After I took care of business stuff, I went for a short drive around town. There were sculptures of big, colorful cowboy boots on the downtown street corners. I didn't get a picture as there was construction going on and no good parking spots. I'll take pictures next time, and yes, I'd like to go back again. I thought they were charming and fit in with the genuine cowboy atmosphere. I saw lots of people wearing cowboy hats and boots.
I was in the area of the Capitol Building, so stopped and took a picture. The gold dome doesn't shine much in this picture, but it was bright and beautiful.
Well, you know, a knitter can't go to a new city and not check to see if there is a yarn store. As it turns out there were a couple of them that were nearby. I decided to go to Ewe Count and I wasn't disappointed.
What I found was a very welcoming shop which is a knitter's paradise. It was full of everything you might need, and lots of tempting items that you didn't know you needed until you saw them!
There is also a room for people who do needlepoint and cross stitch.
Whenever I travel I always try to find a ball of yarn that reminds of that particular trip and then I'll knit another block onto my Travel Afghan. More on that project another time. Which reminds me, I'm a block/trip behind. What I found was a skein of beautiful undyed 100% mountain merino wool made in Buffalo, Wyoming. It's from the Camino & Sons KID Ranch, Johnson County, Wyoming. Someday I'll have to go back and pick up enough to make a sweater.
I would have liked to spend more time in Cheyenne, but I had to get back to Denver and with the long weekend about to start I knew that traffic would be heavy. There was another yarn store that wasn't too far away: Prairie Wind Fiber Arts and Beads. I'll save that shop for my next trip.
Sounds like a fun time to me. Cheyenne Wyoming has been on my list of "one of these days I'd like to visit" list.
I collect souvenir yarn when I travel too but I love your idea of knitting each skein into an afghan, how fun. I tend to make souvenir scarves with my collected treasures.
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