I was in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago and had a great time! I had hoped to meet Yo-El, but it turns out we temporarily switched states. She was in Texas while I was there, but she was kind enough to provided some LYS recommendations. The only one I actually made it to was the Kirkwood Knittery. It was a nice store and had a good selection. I came away with 3 skeins of
Habu A-60 Sosenshi Paper. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I'll do with it. I'm intrigued by Waverly, Gretel, and the Chinese Style Pullover. And look, someone crocheted a Queen Anne's Lace scarf with it! We'll see. (These are all Rav links)
Now, I usually try to plan ahead so that I'll have a good project to take with me, but I was so busy in the weeks before the trip that I got caught flat-footed. I ran out of time and had to scramble that morning to quickly pack something. Even though it would probably be okay, I don't like risking bringing metal (which meant no lace needles and no crochet hooks). It needed to be a project that was not difficult and that would not require calculations, making a swatch, or having to wind yarn. Naturally, I had nothing on hand that met those requirements, so I started this scarf from my queue. It's the double-sided scarf by Erica Schleuter in the Spring/Summer '09 issue of Knit.1. The scarf is double-knit with KSH. I can't say that moving 2 strands of mohair back and forth between the needles wasn't a bit fiddly, but it was very relaxing to do.
Double knitting is so neat!