This morning I woke up with a slight headache (0y, knitnight at Close Knit’s sure gets rowdy at times), jumped into the shower, put up some fine soulful Aretha Franklin and screamed and danced to her “don’t play that song for me”.
Then shot some pics of the yarn I got in Colorado, poured me a cup of espresso with lotsa sugar and got ready for today’s blog entry”. And now I am all hyped up, cranking up the system cuz sister Franklin’s voice needs to be enjoyed in full force…Suck it to me, Aretha!!!
Now… get ready for some serious yarn pictures…
Shower of flowers Yarn Shop
Guess who I, besides my husband, visited in Denver, Co? Mary! And of course she had to take me to a yarnshop. We went to Showers of Flowers in Lakewood right on W. Colfax Avenue. I found some precious Colorado yarn over there..
From the brand Interlacements I got two skeins of Toasty Toes with a deep color of bleu and green. It made me think of peacock’s feathers:
From the brand Mountain Colors, I chose two skeins of the prettiest pastel colored sock yarn:
I kept it ahem… pretty decent and acted civilized in Showers of Flowers, but had no idea what I was gett into once I got to Boulder, Co, where I visited a Yarn Walhalla called Shuttles Spindles and Skeins…
Weak in the presence of yarn beauty at Shuttles Spindles and Skeins
Last Saturday I hopped on the regional bus from downtown Denver to Boulder. I was very excited because I LOVE Boulder… I did a yarnshop search on http://www.maps.google.com, figured out how to get there and off I went.
The busride from Denver was mesmerizing. I was chatting like a little bird with the friendly busdriver who was telling me all about the Rocky Mountain range which we could see in the West. We were exchanging travel experiences and talked about the wondrous mountains and rock formation spots in the USA: Moab in Utah, Garden of the Gods in Co, Sedona in AZ, Yosemite in CA and Mount Helen and Mount Hood in OR to name a few.
Once in Boulder, the busdriver dropped me off at the Table Mesa Shopping Centre where Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins is located.
Let me tell you this: As soon I set foot in Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins, my heart rate went up, I lost all sense of inhibitations and ran around in circles screaming of joy.
The purchases you may wonder?
From the Brand Lonesome Stone, two skeins of 100% Alpaca. OMG, they are SO YUMMY!!! On the right, colorway CranBrule, on the left coloreay Seasons of Joy:
And just when I thought I had everything my heart yearned for, this woman holds up a Lantern Moon basket in front of my face like a dangling carrot. I gaze at it, then roll my eyes at the lady and sighed: “Why do you do this to me???” I couldn’t resist and daydreamt of the cute skeins of yarn that would fit into this basket…:
Oy… What can I say? I am utterly weak in the presence of yarn beauty…
Now if you all excuse me, I am going to fill up my bathtub with skeins and balls of yarn, take off my clothes and soak in it…