Welcome Jamie. I live in north Loveland and have been knitting a few years and I like socks myself. I’ve only made a few pairs but enjoy knitting them on two circulars. My favorite yarn shop is Woolen Treasures in Loveland on 4th Street. Have you been there? She has great sock yarns!!! Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 or so is knit night. Come join us.
I live Montrose Colorado been knitter for 9 years. Just started getting into spinning to make my own yarn and I am so excited.
That is soooooo kewl!!!:woot: :clink:
Are all Colorado knitters ok after the tornados? I sure hope that everybody is safe!
Loveland gal here … believe it or not I heard about the weather from CNN - I’m in Rochester, MN visiting my daughter and family. I called my neighbor and asked her what was going on and she wasn’t aware of what was going on, other than to say it had rained and hailed and was really dark outside. I told her to turn on CNN (LOL) and to keep her head down. Hope everyone else is ok. Sheri
I am fine here hun, we had really (really) weird winds here today as well. Not a drop of rain. Just lots of wind and dust (bout 50 miles east of Greeley). But I did keep an eye on the clouds, they were looking mighty strange.
Yeah Windsor got the brunt of it. They were saying that it was almost a halfmile wide and multiple vortex type tornado. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was category EF3 or EF4. They were also saying that it was on the ground for quite a while. Dang, it’s getttin weird when big tornadoes are that close to the mountains ya know!!! Laramie also got hit with a tornado too! I just heard too that there was one in Moreno Valley Ca today as well!! DANG DANG double DANG!! I swear mother nature is goin through menopause!!!
I am glad to hear that you guys are ok. We live in Wellington and had very little damage. Mostly just trees and fences down. We were without power until about 9:00 last night. But all of that is very minor compared to what the folks in Windsor are dealing with.
The sky sure was weird yesterday. I was watching the clouds while at work in Fort Collins and they were spooky. They were really dark and moving around in all different directions.
Have a good holiday weekend everybody!
Hello ladies! Noob here, I live 1/2 way to BFE in Locbuie (NE of Brighton, technically in Weld co but just barely). I’m just learning to knit after more than 18yrs of crocheting (OMG counting the years makes me feel old suddenly) & I’m finding that knitting isn’t as daunting as I thought it’d be -though I hanven’t actually tried a project yet, just squares of practicing.
I have 3 crazy toddlers & don’t get out much so I rely on the internet as my supply stores :teehee:
Welcome tripletee!!! It’s always nice to see others in the neighborhood joinin in!!
I am so jealous of all of you in Colorado. I think I was meant to be born in the mountains, it always feels like I am coming home when we go on vacation. And speaking of vacation, we are heading to Estes Park the beginning of August. I doubt very seriously that I will be able to talk DH into more than one LYS, so what are your recommendations. I have a friend whose son lives in Fort Collins and she says that Lambspun must not be missed, but that is way out of our way and not sure DH will go for that. We will be camping in EP for 5 days and then on the return trip will stay two nights in Colorado Springs. Appreciate any suggestions, absolutely no LYS near me so am jumping at the bit to get to one.
It is perty up in the mountains huh? Plan on riding the bike up there one of these days.
Yer going to Estes Park by way of I-25 I take it. Ft. Collins is just a few miles up further n I think that lambspun is on College (I think). They just had the fibre festival up in Estes last weekend. You should be able to find a decent LYS up there somewhere.
I live in Loveland and while I’ve been to My Sister Knits and Lambspun in Ft. Collins, my favorite shop is in Loveland and is called Woolen Treasures, which is in downtown Loveland. It’s not far off from Eisenhower OR Highway 34 whichever you want to call it. I have shopped there for 4 years. I love Monika’s products and I highly recommend her shop.
Hello Colorado Knitters!
I am spearheading the [B][COLOR=Green]West Coast Oddball Baby Blanket project[/COLOR][/B] over in the Charity forum.
Please take a stroll over there and see if it’s anything you would be interested in joining.
Don’t worry if you’re not into big commitments. This is the project for you!
The way it works is that each knitter knits 4" of a baby blanket, usually 90-100 stitches, using worsted or dk (depending on the blanket) weight, acrylic yarn. You can choose the pattern of your choice, keeping within the three stitch garter edging. Then, when you’re done, you send the blanket to the next knitter, leaving the stitches on the needles. Everything travels together.
Each blanket takes about six knitters. You get two weeks to complete your portion. I’ve found it takes me only one evening…sometimes two.
If you’d like to join us, you can either send me a PM, or you can post a note in [COLOR=SeaGreen]THIS[/COLOR] thread. I’ll watch for it, send you a request for more information, and then we’re set to go.
Come join a worthwhile endeavor. You’ll be blessed beyond your wildest imagination.
I look forward to hearing from you!
If I lived in Colorado for two years does that count? I likely will move back in January but I have a long trip planned before then. I never looked at Lambspun but I just I should check it out when I’m in the Fort Collins area.
Hi all! I live in Conifer. I have been knitting for 40+ years. We have a new knitting shop up here and I am loving it!:knitting:
Hello Everyone! I’ve been learning how to knit for the past few months (it’s slow going though…) and I live in Denver (10-15 min away from Glendale). I haven’t gone to any knitting meetings or anything yet, but I hope to make time for it soon
I normally live in the Erie area, even though I’ve been traveling for over a year.
Anyone in CO doing the knitathon for the Knitting 4 Our Troops hat project this Saturday and Sunday?
Please pardon my temporary hijack of the thread but I’m heading to Denver in mid-August for some much needed solitude and am wondering about places of interest, LYS’s and their knit nights (I’m a lace person), comfortable/affordable lodging for 7 days within walking distance of restaurants…etc… Any suggestions or help is appreciated. I’ll be leaving Denver and going to the Colorado Springs area after the first 7 days and will be there until the 28th/29th. Thanks in advance!
I scrolled through this forum for the Colorado thread to ask the same thing Mary! My dh and I are headed to Co. next month and I was also wanting some yarn store recommendations. We will be in Denver and then we were going to head north towards Loveland or Ft. Collins. Any ideas from y’all would be appreciated!
I’m new to the forum and i’m in Parker