Friday morning the knitting posse loaded up and headed to Allenspark to spend the night knitting, drinking, eating, and most importantly laughing.
We stayed at the Meeker Park Lodge. They have some of the cutest log cabins to stay in. I highly recommend this place.
The plan was to get up early and hit the Estes Park Wool Market first thing in the morning. Mission accomplished!
The first booth we hit was the Plain & Fancy booth. The beauty you see below is going to get knit into a Seraphim Shawl. I grabbed three skeins of that.
We hit a bunch of other booths and then circled back to our favorites. I grabbed some pretty pale pink laceweight yarn from Skaska Designs. It is 55% silk and 45% cashmere. To die for!
I also grabbed some Graceful Lace Yarn from the same booth. This is going to be knit into something gorgeous. I'm just not sure what yet. I was thinking something with a leaf pattern might be nice since it has three shades of green through out the skein.
Last but not least we back tracked to the Textiles A Mano booth that was jam packed. I grabbed two skeins of Wuxi which is 50% silk and 50% wool. This stuff is sooooo soft. I think this soft treasure is going to be knit into a Hanami Stole by Pink Lemon Twist.
On the drive home in Sams sporty convertible, I acquired this beautiful shade of red. Yeah I think it is safe to say I reached lobster status. My face is equally red but I figured I would spare you that picture. The bright red face with my glowing white eyeballs will scare the pants off ya. Sam offered the sunscreen and I politely said, "No thank you." Boy was that a mistake. I forget how bad the sun is here. Had I done the math (eek numbers!) and took the time it takes to get home and then figured in those hours sitting in the sun. I might have begged to use it. Lesson learned.