Sunday, November 14, 2010

Victoria Yarn And Fun Little Yarn Shops

You know, I went to that cute little shop in Victoria but I never showed what I purchased!  I picked up some merino roving and wool locks. Right now I am spinning it up!  I also just found their blog



I don't have carders to card out the locks so I decided to just spin it into the yarn. The nice guy at the shop offered to let me come back and use their carders but we ran out of time and I was not able to go back.  I regret that! 

Here are my locks in their little brown paper sack.  They are so soft! 




I am not quite sure what I am going to knit when I am done spinning but, I know I am going to knit something for myself so when I wear it I will be reminded of Victoria! 

When I travel a favorite thing I like to do is find knitting shops and buy roving in hoards. Stores to purchase roving are few and far between where I live. New Mexico has a great roving selection!  Here are 2 stores that are among my favorite finds in NM:

Taos Sunflower:  The storefront is not there anymore but she has an online store.  I went gaga in this place.  It was wonderful!  There was so much to choose from and the prices of the roving were the most reasonable that I have ever found! I feel fortunate that I was able to visit the storefront before closing!




Miriam's Well:  The lady that owns this place is very helpful.  I actually purchased my spinning wheel there a little over 3 years ago. She is quite liberal and expresses her views...which I like...but I was concerned about what my dad might think.  But, he sat down with her while I was inside shopping and they had a very nice conversation. It was great! 


 (that is Miriam out front of her store moving around her geraniums)


This was a poster hanging in her store (I was not kidding when I said she was liberal, ha!). So, I took a picture of it. You really could not get away with hanging a poster like this in a store in Texas...well, unless the store is in Austin I guess. 





Anyhoo...happy weekend everyone!

Cheers! 

8 comments:

Little Wren said...

Oh what a great idea to buy roving instead of souvenirs!! The locks look just lovely. Hope you'll post a pic of the yarn you end up with when you have it all spun up.

CK said...

That yarn really does look so soft!!!

Liz said...

The yarn is very soft and it has spun really well. I just finished spinning it last night, now I just need to get it wrapped into a skein and hung to dry. I will post pictures of the finished project asap! Thanks for both of your comments!

Chaplain Donna said...

I do not think I have ever heard so much passion about spinning and yarn. You intrigued me and caught my attention. Thanks for sharing your love.

Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by Chaplain Donna and for your comment!

Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by Chaplain Donna and for your comment!

Taos Sunflower said...

Hi Liz:

Thanks for your kind words!

I have an extra set of hand cards I'd be happy to send you if you contact me privately. PS Love the color of those locks...

Liz said...

I am drooling over the thought of those hand cards! Thanks SO much!

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