Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ft. Collins Yarn Crawl

While in Colorado, I was able to do a yarn crawl.  The first place we went to was the Stitchin' Den in Estes Park, then to Lambspun and the Back Porch for lunch, and on to My Sister Knits, and finally to Your Daily Fiber.

Every shop had lovely things.  The Lambspun was an awesome shop in a small house next to a golf course.  It is the setting for Maggie Sefton's knitting mysteries and she is there at the Tuesday knit group.  We had lunch at the cafe and was able to get a discount off our meal for buying yarn.  How great is that?  They had all these rooms dedicated to knitting, spinning, and weaving with all the requisite supplies.
Here is what you see when you walk in the door.
This is the loom set up in the next room over.
Stacie, Val and I in the comfy chair reading about felting.

Then it was off to My Sister Knits where the shop is in a carriage house in the back of the main house on a lovely tree lined street with a green space in the center.

Knitting for a giant?
Susie, Val, Sara, me, Stacie, and Stacia

The last place we stopped was Your Daily Fiber and we had to go twice since it was closed the first time.  They highlight local grown fibers and unique yarns.  I purchased some possum yarn which had been knit into a scrumptiously soft scarf.  They also displayed all of Galina's Orenburg Lace Shawls there.

Of course, I totally fell off the sheep, in fact it probably kicked my butt on the way off as well.  I purchased some lovely yarns, patterns, notions, and another yarn bowl.  Well I better climb back on that sheep now!

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