Albuquerque! 1st stop on the Shear Spirit with a Side Order of Enchiladas Please Tour.Let's get the cliffhanger out of the way: finished knitting the Montana Tunic on the plane, headed for our first stop, Village Wools , I thought it'd be poetic to get the two side buttons for the garment there ,I'd cast off and do the final sewing on the spot.
This is what my post-flying, time zone switched, indecisive eyes set upon
Actually there were more but you get the idea. My pick, elk horn slices Now that I'm getting around to a pretty good number of LYS, I can say that if this is yours--you've got it GOOD. We had a lovely booksigning,met great knitters, hung with the staff, ogled much yarn, I cast off , they let me steam block the long side ribbing in one of their big extra rooms they use for classes . And then I kind of lost my mojo to get it done. Into the Tote Bag O' Samples in it's 98% finished state and I cast on to my knitting for the trip
Also poetic (I know, what's with all the poetic gestures? Must be the air there. It smells so good and has so little oxygen in it). A skein of handspun Victory Ranch alpaca from my last visit, I love the idea of doing something with it on its home turf . Next stop, Las Vegas, NM.