Mini Yarn Vacation

Today we drove up to Loveland, just to get away from the chaos before the huge CU vs. CSU football game. Here I am outside Interweave Press like some sort of deranged fiber tourist.

We also stopped by Woolen Treasures. The store owner is so incredibly nice! She has so many interesting yarns I'd never seen before, including some handpainted yarns from an artist in Estes Park.

After a ton of browsing, I decided on the Bobbi Bear pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas and some Baby Cashmerino to knit it in an extremely downsized version.

Then this Alchemy Alpaca Pure jumped into my hands. The colorway is Dylan's Blue Depths. It will become a scarf for this winter.

I really wanted the Alchemy silk chenille yarn called Ritual. If you have a store selling Alchemy yarns anywhere near you, go and feel this yarn! Both the subtly changing purple and the earthy mix of browns and greens were so appealing. But with so much recent yarn shopping and the relatively limited usefulness of silk chenille in the life of a stay at home mom, the yarn stayed there. Sigh...

More secret pal questions! Woot!

22. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I love bears, and have a number of toy bears, the kind that look like real bears. I also have a few teddy bears and love knitting stuffed bears. I have bear bookmarks, bear postcards, bear jewelry and even a bear purse.

23. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas. It's snowy and cold, there's midnight Mass, so much joy and love everywhere!

24. Is there anything that you collect?
Umm, besides yarn? And bears? :) Not really.


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