Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I left my fleecy heart in Bozeman

Bad blogger!!! Bad, procrastinating, lazy blogger!!!! I should be flogged with a skein of acrylic, barbed wire laced eyelash yarn!!!
I've been on a road trip for these past few months through BC, Alberta Montana and Wyoming. Though the main focus of these trips has been ice-climbing and mountaineering, I did manage to do some 100 mile fibre reconnaissance work while hanging out in Bozeman, Montana.
Bozeman is an amazing town filled with culture, outdoor recreation, great food and lots and lots of bookstores. It also boast a really cool yarn shop that showcases local fibres.
The store is off the main street at 25 N. Willson Ave.

It is the sort of yarn store that makes a 100 mile fibre nut like me swoon.
A whole end of their store is filled with nothing but local fibres and yarns. Sigh

In this corner, I found shelves filled with local organic fleece of various breeds from Border Leicester to Corriedale.

There was even 13 mile organic yarn from a local producer.

And a whole cabinet of Montana yarn darlings, Mountain Colors.

If I didn't have space restriction, I whole have gone bonkers in there. Due to the already overcrowded conditions in our mountain mobile, I only picked up a few balls of undyed organic wool and some Mountain Colors hand dyed fleece.
I was this close to buying a wheel so I would be able to spin during the rest of the road trip.
Now I'm in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
Don't ask. Long story.
I'm busy knitting up my Tolkien yarn and am trying to infiltrate the qiviut cartel.
I will try to be a better blogger and fill you in my Arctic Circle 100 mile fibre experience!
Until then, hope you're all having a great spring.


Anonymous said...

I want to know more about your climbing and mountaineering! Do you blog about those things too?

Anonymous said...

Are you coming back? :)