In the fall of 2012, Dick and I went on a fabulous vacation to New Mexico and Arizona. I had my travel knitting ready which was an Olga Jazzy scarf (the next blog will showcase this perfect travel project.) We flew into Albuquerque, rented a car then drove to Arizona seeing many amazing sites along the way.
This is Dick "standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona." If this isn't a giant step back into our youth, I don't know what would be. There is even a mural of the girl in her flatbed Ford. We visited the Grand Canyon and took a smooth water raft trip. We stopped at the Painted Dessert, the Petrified Forest, the Meteor Crater and the Ice Cave. We stayed in Taos, Flagstaff and Sedona. While in Sedona, I visited a breathtaking yarn shop in the little ghost town of Jerome. Well, it's not a ghost town any more. When its mine closed this prosperous, thriving town was abandoned only to be reclaimed in the sixties and seventies by (as the guide quaintly said) "hippies." I say hurray because it now is this amazing artist area with one wonderful yarn shop.
When I walked into the shop, I gasped (remember, I said it was breathtaking). The name of this remarkable shop is Knit 1 Bead 2. It is a yarn and bead shop. The whole shop was organized by color giving it the most beautiful rainbow effect. Smartly, I had left Dick outside with his iTouch. I walked through the shop and drank in the colors. I always love to buy a special and unique yarn when I travel. Something that will transport me back every time I look at it. The Clapotise Scarf had been highlighted in Knitty.com and I had always wanted to make it. For those of you who are not familiar with, Knitty.com is an amazing online knitting magazine. I have gotten some of my best patterns, tips and insights from Knitty. Here it was in this fabulous little yarn shop in Jerome, Arizona knit like a rainbow.
I couldn't think of anything more perfect to represent our trip than this beautiful rainbow scarf. Every time I wear it I can close my eyes and see the beautiful colors of Knit 1 Bead 2. While in Jerome I also fell in love with a clock in a gallery and ended up buying that, also. I would say this was an awesome trips in every way.