A while back, Joe-in-Wyoming recommended a shop in Casper that he frequents. Today, I went to that yarn shop he recommended. The Dancing Sheep Yarn and Fiber store is a very nice store. When I first stepped into the store, I was a bit disappointed in the lack of yarn in the store. I don't know why I must think a yarn shop must have yarn from floor to ceiling but I do. However, once I got in there and looking around, OMG, it is a yarngazum store!!!
I meandered down one side looking at all the fiber. I was very impressed that the selection of fiber. She (I have forgot her name, Charlotte?) has a very nice selection of great quality fiber that impressed me. Moreover, she had local hand spun fibers that I just adored. I bought two hanks of the stuff made in Riverton by Colleen Jennings. The name sounds very familiar from when I raise sheep as a kid or when I worked for the Ag Newspaper here in the state. Anyway, I have to say, the fiber is very nice. I am a bit disappointed in the dye job as there is a spot of brown in one hank of yarn. Evidently, I wasn't looking at the fiber that close. DOH, but I think I can work with it and make something out of it.
The last three hanks I purchased, are a wool/camel blend. This yarn benefited the snow leopard project. I almost missed this find. It is a beautiful blend and should make a lovely scarf or hat or something. I don't know what I have planned for it yet.
Last, I found some Addi-Crochet Hooks, sizes F, G, H. I can't wait to try these hooks. A lady was passing by and said it was nice that there are guys that are into needlecraft these days. They make beautiful stuff. I just said, I love the therapy it offers. Anyway, the hooks are a bit bigger round in the barrel than I am used to, but I think they will have a better grip. We will see on that one.
The owner, at least I think it was the owner, and I had a nice chat. She also used to be a paralegal and we got to chatting about lawyers and working and dealing with them. Very nice lady, not really the chatty type, but more of the lets oogle the wool and chat about life and stuff that doesn't mean anything in general... I would go back to this store for a knitalong or something like that. Or take classes.
Anyway, I must thank Joe for sharing where he buys his yarn. I have to say, it is interesting visiting the family Wyoming. The lady in the store knew Joe and I said that he recommended the place to me via the internet and the MWK site. I am sure Joe will get some feedback. Of course, I did spend a good deal of cash in the store, so I am sure the person will remember to chat with him.