Stop #11 on the Colorado Yarn Store Tour was Yarn, Durango.
As we were in Durango the other weekend visiting nearby Mesa Verde, I took good advantage of the trip to spend a little time checking out the local yarn stores in the area (and en route).
The first stop was Yarn in Durango. This has to be one of the most stylish yarn stores I have ever visited. And it has a Tea Bar to boot! (That's right, what Brit isn't going to be happy with a yarn store that'll offer you a nice cuppa at the same time as you browse through the good stuff.)
It is located in the historic downtown area, in a beautiful location where you are greeted by sculptures, and then you turn the corner and see that colourful wall of yarn through the glass doors. Stunning.
The store stocks an abundance of Noro, including the new silk garden sock yarn. The Be Sweet products are stocked here too. There were also a lot of other brands that I like -- Lornas Laces, Manos, Mission Falls, Shibui. And some handspun yarns which I rarely see for sale in yarn stores.
I happened to visit when there was a trunk show for the Interweave Knits book 'Felt Forward'. I'm not big into felting but there were some cute projects including some felted table place settings. I might have to check the book out.
As for the yarn selection for the Colorado afghan, I opted for the Be Sweet Bamboo in a lovely olive colour. Yum!