In years past, we’ve used the app Stash2Go from Ravelry to find local yarn shops while on a road trip. It makes for some surprising little side adventures on our trips. This year, we came across the yarn stores during our explorations of the town. Our first stop was at Vortex Yarns in Taos, New Mexico.
They had this cute clothes line stretched out in front of the store with various handmade fiber items. My husband, Len, found it right off! Great idea! It’s such a surprising treat for me when we come across a yarn store! It’s like finding a hidden gem in a video game. (Yes, I’m a Zelda fan from playing video games with my kids when they were little. #90’s)
The shop is close to downtown and all the shops. It was beautiful weather. Hot in Oklahoma is so different from “hot” elsewhere. I thinks it’s due to our humidity. You step outside in Oklahoma on a 90 something degree hot day and you start sweating immediately. The heat can almost be suffocating here. It was 90 something degrees in Taos and still comfortable.
Having a blog and sharing your life on the internet can be intimidating. Blogging has pushed me to come out of my shell and challenge the shy parts of me to quit being so shy! Walking up to strangers and asking to share a piece of them for myself is hard. I’ve really had to work on “getting over my self.” These ladies were so nice and friendly! I was comfortable the moment I walked in to the store.
Here is my “treasure” from Vortex Yarns. I plan on making the The Aspyn by Melissa Schaschwary. I’ve been eyeing those faux fur pom-poms for a while now. Love the colors and the different textures.
After stopping at the rock store to see what gems we could find for our grandkids, we came across this surprise! Mooncat Fiber! Another yarn store.
What a charming place to find a yarn store. Now, I had been here before. It was very familiar to me as I entered the courtyard. A few years ago, on another road trip, we were following the app Stash2go, and were led here. Isn’t that cool?! See why following the app and exploring the local yarn shops is fun. Look what gems you find.
They had a beautiful sample of colorful shawls and handmade knits. It’s just screaming come over here and touch me!
This is a charming shop with good range of local and regional yarns. Everything was beautiful.
Cathy was very warm and welcoming too. I know she’s getting to look forward to a visit to Rhinebeck, NY this year! I’m a bit jealous.
I had such fun. It’s really nice to visit with other people that enjoy yarn and the fiber arts as much as I do. Look how happy we all look. I want to thank these beautiful women for giving me and my blog the time of day. You made for a fun day in Taos, NM.