Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Estes Park

The Estes Park Wool Mart really was a lot of fun. Kirsten and I had a wonderful time! On the first day, we drove immediately to Boulder, which is my favorite city. To be honest, I really would like to move there, that is how much I like it. I might even start looking into it. There are so many reasons that I think I would be happy there. We went out for dinner with a new knitting friend Debbie O'Neill. Debbie does not have a blog yet, but she might soon! Debbie is a talented knitwear designer and she also teaches at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins which is the very large knitting/spinning/weaving store in Boulder. She is working on a few patterns for One Planet which is how we met. We have become great email friends as we have so many common interests so I can't tell you how much fun we had talking and chatting!!! We went to the coolest place for dinner called the Dushanabe Tea House. If you are ever in Boulder, you MUST visit this amazing place. We had a great meal, great conversation and laughter!! The next day Kirsten and I of course went shopping, shopping! We ate lunch at a wonderful organic restaurant called Sunflower. My favorite type of place. It was yummy! We spent a bit too much time and money looking at natural cosmetics and clothes and then we headed to Estes Park.

Estes Park Colorado is totally different from Boulder. It is a small resort town in the mountains. I wish I had great photos but this time all my photos taken were of fiber animals!! On Saturday we headed to the wool market. Look at all the fiber animals we met.

(A cute alpaca)
(1 week old baby paco vicuna
with his mom)
(angora goat)

blue faced leicester sheep-
my favorite wool
along with Cormo
Of course the most fun is spent in the vendor booths. There were tons and tons of things to buy. I really did overspend on this trip. Here are a few of my fiber finds. This is just a small percentage of what I bought overall on this trip :)

Bonkers Superwash Merino Roving in
Dragonfly; i wanted more of this to spin as
I already have one huge skein done!

Textiles A Mano- beautiful hand dyed cotton
and rayon yarn for a sweater. This photo is not that
great, it is too dark. Her yarns are gorgeous! Plain and Fancy Hand Dyed Merino
Color - Autumn Leaves- This is going to be used
for a shawl

That is the report. I ate too much, spent too much and did too much! It was a lot of fun though and it was nice to be in the fresh mountain air for a few days.


At 12:01 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Metz said...

Aaaaaah! I can't believe I didn't find you there! Aaaaaah!

Next year, are you going? :)

At 12:29 PM, Blogger YarnSnob said...

thats how a holiday should be, to spend, pig out and enjoy!! those alpaca are SSoooo cute...wish I could ahve joined you both


At 12:30 PM, Blogger YarnSnob said...

oohhh..and the roving and the yarns are to die for.....gorgeous, if only i could spin...sigh

At 8:29 PM, Blogger YarnB said...

miss violet! I go every year; sorry i didn't know you were going; we could have gotten together. Next year ok?

yarn snob, you can learn to spin! It is a lot of fun....!!

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Connie said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun, Lisa. And there's no such thing as too much eating or too much shopping :) Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your trip :)

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

glad you enjoyed the time off! sounds like fun!

At 8:02 AM, Blogger YarnB said...

I need to talk with both of you Melissa and Connie-yarn for both of you coming very soon!!

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Sounds like you had a very nice time :-)
You can never shop too much yarn !
Love the plain and fancy yarn, mmmm.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

You know I am jealous! I heart Estes Park. Glad it was a fun time!!

And if you move to Boulder, I think you would love it. The food alone is AMAZING!


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