Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Yarn Crawl in Denver

Met a nice woman by the name of Vicky on Ravelry  through our shared interest in a couple of patterns.  Her Ravelry name is VickyinDenver and when I told her I was coming to Denver for a couple of weeks, she was kind enough to offer to take me on a tour of a few of her favorite shops, thus broadening my potential for stash building beyond the Lamb Shoppe near my daughter's home.  My daughter shook her head in amazement when I told her that a woman I had never met was willing to spend an afternoon with me  hanging out at yarn shops and knitting.  I told her, "Hey Sara - it's Ravelry! "

It was a balmy 103 degrees when we set off on our tour but thanks to air conditioning and good company, I hardly noticed.  First stop was Vicky's favorite shop,  Colorful Yarns in Centennial.  What a great place - if you have the time to hit some yarn shops on a visit to Denver, this should be at the top of your list.  It's located on the first floor of an office building with various rooms filled with books, yarn, pottery and just about anything related to knitting.  My favorite spot was the room filled with yarn and knitting and crochet books with a large comfortable couch that invites you to sit, relax and browse though the books:



                                                                           

                                                                           


This shop carries a huge selection of yarns and I bought some Chunky Mochi for a cowl project:


                                                                               

Some nice pottery bowls to hold your yarn as you knit:

                                                                               

                                                                               
Then it was on to A Knitted Peace which is another lovely yarn shop in the charming town of Littleton, just outside of Denver.  That's Vicky on the left  with her friend  Joy who joined us:

                                                                           

                                                                                     
                                                                             
This scarf caught my eye - I think it would be a great project for using up some of the sock yarn in my stash.  It's called the Wrap and Ruffle scarf and it's a free pattern that they were nice enough to give me.







I bought this skein of Anzula for a shawlette project.  This is what passes as lace knitting for me.

    Next stop was Fancy Tiger, a great little fabric and craft shop that has become very popular and has now moved into much bigger quarters.   Add this to your must see list when you are in Denver.

                                                                                         

    Their new space has plenty of room for all kinds of fiber related crafting - spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever.  Check out this classroom space:  

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                             


                                                       Thanks Vicky for a great day!



                                                                               
                                                                             

















                

                                                                                         

                                                                              

                   

                                                                             



                                                                                         


                                                                                    


                                                                                 


                                                                                   




                                                                                 


                                                                                   


                                                                                     


                                         

2 comments:

  1. You guys went to so many places! Wow, that is truly a LYS hop for sure! I definitely want to visit some of these places myself someday. Isn't the Ravelry community just fantastic? Especially those of us who blog.

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  2. That sounds like a really nice trip, we need to do another shop hop around here. Did you know Anzula is from California? I know they were at Stitches.

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