Tomorrow is a good day. It is a day when I leave for Denver.
The next day is even better…for on that day I arrive in Estes Park. There I plan to buy yarn–lots of yarn. Remember I will be buying yarn for a lucky contest winner so don’t forget to enter. (Side note: Here is the deal guys, entering my contest gives you really good odds. I have a handful of entries so far but just FYI odds are good. So enter. You know, if you want to.)
So Kara and I are going to Denver/Estes Park this weekend–in case you didn’t understand what I meant when I said that very thing up above. We are beside ourselves silly with excitement for this trip. SO excited.
First off, I get to buy yarn. Finally. For those of you who don’t know, Kara and I went on a yarn diet for the last two months to make Estes more fun and affordable. It has been hard, but I hope it will be worth it.
Second, I get to meet bloggers, knitters…people like me (but not exactly like me which makes it even better.) I am so glad I recently got to hang out with some Utah knittters who will be in Estes since it makes the whole meeting people thing seem less scary.
Third, I love to travel. Particularly, I love the anticipation to a trip, the planning, the hotel selection, researching restaurants. I love it. I think I get that from my Dad. One of my most fond memories is of he and I pouring over the Walt Disney World pamphlets and guide books, studying what we were going to do months in advance of our trip. He gave me a love of vacations. Now, I don’t always need a trip to be structured and I can be very flexible but I do like being prepared. Unless of course it is a spur of the moment get in your car and see what you find kind of trip–those can be fun too.
We figured out finances last night and the trip has been pretty economical so far. We found cheap airfare and car rental, got a decent hotel for cheap from Hotwire for the first night in Denver, and horseback riding is pretty cheap there I thought. Yes…we are going horseback riding! Can’t wait.
I will give you a picture filled report of the whole weekend when I get back.
Finally, I made a list of projects I want to find yarn for. In case you are interested, I thought I would share.
I am sure I am missing something but that is the basic list. Can you tell I am excited??? If not, I am.
I wish everyone as good a weekend as I hope to have! If you had told me two years ago that I would be this excited to go to a wool market…oh how I would have laughed. Life is funny.
The following 5 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Have a wonderful weekend! Can’t wait to hear all about it! 🙂
Ooooh! I can’t wait to see what color you pick for the no-name pink sweater….. =)
oh a trip! how exciting! wish i could come along ;0) have a *fab time! x
I know what you mean about finding yourself loving fiber so much when you never imagined it. Have tons of fun at Estes and with all the other knitters! I’m so jealous!
i love the knee highs and they don’t take very much yarn. have fun buying lot’s of yarn. i’m jealous.