Friday, October 10, 2008

Traveling Again

Last week I was in Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, this Yankee girl ventured into the deep South for a work trip. I'm not going to lie to you - I was a little scared. There's just a little too much Nascar, NRA and neoconseratives for this chica to handle. Expect for the general lack of urgency (why do they talk soooo slow and move so slow??? Or maybe I just need to learn to slow down...) it was an enjoyable trip. I kept my inner NY-girl in check and didn't make an ass of myself. Score one for me. While there are a couple of yarn stores in Birmingham, they were both far from my hotel so I couldn't check them out. I have heard, thanks to first hand reports, that both are fabulous.

Next week I'm off to Portland, Oregon - land of tasty pinot noir, a huge used and rare bookstore chain, and oodles of fabulous fiber. I have to double check how many LYS's are close to my hotel. I'm hoping to be able to check at least 2 (if not more) during my short stay.

Then in November, Sean and I are off to the wedding of a future Congressman or Senator in Columbus, Ohio. From what I've seen, there isn't much to do in Columbus. Luckily, we're driving up there and I'm going to map out stores to see on the way and while in Ohio.

As you can imagine, I'm racking up tons of frequent flyer miles and points. Too bad I can't turn them in for more yarn.


Cate said...

I'm going to Kentucky for a conference next week. Do you know of any LYSs in Louisville?

How do you find yarn stores before trips? Just a basic Internet search, or could you point me to a site or two that helps with that kind of thing?

I live in Maryland, too, by the way. In Columbia. Fortunately, I don't have a DC commute (or unfortunately, seeing as I have to really fight for crochet time in life).

Cate said...

Gah! Silly me. I read down a few posts and found the Sweaterbabe link. I think that's what I'm looking for.

Sam said...

Hi Cate! Yes, I use Sweaterbabe and I've found it to be a great resource. I've also done some searches on Ravelry (groups of LYS in different ares) but I usually procrastinate too long to do much of a search. Happy travels! :)