Denver, Part 1Lamb Shoppe and More
As usual, it would seem, I am behind. And as usual, I think my excuse is valid, and I hope you’ll agree. After having such a fun time in Portland last weekend (I suppose this is now considered two weekends ago, really), I flew to Denver, whereupon I rented a car and drove immediately to Loveland, home to Interweave HQ. I then proceeded to spend the next three days working non-stop putting our Winter 2007 issue to bed. And I also crocheted myself the most hideous Halloween costume ever. So hideous there are no pics to share.
I’ll distract you with a view from the airplane. Oh, how I love the PNW.
On Thursday I spent the day in meetings (working from home means I’ve come to love meetings. Who knew?), then rushed over to the KUSA studio in Denver (this is a schlep, in case you’re unfamiliar with the Denver area—which I was until this last trip during which I drove all over) to chat with Kim, the lovely anchor, about my new fascination with yarns made from edible sources. I think I’ve mentioned that here before. I’ve written my Yarn Spotlight for the winter issue on the topic. Anyhoo.
Then I grabbed a bite to eat with Laura from Interweave who kindly kept me company, and off we went to Lamb Shoppe, a store so gorgeous I remembered immediately to take out my camera (wonder of wonders!).
Look! They even have “crochet” on their window. Rock.
Check out how beautiful the store is, man:
It was so cozy and comfortable. We all had a fabulous chat about crochet.
Everyone was so friendly and warm and enthusiastic. I didn’t want to leave.
Here’s Angie in the Victorian Shrug. (Angie’s name is just Angie, just like mine is just Kim. I love meeting nickname peeps.)
Terri Lynn and I had had a few exchanges before the event. It’s so much fun to meet internet friends in person! She took lots of photos and even some video. (Actually, I’m a little afraid. Not realizing her very still-camera-looking camera was taking video, I might have, at one point, looked right into it and given a granny squares YAR! that could possibly make Howard Dean’s exclamation seem tame. [Note: I think the attention that yelp got was stupid and counterproductive. Just sayin’.])
Check out Val’s incredible beaded wire crochet:
Tamara, if the lore is for real, has more yarn stored in her home than any seventeen crocheters I’ve met.
I had to tear myself away from the store at the end of the night. Good thing I make it back to the Denver area a few times a year. I definitely have to go back soon!
To come: Another news gig, a delightful evening in Boulder, and a pooped editor taking some time off this week to gear up for the end of the book tour.