Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Knitted Peace

Stop 6 on the Colorado Yarn Tour is A Knitted Peace in Littleton.

A Knitted Peace was one of the first yarn stores that I visited when I moved to this area -- it is beautifully outfitted, has a wide variety of yarns, and an extremely talented and friendly staff. I'd definately put it on the 'must visit' list if you are in the area. And if you are looking to learn some new techniques, I can highly recommend their classes.

But ooh the yarn selection... between the Rowan, Habu, Kauni, Mirasol, Noro, Koigu, Elsbeth Lavold etc etc a knitter could happily get lost for hours. And that's exactly what I did today. I arrived early, hung out for the day, and at about 3pm decided that it was about time I left. But only after spending an obscene amount of money on investing in some more yarn. Good thing Joe had taken the in-laws out to the auto show so that I could smuggle my sacks of loot back home without the usual line of questioning: 'Is that MORE yarn?' 'Did you ever finish (insert the name of a WIP here)?' 'Don't you already have some yarn like that in the basement?' ;o)

Amongst the piles of Noro Kochoran and Elizabeth Zimmerman books that I splurged on today, I also picked up another skein for the Colorado Yarn Tour afghan -- this time in a cream and rusty orange colour. I'm thinking that this might be a nice addition to the beiges and duck egg blues. A little pop of contrasting colour.

As the weather warms up here in Colorado, I'm looking forward to dragging some of my knitting buddies to venture further afield and check out some other Colorado yarn stores...

6 comments:

WandaWoman said...

Sounds like a fun day, hanging out at the yarn shop and buying obscene amounts of yarn. Yep, familiar with that routine. Especially the part about sneaking in the yarn while the hubby's away.

Amanda said...

What a fab way to spend your day! I am really jealous of all the yarn stores you have. Love the yarn you've chosen for the afghan too - how's that coming along btw?

Luni said...

That shop certainly looks worth the trip! I didn't know I could salivate this early in the morning. I am so jealous that you got to spend that much time there.

Stacey said...

That does sound like a fun day :)

Bea said...

Looks like a great shop. I love the new addition to the blanket skeins!

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Glad you had a fun day too! I love the looks on your face as you were trying to decide on colorway and the look when you were at the register was priceless! :)

Great pictures! We have to go hang out there again!

Nachaele