I interrupt the Italy travelogue to bring you New Mexico! I was invited to teach at the Taos Wool Festival--and I cannot pass up any opportunity to go to New Mexico, a place that I love.
The two classes I taught--two days of color and one day of Fair Isle tams--were a lot of fun! I still maintain that my students are the smartest, most curious, and funniest groups that ever assemble. Each and every design has a lot of potential.
On Saturday the wool festival itself opened--I endulged in some Elsa Wool cormo yarn (because let's get real: that Cormo fleece I have isn't likely to spin itself).
My sister Tori came with me on this adventure. We drove south from Taos via the High Road to Santa Fe and then down the Turquoise Trail to Albuquerque, stopping here and there as the mood demanded.
Perhaps the best food we had on the entire trip was found next to the Santuaria de Chimayo at Leona's little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, where the tamales are out of this world.
I leave you with a Taos sunset: