So I just went and added all the necessary links to my New York post, so you can find out where we ate, the famous people we saw, where we went, who we visited, who I met, etc.
I really need to be working right now, but my latest translation is a bunch of IT stuff and it's killing my braincells and creativity faster than I'd like (the jet lag doesn't help either).
So for further procrastination, here are the yarn stores I visited in the US during my trip:
The Yarn Company in New York - I was warned about this store and how bad the service is, but Mindy told me about their yarn sale so I just had to go. Here I bought some koigu (of course) and some Manos Cotton Stria in a dark fuschia - so pretty. A couple of staff seemed nice enough, but the lady at the register was indifferent to me spending a crapload of money there - shame!
Downtown Yarns - this was a small, but cute store in the East Village in New York. I went with Kay and Stephanie and had a grand ol' time fondling a bunch of yarns that I'd heard of but never touched. Feeling guilty about my previous yarn purchases, I bought nothing.
Purl Soho - I made it to this supercute but TINY yarn store in Soho on our second last day in NYC. It seemed chatty and very friendly. I couldn't resist and bought yarn here.....
The Point - When the NYC knit girls told me they were having their meetup the day after Teva's book launch I didn't think I could make it, but Darin convinced me to pop in anway. I am SO glad he did because all of you girls are really really really great (I know that you all weren't at the Point but I did meet you all at Teva's book launch. If I forgot anyone I'm sorry...had to add a lot of reallys). I think I like The Point the best - it's in a great location in the West Village, it's airy, you can drink a latte and stare at pretty yarn in wire baskets on the wall.
I wanted to but didn't make it to School Products, Seaport, etc. You can really only do so much yarn shopping. It really is so much cheaper to buy yarn on the Internet.
In SF, I only went to Artfibers. I think I touched every yarn there. Unfortunately after eating $13 sandwiches (we didn't know they cost that much - doh!) at the 2nd ave deli in NYC and successful thrift store shopping in Milwaukee, I had no money left to buy any of their delicious yarn.
Will update my galleries with ALL of our photos soon. Yet to come are updates on SF, the Napa Valley and being shown around the Coppola winery and the Coppola guesthouse by the extremely funny and friendly Porous Walker who is currently working here - I am soooooo jealous.
I leave you with Darin's panorama of the Salvation Army thrift store in Milwaukee