We’re Back!!

Ok, maybe you didn’t even know we were gone, huh? lol My #2 niece graduated from high school this weekend from Cheyenne Mountain High School. As #1 aunt I had to attend. Why not make it into a huge yarn shop crawl? That is exactly what we did. My best buds, Marjie, Karen and Terri, agreed to accompany me on this trip. We rented a mini van (Chrysler Town and Country) that stated it could hold 6 adults, 1 child and 4 suitcases. Hmmmmmmmm, that sounds like it would accommodate 4 adults, 4 suitcases and various bags of yarn with ease, right? ha!! While we were not jammed in – it was a bit cozy. Overall, I was very pleased with the van.

We left on Tuesday and took the Texas panhandle route up through Raton Pass in New Mexico. It is the most scenic route I know to take to Colorado. We took turns driving to allow each person adequate knitting/napping time. We left Oklahoma early enough that we were able to stop at our first yarn shop in Pueblo by late afternoon, Colorado Fiber Arts. Yay! This is what I got:

Pagewood Farm Denali in the Fruit Freeze colorway. I had never heard of this yarn until Shelly of Loops in Tulsa blogged about it a few days before we left on our trip. I think I saw this yarn at every shop we visited in Colorado. It is a 450 yard skein of 80% merino and 20% nylon.

This is a very cute shop with a vintage feel. The ladies working in this shop were very friendly and a pleasure to meet. They had so many samples knitted from their various yarns. I liked being able to feel and see what each yarn would look like knitted up.

We left Pueblo and stopped in Colorado Springs at Steaksmith, a local steak house. The steaks were extremely good and they had a nice salad bar to accompany our meal.

Next stop: Denver.

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4 Comments »

  1. 1
    rebecca Says:

    thought about you as I heard bad weather news from CO while you were there. Did you come across any?

  2. 2
    Kay Says:

    We were obliviously shopping in south Denver when the tornadoes hit and didn’t realize until that evening those tornadoes were in the area we had passed thru the day before.

  3. 3
    Linda Says:

    Ooooohhhhhh – I am *so* jealous! Glad you’re home safe and had a good time.

  4. 4
    Carolyn Says:

    So glad you girls missed the storms in CO and got some yarny goodies! Can’t wait to see the rest!


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