This week I attended Yarnfest 2015 in Loveland, CO. I did not participate in anything beyond the classes and the vendor floor. So it could have been any event as far as I was concerned although it was an Interweave event. I did not feel they had a huge presence there. Of course that could be due to my lack of involvement in anything outside of my classes. But to be fair, I had a much more compelling reason to be in Colorado:
But back to Yarnfest. I took 4 classes – 3 of which I totally enjoyed. That seems to be the best I can hope for at any yarn event. The market was small but fairly nice. It was nice seeing vendors that I have not seen before. I went a little crazy buying yarn at the Canyon Ranch yarn booth:
One afternoon when I did not have a class and it was rainy, we did a yarn shop crawl in Ft. Collins. We hit 4 different yarn stores but as always the best was the Loopy Ewe – because it is THE LOOPY EWE. And I bought this adorable bag there. Hummingbirds and peace signs – I was hooked.
And my very favorite small shop – My Sister Knits. I cannot say enough good things about this store. If you are ever in the area, you have to go there. The store lives at the back of a pretty house on a residential street. You approach from the driveway and through the back garden which is beautifully landscaped and includes a pretty little chicken coop. The shop is the former carriage house and is packed full of the yarns I most love to work with. I was very strong on this trip (and the husband was looking over my shoulder to curtail as much yarn purchasing as he could) and only purchased this:
Our last day in Ft. Collins took us into the Poudre Canyon. There was still snow everywhere and the views of the mountains and snow were amazing. I could have driven all the way to Steamboat Springs about 4 hours away but that would not have been practical on this trip. Must plan for that the next time.
This is currently my last planned yarn event this year. I did attend Vogue Knitting Live in NYC in January but failed to post anything about that trip and now it seems too late. It was the best yarn event I have been to to date and I am very happy to have that one off my bucket list.