I started with a stop at Woolen Treasures in Loveland. It is a cute shop in a converted house. My apologies for not having a picture of it to show you. I did get a couple of skeins of Pagewood Farm's sock yarn. I needed it for the Mystic Light shawl KAL.
Here is my shawl after completing chart 1. There will be five parts. I am liking it so far, but now I need another project to work on until the next chart comes out on Wednesday.
It is hard to photograph without being able to pin out the lace. It is a very pretty pattern edged with cables. I love lace and cables together.
We went over to see Susan at Red Barn Fiber Processing. She has yaks and llamas. She processes her own fibers and those of other local farmers. I had a hard time choosing from all the lovely fibers.
Soft mohair in a charcoal grey. (I have a lot of pictures; I'm making them small. Click on any image to see a larger version.)
Alpaca in a gorgeous, natural red brown color.
Yak! I knew I had to have some. It is not dehaired and has a bit of VM, but still pretty nice.
Llama in five colors. I have a fun idea for this.
Her animals are so cute!
Susan is moving to Nebraska very soon (within the month?). I hope it goes smoothly! She doesn't have a website, but you can reach her by email at redbarn1 @ juno.com (remove the spaces).
My next stop was the famous Shuttles, Spindles, & Skeins. It is huge! Knitting, spinning, weaving, whatever your fiber needs, they must have it.
They have a great selection of old issues of magazines. I found a bunch of Spin-Offs that I wanted plus a few books. (Don't remind me of the folly of traveling with so much paper.) I am excited about the new book from Maggie Casey, Start Spinning. A quick look at the book shows lots of pictures that show her methods clearly.
I hope you aren't sick of naturally colored fiber. It seems to be my interest these days. That and lace. I haven't knit a sock in a while. Call me streaky.
Still a bit more fiber fun from Colorado for the next post.