Clothed In The Lamb
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I finished! Yay! Twenty-one yarn shops in 5 days! Feels like such an accomplishment!
This morning we got started at Find Your Stash in Castle Rock (Stash for short). What a cute place! It's in a little brick house with a picket fence. I love the way the place is decorated, especially the repurposed library card catalog next to the front desk. In addition to a whole lot of beautiful yarn, they have fun knitting accessories like bags that say, "I knit so I don't kill people" (I can so relate!). As I waited to get my passport signed, the customer checking out said this was her fourth visit to the shop this week for Christmas knitting supplies. It's obvious the LYS is a home away from home for knitters in this neck of the woods, and I can see why.
Then we ventured into Black Forest and found a treasure, Table Rock Llamas. I've heard several crawlers speak highly of this shop. Now it's my turn! They really had everything: great people, beautiful yarns, tantilizing samples, and supplies of all kinds. I enjoyed a nice chat with the ladies there then took a look around, venturing to the back building where spinning and weaving is. What a nice collection of fibers, including cotton and silk in several forms (including cocoons). There were pretty pieces of pottery to be had as well. But the treasure was not something I could carry home in my yarn crawl bag. Sharon was teaching a beginning spinning class and I got just the tips and ideas I needed to make my own beginning spinning classes better than ever! Thank you, Sharon!
After lunch, my mom joined me for the last two shops on the west end of Colorado Springs. I'd never visited Needleworks by Holly Berry, but what a nice knitting boutique this is! They have a wealth of amazing samples and yarns of every kind. Not only do they sell great novelty yarns (for example), but the knitted samples show them off perfectly. Toward the back, there is a table of samples of noteworthy patterns and styles, each with an explanation card. I finally saw my first Baby Surprise Jacket in person!
Then it was on to Green Valley Weavers and Knitters. I was here with my mom not too long ago, but there was plenty of fresh fibery goodness to enjoy. If you're looking for education in Colorado Springs, this shop has you covered. Just take a look at their class list! When I got my passport's last stamp, the shop lady announced I was finished with the yarn crawl and people cheered! Shortly after, another lady finished, and I found out she is from Lakewood and the Recycled Lamb is her LYS too! What a perfect way to end, by coming full circle.
Thank you to the organizers of this amazing event. I know it took a lot of planning and execution, and it was well done, even down to choosing a week with perfect weather conditions.
I'm finished blogging about Yarn Along the Rockies, but I'll be talking about it on Episode 26 of the podcast sometime next week, so please tune in! You can download the podcast right here on the blog, or find us on iTunes and Ravelry. If you'd like to subscribe to the RSS feed, you can find a link in the column to the left. Welcome to the many new listeners who have already contacted me, and I look forward to talking with you all again soon!