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While most people would find moving to San Diego a dream come true, both our kids couldn’t wait to move back to colder climates for college. I visited 3 yarn shops during last week’s trip to see our freshman son in Connecticut. This weekend it was time to visit our daughter in the ever beautiful Boulder, Colorado where I managed to visit two more yarn shops.
Here you’ll find your quintessential yarn shop. It has a nice selection of yarns, some new yarns I hadn’t seen before and a very friendly owner who was happy to show me some of the new shipment and talk about knitting techniques. This is a new location for the shop which used to be located next to the Boulderado Hotel downtown. This location is larger with much easier parking and convenient to the 29th Street Mall and Whole Foods.
They have a Tuesday evening knitting group that I’ll be sure to join next time I’m in town. I try to buy some yarn from every new yarn shop I visit and was so successful on this trip that I had to mail some of it home. I’ve been swatching with this lovely Acadia yarn that I simply could not resist and haven’t quite determined what it wants to be.
If you’re a weaver this is your dream shop. In fact, a quick visit here last year inspired me to buy a small loom and take a weaving class at Yarning For You once I got back to San Diego.
I was pleased to have more time to wander this visit. I must admit I had some preconceived ideas as I walked into this very large store on the second floor of a strip mall. I had visions of Michael’s craft store and was unsure of the quality of yarns or service to expect. Happily, these concerns were ungrounded. Yes, the store is large, but it has a variety of yarns at different price points and many of your favorites included a huge assortment of Cascade 220.
The staff was busy helping a novice knitter pick an appropriate project and yarn and quick to ask if I needed help finding anything. The view from the shop (above) of the famous Boulder Flat Irons is phenomenal.
I bought these lovely ombre dyed skeins from Wonderland Yarns out of southern Vermont. The yarn,Chesire Cat, is fingering weight merino. The aqua, teal, navy colorway is also cleverly named, Down the Rabbit Hole. With 640 total yards, I have enough to knit something fun, although I’m not sure what it is yet.
Update: The yarn finally found its project. It was used in this pretty pleated scarf. You can read about it here.