Monday, March 05, 2007

Meet Me in Utah

I was very close to finishing my sweater before our trip this week to Utah, but it was not to be. I left it partially seamed and waiting for my return. The button band is attached, the pockets are sewn down and one sleeve cap has been eased into place. A couple more hours of work and it will be ready. It's going together nicely and looks like it should fit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

We flew to Salt Lake City late Sunday afternoon. The view of the mountains from the air was spectacular! I wish I had taken pictures. The sun was shining and the air was clear and fresh. Today it was a little bit on the cloudy side, but warmer than yesterday.

I stopped by Black Sheep Wool Co. this morning to see what was new and ended up buying some Trekking sock yarn in shades of purple. Then later this afternoon, I met Margene at Three Wishes. There's a nice write up about the shop here.

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It was a short, but wonderful visit. She helped me spend some money on roving (pictures later) and we spent our time talking about "the process" of spinning and knitting. I picked up several spinning tips that I'm anxious to test out. Margene is a great encourager (or is it enabler?) when it comes fiber arts. I've learned so much from her and I'm happy to call her my friend.

I was supposed to pick John up from work at 5:00. I was there in time, but his meeting ran about thirty minutes over. This seriously cut into his trout fishing time as it was almost dark by the time we got to Snake Creek in the Heber Valley. He got in a few casts and I got a few pictures before it was totally dark.

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We fly back to Texas tomorrow. I'll miss the mountains.

11 comments:

  1. Your visit with Margene sound like fun! And your pictures are lovely - I hope you enjoyed your super quick trip :)

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  2. sounds like a fun, albeit quick visit! i'm looking forward to seeing the roving Margene helped you choose!

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  3. Thanks for being on time even if I wasn't. You were too kind in your post not to describe my frantic race to the water (running in waders) only to realize that someone had been to the honey hole before me.

    I still enjoyed the drive and the chance to wet a line. Dinner and yogurt in Heber City was good too!
    JHB

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  4. Best laid plans. Looks like you got a bit of time in the mountains anyway. It was fun to shop and gab with you even if it was short. It was the highlight of my day...even week! Can't wait to see what you spin with all the goodies we picked for you;-)

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  5. That looks absolutely beautiful! I've never been to Utah, but photos like those make me want to hop the next plane.

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  6. What a nice picture of you and Margene! And John should have more fishing time in the evenings next week after we go on Daylight Saving Time.

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  7. The pictures are lovely.
    I went to Black Sheep when I was in Salt Lake City, too. I love having a little yarn souvenir from the places I visit. I remember, it was Mountain Colors, and I made a great scarf, which I've since lost.

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  8. Gorgeous! So will you share what you learned from Margene? I'm wishing I had a spinning friend nearby to help me get better. How wonderful that you two were able to be together!

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  9. It sounds like you had a lovely trip! Thank you for sharing such lovely photos.

    I'm sorry your sweater wasn't done in time, but I bet it's gorgeous.

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  10. Yes it is pretty in Utah, been there several times. I love it in Salt Lake. Your a traveling fool lol, it runs in my blood as well!! I bet your having a blast!!!!! Thank you for sharing the pictures, it brings me back to travels!! :) Mary

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  11. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Next time you are in Utah do not miss our shop, The Wool Cabin. We would love to meet you. Maragene is a good customer and gives us great input.

    Suzette Cannon
    The Wool Cabin
    2020 E. 3300 S.
    SLC UT 84109

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~Tracy