A couple of weeks ago, we took a trip to Portland. I know there are tons of great yarn stores in Portland, but I knew the one I *had* to go to was Yarnia. Check out their cool video. This really is more or less how it happened, and the owner is sweet and helpful.
Here's a peak at one of the cones of yarn that I "made." The picture doesn't really do it justice because we must have brought the rain back home with us (thank goodness), and I wasn't been able to get good light for a proper photo.