"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Monday, May 01, 2006


You know when you don't post very often? You end up with way too much to say. Most interesting to most of you, especially those that might be local, would be the updates in LYS status.
First, we have Colorful Yarns. Tiffany managed to secure a wonderful new, more spacious, and better lit space. Please check the link for additional info... the store is in the same parking lot, but different building... directly west of where they used to be located. Here are some pics of the new space!

on the right: wall of wool!... on the left: the sock cubbies.

Here we have the new knitting nook ... a room in the back with the books and comfy chairs. The ohter pic just shows the spaciousness.

The newest metro Denver area LYS on the block!
Lamb Shoppe has many wonderful walls of yarn, with enough for entire projects in all the colorways they own. The people there are very welcoming, but not intrusive while you browse/horde the yarn. I can see that I will be spending much time here in the months before I move.

My most recent yarn purchase. Some absolutely TO DIE FOR Noro Kochoran, in an irresistable colorway for me. From LambShoppe.

More recently purchased yarn. The cone of yarn is from WEBS, which I am planning on using for the Sunrise Circle Jacket from the last issue of Interweave Knits (designed by Kate Gilbert?). The other yarn... two beautiful skeins of Cherry Tree Hill, which I purchased from LambShoppe.

FO FO FO FO FO FO FO FO FO. sorry, I so rarely have one of these that I have to celebrate 10 times as much as the average knit blogger when I actually have one. The Noro Shrug, which I made out of K1C2 Paintbox (color 05). I love each and every one of the colors, and knit it up super quick. It took me 3 times as long to finish it (block) as it did to knit the thing.

Here are some AFOs. Almost Finished socks, which I made using Trekking XXL, color #108 (with which I am in luuurrrrv), size 2 DPN/magic loop.Both patterns are taken from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road (a book that Kim gave me.) I get bored easily, so I decided that from here on out, I'll use similar, but not the exact same, pattern for pairs of socks.

*no, it's not health insurance. Picture Intensive Post*


Blogger Jenifer said...

Wow, fun post! Can't wait to see the new location of Colorful Yarns -- and of course I thought LambShoppe was a great shop, too! And the Noro Shrug ... what a cute pattern! I really need to see yours in person. And the trekking socks ... I'm *this close* from buying some trekking ... (I'm just not such a sock person) PS, all is going better here -- thanks for your advice! :)

5/1/06, 8:08 AM  
Blogger heatherfeather said...

i like the sock yarns you settled on yesterday - it was totally unexpected to run into you there!

and i heart-ed that lys... man, it's on my way to basically everything in denver...

i'm in trouble.

5/1/06, 8:57 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oooh. I can see why you couldn't walk away from the Cherry Tree Hill. I'm so glad we didn't ask when I was there with you. I would be in big trouble. :D
Dude! Sorry I didn't take a photo of your shrug. It's so darn cute and the picture you got doesn't do it justice. Plus the self portrait is so darn difficult to take.

5/1/06, 9:31 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Thanks for the Colorful preview. Can't wait to see it in person!

5/1/06, 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Oh what lovely stores, both look like a great place to spend some time. I love the wood shelving units, or walls as they look they are built in in the second place.

Great shrug! I just love the colors in Noro yarns.

5/1/06, 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Jeni said...

The shrug looks great!!

I can't wait to get to the new Colorful, and to have another shop so close by. This probably means trouble.

5/1/06, 2:08 PM  
Blogger celia said...

Mmm.. if only more of our LYS look like that. We have one like that and it's gorgeous. being there is like tactile heaven!

5/1/06, 3:57 PM  
Blogger Calling Kahlo said...

the shrug looks good. the stores looks fabulous, I am considering taking a road trip to Denver. hmm...

5/1/06, 4:08 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Love the shrug and the socks! Hee hee - when I saw a skein of 108 this weekend, you were my inspiration to buy it. :)

Lovely shops - I think I would just move into one of them and live there always...

5/1/06, 4:43 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

That is a beautiful Trekking colourway, and I love that shop!

5/1/06, 6:57 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Ooh, love the shrug! It looks great. So jealous, you made it to Lamb Shoppe. It's probably just as well that I don't go there for awhile, I have a feeling it could be dangerous. The socks look great too. It cracks me up that you knit 2 different patterns b/c you get bored with the same one twice though! :-)

5/1/06, 7:09 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

DROOL! love the yarn porn! thank you ;) Your FO is wonderful! i love how the self stripping turned out! and the trekking socks are beautiful! great shades!

5/2/06, 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Allegra said...

Great Noro Shrug! Iam making one in Noro Kureyon (i think? it's been a while!) It didn't take you long? It's taking me forever, but I guess it would help if I actually worked on it!
I heart LambShoppe too, plan to make a visit this Sunday.

5/2/06, 7:17 PM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

For one brief envious moment I thought that shop was your stash.

5/4/06, 2:36 PM  
Blogger msfortuknit said...

thats a wonderful new look! cheers for the post

5/17/06, 8:03 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

The shrug looks great! It has taken me forever to look at blogs so I am way behind.

Hope all is well!

5/31/06, 9:53 AM  

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