Monday, August 4, 2014

...And Then We Went to Colorado!

*This post comes much later than planned. We moved, then had no Internet for a couple of weeks. Then the laptop decided it was fed up with life. But these things have been remedied more or less satisfactorily. We're moving again in a couple of weeks, but that should be a smoother transition. 

So, after a bumpy plane ride that involved charged for carry-on bags (what the biscuits?!), two-dollar sodas (that we didn't buy), and service with a scowl, we landed in Denver.  By the end of the night we were safely ensconced at a friends house and ready for some much-needed sleep.

We decided it was wise to rent a car for the following day.  We drove to Estes Park and there met with my first yarn tourism spot of the trip! The Stitchin' Den is amazing! It stretches across two storefronts and has managed to stay vibrant and expanding even after the trauma of last year's floods.  They also carry items for the cross stitch (my old love) and needlepoint artists. I bought a large jewel-toned skein of a yarn I have since forgotten the name of. I have no idea what to do with it, but I'm looking forward to finding out!
The other new yarn store I discovered was Wild Yarns in Denver.  This adorable and unabashedly hip shop featured locally spun and dyed yarn as well as selections from some of the bigger luxury brands. Don't let their small size fool you. I found many delicious skeins to fall in love with. It took much effort, but I finally settled on a sport weight yarn from Sleep Season in a moody colorway called Enchanted.
Of course I had to stop by Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins in Boulder to pick up another locally dyed treasure. This time around, I got another skein from Sunshine Yarns in Far, Far Away. It looks like a night sky in a fairy tale.

Needless to say, there was great food and drink and a spectacular wedding!  I have definitely fallen in love with Colorado and hope to go back as soon as next fall.

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