The Shops!

American Needle Works10 North Street, Middletown, NY (Orange County).  845-699-6405 Sat & Sun 9-6, Sunday This working needle arts studio offers classes in knitting, crochet and needlepoint as well as the finest designer yarn and threads. 
Black Sheep Yarns12 Old Barn Rd (Main Street behind House of Books), Kent, CT, 860-927-3808,, Sat 10-5, Sun 11:30-5. Charming spacious shop for shopping and classes. Divine collections of yarn to choose from. Hear Nancy talk all about the fiber arts on her public radio spot podcast link though website.
Blackberry Hill Farm156 Bells Pond Road, Hudson, NY (Columbia County), 518-851-7661,, Saturday 10-4:00, Sunday 10-3:00. Charming Family Farm featuring Cormo sheep and Llamas and their yarns, wool roving, fiber art, maple syrup and the nicest herbal Healing Salve you can get. New this year: Cormo lamb roving and a lovely cormo/llama/alpaca yarn.
Clay Wood & Cotton133 Main St., Beacon, NY. 845-481-0149., Saturday and Sunday 11-6:30. Adorable shop selling lovely yarns and array of arts, crafts, stationery and handmade jewelry.
Cornwall Yarn Shop, Ltd.227 Main St., Cornwall, NY 12518, 845-534-0383,, Saturday 11-3, Sunday - 10-1.  Delightful shop in historic Cornwall on the Hudson featuring everything for knit, crochet, weaving and sewers.  Full schedule of classes for those who want to learn something new. Always a pleasant place to be.
Countrywool59 Spring Road, Hudson (Columbia County), 518-828-4554,, Sunday 10-3.  Leave the world outside and travel down an unpaved country lane to discover this most delightful yarn shop  powered by the SUN.  Claudia gives workshops in knitting and spinning and features knitting retreats. Check website for the newsletter and calendar.  She features a complete line of wonderful yarns, a wall of patterns and knitting and spinning needs, spinning wheels and bunny fleece from her angora rabbits.
Dashing Star Farm157 Indian Lake Rd, Millerton, NY. (518) 789-4576. email: Farm grown wool and yarn, sheepskins, roving and lovely wool products, farm grown meat and eggs.  In Coleman Station Historic district. Farm open Sat 2:45 - 4, Sun 12 - 3. Visit at Amenia Farmer's Market Saturday 10-2.
Fiddlehead Farm314 Cedar Heights Rd., Rhinebeck, NY, (914) 466-3994, Sale of fiber from Coopworth Sheep, llamas and alpacas.  Free range chicken eggs, flowers, plants and homemade pies.  
Hahn Farm115, Salt Point, NY, (845)266-3680 or (845) 266-5042, Yarns: Alpaca, Alpaca/Mohair blend; natural colored & hand-dyed Alpaca & Wool roving, Felting accessories Hours Sat.: 9:00-3:00, Sun.9:00-3:00. 20% off any yarn or roving for those who mention they are on the yarn crawl
Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co.190 Yantz Road, Red Hook (Dutchess County), 845-758-3130,, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4. Super Sale for Yarn Crawlers! 20 % off everything in the shop (Except books). Come see a working woolen mill and sheep farm raising shetlands and icelandic sheep.  The shop features their own yarns, felting needs and felt, drop spindles, and plenty of commercial yarns, books and patterns.
Midnight Merinos Wool Loft7578 North Broadway, Red Hook (Dutchess County), 845-702-4770, Saturday 10-6:00, Sunday 12-4:00.  Find this interesting shop upstairs in an old time movie theatre turned antique's mall.  Always eclectic surprises as well as their own wool and yarns.
Out Of The Loop2593 Rt 52 Taconic Plaza, Hopewell Junction (Dutchess County), 845-223-8355, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4.  Gorgeous yarns and great classes to help you put them together at this well stocked shop.  Everything for the savvy knitter.
The Perfect Blend Yarn & Tea Shop50 Market Street, Saugerties (Ulster County), 845-246-2876,, For Early Birds Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5.  You'll find beautiful yarns, needles, notions, tea products, and lots of inspiration in this warm and friendly shop located in the village of Saugerties.  We welcome our customers with a tea sampling everyday.  For the yarn crawlers we will have some extra goodies, door prizes, and Mariepaule may be visiting us to spin from her French angora rabbits.  Book signing and Trunk Show with Celeste Young, author of just released book Knits of a Feather. Stop by for your perfect blend of yarn and/or tea!
Pinewoods Farm Wool Shop71 Phillips Road, Saugerties (Ulster County), 845-246-2203,, Saturday 10-6:00, Sunday 12-4:00.  Find this fairytale shop and you will return often.  Solace and charm surround the cottage store which features knitting, weaving, spinning and rug hooking needs, classes and knit and spin meet ups.
Spruce Ridge Farm434 County Route 13, Old Chatham (Columbia County), 518-794-6294,,, Saturday 10-4:00, Sunday 10-4:00. Okay-this is a must visit farm.  The drive is lovely and the farm is gorgeous. Beautiful Alpacas in a bucolic setting.  Lots of other farm animals to see. Shop sells a lovely array of alpaca wool and apparel.  The best Alpaca teddies for cuddling!
The Knitting Garage at STICKLES13 East Market Street, Rhinebeck (Dutchess County), 845-876-3206,, Saturday 10-6:00, Sunday 12-4:00 The fun is getting to the Garage! You need to walk through the old time 5 & 10 cents type store to the garage in back.  You won't believe the things you'll find that you never knew you couldn't live without.  The yarns in the shop are just lovely and abundant.   They leave out sample yarn started on needles to try-what fun! Right in downtown Rhinebeck.
The Warm Ewe31 Main Street, Chatham (Columbia County), 518-392-2929,, Saturday 10-5:00, Sunday 12-4. Charming storefront shop right in downtown Chatham. Fully stocked with yarns, patterns and must needs for fiber artists.  My favorite for buttons and beads!
White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool815 Albany Post Road, New Paltz (Ulster County), 914-456-6040,, Saturday 10–6, Sunday 12-5.  Charming farm with Cormo sheep and their wool. The Lambs are coming! Freshly sheared Cormo and California Red fleeces available as well as a bunch of yarn crawl specials. A full array of yarns and supplies, great classes and a don't-want-to-leave-this-place atmosphere makes the trip worthwhile.
Yarn and Craft Box24 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling, (Dutchess County), 845-855-1632,, Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun. 10-3, The Yarn & Craft Box has been in the Pawling community for approximately 35 years. Oodles of yarns, patterns, accessories and all the friendly help you need to find what you're looking for - and how to do it! From Bliss to Noro and everything in between - this shop has the skein you're looking for. And the buttons.  And the needles. And the ... well just stop on by!