Ravelry held a Meetup in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Oodles Yarn and Bead Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 and I got to go! We don’t live really close to Santa Fe – a little over a two hour drive – but my husband said he didn’t mind driving down so I could attend the Meetup and get some shopping done in Santa Fe, as well. So, we went! Well, he didn’t attend the Meetup, he hung around Borders Bookstore while I was there.
For those of you who don’t know what Ravelry is – it’s an on-line community for knitters, crochet people, spinners and weavers.
It was so nice meeting Mary Heather and many other Ravelers and putting faces to user names. There were lots of people there – well over 20. Everyone had fun visiting, knitting and shopping at Oodles Yarn and Bead Gallery. It is a very nice Yarn Shop – lots and lots of yarns and cozy areas to sit and knit. Even though we’ve been in Santa Fe many times, I had never been in this shop before. It is a narrow but very long store and they have an amazing amount of yarn.
I’m so glad my husband didn’t mind driving down so I could attend the Meetup – it was very enjoyable!
Here are some pictures of the Meetup – you can click on any of them for a larger view.
Afterwards, we got some shopping done at a nice grocery store called Sunflower Farmer’s Market – kind of like Whole Foods but more reasonably priced and so many things available in bulk and very fresh produce. We shall go back there next time we are in Santa Fe.
We also ate dinner at a nice Italian restaurant called Pranza. The soup was amazing – you could taste every individual flavor – spinach, cheese and cauliflower.
All in all, we had a very fun Saturday road trip to Santa Fe!