michelle - Lauren

Dawn - Teresa & Corinne

Tammy - Paige & Karla

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  • Corinne

    Had so much fun Loved it will do it again. I loved my yarn I bought had fun with dawn and Teresa riding with you.

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had ablast and love the entire trip. I can't wait to find a project for my lovely lace. Looking forward to another road trip and my next thurs nite meeting :)

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had so much fun. Thank you ladies, you guys were a fun bunch to road trip with! Dawn and Corrine - awesome car companions! Will do it again… maybe next time, we do an overnight like Dawn suggested…. AND I love love love all my yarns:)

    January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so glad you enjoyed riding w/me. I know I loved the company very much. Til next time road partner :)

      January 27, 2014

  • Lauren

    It was great to visit the DC shops! Very inspiring. And how cool was it that a knitter in Looped was just finishing the Castle Pullover when we arrived?!

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a lot of fun and a great lunch!

    January 26, 2014

  • Lauren

    Hey there, Michelle and I are hitting 95 right now. See you soon!

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too! Love road trips!

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something came up and I won't be able to come :(

    January 24, 2014

    • Lauren

      Oh no! *sad face*

      January 24, 2014

    • Erinn P.

      I have an appointment with Craig tomorrow, sorry but that wins.

      January 24, 2014

  • Michelle

    Okay I fibbed a little in that email. We're going to go to Looped first since it's the furthest out and then work our way back

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm ready :)

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michelle, do we have a backup plan in case of inclement weather? So far my check of the weather is snow showers tomorrow afternoon. Just let me know so I can make proper arrangements :D

    January 24, 2014

    • Michelle

      Right now there isn't a backup plan. The forecast I just watched said that there would be light snow in DC, but nothing that was going to anything since they are on the edge of the weather. We actually won't be driving in the city proper since we'll be taking the metro out of Springfield, which is 25 minutes south of DC proper. If you're not comfortable driving in iffy conditions I understand, just let me know so I can see if someone else will drive.

      January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds great to me :)

      January 24, 2014

  • Michelle

    So right now with the RSVPs that we have, my goal is to reduce the amount of drivers down to a minimum. If we put 3 in each car we could feasibly do this with 3 drivers. I still haven't heard from Julie on Bairbre on if they'll be riding or driving, or if their RSVPs are current or not. Anyway, the less cars going up the better. I'm going to talk to my boss tomorrow and see if I can borrow his walkie talkies for that Saturday for any drivers that aren't familiar with how to get to the Franconia Springfield station.

    January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. I definitely don't mind riding have no other plans than to have fun and play w/yarn :)

      January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hadn't been contacted or seen a list of who was riding with who, so I thought I was on my own. Lol. There's something at my church though that I need to help with tomorrow, so I can't make this. I hope to join you next time. Enjoy the yarnapalooza! :)

      January 17, 2014

  • Michelle

    I've updated the event and closed it to new RSVPs since I'm pretty comfortable with having 3 people in each car. Please make sure you update your RSVP if something changes this week and you're unable to make it.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone. I'm sorry I've not commented. If all goes according to plan, I will be driving and there's room for 2-3 riders if needed. The according to plan is the cost of car repair this sat lol :)

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good Morning...I can drive woohoo!

      1 · January 14, 2014

    • Michelle

      thanks for the update!

      January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can fit 3 additional ppl in my car. :)

    January 13, 2014

  • Erinn P.

    Love the idea!

    January 13, 2014

  • Erinn P.

    I'm going to skip this trip. With my need to be back in Richmond I don't want to rush things. Next time!!

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive if needed and would be able to take 3 passengers.

    January 13, 2014

    • Corinne

      Hey can I ride with you

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you have an open spot in a car I'll come along, otherwise I'll change my RSVP to not attend. I can change at the last minute for you, either way is ok, like to go but prefer not to drive.

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Karla you can ride with me! We can catch up. Michelle please note I will now only have two seats left. Glad to have you in the group Karla this is a great bunch of girls you will have fun!

      1 · January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Paige, any chance I can ride with you too?

      January 8, 2014

  • Corinne

    We can take my car

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If needed, I can drive. Just not great with driving for more than an hour at a time, but can try. Will be driving up to DC this weekend, if that works well, I will drive. Are there other ways of getting there - like the train?

    January 8, 2014

  • Erinn P.

    I'm still undecided if I am coming. If I do, I will drive, but only plan to visit the first store and maybe have lunch then head back.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would really like to attend this event along with my grandma. But don't feel comfortable driving to and around D.C. I wouldn't mind helping with gas, but am not sure if there would be enough seats/room.

    January 2, 2014

    • Michelle

      Right now I'm not really sure what our seating situation is like. We only have 2 people driving with limited seats and others that haven't said if they are riding or driving.

      January 8, 2014

  • Erinn P.

    I'm not sure yet. I have tickets to the Richmond Forum that night, so I may be backing out all together. I would need to be back in Richmond by 6:30-7, so I'm not sure it's feasible for me to go.

    January 2, 2014

    • Michelle

      Being that we're hitting so many shops, I would say unless you're driving yourself that's probably not going to work.

      January 8, 2014

  • Lauren

    I'm riding!

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning on driving. Looking forward to our road trip!

    January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Riding

      January 2, 2014

  • Michelle

    Updated with final shop & a note about people carpooling. It would be nice if people could comment if they plan to drive or ride

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh man!! This sounds like so much fun! I hope I will be able to come.

    December 13, 2013

  • Michelle

    So right now I'm thinking two shops that we can definitely visit are Fibre Space in Alexandria and Looped Yarn Works in Dupont Circle. Both are accessible by metro if we use the Franconia-Springfield metro to ride in. Just need a third shop if anyone has a preference.

    Also Fibre Space is participating in Amy Herzog's Custom Fit program, where the staff will personally measure you for a sweater and help you make decisions on yarn to make a sweater that fits your body to flatter.

    Right now I'm thinking January 25th is going to be optimal for me. Anyone else have a problem with that date?

    December 10, 2013

    • Corinne

      That date works for me give me time to save some money up

      December 10, 2013

  • Erinn P.

    Love the idea!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just let me know when :)

    July 18, 2013

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