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Monday, September 8, 2014

Knitting Tour- All Aboard (Part I)

So somebody in passing said they would like to visit the wool shop in Hobart and somebody else agreed...the "do-er" in me couldn't help but make that happen and I'm so glad I did. It was relatively easy and the rewards were great. We visited unique stores with a diverse range of yarns but more importantly we shared a mutual passion and made friends with 30 women and had some very big fun and excited some small businesses.

So I hired a bus and it cost everyone $30 for the day. I packed a mystery knit/crochet for everyone and organised some prizes and lucky tickets. Another member of the group called for donated knitted items to be collected in Hobart for the women's shelter. 

I got payment prior to the trip to assure I could cover the bus costs.
I compiled a list of interesting stops and made up a rough schedule of arrival times and departure times.
A clip board with lists is your best friend.
I wound balls of cotton and included anonymous instructions for dish cloths in three different patterns and advised the travellers to bring their own 4mm needles or crochet hooks.
The little bags of mystery knits were stapled shut with a lucky ticket on the front.
The trip was not for profit so with the little bit of left over money I was able to offer the bus ticket price back in the first give away goodie bag and a $30 gift voucher for the Stash Cupboard in Hobart and another $30 voucher for the Luck Ewe shop in Oatlands.
Both shops also provided me with little goodies too that really added to the fun of the day.
It was a big day so I'll be sharing over the next few days.
This is something you could do in your area too perhaps so stay tuned as I reveal more during the week. 


  1. I'm sure everyone had a great time: I know that I would have. Great job of planning the trip.

    1. We had a ball Nancy and we are definitely going to do it again next year.

  2. Oh what fun. Our church did a similar thing with the ladies group and i went along but im just not a shopper and i found after a few hours watching everyone going crazy just buying and buying almost depressing. Lucky i bought a book and just read it the bus. It was still a great day of friendship but they did think me a little strange.

  3. You did a fantastic job Tanya!


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