One of my favorite things to do when traveling is check out the local yarn stores. I got to visit my son in Ft. Collins, Colorado recently. I have visited there many times and have a couple of favorite shops I usually visit. My family is used to me dragging them into yarn stores all over the country and now I think have an appreciation of them. I am not sure I should say this out loud but I think they may even enjoy them now. They have learned to appreciate the different types of fiber, understand which ones are best for warm hats, glove and scarves and enjoy the feel and colors of the yarns. But I digress.
This trip I wondered if there were any new shops or ones I overlooked. My internet search popped up ‘Your Daily Fiber’. How could I have missed this one? My son and I stopped in on this very snowy Saturday. The shop is very open and airy and lots of yarn, weaving and spinning supplies. The owner Elaine was there that day and we had a wonderful time talking with her about the shop, their llamas, yak and other animals on their ranch. It was a wonderful way to spend a snowy afternoon. One of the products they carry are jackets, vests and wraps made from llama fiber by the Altiplano company. I had never seen anything made from llama fiber before and fell in love with it. It’s soft and light like fleece and much warmer than alpaca and other fibers. I found a fantastic wrap in charcoal gray. When I left home my husband said if I found anything cool I should buy. So I did!!
If you are in the Ft. Collins area, definitely check out this wonderful shop. I can’t wait to go back for another visit. If you are not going to be in Ft. Collins you can visit the shop online, www.yourdailyfiber.com. The llama fiber and clothing website is www.altiplanoinsulation.com. There is interesting information the Altiplano company, llamas and llama fiber. You can buy their clothing here also.
Until next time….Happy knitting and weaving – Caroline