Well, was I pleasantly surprised! I found (with the help of a group on Ravelry) that there was a store called Creative Yarns. I emailed the shop for hours and got a reply from the very nice lady, Tammy. I met her, and a couple of other ladies, all of whom were helpful and welcoming. Christy Ott is the owner of this wonderful shop.
Creative Yarns is in a converted house and every room was filled with yarn. There are yarn stores in big cities, in cold-weather places, that don't have as much selection as this place. It's amazing. This is part of the first room you see when you enter. Behind me, in the picture, is more yarn and a table in front of the window where knitters gather. The room, ahead, contains yarns to knit for babies and small children.
To the right....
There is more yarn in this room, lots of variety... and books and patterns. Samples are everywhere throughout the store:
One room is dedicated to sock yarns and patterns:
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the shop. I managed to keep in mind that I had a small suitcase and enough yarn at home for a couple of lifetimes. The yarn I chose for my Travel Afghan was perfect, but I'll talk about that in another post.
After leaving the shop, the next stop was to see the statue of Otis Redding. A charming lady, a customer, said "follow my car and I'll show you where it is. It's not far". Well, it turned out to be a fair distance and she was the perfect guide. How very nice. I was impressed by her kindness.
Coming up next.... The Allman Brothers Museum at The Big House ....