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jberry16
11-29-2006, 06:24 PM
Anyone here in the Albuquerque area???

SabrinaJL
12-01-2006, 02:01 AM
Not in Albuquerque, but I am in NM (Tucumcari). I just went to Village Wools for the first time yesterday and I :heart: :heart: :heart: it! It's the most awesome yarn store EVER. If I lived in Albuquerque, I'd probably be at Village Wools all the time and completely broke in no time. :teehee:

jberry16
12-01-2006, 11:29 AM
Yea I know, I'm only 20 min away, I have to hold my stering wheel away from their direction at the intersection. jk You should have seen the tiny shop they used to be in, this one is easily 4 times bigger. And just think they moved all this stuff from the old shop. Have you been to the one in Taos? I think it's called Sunflower Market. I want to go up there.

SabrinaJL
12-01-2006, 01:36 PM
No, I've only been to Taos once and that was before I was a knitter. I'd love to check it out though. We had a great time when we went up there and have been talking about going up there again. Now I have even more reason. :D

My yarn greed got me stuck in Moriarty though. I wasn't planning on going to Albq. that day, but my dad told me if I went with him, he'd buy me yarn. So I went. By the time we tried to get home the I40 was closed. I told him if I'd have known that was how it was going to turn out, I would have made him buy me more yarn. :teehee:

jberry16
12-01-2006, 02:42 PM
sounds like a plan to me, I haven't been to Moriarty's yarn store either. Grew up 10 miles south of Tijeras, about 16 miles outside of Albuquerque, now I live in Rio Rancho, NW of Albuquerque. Have you always lived in NM?

SabrinaJL
12-01-2006, 06:29 PM
No, I was born in Sacramento. We didn't move to Tucumcari until I was 14. I got married at 18 and my husband was in the navy so we moved to San Diego. For the last 3 years he was stationed in Lemoore, CA. He just got sent back to San Diego, but is going to be deployed in a few months, so we decided the best thing for me and our daughter to do was just to come here and stay with my parents until he gets back. This way we can get our bills paid off and start saving for a down payment on a house.

jberry16
12-01-2006, 07:50 PM
sounds like a good idea to me, how old is your dd?

SabrinaJL
12-01-2006, 08:14 PM
She'll be 13 in Feb. I've tried to get her to let me teach her to knit but she says it's "too girly". Rotten little brat. Do you have kids and if so have you taught them to knit?

jberry16
12-01-2006, 10:58 PM
my kids are a ds that will be 3 in April and a dd that will be 9 months on the 12th. my son thinks he knit/crochets when I do but he's just wrapping the yarn around and around. I gave him a skein of red heart (my least fav. yarn to knit with sinci I've found others) and he thinks he's all that and a bag of chips.

SabrinaJL
12-02-2006, 11:04 AM
If I'd have looked at your sig, I would have realized you had kids. Duh. :doh:

That's really cute. Too bad I didn't knit while Krysten was young. I probably could have gotten her into it. :teehee:

jberry16
12-30-2006, 03:25 PM
how's that lovely snow? we have 13" in Rio Rancho & 16" in the Albq. foothills

SabrinaJL
01-06-2007, 01:52 AM
Ugh. I am SOOO over the snow. It was nice at first but then it just wouldn't stop. It's been kind of warm the last couple of days and most of the snow finally melted (except there was still quite a bit in shady places). And now it's snowing again. I know it's not supposed to be as bad, but I'm tired of the snow. :roll:

aprildavis99
01-06-2007, 08:17 AM
Hi! I live in Rio Rancho also! How cool is that? I am loving the snow. I couldn't get out of my driveway for days and now it's coming down again. Woo Hoooo!

knittingachiever
01-12-2007, 05:09 PM
I grew up in ABQ! I miss Village Wools...

Who volunteers to fax me a snowball? :rofl:

jberry16
01-12-2007, 07:42 PM
snow's pretty hard with ice right now, and we're up to 50degrees!!!! melting fast. Wish I could send you some snow, I'd love to get rid of it, but you have to promise to take the mud too.

fancy_polar01
01-13-2007, 02:34 PM
I live in Taylor Ranch and I am so glad that the snow is almost completely melted over here!

aprildavis99
01-16-2007, 07:42 PM
I can actually see the ground now. Just a few bits of ice here and there left. But now my dirt roads are all mushy. :wall: But I am still hoping for at least 1 more big snow. :eyebrow:

jberry16
01-16-2007, 08:42 PM
I don't want another BIG snow, but a couple inches would be ok. maybe this weekend, they're forcasting some.

SabrinaJL
01-18-2007, 01:33 PM
I saw that. I'm really not wanting more snow. The forecast says we're supposed to get snow Friday, Saturday and Monday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we won't actually get it though.

I've been wanting to go out of town but it seems like the weather has been bad every weekend for the past month.

aprildavis99
01-20-2007, 08:35 AM
:cheering:
Snow's coming down! :cheering:


sorry...I know I must be the only nut who is :happydance:

aprildavis99
02-14-2007, 11:36 PM
:heart: :heart: I loved having a white Valentine's Day! :heart: :heart:

Hot cocoa, a knitting project and a huge blanket...sitting near the window to watch my kids outside playing in the snow. :heart:

Plus it gave me plenty of excuses to hug and snuggle with DH. :eyebrow:

SabrinaJL
02-15-2007, 01:34 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed it April. Not so much for me. I've been tired of the snow and DH is out on a ship in the Pacific ocean somewhere. Not one of my better Valentine's Days.

aprildavis99
02-15-2007, 04:53 PM
Sabrina, I'm sorry Valentine's Day was a bummer for you. :pout: When does he come back being out on the ocean? I don't think I could handle my DH being gone for weeks or months at a time. :wall:

Hugs to you. :hug:

As far as the snow goes, I don't even know why I live in NM. I hate it when temps get above 78 degrees--which is most days between May and October. :doh: I stay inside when it's hot, but I come out and play when it's cool or even cold out. I should move to Nebraska or somewhere. :teehee:

SabrinaJL
02-19-2007, 09:04 PM
He should be back at the end of the month, but he'll be deployed soon and won't be back for at least 6 months. :(

aprildavis99
02-21-2007, 02:10 PM
:pout: I'm sorry. I will pray that he comes home to you safe and that you don't go :wall: while he is away. Just keep knitting and knitting and knitting and....well, you get the idea. :muah:

BTW I like that Corset T you're making. Looks fun to do. I think I might put that on my to-do-sometime-in-this-lifetime list. :teehee:

SabrinaJL
02-22-2007, 10:08 PM
Yeah, when I saw it on Knitty Gritty I just had to make it. I'm making it for my daughter before I make one for myself. That way I can see how it comes out in $6 worth of acrylic yarn before I make one for me in $80 worth of Classic Elite yarn. :teehee:

aprildavis99
02-23-2007, 05:04 AM
Good idea. I make my boys' sweaters out of acrylic also. The are soooooo not getting near my good wool! :oops:

Loolee
02-23-2007, 12:36 PM
I grew up in Clayton! but I live in TN now. Ya'll are making me homesick! :)

Robyn S.
02-24-2007, 08:36 PM
I'm here in Albuquerque -- on the West Side! If anyone's ever planning a get together, let me know!

Miss Moosey
02-25-2007, 12:23 PM
My parents lived in Santa Fe a few years ago and I spent quite a bit of time and money at the Needle's Eye. As I recall it's on Paseo de Peralta right near Canyon Road.

The ladies there are beyond nice and they have knitting classes as well. If any of you ABQ people ever want to schlep on down to Santa Fe, it's well worth it :heart:

-Rebecca

KnittinKnots
12-03-2007, 11:30 PM
Just found this thread and I'm excited - I'm in Las Cruces. Does anyone post anymore?

Sewing Angel
12-06-2007, 02:03 AM
Hi, I'm in Edgewood (east of Albuquerque). I have been really busy with craft shows, so I'm catching up on the other threads.
Angel

nadja la claire
01-04-2008, 10:16 PM
Hey you NM KHers, I'm planning a trip to NM maybe in the summer and I'd like to know where a single lady (maybe with her beagle) on a budget can stay and have fun. Are NM cities safe for single women? Thanks in advance.

thalia326
01-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Nadja, here's a link for dog friendly places in Albuquerque. Stay away from the Motel 6's and Super 8's though!

http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/uscities/guides/us/cities/usonlinecityNMAlbuquerque.shtml

I lived in Albuquerque for a while and I loved it. I never had a problem as a single woman insofar as safety. Being streetwise helps, but that goes for anywhere you visit. Nob Hill is a nice area with plenty of shops and restaurants (I used to manage Scalo, one of the restaurants in NH) and downtown was coming into its own as of the time I moved a few years ago.

And most of all, enjoy the sunsets there...they're GORGEOUS! I really miss them :'( I live in England...I just miss the sun!

nadja la claire
01-06-2008, 07:12 PM
Nadja, here's a link for dog friendly places in Albuquerque. Stay away from the Motel 6's and Super 8's though!

http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/uscities/guides/us/cities/usonlinecityNMAlbuquerque.shtml

I lived in Albuquerque for a while and I loved it. I never had a problem as a single woman insofar as safety. Being streetwise helps, but that goes for anywhere you visit. Nob Hill is a nice area with plenty of shops and restaurants (I used to manage Scalo, one of the restaurants in NH) and downtown was coming into its own as of the time I moved a few years ago.

And most of all, enjoy the sunsets there...they're GORGEOUS! I really miss them :'( I live in England...I just miss the sun!

Thankyou so much!!!! What is the Balloon Fiesta? I found some pretty good rates. Thank goodness I'm a AAA member. The La Quinta chain sounds good and so does the Brittania and the Plaza. I may be able to leave my baby with someone for the duration of my trip but I'd really like to bring her with me because I don't know how long I'm going to be gone and she'd really miss me and I'd miss her. Thanks again. :muah: :hug:

thalia326
01-06-2008, 08:20 PM
Ah, the Balloon Fiesta. I miss that too. It's held every October and is simply fantastic. People come from all over, both with their balloons and to witness the spectacle so hotels are usually booked far in advance.

Here's a link... http://www.balloonfiesta.com/

Have a great time and if you happen into Starbucks in Nob Hill, tell 'em I said hello (I used to work there too).

KnittinKnots
01-07-2008, 11:38 PM
Hi!

I'm in Las Cruces and that is in the southern part of NM. I have lived in both the north and south and I prefer the north (mostly because it gets all the snow and has more - MUCH MORE mountains).

Las Cruces is the 2nd largest town in New Mexico, but we are largely forgotten by the rest of the state. Oh well.... Anyway, Las Cruces is a friendly town. We don't have as many things to see and do and we have a more "small town" mentality. We do have one yarn shop - Unravel. We also have a couple of quilting stores. There are a lot of chain motels/hotels here (Hampton, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn). Don't know if you're looking for more of a mom and pop place to stay or a chain.

The neatest part of Las Cruces is that we are relatively close to the mountains. Ruidoso is only about 1.5 hours away. White Sands National Monument is about 45 miles away. Las Cruces has a farmer's market on Saturdays and there is a lot of local crafts and produce. The best part is the Mexican food. I grew up eating Italian and Mexican - thank goodness I can cook the Italian. We have some "to die for" locally owned restaurants. Some are off the beaten path and they are usually the best. If you're not used to the heat of the chile, order the mild. Las Cruces does have a web site. I don't know what it is, but I'm sure you can do a search on the web.

Don't know if that helps at all. If you have any more specific questions, please feel free to contact me.

nadja la claire
01-11-2008, 04:29 PM
Hi!

I'm in Las Cruces and that is in the southern part of NM. I have lived in both the north and south and I prefer the north (mostly because it gets all the snow and has more - MUCH MORE mountains).

Las Cruces is the 2nd largest town in New Mexico, but we are largely forgotten by the rest of the state. Oh well.... Anyway, Las Cruces is a friendly town. We don't have as many things to see and do and we have a more "small town" mentality. We do have one yarn shop - Unravel. We also have a couple of quilting stores. There are a lot of chain motels/hotels here (Hampton, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn). Don't know if you're looking for more of a mom and pop place to stay or a chain.

The neatest part of Las Cruces is that we are relatively close to the mountains. Ruidoso is only about 1.5 hours away. White Sands National Monument is about 45 miles away. Las Cruces has a farmer's market on Saturdays and there is a lot of local crafts and produce. The best part is the Mexican food. I grew up eating Italian and Mexican - thank goodness I can cook the Italian. We have some "to die for" locally owned restaurants. Some are off the beaten path and they are usually the best. If you're not used to the heat of the chile, order the mild. Las Cruces does have a web site. I don't know what it is, but I'm sure you can do a search on the web.

Don't know if that helps at all. If you have any more specific questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for the post it does help. Actually Las Cruces is one of the cities I wanted to go to. I don't really know why I guess I kind of like the name but also on the NM site it says that Las Cruces is an agricultural area and I like fresh, organic veggies. I also love real Mexican food not that Chichi's, Taco Bell junk. If I make it to NM maybe I'll come calling for some Italian cooking. Just kidding.

KnittinKnots
01-14-2008, 11:20 PM
LOL - love fresh organic veggies? We actually sell them at our local farmer's market. That is my job! I was working part time at my daughter's school to cover the tuition, which it wasn't doing. The teacher I worked with moved and I decided to move on. I quit that job and started doing the farmer's market full time. I really enjoy it - it's a lot of work tho. I'm out picking at least 4 days out of 7. I also sell to a local grocery store in town, so knitting is a much sought after respite for me.