I love stopping at local yarn shops when I travel. It's great to see a new shop, check out some new yarn, and pick up a souvenir skein. This trip I stopped at The Gourmet Yarn Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I was not disappointed. This place is GREAT! I really wish I had taken pictures. It's a big, open shop with LOTS of all the great yarns we all love, a wall of needles (including tons of Addi Turbos), a great selection of patterns and books, an area in the back with sofas and chairs and very helpful friendly staff. We're talking tons of MadTosh, Malabrigo, Cascade, Berroco, Rowan, Spud & Chloe, Debbie Bliss, Lambs Pride, etc., etc., etc., with a large stock of colours and weights. The wall of sock yarn almost made me feel faint. And the prices were pretty reasonable, too. I picked up a skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater for $14.50, which is about in the middle of its price range. I think the MadTosh Sock was $18.50, a skein of Malabrigo lace was $27.50, a dollar less than I paid for the skein I bought in Florida. So, really not bad. And, they carried some indie dyers like Schaeffer yarns and some specialties like yak and qiviuk. Even my non-knitting friend thought the shop was interesting. I only wish we had such a huge and well stocked shop in Buffalo!
So, if you find yourself in OKC and need some knitting supplies or want a great yarn shop experience, I highly recommend The Gourmet Yarn Shop!