I hope you won't mind one more travel post, as long as it involves yarn:
Mooncat Fiber, an inspiring store in the historical center of Taos. I'm not sure any picture could really capture the the beauty of these rich purples and pinks, but I am sure that my iPhone doesn't do it justice.
The story behind the yarn is as inspiring as the wool. It is spun and dyed by a Buddhist nun in Northern New Mexico. The master spinner was actually ordained in 2005 in India by the Dalai Lama. A self-proclaimed hermit, she says that each yarn and roving comes with love and blessings -- free of extra charge! You can read about her here.
She does have an Etsy store, but it is appears to be empty at the moment. Keep checking, though. This is special yarn!
And let me put in a few good words for Mooncat Fibers. With a friendly and knowledgeable owner and a fabulous selection, this is a top-notch store.