While some of you go to exotic places like MdS&W, NHS&W, and even Shepherd's Harvest S&W, I went to Oklahoma City. No, no fiber festival there (at least not this week). Sometimes life just takes you places and this week it was OKC. However, I did have enough time for a brief yarn crawl. (No pictures of the actual yarn crawl -- I didn't even think about taking my camera!)
Oklahoma City has two yarn shops, twice as many as San Antonio, which is more than twice as big with only one LYS. Both are apparently fairly new, but I'd be happy to have either of them as my LYS. I think I liked the yarn selection more at Carol's Knitting (no website?), but Gourmet Yarn Co. had a wonderful pair of couches where you can sit and stitch. Gourmet Yarn Co. also seems to have more 'accessories,' although it may only seem that way because by the time I got to Carol's I didn't need more accessories!
After consulting both Mapquest and a real map, I went to Gourmet Yarn Co., on the north side of OKC, first. There, I bought accessories: Kookaburra wool wash, circular needle tags, and a Knit Sticks Sack for dpns. (The Eucalan was bought at Carol's, later in the day. Why two wool washes? Because you CAN'T buy either one at my LYS!)
After a quick stop at Penn Square Mall, I made my way to Carol's Knitting, on the south side of town. Carol's had a really great selection of yarns, although I definitely had to control myself. She doesn't take credit cards!
From the right, you see one skein of Opal Petticoat sock yarn (farbe/color 1290), two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Lucky Stripe, and 4 skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted -- two pink and two purple. I can buy Lamb's Pride worsted at my LYS, but Carol's had more colors. Unfortunately, I want to make the felted laptop bag from the Fall 2005 IK, so I need two more skeins. Fortunately, I need those two skeins in a third (undetermined) color, so I'll be picking that up Saturday afternoon.
In knitting progress, I finished the first Sixth Sense Sock and will be casting on for the second tonight. I'm also making nice progress on the Seraphim Shawl -- I'm a little more than half done with the stockinette section.