My final destination for this scouting trip was Fort Collins. I found a lovely cupcake bakery called Butter Cream. All I can say is: Yummy!
I visited the now famous knit shop called Lambspun, as it stars in Maggie Sefton's knit mystery series. It has so many rooms of fiber and books and ideas that it is difficult to decide where to begin looking. If you visit be sure to find the sale room. It is worth the time to sort through the pile for a treasure of yarns at less than retail prices.
There is also a little restaurant attached to the shop called the Back Porch Cafe. The food smelled great, and it is near the golf course. Well worth the stop to see all that they offer.
I also visited the newest shop on the main drag, Your Daily Fiber. It had some lovely offerings for knitters, spinners and weavers. It is located nearest to the college and I will bet at certain times of the week/day it is full of fiber art students plying their education.
My favorite find is My Sister Knits. It is a challenge to find, but, oh so worth it. It is located in an older residential area that used to be one that the trolley serviced, you can still see the tracks. I could have spent the afternoon in their yard, knitting and watching the flowers grow. The shop is a two-story carriage house in the backyard of a beautiful home and full to the brim with the best yarns ever. The ladies who run it are very helpful and delighted to see their customers.
I highly recommend a visit to all three of these shops when you are next in the Fort Collins area.
If you are going to skate on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Make the most of the “Middle”; life is a journey, not a destination.
Every day is what you make it - Crazy Aunt Purl
Message of the Day: Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. Life may not to be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
Your Creativity is more than a novelty. It can turn into a REAL JOB. You can make a living by making stuff up! -- Tom Lichtenheld (author of Everything I Know About Pirates)
You can change your world when you link your positive thoughts with positive feelings and actions.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it -- Goethe
When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else -- Joseph Campbell
One cannot have a lukewarm life. You have to live with passion! -- Antonia Pantoja
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Try everything...in case you are missing out on something. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot
The more things you are interested in, the richer your life can be. -- Saul Cohen
The best place to start to get any place is where you happen to be -- Anon
Live for Today
Dream for Tomorrow
Learn from Yesterday -- Anon