On Friday I went to Yarn and Stitches, which is close to my house but I had never shopped there before. I had stopped in once to pick up a door prize donation they were making for Guild, but had never had time to really shop. They have a very nice selection of different yarns and brands. I realized that I need a plan before going to a shop like this. I got some black and grey yarn for boot toppers. There were lots of other wonderful yarns but I didn't have a plan.
I also stopped at the Wooly Ewe, the closest shop to my home. They have had a change of ownership over the summer and they are rebuilding their stock and have a great selection. I bought some cool, hand dyed sock yarn.
I then went to Knitting Fairy in Grand Prairie. Alyssa does a lot of programs with our Guild but I hadn't been to her shop. I picked up a large magnetic board for holding large charts.
Final stop of the day was the Artful Bead which is a great store for jewelry and beading and they understand how knitters love beads and lace.